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Manager, PSPS PMO

LocationOakland, California;
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Requisition ID # 136244 

Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations; Project / Program Management 

Job Level: Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location: Oakland

Position Summary

Manages the PSPS PMO in the planning, execution and ongoing monitoring/management for the PSPS program. Monitors internal and external factors that affect the planning, forecasting and successful execution of the PSPS program work, and determines, recommends and implements adjustments as needed. Ensures work is completed and in compliance with applicable regulations, tariffs, standards and work procedures.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops metrics and monitors performance of work within assigned program. Sets and achieves staff goals in support of established functional objectives.
  • Ensures required CPUC reporting on the program work is completed and delivered to the appropriate parties. May be involved in researching, writing, or developing information for the GRC, WMP or other regulatory filings. May develop and/or provide expert witness testimony or other information to CPUC or other external agency.
  • Ensures that all programs are managed in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements, filings, tariffs and follow established guiding principles/best practices. Monitors compliance with Company and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations, construction standards, and requirements.
  • Ensures work is prioritized based on available resources, size of the project portfolio, costs, risks, exposures or customer needs, while remaining compliant with applicable regulations.
  • Oversees the PSPS training program and partners with relevant SMEs and the Academy, where applicable, to develop a robust and defensible training program for key PSPS roles and processes.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives for program management. Oversees process and procedure development, implementation, communications and training for new programs and/or changes to existing programs. Coaches staff to identify gaps in work methods, procedures, processes or training and partners with stakeholders to recommend solutions. Ensures consistency with related work processes, standards and procedures.
  • Leads staff to oversee cross functional work processes related to PSPS for the entire service territory.
  • Manages staff to accomplish results through effective recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and rewards and recognition.
  • Manages the annual planning for assigned program work, considering factors that might affect demand for work, expected volumes and unit costs, partnering with related departments/leaders. May be involved in long term forecasting.
  • Participates as a member of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during times during PSPS events.
  • Partners with Director in developing policies and relevant governance, processes, infrastructure, documentation and tools to support the program.
  • Supervises Program Managers, Analysts and/or Specialists.



  • 8 years of total related experience in project management experience with a minimum of 5+ years project management of electric utility projects
  • 3 years supervisory or lead experience in a technical field


  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification through the Project Management Institute.
  • Strong knowledge of electric utility business operations practices such as maintenance & construction, estimating, design and planning.
  • Thorough understanding of regulatory requirements or tariffs for assigned program work.
  • Knowledge of project and program management concepts, methods and practices.
  • Leadership and coaching skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to develop and deliver presentations to various audiences.
  • Influence and negotiation ability, including strong meeting facilitation skills, to effectively prioritize work based on business need and risk assessments.
  • Analytical problem solving and decision-making ability.
  • Adaptability to adjust to changing business dynamics and priorities.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong business and financial acumen to develop & propose and/or monitor and manage program budget.
  • Knowledge of process improvement concepts, methods and best practices.
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