Workstream Program Specialist, Expert (Oakland - Bay Area)
Company: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Posted on: November 23, 2022
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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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