Pacific Gas & Electric Company Director, Land Management in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 13453

Job Category : Environmental Management / Safety

Job Level : Director/Chief

Business Unit: General Counsel

Job Location : San Francisco

Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a public utility operating in Northern and Central California, is the primary operating subsidiary of PG&E Corporation, a Fortune 200 energy-based holding company (NYSE: PCG).

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States with operations that span power generation and procurement; electric transmission and distribution; and natural gas transmission, distribution and storage. The company’s 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout its Northern and Central California service area stretching from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the south, and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada in the east.

As a California utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company is at the forefront of changes in the utility industry to support the transition to a cleaner energy economy. The company is ranked among the nation’s cleanest utilities and is one of the industry’s largest investors in infrastructure modernization and technology to support the addition of more renewable resources, strengthen safety and reliability, and build a smarter, more resilient grid to meet customers’ evolving energy-related needs. Thirty-eight percent of the energy PG&E delivered in 2016 came from state-qualified renewable resources, and nearly 70 percent comes from sources that emit no greenhouse gases. The company is also a leading voice shaping clean energy policies at the state and national levels.

PG&E is an integral contributor to California’s economy, supporting jobs, stimulating economic growth and contributing to the tax base in hundreds of communities from Bakersfield to Eureka. In total, the company’s operations support an estimated 70,000+ jobs and generate more than $22 billion in annual economic output in California. Pacific Gas and Electric Company had approximately $69 billion in assets as of December 31, 2016, and generated revenues of approximately $18 billion in 2016.

Since a highly publicized and very unfortunate explosion that occurred in San Bruno, California along one of PG&E’s natural gas pipelines in 2010, the company has taken full responsibility, making reparations, accepting penalties and fines. PG&E has redoubled its commitment to create and maintain a business culture centered on employee and public safety, integrity, ethics and compliance. Additionally, PG&E has made significant investment in its gas system and integrity management, resulting in certification and recertification by Lloyd’s Register on two of the highest internationally recognized safety certifications (ISO 55001 and PAS 55).

To affirm its commitments to ethics and compliance, PG&E Corporation has a senior-level officer over ethics and compliance reporting directly to both the CEO and the Audit Committee of the Board.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Land and Environmental Management organization is a team of professionals dedicated to providing integrated, company-wide environmental leadership, project support and compliance management services, as well as promoting environmental stewardship of PG&E’s properties and associated natural resources. The team includes Environmental Remediation, Environmental Management and Programs, Land Management and General Counsel Risk and Compliance.

Position Summary

The Director, Land Management is responsible for effective, sustainable and compliant land management for PG&E’s approximately 160,000 acres of fee title land and all utility rights of way across the service territory.

With a team of approximately 275 staff, the director provides strategic and operational leadership for all functions within the Land Management Department. The director provides organizational leadership, strategic guidance, risk management oversight, cross-company coordination, and acts as a key regulatory liaison with environmental regulators. This role coordinates at executive levels across PG&E and provides strategic guidance on regulatory, land use and land management strategies. Additionally, this person works closely with environmental policy, law, regulatory affairs, and all major lines of business. This position is responsible for managing a budget of

approximately $40 million.

This position is located in San Francisco to work closely with the Vice President, managers, and key officers and directors in the law, regulatory affairs, environmental, and operating departments. Regular travel is required to project and office locations throughout PG&E’s Service Territory, between Bakersfield and Eureka.

Reporting Relationship

This position will report directly to the Vice President, Land & Environmental Management and will manage a team of approximately 275 geographically dispersed employees. Six managers report to this position.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide management and strategic leadership for Land Management. Lead effort to establish and maintain Land Management as a company leader for strategic, efficient and cost-effective land management services.

  • Work at senior levels to lead and support long-term strategic planning for on-going management of PG&E land assets. Establish and maintain essential relationships across PG&E, including law, environmental policy, government relations, engineering, and all lines of business. Provide expert and strategic guidance on short and long-term regulatory and land management strategies to support new project development and effective land asset management.

  • Ensure effective and compliant land management for all PG&E land assets, including fee property and rights of way. Work with the gas and, electric lines of business to ensure land stewardship and compliance with company policy, as well as environmental and safety regulations.

  • Ensure implementation of PG&E’s Land Conservation Commitment as agreed upon with the Pacific Forest and Watershed Lands Stewardship Council (Stewardship Council), including the transfer of land rights and/or conservation easements.

  • Ensure implementation of vegetation and encroachment management programs to protect PG&E rights of way.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, including regulatory agencies, utility partners and peers, environmental and community organizations.

  • Provide high-level, strategic planning on key projects and land management issues; resolve issues/conflicts in consultation with internal and external partners.

  • Working knowledge of utility construction practices and operations.

  • Adroit administrative and budget management, metric development and implementation, and prioritization and delegation

  • Lead and inspire a large, multidisciplinary team of high functioning land management professionals located throughout PG&E’s Service Territory

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or job-related discipline or equivalent experience

  • Environmental experience, 5 years

  • Leadership experience, 5 years

  • Experience as Program Manager, or related, 5 years

  • Work experience, 10 years

Desired:

  • MS, MA, MBA or equivalent

  • Current training and/or relevant experience in California and national regulatory and environmental permitting

  • Working knowledge of California and Federal land use regulatory policies, approaches, and programs

  • California utility experience

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 not certain or the way forward is not clear.

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.