Pacific Gas & Electric Company Management of Change (MOC) Specialist, Expert in San Ramon, California

Requisition ID # 14097

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy; Compliance / Risk / Quality Assurance; Maintenance / Construction / Operations; Project / Program Management

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Gas Operations

Job Location : San Ramon


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States.And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan.It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services.They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

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 informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Gas Safety Excellence (GSE) program was created in 2011 as a model upon which the Gas Operations business realigned its operating model around. Since then the GSE team has led the drive to create the first utility in the United States to be certified to PAS55-1 and ISO 55001 standards, an achievement accomplished in 2014, and also the first utility to receive a certificate of compliance against API 1173 in November of 2015. In 2016, Gas Operations received certification for Responsible Care RC14001.

The role of the GSE team is to act as the central program oversight of all Gas improvements and to facilitate the systematic identification and closure of gaps through partnership with the Gas organization as well as a diverse business partner support community. The standards, dictated by PAS55, ISO55001, API 1173, and RC14001 are routinely tested by independent 3rd party auditors and the GSE team is responsible for managing these important visits, coordinating appropriate interviews, facilitating field visits but most importantly preparing the organization for assessment.

Position Summary

The Management of Change (MoC) Specialist position will play a key role with supporting organizational changes/modifications to systems/processes/procedures from initiation through the approval and execution, to document and effectively communicate the changes to the vested groups/personnel (end users) affected by the change. The goal is to properly understand and manage risks associated with the deviation from designs intent, systems intent or procedures intent. This person will focus on the people side of change – including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. The primary responsibility will be creating and implementing change management strategies and plans that maximize employee adoption and usage and minimize resistance or confusion.

The Management of Change Specialist may also provide direct support and coaching to front-line managers and supervisors as they help their direct reports through transitions. The Management of Change Specialist will also support project teams in integrating management of change processes into their project plans. The Management of Change Specialist will act as a coach for asset family owners, senior leaders and executives in helping them develop, implement and communicate their own MoC “systematic process” to determine the impact of any proposed changes.

The Management of Change Specialist may also support special projects and activities related to the Gas Safety Excellence program.



  • Bachelor’s Degree required or equivalent experience

  • 6 years total related experience


  • Graduate degree in Organization Development or related field preferred

  • A solid understanding of how people go through a change and the change process; experience with Prosci ADKAR Model is a plus.

  • Experience and knowledge of management of change principles, methodologies and tools.

  • Exceptional communication skills – both written and verbal.

  • Excellent active listening skills.

  • Ability to clearly articulate messages to a variety of audiences.

  • Resilient and tenacious with a propensity to persevere.

  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics.

  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills.

  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization.

  • Acute business acumen and understanding of organizational issues and challenges.

  • Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.

  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts.

  • Creative problem solving skills to develop solutions


  • Apply a structured methodology and lead management of change activities

  • Complete change management assessments and assess the change impact

  • Create a management of change strategy to identify, analyze, and prepare risk mitigation tactics

  • Identify and manage anticipated resistance or confusion to the proposed change

  • Consult and coach project teams AFO’s and Senior leadership

  • Create actionable deliverables for the five change management levers: communications plan, sponsor roadmap, coaching plan, training plan, resistance management plan.

  • Support communication efforts, and training efforts

  • Coach managers and supervisors

  • Support organizational design and definition of roles and responsibilities

  • Coordinate efforts with other specialists

  • Integrate change management activities into project plan

  • Track and report issues

  • Ability to effectively raise issues even when unpopular

  • Define and measure success metrics and monitor change progress