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Power Generation Project Manager (ESC) - Chico

PG&E Chico, CA
  • Expired: January 17, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

Requisition ID # 31811 

Job Category : Project / Program Management 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Power Generation

Job Location : Chico

Department Overview

PG&E's Power Generation Department manages and operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These renewable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California mountain ranges including the Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include 68 powerhouses, 184 miles of canals, 41 miles of flumes, 135 miles of tunnels, 19 miles of penstocks, 99 reservoirs, and 142,000 acres of watershed lands all covered by 26 operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).


Position Summary

This is a Journey-level Project Manager who works under the general direction of more senior project managers. In this role, people and other resources are managed indirectly as part of a project team. The Journey-Level Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned projects. Multiple projects are managed simultaneously, with a range of low to moderate complexity. The complexity, budget, range of internal and external entities involved, and risk to the company increase as an employee gains more experience and expertise. The position requires a working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and equipment; use of independent judgment; enhanced verbal and written communication skills; and ability to work with minimal supervision. Represents and promotes assigned projects and their contribution to company goals. Responsibilities may include Privileged and Confidential work.




-A 4-year Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, or a related technical discipline from an accredited curriculum in the US or the equivalent from outside the US. Or 8 years of experience in significant related work experience in lieu of educational requirements.

-Valid CA Driver's License by day 1 of hire

- Meets specific technical requirements gained through a minimum of three years of cumulative experience in project engineering, design, and construction, including demonstrated successful leadership of these activities.



-PG&E Hydro project management or analyst experience.

-PMP Certification

-Current and active California PE license

Has demonstrated application of broad and in-depth knowledge of project management concepts, principals, practices, and design requirements for generation assets (or facilities of comparable size, diversity, and complexity) and developed moderately complex project scopes and implementation plans.

Has a working knowledge of power generation industry including understanding of design, construction, and/or operation of rotating machines, and experience interpreting applicable codes, standards, regulations, and practices.

Can provide thorough analysis of issues, develop viable alternatives, and provide sound justification of recommendations.

Demonstrated exercise of informed judgment when making decisions and recommendations and use of technical & business judgment in applying engineering and project management principles and techniques to determine cost effective and practical solutions.

Able to function as a journey level project manager to lead multiple projects concurrently with moderate scope and/or support more experienced project managers on larger or more complex projects.

Track record of building consensus with internal and external stakeholders around moderately complex and controversial project issues and successfully persuading others to act on agreements reached.

Able to provide clear and effective technical direction and guidance to less experienced team members.

Able to independently provide technical and/or project oversight and direction to consultants, suppliers, and construction firms to meet moderately complex project needs; understands contracting principals and options; able to negotiate and resolve contract disputes favorably.

Understands PG&E's basic financial and business policies & practices and tools, and able to apply appropriately to the cost estimating, economic analysis, justification, and approval of moderately complex projects.

Track record of taking ownership of problems and their solutions.

Able to identify gaps between current business practices and stated objectives and provide recommendations for process improvements to address gaps.

Works with more experienced engineers and project managers to further their own development. Proactively evolves project management skills and knowledge through industry associations & conferences, technical workshops, trade publications, and additional formal education.

Strong communications and analytical skills

Good facilitation and presentation skills

Proficient business computer skills such as Microsoft Office Suite Programs (Emphasis on Excel, Word, and MS Project)



Initial assignments from the tasks below will require direction and supervision; with experience the independence and responsibility will expand and the need for supervision will decrease. Job duties will include but are not limited to:

Fully understands the Power Generation safety program and requirements; look



Chico, CA
95926 USA