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Supervisor, Vegetation Management Program Management (Parent Req to 115861)

PG&E Corporation
West Sacramento, California, US
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Requisition ID # 115860

Job Category : Project / Program Management
Job Level : Supervisor
Business Unit: Wildfire Risk

Job Summary
The Vegetation Program Management leadership leads staff and outside contractors to ensure public safety, electric reliability and regulatory compliance with state and federal vegetation management rules. The incumbents also serve as subject matter experts, provide guidance and influence, and act as external leaders in the industry on regulatory issues and market strategies. The leaders work with customers and public entities to monitor and manage vegetation proximity to PG&E assets to ensure system reliability and safety objectives. The leaders promote and adhere to all company and regulatory safety guidelines and requirements.

Job Responsibilities:

* Leads a team in an area of the service territory. Operates under general standards set by the Manager and makes short & long term decisions at local level that align with department strategy. Escalates major events like fire, safety or a violation to Manager.
* Provides oversight and mentors assigned Vegetation Program Managers.
* Deals with moderately complex and difficult issues with customers and public entities escalated from subordinates. May speak/present to external entities such as city councils, governmental agencies and community groups, representing PG&E's position regarding sensitive vegetation issues. Seeks resolutions that balance the customer and business needs.
* Oversees quality control inspections and recommended actions. Ensures checks, audits, inspections of contractor work are completed regularly and corrective action is recommended and implemented to ensure regulatory compliance, safety and reliability. May be assigned to own QC program and coordinate activities for whole department.
* Develops and executes project plans and ensures work is on track. Develops performance measures for team. Ensures local performance measures and tactics align with the whole department. Collaborates with department managers on overall department goals for annual and longer term.
* Develops own area forecast and associated budget; updates on monthly basis and provides to the Vegetation Planning group for consolidation and reporting. Monitors expenses and reports on actuals vs. budget. Explain variances to manager. Creates new and/or manages existing data models for work forecasting.
* Leads performance improvement teams across Vegetation Management and continually seeks and recommends opportunities for continuous improvement.
* Collaborates with and influences both internal and external contacts & stakeholders of various levels on issues and developments affecting vegetation management for the company and/or industry. Serves as a subject matter expert, participating in projects or initiatives to positively affect pending legislation or rule making by local, state or federal agencies such as CalFIre, CalTrans, USFS, Park Service. Active in the utility arborist association to influence standards across the industry and may lead large statewide efforts on behalf of PG&E to resolve issues and conflicts or to educate other parties.
Bachelor's degree in business or related field or equivalent experience.
7 years of related experience with at least 5 years in a leadership role, team leader or project leader.

* Strong knowledge of forestry and/or utility vegetation management concepts, methods and techniques.
* Broad knowledge of current utility and energy industry, economic and social & political issues, trends and business drivers.
* Demonstrated strong leadership skills. • Adaptability to work within a heavily regulated environment.
* Good verbal and written communication skills to communicate findings and recommendations to various levels of management.
* Influence and negotiation skills, tact and diplomacy and political acumen to navigate sensitive customer/public issues.
* Good independent organizational, time management, prioritization and planning skills.
* Thorough knowledge of project and program management concepts, methods and techniques. Ability to lead complex projects across the line of business.
* Strong business and data analysis knowledge, process improvement skills and creative thinking to create compelling business cases based on complex business environments and inputs.
* Competent with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
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