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Senior, Vegetation Program Manager - Central Coast (Flexible location)

Company: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: May 20, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID# 147982Job Category: Project / Program ManagementJob Level: Individual ContributorBusiness Unit: Operations - OtherWork Type: HybridJob Location: Santa CruzPosition Summary The Senior Vegetation Program Manager oversees Vegetation Management operations, ensuring electric system safety, reliability, and regulatory compliance with state and federal rules. The incumbent may also serve as a subject matter expert and provide guidance and education or influence leaders in the industry (PG&E, other utilities or other decision makers) on regulatory issues and program strategies. Leads team within a specific geographic area of operations, including, direct oversight of inspection and tree contractor personnel. Works with customers and public entities to monitor and manage vegetation proximity to PG&E assets to contribute to system reliability and safety objectives.

  • This position is hybrid, working from your remote office, and your assigned location based on business need. Headquarter location is in Central Coastal Region of PG&E service territory.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. A reasonable salary range is:Bay Area Minimum: $102,000Bay Area Maximum: $162,000&/ORCalifornia Minimum: $97,000California Maximum: $154,000This job is also eligible to participate in PG&E's discretionary incentive compensation programs.Responsibilities:
    • Leads and oversees vegetation management operations and outside contractor work performance in a specific district or division.
    • Works independently to solve moderate to highly complex problems and takes new perspectives on existing solutions, plans, and goals.
    • Leads project teams.
    • Provides direction on overall program plan and goals within a specific functional area of operations. Delivers on the program implementation plan.
    • Develops new and ad-hoc reports, summarizes findings and recommendations, and provides business insight to various levels of management.
    • Oversees in-depth quality assurance final reviews and contract drafts.
    • Works with managers and directors across lines of business to influence decisions and meet goals.
    • Communicates complex ideas to diverse audiences (PG&E, other utilities, public entities, community organizations, etc.), using a variety of media. Provides guidance around complex industry regulatory and compliance environment and considerations.
    • Contributes to implementation and creation of new concepts, processes, and ideas to further vegetation management program advancement.
    • Participates in public hearings, legal proceedings or similar in support of the subject matter expert; may be the subject matter expert.
    • Develops budget forecasts and business cases.
    • Reviews and funding and purchase orders associated with complex projects for supervisor approval.
    • Manages multiple programs and projects that support other lines of business.
    • Manages environmental submissions of agency work and acts as a liaison.
    • Manages emergency work, for example, for severe storms, wildfires, and power shutoff events.
    • Manages internal quality observations including Quality Assurance, Quality Verification, Work Verification and Vegetation Management inspections.
    • Reports out, provides updates and corrective actions, and holds daily huddles under the Lean Management model.
    • Oversees vegetation management safety investigations and corrective action plans.
    • Conducts analysis in support of identifying budget variances and solutions to address.QualificationsMinimum:
      • Bachelor's degree in job-related discipline or equivalent experience
      • 4+ years of job-related experienceDesired:
        • ISA Arborist/Utility Specialist certification
        • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)
        • Expert knowledge of forestry and/or utility vegetation management concepts, methods and techniques.
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Excellent negotiation and collaboration skill, diplomacy and tact.
        • Excellent organizational, time management, prioritization and planning skills
        • Ability to lead or manage teams.
        • Excellent project and program management skills.
        • Ability to communicate findings and recommendations to various levels of management.
        • Adaptable to changing and evolving business processes
        • Knowledge of current utility and energy industry issues, trends and political, economic and social issues affecting the program.
        • Ability to work within an environment that is heavily dependent on laws and regulations and knowledge of how to interpret and apply them
        • Knowledge and understanding of business drivers. Advanced knowledge of Program
        • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PowerBI etc.) and GIS applications.

Keywords: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Santa Cruz , Senior, Vegetation Program Manager - Central Coast (Flexible location), Executive , Santa Cruz, California

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