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Senior Technical Project Manager
San Francisco, CA

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Job Description

Requisition ID # 23720

Job Category : Project / Program Management

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : San Francisco


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 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.

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.

Job Responsibilities

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
* 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

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.



* BA/BS or equivalent experience in appropriate technical discipline (computer science, engineering, applied sciences, mathematics, statistics, econometrics or similar quantitatively focused subject areas)
* Project Management certifications (Agile, Lean Six Sigma, PMP, etc.)
* Minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in project management, advanced analytics, data science, or software development


* 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 (Git, Jira, Asana, 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

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