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Expert Program Manager-eMobility

LocationOakland, California;

Requisition ID # 136227 

Job Category: Project / Program Management 

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Customer Care

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

The Clean Energy Transportation (CET) group is focused on accelerating the adoption of clean vehicles in California. We serve PG&E’s customers by deploying electric vehicle charging stations under several infrastructure programs. Since 2017, we have served 150+ customers with 5,000+ EV charging stations, provided EV rebates to over 130,000 customers, and enrolled over 90,000 customers in our EV rates.


Our team helps California meet its clean transportation goals and works to address one of the largest contributors to climate change. We do this by focusing on safety and quality, investing in our team’s success, solving problems and striving to be better, working as an integrated team, and building trusted relationships. We are looking to collaborate with passionate, thoughtful people who want to make a real impact. Come join our team and help drive the transition to clean energy transportation.


Here are some news articles for the exciting work we’ve done recently:

Expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Options for Customers, PG&E Begins Installing EV Chargers at Schools | Business Wire
Installing Nearly 5,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Ports, PG&E Drives More Clean Transportation Access Across Northern and Central California | Business Wire

Position Summary

The Expert Program Manager will be responsible for the execution of the EV Charge Schools and Parks Programs. EV Charge Schools and EV Charge Parks are the first transportation electrification programs specifically designed for EV infrastructure installation at schools and state parks respectively, in PG&E’s service territory pursuant to Assembly Bills 1082 and 1083. EV Charge Schools provides $5.7M of EV charge infrastructure and education at public schools. EV Charge Parks provides $5.5M of EV charge infrastructure, marketing education, and outreach to state parks. Additional information can be found in Decision 19-11-017 filed November 7, 2019.

The successful candidate will be responsible for fully subscribing both programs, tracking progress to completion, managing budget and milestones and providing leaders updates on program success.

Job Responsibilities

Program Management:

Create, develop, execute, and troubleshoot a variety of tasks necessary for managing the pilot program, including but not limited to managing budgets, timelines, external partners, and key performance indicators.
Responsible for driving best practices/efficiencies related to delivering on program goals.
Lead and project manage the completion of internal and external reporting related to the pilot.
Communication:
Communicate project scope and progress, through written and oral communications, to customers, stakeholders, and senior leadership.
Can differentiate between different audiences and creates content accordingly.
Build effective working relationships across PG&E and external organizations to deliver solutions to complex problems that arise during project implementation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Team first attitude
Strong written and oral communication skills and understanding of how to write advice letters and other associated regulatory documents with the California Public Utilities Commission.
Knowledge of existing vehicle and energy programs for public-sector customers and the specific challenges these customers face.
Workload/time management skills, including the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to develop working relationships with customers and business partners ensuring that work plans and operations are coordinated, aligned and support attainment of department and company goals and objectives. 
Ability to represent the company with external stakeholders (e.g., regulators, community-based organizations, state/local agencies, etc.), as needed.
Ability to work constructively, drive progress and resolve challenges across a large and complex organization and among internal/external stakeholders.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 8 years of related work experience

Desired:

  • Advanced degree in public policy, business administration, or environmental science / energy or similar
  • Experience in a regulated environment
  • Understanding of utility/energy industry dynamics, trends, and issues, including rate and legislative/regulatory matters and business drivers
  • Subject matter expertise in transportation electrification
  • Ability to leverage strong strategic and analytical capabilities to influence internal and external leaders
  • Experience thriving in highly autonomous roles while delivering high-impact results
  • Strong communication skills and experience engaging effectively with regulators, customers, and industry stakeholders
  • Experience employing first-principles thinking to design and execute on strategy
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