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Director, Gas Transmission Portfolio Management

LocationSan Ramon, California;
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Requisition ID # 90540 

Job Category : Maintenance / Construction / Operations 

Job Level : Director/Chief

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Department Overview

Gas Transmission Portfolio Management is responsible for overseeing the program and project management of the Gas Operations portfolio of large transmission project work.  This includes pipe replacement, valve replacement, In-Line-Inspection upgrade, strength test, station, corrosion mitigation projects, and instrumentation and controls project work.  The group collaborates across the organization to ensure gas transmission projects are delivered safely and on time, in scope, and within budget in accordance with the commitments made to the regulatory agencies and our customers. The group is also responsible for developing effective and efficient solutions to work requests, including scope definition and identifying opportunities to bundle and unbundle work.

Position Summary

Responsible for the strategic planning, readiness, and oversight of gas transmission projects. Provides oversight for the execution of approximately $1.5 billion in annual gas transmission infrastructure investments. Ensures safe and successful portfolio execution by engaging cross-functionally with stakeholders including Asset Family Owners, Engineering, Resource Management, Sourcing, Construction, and Shared Services partners.  Leads a large team of management, ESC, and contract employees. 

Reporting Relationship

This position reports to the Senior Director of Gas Transmission & Distribution Portfolio Management.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implements adequate processes and controls to ensure compliance with all applicable codes and standards
  • Makes project decisions within scope of $1M - $5M approval authority and recommends projects in excess of scope of approval authority
  • Monitors portfolio expenditures and recommends appropriate budget adjustments
  • Ensures success by monitoring progress of work to ensure program goals are met; provides progress reports and presentations to key stakeholders
  • Oversees the management of a portfolio of projects to ensure safety, on time delivery and within budget. Manages end to end accountability of transmission projects lifecycle
  • Responds to CPUC data requests associated with filling and execution of the GT&S Rate Case, including but not limited to written response and testifying before the CPUC
  • Provides effective leadership, coaching and development to management staff through goal setting and the performance evaluation process, development planning process and providing frequent, open and honest feedback
  • Oversees the overall implementation and execution of business process improvement activities in support of the business including process mapping and re-design
  • Recruit/select, communicate expectations, foster employee engagement, coach, develop, mentor, recognize and reward employees in order to drive performance and results.

Leadership Qualities

PG&E expects its leaders to conduct themselves with the highest ethics and integrity and to embody specific leadership qualities.

Strategic Mindset

  • Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
  • Operating effectively, even when things are uncertain, or the way forward is not clear.
  • Ability to lead teams through significant change while delivering on commitments.

A Leader in the Community and Industry

  • Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.

Demonstrates Safety Leadership

  • A safety champion in words and deeds with respect to both employee and public safety.
  • Maintaining an environment of open dialog and free of retaliation.

Influences and Inspires

  • Using various- communications that convey a clear understanding of the needs of different audiences.
  • Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related dynamics.

Optimizes Team Performance

  • Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Creating a climate where people are developed and motivated to do their best to help the organization.

Values Diversity and Creates Inclusion

  • Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.

Fiscally Responsible

  • Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
  • Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Leads Ethically and in a Compliant Manner

  • Sponsoring and sustaining a high integrity speak-up corporate culture which prioritizes ethics, safety and compliance.
  • Building on necessary level of industry, company and subject-matter expertise, including laws and regulations.

Provides a High Level of Customer Service

  • Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.



  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 10 years of relevant experience in project or program management of significant size and scope, gas facility design, including transmission pipelines, regulation and compressor stations, and instrumentation and control systems.
  • 3 years Leadership experience, technical staff.
  • Capital or expense program management of significant size and scope.
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time.


  • MBA or other Master’s Degree
  • Professional Engineer License; Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent
  • 5 years of leadership experience.
  • Experience in gas transmission or distribution industry in customer service.
  • Experience establishing and/or leading a program management office; building and leading detailed cross-functional processes and teams.
  • 15 years of gas or related industry experience.
  • Experience with PG&E metrics development and production.
  • Field experience with maintenance, construction, and engineering of gas systems; prior gas utility experience.
  • Managing large team of direct and indirect employees; experience with teams over large span of control

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