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Data Steward, Expert - Location Flexible

LocationSan Ramon, California;

Requisition ID # 119702 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance; Business Operations / Strategy; Engineering / Science; Information Technology; Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Department Overview

Join a high-performing dynamic team within Pacific Gas & Electric Company that is working in an exciting operational environment where we are transforming electric grid technology to support smart grid. Within the Electric Grid Operations Business Applications organization, we are a team called Operational Business Intelligence (OBI). OBI ensures safe, reliable and efficient utility operations through Business Process Management (BPM) and Continuous Improvement (CI) with the use of innovative Business Intelligence (BI). OBI owns and maintains self-serve data platform products such as the PG&E Electric OSI PI platform and data warehouses, engages with internal customers to evaluate their business processes, and builds and deploys BI solutions to improve those processes. The data platform products are being enhanced on a continuous basis and the number of BI solutions is growing at a rapid rate. Additionally, the OBI team is responsible for charting the path for the data strategy of the overall Business Applications organization. The customer base of the team includes Electric Distribution Operations, Electric Distribution Planning, Electric Transmission Operations, Electric System Protection, Substation Asset Strategy, Substation Maintenance and Substation Automation. We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our team as a Data Steward.

Position Summary

The Data Steward will be developing a career for himself/herself filled with excitement! The utility industry is in the middle of a massive transformation. Energy generation is going from 100% centralized to significantly distributed. Operational decision-making and control actions are going from largely manual to largely automated. Technologies such as energy storage, electric vehicle, autonomous vehicle, robots, drones and machine learning are either already changing or are poised to change the way electric utilities operate. Sophisticated software applications are at the heart of all these changes. And it’s the Business Applications team that develops and supports these applications. As part of the team, the Data Steward will be responsible for developing and supporting the data strategy for these applications. This role has a lot of opportunity to learn new things and to come up with creative solutions to difficult problems. The Data Steward must be able to work with individual contributors as well as leaders at different levels, such as supervisors and managers, and gain credibility and trust of both leadership and peers. The successful candidate must be able to work closely with team members, peers within the organization, external partners/vendors, internal customers and the IT organization to deliver high quality support and solutions for business users. A strong sense of ownership and accountability are required, to ensure the infallible quality of support and solutioning that is necessary in electric operations.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • BA/BS in Business, Engineering, Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent
  • 8 years of job-related experience, OR Master’s Degree and 6 years of job-related experience, OR Doctorate and 3 years of job-related experience

Desired:

  • 1-3 years of experience within any area of Electric Operations in the electric utility industry
  • 1-3 years of experience using OSIsoft PI
  • 5 years of experience in analyzing data and presenting the results
  • 8 years of experience in using relational databases
  • 8 years of experience in data modeling (UML diagram, ER diagram, Normal Form modeling, dimensional modeling), database design
  • 8 years of experience in Oracle SQL Developer, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, Enterprise Architect and scripting languages such as SQL, R, python or powershell
  • 8 years of experience in data quality, data governance, master data management and metadata management
  • Demonstrated ability to learn topics from diverse fields
  • Ability to work independently and to take accountability
  • Ability to be creative
  • Ability to communicate in a concise manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Responsibilities

  • Understand business requirements
  • Understand the data in different information systems
  • Develop (and/or provide oversight in the development of) appropriate data models for new systems
  • Develop (and/or provide oversight in the development of) appropriate data models for enhancements to existing systems
  • Manage metadata
  • Manage master data
  • Develop data governance plan for the data owned by the T&D Business Applications organization
  • Develop data quality improvement plans for the data owned by the T&D Business Applications organization
  • Collaborate with the owners of information systems outside of the T&D Business Applications organization, such as GIS, to drive data quality improvement in those systems
  • Document all work following industry standard tools

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