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Program Manager, Principal (Concord)

Company: PG&E Corporation
Location: Danville
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID-# 94424-Job Category : Project / Program Management-Job Level : Manager/PrincipalBusiness Unit: Electric Operations -Position SummaryThe Electric Program Manager manages and/or administers a company program, a grouping of project work or a special customer offering with an assigned/designated annual financial budget. The incumbent provides oversight, governance, communication, training, reporting as well as overall process and project management for the assigned program. He / She manages the program budget, which may include developing and presenting the budget proposal.-Responsibilities

  • Applies depth and breadth of knowledge of Program Management to the most unique and complex problems. Works autonomously. Anticipates issues and develops innovative solutions. Demonstrates program leadership with internal & external stakeholders to support company goals. May design and develop new, complex programs.
  • Recognized subject matter expert who may represent PG&E to external agencies on sensitive or complex issues. Partners with Government Relations or other partner organizations in developing messaging and strategy.
  • May manage major cross-functional projects and initiatives. May lead initiatives that impact utility or industry developments.
  • Manages all aspects of programs that are cross functional, complex, of broad scope and have a significant financial or political impact on the line of business. Leads development of overall strategy to achieve program goals.
  • Partners with Manager/Director to determine most appropriate and effective program performance metrics. Develops content and format for reports and dashboards. Prepares and presents regular updates to senior management, addressing issues and gaining buy in on solutions.
  • Develops both annual and long-term program work plan forecast and budget. Regularly
  • monitors costs vs. budget, presents status and prepares and proposes solutions to address variances.
  • Negotiates and sets productivity and unit cost targets. Prepares accurate forecasts, monitors spending, and develops and presents variance explanations. Develops business case for budget and/or additional funding during the year. Works closely with peers and leaders in line of business to ensure financial targets are understood and achieved.
  • Partners with Work Planning/Resource Management teams to plan and forecast short- and long-term work to be completed as part of the program. Monitors and ensures closure/completion of projects and/or other program work orders. Ensures effective work scheduling and resources will be available to meet the work plan. Develops creative solutions to address resource issues.
  • Leads peers and partner organizations to develop and implement new and/ or improved processes, procedures, policies, controls, and best practices to improve customer satisfaction, efficiencies, regulatory compliance and reduce costs.
  • May work with other project or program managers or peers in other departments or regions to reschedule work, re-allocate funds and explore creative solutions to achieve financial and productivity goals.
  • Leads benchmarking efforts/projects in the industry to share information, seek best practices in electric program management. Develops recommendations for PG&E, develops proposals/business case and presents to senior management. Gains buy in and leads implementation.
  • Represents the program as a subject matter expert and stakeholder on process improvement teams, regulatory filings, and various stakeholder groups. Supports the GRC witness with testimony development by ---
  • providing data and request response support.
  • Develops communication and training plans. Ensures target audience is fully educated and adheres to program policies, processes, procedures. Ensures regulatory compliance with the program.
  • May manage the process of awarding some program work to outside contractors. Manages RFP process. Partners with the Contract Management department on contract terms, scope and cost, and negotiations.
  • May act as business owner for specialized systems or tools used as part of the project work in the program. Works with IT and/or tool vendor on defining user needs and implementing enhancements/updates.
  • Develops or provides significant input to PG&E leadership and/or other utilities with similar programs.
  • Coaches and mentors less experienced employees-QualificationsMinimum:
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.- Master's degree preferred
    • Ten (10) years of related experience or equivalent-
    • Two (2) years of either construction management, project management and/or program management experience.Desired:
      • In depth knowledge of electric utility processes, regulatory requirements, critical success factors, goals, and initiatives.
      • Highly skilled at leading project teams.
      • Advanced financial management & budgeting skills and business acumen
      • Expertise in communication, interpersonal/collaboration influence and negotiation and process management.
      • Analytical and creative problem solving, strategic decision-making ability.
      • Broad knowledge of project management, process improvement best practices, concepts, methods, and techniques.
      • High level organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
      • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office tools.
      • Advanced presentation skills to effectively convey complex issues to internal and external parties of various levels'
      • May need knowledge of various enterprise resource planning (ERP) system modules-

Keywords: PG&E Corporation, Danville , Program Manager, Principal (Concord), Executive , Danville, California

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