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Job - Environmental Scientist - ESC - San Ramon in California

California, United States
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Posted on
3 Oct 2016
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About the Role:


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 information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Shared Services is focused on engaging our employees to better understand our clients' businesses and provide superior customer service. Aligning our operations and our people with the client organizations we serve facilitates better planning, execution and overall service delivery. We have once again set lofty goals for 2011, and we intend to achieve them. Some of these goals, such as environmental compliance and leadership, require the collective effort of employees across the company. Together, we will become the leading corporate services organization and the leading utility in U.S.

Position Summary

This is a journey-level position that requires project management and program management skills and duties, and provides technical support for a wide range of issues.
The position requires knowledge of job functions and proficiency in applying project and program management principals; a working knowledge of industry practices, standards, and equipment; ability to develop and implement all aspects of multiple assigned projects; use of independent judgment; enhanced verbal and written communication skills; and ability to work with minimal supervision. Job duties will vary by assignment.


 -BS or BA degree in an environmental discipline, sciences, or engineering (required).
-Valid driver's license
 -Current California Professional Engineer License*

 -MS in environmental discipline, sciences, engineering, or MBA (desired).
 -Program management training (e.g., Project Management Professional (PMP) certification)
 -ISO xxxxxxxmanagement systems training
 -Registered environmental assessor/Professional auditor training
 -Six Sigma and/or Lean training
 -Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM)
 -40-Hr OSHA/HAZWOPER Training  -Possess comprehensive knowledge of and share the most current information, techniques, practices, laws, and regulations of the job or occupational field.
 -Possess familiarity with the business, its environment, and key issues and trends including emerging best practices and technology; familiar with industry language and terminology.
 -Demonstrate skill in determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for expenditures appropriately.


Safety Meet or exceed all safety goals and targets by:
 -Completing all required safety training;
 -Promoting safety awareness;
 -Conducting work in accordance with all safety procedures.

Program / Project Management
- Effectively structure and control program/project work; integrate all aspects, ensure that work progresses on schedule and that work meets specification or required standards.
 -Recognize established timelines and budget constraints when planning work efforts and scheduling resources.
 -Monitor timelines, milestones, and resource usage (actual vs. plan); address scope changes by adjusting work efforts and plans.
 -Ensure that supervisor and LOB clients are notified of any deviations to cost, deliverables, or schedule commitments, and establish regular checkpoint controls for timeliness and accuracy of deliverables.
 -Oversee contractor work and function as single point of contact for business partners, agencies, and contractors as required.

Consulting / Expertise
 -Participate in continuous learning opportunities to enhance technical and operational expertise (e.g., attending conferences, partnering with field operations, providing vacation relief, completing additional education, etc.).
 -Monitor professional and technical advancements and adjust techniques to incorporate best practices with management input and guidance.
 -Develop and deliver high-quality training and training materials in responsible areas of knowledge.
 -Develop, write, revise, and improve procedures and processes to implement regulatory requirements.

Compliance / Regulatory Support
As required:
 -Monitor changes to existing and pending laws and regulations, by using on-line tools and communications from government, agencies, and industry associations.
 -Apply principles and processes of laws, rules, regulations, and codes; identify and resolve compliance issues.
 -Communicate potential impacts (financial and operational), of pending regulation to affected LOBs, through ES leadership team.
 -Respond to information requests from LOB clients, industry associations, and public agencies (e.g., pesticide programs, interpreting spill data, transformer PCB composition data, water quality data, natural gas composition, etc.).
 -Input and maintain all compliance commitments in assigned database with appropriate task notifications and escalations. Ensure compliance through record-keeping and accurate and concise documentation.
 -Lead efforts to identify and resolve compliance issues; implement corrective actions or preventive controls for cross-functional LOB issues.
 -Ensure timely completion of required environmental training and all assignments.
 -Lead root cause analyses or process improvement initiatives to improve compliance.
 -Prepare and/or confirm accuracy of technical data, specifications, calculations, inventories, and/or reports in relation to submittals required by others (agencies, contractors, LOB clients, etc.).
 -Represent PG&E at client meetings, and occasionally contact agencies on PG&E's behalf.
 -Work closely with LOB clients to develop appropriate planning/permitting/mitigation strategies.
 -Develop and provide data for internal or external reporting purposes; ensure that the data is accurate and/or based on sound business processes, and assumptions are clearly documented.
 -Implement action plans to address control weaknesses or process improvement opportunities.
 -Lead audits, reviews, assessments, and related corrective actions.

Financial Management
As required:
 -Monitor that charges for assigned projects and programs, including contractor invoices, are timely, within approved contract limits, and do not exceed approved budget for the work.
 -Process invoices in accordance with all applicable Accounts Payable guidelines.
 -Provide accurate forecasts for assigned projects and programs in a timely manner; supervisor informed well in advance if costs may exceed or significantly under run budget.
 -Meet with stakeholders and client groups to review costs for assigned projects and programs, address questions and resolve issues.

Quality Assurance
 -Organize multiple assignments, sometimes of a complex nature or involving competing priorities, to produce work products that are accurate, thorough, and on time.
 -Collect and analyze operational/field data using risk analysis to determine degree of potential operational or economic impact and/or risk to PG&E and make recommendations to address such impacts.
 -Coordinate data collection from various internal and external sources, review data for accuracy, and revise as needed.
 -Ensure that work procedures are well documented, roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and understood, and measures and controls are established.

External interaction primarily includes directing project-related work and contract administration with contractors and vendors; also includes providing information, conducting limited discussions, and obtaining approvals from regulatory agencies. Internal contacts primarily are with business partners, colleagues, and the environmental leadership team. Tasks include directing project-related work, discussing and reporting progress, exchanging and coordinating information, managing meetings and providing appropriate documentation. May partner with internal or external stakeholders to solve problems or explore alternative solutions.

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