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Expert Electric Program Manager

LocationOakland, California;
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Requisition ID # 156783 

Job Category: Project / Program Management 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Engineering, Planning & Strategy

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland; San Jose

Department Overview

The South Bay Large Load Program Management (SBLLPM) team is part of the South Bay PMO that is responsible for achieving breakthrough outcomes by 2030. The SBLLPM team will work with cross-functional teams on large load interconnection and achieving excellence in our processes at a localized level in the South Bay.

The SBLLPM department is responsible for PG&E's long-term plan and successful end to end customer experience during the interconnection process. The current portfolio of the mega-programs includes the California High Speed Rail, electrification of Caltrain, Department of Water Resources WaterFix project, Google, STACK Infrastructure, and VTA/BART. Additional programs are in the process of being added to the team, focusing on the South Bay.

Position Summary

The Expert Program Manager of the South Bay PMO will lead cross-functional teams of subject matter experts throughout the company to complete customer-driven large load interconnection work.  Additionally, the Principal Program Manager will act as end-to-end customer lead ensuring smooth and timely delivery for high profile private developers and State Agencies. This is an opportunity to join a new and dynamic team with high visibility.

The role is classified as hybrid (0-3 days per week in office), working primarily from your remote office and in-person in the Oakland General Office or San Jose Office to attend team meetings or as business needs require.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. This job is also eligible to participate in PG&E’s discretionary incentive compensation programs. Although we estimate the successful candidate hired into this role will be placed towards the middle or entry point of the range, the decision will be made on a case-by-case basis related to these factors.

A reasonable salary range is:

Bay Area Minimum:  $122,000.00
Bay Area Maximum: $194,000.00

Job Responsibilities

  • Applies expert knowledge of Program Management to wide-ranging issues and assignments. Works independently with guidance on only the most complex issues. May lead project teams.
  • May work with other project or program managers or peers in other departments or regions to reschedule work, re-allocate funds and explore other means to achieve financial and productivity goals.
  • Negotiates and sets productivity and unit cost targets. Prepares accurate forecasts, monitors spending, and develops and presents variance explanations. Develops business case for budget and/or additional funding during the year. Works closely with peers and leaders in line of business to ensure financial targets are understood and achieved.
  • Performs trend analysis to identify cost drivers and develop and execute mitigation plans to improve business results. Manages capital and expense spending to ensure work identified in the program plan is completed and productivity cost targets are achieved. Reviews cost monitoring systems to ensure that adequate controls are in place to uncover and correct erroneous charges.
  • Plans and forecasts work to be completed as part of the program. Monitors and ensures closure/completion of projects and/or other program maintenance & construction work orders. Identifies issues and develops solutions. Presents recommendations and implementation plan to leadership for approval.
  • Provides standardized regular reports, along with custom, ad-hoc reports for special projects. May supports divisions with reporting for operational metrics to provide intelligence on performance trends. Develops and delivers presentation to leaders regarding the program progress toward goals.
  • Represents the program as a subject matter expert and stakeholder on process improvement teams, regulatory filings, and various stakeholder groups. May support the GRC witness with testimony development and data request response support.
  • Develops communication and training plans. Ensures target audience is fully educated in the purpose of the program and the proper processes and requirements to follow. Ensures compliance with the program.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance with the program.
  • Leads partner organizations to develop and implement improved processes, best practices, controls and procedures to improve efficiencies, compliance and customer satisfaction and reduce cost.
  • Manages all aspects of programs that are cross departmental, complex and have a significant impact on the line of business. Leads development of plans to achieve program goals.
  • May design and develop new programs under a larger umbrella of goals and initiatives.
  • May develop new policies and all relevant processes, infrastructure, documentation, tools, etc. to support a new program. Develops tools for tracking and control.
  • May leads work teams or groups, no official direct reports.
  • May provide leadership or work direction to lower level peers.
  • May require some travel.



  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
  • 7 years of job-related experience
  • Experience managing capital expense budgets


  • PMI-Project Management Institute PMP-Project Management Professional certification
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