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IT Infrastructure Project Manager, Principal (ESC)

Location: Oakland, California

Requisition ID # 155011-en_US

Our IT professionals are at the enterprise's core, leveraging modern technology to deliver safe and reliable energy to our customers. We use AI, the cloud, data science, and the latest tools and programming languages to solve hard, interesting problems and tackle challenges like the ever-growing threat of climate change, wildfires, and breaches of cyber security. Join us and experience the satisfaction of being a technology enabler for a company that leads the industry in innovation.

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  • Creative
  • Curious
  • Results-driven
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PG&E is proud to provide a comprehensive benefits program to help you take care of your physical, emotional and financial health. In addition to the offerings below, you can expect inclusive programs in areas such as performance recognition, training and employee development, mentoring and more.

  • Paid Time Off

    Vacation, Sick Hours, Holidays, Family Leave

  • Employee Resource Groups

    16 ERGs at the core of our DEIB culture that support employee development and foster business relationships

  • Professional Development

    Leadership and Employee Development Courses, LinkedIn Learning, Mentoring Program and up to $8,000 for Tuition Reimbursement

  • Healthcare

    Low-Cost Medical, Dental, Life/Accident/Disability Insurance and Free Vision

  • Healthcare & Dependent Care FSA

    Pre-tax employee-funded accounts that cover certain out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses

  • Retirement Plans

    401(k) Matching up to 8% AND Cash Balance Pension (no Cost to you)

Job Details

Requisition ID # 155011 

Job Category: Project / Program Management 

Job Level: Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Information Technology

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

Information Systems Technology Services is a unified organization comprised of various departments which collaborate effectively in order to deliver high quality technology solutions.

Position Summary

The Principal IT Infrastructure Project Management level position is responsible for the planning and coordination of complex, high profile IT Infrastructure portfolios. The Principal IT Infrastructure Project Manager helps define and structure the planning function of products, portfolios and/or projects, lead and improve annual project and budget planning, provide consistent portfolio leadership and reporting, act as a point of contact for stakeholders to ensure efficient team collaboration, and assist in the delivery of complex portfolios and projects as required. Principal IT Infrastructure Project Managers work with their peer portfolio planners to provide holistic portfolio views highlighting requirements to execute Infrastructure work. Principal Project Managers are sought out by senior leaders for expert guidance.

Portfolio and Project Planning: Principal IT Infrastructure Project Managers are responsible for planning the current and future year project portfolios which require Infrastructure resources (examples Foundational, Client Funded). This planning involves developing, managing and communicating the strategic & tactical direction and the required resources to IT.

Portfolio and Project Management & Delivery: Assignments are broad and highly complex, can have major associated risks, are highly visibility, and can be sensitive or widely varied requiring principal level judgment in applying and adapting project management techniques for complex project and portfolio delivery.

Portfolio and Project Scope: Responsible for planning, oversight, and delivery as required, of one or more projects and/or portfolios.

Portfolio and Project Budgets: Responsible for planning of IT portfolio budgets: currently Foundational, End User Services, Client Funded, other.

Mentoring: Provides mentoring, guidance, and direction to Project Managers and/or other high potential IT employees.

Novel Assignments: Principal IT Infrastructure Project Managers may also perform portfolio/ project management work for other areas of IT and take on novel assignments. However; non-Infrastructure portfolio/ project planning will not be the exclusive jurisdiction of the union even if performed by Principal IT Infrastructure Project Managers.

This is an ESC represented exempt classification currently subject to collective bargaining.

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and Oakland, CA based on business needs.

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, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity.  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: $165,732.00​

Bay Area Maximum: $220,932.00​

Job Responsibilities

  • May perform all duties of lower classifications in the Line of Progression and in addition: 1.
  • Plan current and future year project portfolios requiring IT infrastructure resources (e.g. Foundational, Application, Line of Business (LOB), End User Services (EUS)). 
  • Collaborate with Line of Business representatives to develop portfolio scope, schedule, and budget to the program/ project level. 
  • Translate portfolio project scope into high level resource requirements for Infrastructure teams 
  • Lead planning work with LOBs, IT stakeholders and IT infrastructure resource managers to schedule project work most effectively. 
  • Facilitate the up-front gathering, defining and documentation of project requirements.
  • Lead project categorization and prioritization for project portfolios.
  • Lead efforts to improve visibility of up-coming project work and setting expectations for standard response/delivery times.
  • Plan IT infrastructure budgets and/or spend for portfolios (e.g. Foundational, End User Services, Client Funded).
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives to improve Infrastructure planning.
  • Work with other principal project managers to identify efficiencies and dependencies across portfolios.



  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Business or Engineering OR PMI-Project Management Institute PMP-Project Management Professional certification
  • PMI-Project Management Institute PMP-Project Management Professional certification
  • Experience in project management, 15 years
  • Experience in IT-Information Technology, 6 years


  • Experience as lead on large-scale and complex projects
  • Experience in strategic planning, or other related
  • PMI-Project Management Institute PMP-Project Management Professional certification
  • Competency in applying knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization goals
  • Competency in building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Competency in painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  • Competency in interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions
  • Competency in seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies
  • Ability to apply change management theories, concepts, methods, best practices, and techniques as needed to perform at the job level
  • Skill in negotiating between stakeholders to reach an agreement
  • Knowledge of operations management concepts, methods, best practices, techniques, processes, and procedures as needed to perform at the job level

I'm Interested


PG&E combines an established company’s stability with the autonomy of a startup. I enjoy high levels of trust and openness among my coworkers in a dynamic environment where I’m included in important decision-making discussions. As our company evolves, I look forward to career growth opportunities ahead.

Jonathan A. Solutions Architect, Expert
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