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Expert Gas Contract Specialist

LocationOakland, California;

Requisition ID # 141863 

Job Category: Legal 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Supply Chain/Materials

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

The Supply Chain Organization includes a staff of more than 650 sourcing managers, buyers, analysts, materials planners, supplier diversity, and warehouse personnel. Our mission is to deliver cost effective and valued supply chain services through strategic, diverse, and sustainable business solutions. Our work requires close integration with all lines of business, finance, and our suppliers.

Position Summary

Responsible for the development of maintenance and construction contracts in Gas Operations. Works closely with key gas operations departments and key functions including project management, engineering, legal, sourcing and others to ensure that all contracts for projects are complete, enforceable, and accurately reflect all general and project-specific conditions. Engaged in project needs scoping and the selection of contract strategy and vendor. Develops contract scopes of work, bid forms and bid packages. Negotiates and prepares quality procurement requests for the issuance of contracts.

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and your assigned work location based on business need. The assigned work location will be within the PG&E Service Territory.

Job Responsibilities

  • Acts as a subject matter expert in area of field and applies extensive knowledge of concepts, principles, and practices.
  • Identifies the developmental needs of others, and coaches and mentors others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Develops contract documents with a focus on compliance with contract terms and conditions and corporate standard practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Oversees contract development including scope, pricing, contract structure, vendor negotiation, and incentives, in partnership with key stakeholders.
  • Works closely with key stakeholders in developing technical scope, planning, pricing, contract structure and incentives, contractor performance, and quality control.
  • Acts as primary liaison between various departments and lines of businesses.
  • Leads implementation of process improvements and efficiencies.
  • Collaborates with LOB partners and subject matter experts to develop and write contracts through negotiation.



  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience
  • 7 years experience in a similar role writing contracts and developing bid forms and scopes of work for major heavy civil, pipeline, or industrial construction projects


  • Masters Degree in Engineering or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
  • Experience desired in a similar role writing, negotiating, and managing contracts, change orders, and developing bid forms and scopes of work for major heavy civil, pipeline, or industrial construction projects.
  • Experience in the development of project controls cost estimating and cost control, budget development and reporting, and record/document control
  • Experience with quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) regarding contract documents
  • Experience in construction project controls, cost estimating, and scheduling.
  • Experience in transmission pipeline construction

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