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PG&E Expert Technical Project Manager - San Francisco, CA in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 32142

Job Category : Project / Program Management

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy & Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The Strategic Data Science team strives to utilize best in class modeling techniques and industry leading data science to drive PG&E’s transition to the sustainable energy network of the future through quantitative decision making. This work moves beyond descriptive reporting and is focused on pushing the business forward through applied statistics, predictive and prescriptive analytics, and insightful tool design. The cornerstone of these high value analytics is one of the largest smart meter usage databases in the industry, that when combined with billing, program engagement, customer demographic, grid, and other data sources has unprecedented potential.

Current and past projects include:

  • Development of computer vision models aimed at accelerating and automating asset inspections processes

  • Optimizing non-wires alternative resource portfolios, including location and resource adequacy considerations

  • Predicting electric distribution equipment failure before it occurs allowing for proactive maintenance

  • Analyzing customer demographic, program participation, and SmartMeter interval data to build program targeted propensity models

  • Assessing the impact and viability of grid edge technologies and distributed energy resources

  • Supervised and unsupervised machine learning models using Python and Spark, executed on AWS

Position Summary

We have an opening for a full time Technical Project Manager to facilitate and enable the Strategic Data Science team’s efforts. In this role you will work as part of cross functional teams, including data scientists, technology experts, and subject matter experts to develop data driven solutions. Through a focus on iterative development, clear communications, and facilitative leadership this role will help the team continue its history of success. Qualified candidates will have a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of the utility industry and gain a comprehensive view of the nation’s most advance smart grid. It is the perfect role for someone who would like to continue to build upon their professional experience and help advance PG&E’s sustainability goals.


Project Management

  • Define users’ problem statements, use cases, and functional requirements

  • Development of prioritized project plans and resource allocation needs

  • Facilitate on-time project completion by codifying roles and responsibilities commitments

  • Coordinate and conduct agile/scrum sprint events and cycles as appropriate for the project

  • Identification of project risks, followed by development of contingency plans

  • Solve and document roadblocks the project team faces as part of continuous improvement efforts

  • Conduct user testing sessions as part of an iterative development process

  • Craft regular updates to leadership on a project status, successes, and learnings

  • Promote a continuous improvement mindset by conducting after action reviews and sharing learnings

Cross-Line of Business Engagement with Teams, Senior Leaders, and Regulators

  • Develop materials for, and lead presentations to, senior leadership

  • Understand and effectively communicate how individual projects fit into a broad strategic landscape

  • Partner with internal clients to advance business processes, based on analytical findings

  • Support the development of external communications explaining PG&E’s analytical capabilities, current project portfolio, vision for the future, and relevant policy positions

  • Work with team leadership to continually improve analytics at PG&E via demonstrations, mentoring, disseminating best practices, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS or equivalent experience in engineering, construction management, or the appropriate technical discipline

  • Project Management certifications (Agile, Lean Six Sigma, PMP, etc.)

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience in project management, advanced analytics, data science, or software development

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to translate business desires into technical requirements

  • History of working on complex multi-stage projects with a diverse team

  • Demonstrated commitment to teamwork and enabling others

  • Experience with relevant project management tools (Jira, Asana, etc.), version control tools (Git, Bitbucket. etc.), data science and machine learning tools/infrastructure (AWS suite of products, Jupyter, etc.), and methodologies (Agile, Design thinking, Kanban, etc.)”

  • Involvement or strong interest in the energy/clean tech industry

  • Expressed interest in learning, experimentation, and incorporation of new techniques

  • Ability to adapt to and improve existing processes

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively recruits and hires a diverse workforce.