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Workstream Program Specialist, Expert (Oakland - Bay Area)

Company: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID# 141524Job Category: Project / Program ManagementJob Level: Individual ContributorBusiness Unit: Operations - OtherWork Type: HybridJob Location: OaklandDepartment OverviewThe Program and Project Governance (P&PG) is part of the Business Operations and Process Improvement (BOPI) organization and is the functional support lead for program & project management at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. The department collaborates with internal and external stakeholders to provide a consistent and scalable program and project delivery lifecycle framework. P&PG establishes and promotes best practices with documented cross-functional tools and resources, in alignment with enterprise, line of business and regulatory standards and requirements. In addition, P&PG facilitates ongoing measurement, analysis and oversight, training and development and continuous improvement. Position SummaryThis Workstream Program Specialist, Expert position focuses on the development, sustainability and continuous improvement of the Project Delivery System (PDS)/Capital Delivery System (CDS). The methodology includes facilitation with key stakeholders, clarifying roles & responsibilities, integrating tools and systems, and documenting best practices within and across business units for Gas and Electric operations. Responsibilities also include the implementation and oversight of the cross-functional best practices. The position supports PDS/CDS with the established full lifecycle (i.e. initiate, plan, design, construct and closeout) for program and project work. This position may also act as a lead for cost savings initiatives that span across multiple organizations in program and project execution including tracking, measuring and driving results in cost savings initiatives.The successful candidate will often be a cross-functional lead working with a diverse group of program and project stakeholders to help establish and implement processes, support change management and facilitate learning and development. This Expert position collaborates with different organizational levels from individual contributors to Managers and Directors, applying extensive process development and project management skills with subject matter experts (SMEs) in the resolution and consensus building of simple and complex issues. This position reports to the Manager, Capital Delivery System. By standardizing work and best practices, this position also contributes toward excellence by improving safety, reliability and affordability.Responsibilities

  • Leads the development and implementation of ongoing improvements to the system through the use of effective problem-solving and standardized practices.
  • Continuously evaluates effectiveness of the Project Delivery System/ Capital Delivery System and associated tools, practices, policies and information systems in support of program and project delivery.
  • Ensures effective and efficient communication, change management, and training deliverables are integrated into and managed in the overall work plan.
  • Drives the sustained adoption of change to maximize effectiveness and benefits of improvement initiatives. Ensures adherence to the established project delivery system/ capital delivery system.
  • Analyzes work processes across the portfolio and makes recommendations about integrating and improving processes.
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of training programs related to program/project delivery processes and tools for program/project personnel.
  • Develops comprehensive process tracking systems that have wide ranging impact and application across multiple business units.
  • Mentors and coaches team members to drive performance and results; mentors professional and represented employees.
  • Participates in regular feedback sessions with key stakeholders. Presents findings and proposes recommendations to individual contributors and leadership to gain consensus.QualificationsMinimum
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
    • Seven (7) years of gas or related industry.
    • May travel up to 20% visiting other offices.Desired
      • Knowledge of Project Management Measurement and Reporting Systems, highly utilized PM software and industry drivers for effective project delivery.
      • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Visio or similar software. May travel up to 10% visiting other offices. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or equivalent.
      • 14 years of progressively responsible experience in gas or related industry; 10 years of experience working with project management processes and control systems in a capital project organization or environment.
      • MBA or equivalent graduate degree in Engineering or Construction Management. Leadership experience.
      • Ability to work with different teams across disciplines and levels and promote good working environment; ability to engage employees through coaching and mentoring while driving performance and results. Ability to solve problems and influence others without a direct chain of command.
      • Safety - ability to create, promote and manage a safe work environment. Communication - ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing about the program planning and control's function and to support company and organization policies, procedures, goals, objectives, vision and values.
      • Ability to communicate effectively with audiences from senior management to construction field forces on financial, work performance and related issues.
      • Relationship Management - ability to collaborate; ability to develop working relationships with stakeholders related to operations, service, support or other interdependencies.

Keywords: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Oakland , Workstream Program Specialist, Expert (Oakland - Bay Area), Other , Oakland, California

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