Pacific Gas and Electric Company is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. The company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE: PCG), provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million customers throughout a 70,000 square-mile territory in northern and central California. The company was founded in 1905 and has approximately 20,000 employees. PG&E generates sales of over $13 billion and a total net income of over 1 billion.
PG&E's Transportation Services team is responsible for operating one of the top 20 largest commercial and top 3 largest utility fleets in the U.S. Management responsibilities cover all aspects of PG&E's owned and rental vehicles & equipment fleet, from design to disposition. The team is comprised of multiple operating departments including Field Operations, Engineering and Business Operations. Operating departments within Transportation Services are responsible for enterprise-wide management of over 13,500+ vehicles & equipment, regulatory and preventative maintenance compliance, expense & capital planning, budget and asset optimization, fuel procurement, clean air and alternate fuel initiatives.
The Director, Engineering & Business Operations establishes the vision, strategy, and provides leadership, governance, and policy guidance to PG&E for Transportation Services. Responsibilities include oversight of enterprise Transportation Engineering, Asset Management, Rentals, Fleet Administration, Finance, Budget Management, Project Management Office and, Rate Case Filings. The leader creates sustainable policy and project governance for corporate initiatives. The director is responsible for managing $100M annual Capital and $200M annual Operating Budgets. The Director, Engineering & Business Operations provides strategic guidance and advisement to line of business (LOB) officers on Transportation to build collaborative partnerships ensuring current and future business requirements are accounted for and delivery of services are consistent with corporate goals and objectives.
This position reports to the Senior Director, Transportation Services.
Provides strategic oversight to the 1- & 5-year planning process, budgets & forecasting.
Partner with various assigned line of business (LOB) officers as the Strategic Advisor to ensure successful execution of fleet operations strategies that will translate into measurable year-over-year improvements in business client engagement, satisfaction, efficiency and effectiveness.
Establishes, governs and approves asset specifications, including specification and standardization across the organization.
Partners with officers in various assigned line of business (LOB) throughout the Company to ensure that all current and future business requirements and common goals are taken into account between Transportation Services and their Operations
Acts as the officer level representative and point of contact within Transportation Services
Ensures strategic performance excellence through oversight of continuous improvement and performance benchmark initiatives.
Develops sustainability strategies, oversees implementation of tactics, and engages the broader PG&E workforce to drive goals.
Provides leadership and direction for cross-functional activities that span across multiple organizations.
Oversees Engineering, Asset Management and Rental sourcing functions ensuring optimized utilization, demand management and asset lifecycle planning
Ensures Transportation vehicles, assets and cranes are designed and operating in accordance with applicable laws and regulations for safe and compliant daily operations
Manages enterprise fuel supply and demand, provides oversight of daily, emergency and renewable fueling supplies
Oversees department contracts, alliance partner contracts, and strategy for contracting outside parts and services. Monitors service contract performance metrics and costs.
Leads, trains and mentors a diverse workforce of managers, principals, bargaining unit employees, and customer facing employees. Responsible for 30-50 employees/contractors.
PG&E expects its leaders to conduct themselves with the highest ethics and integrity and to embody specific leadership qualities.
Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.
Operating effectively, even when things are not certain or the way forward is not clear.
A Leader in the Community and Industry
Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders.
Demonstrates Safety Leadership
A safety champion in words and deeds with respect to both employee and public safety.
Maintaining an environment of open dialog and free of retaliation.
Influences and Inspires
Using various- communications that convey a clear understanding of the needs of different audiences.
Maneuvering comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related dynamics.
Optimizes Team Performance
Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
Creating a climate where people are developed and motivated to do their best to help the organization.
Values Diversity and Creates Inclusion
Recognizing the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to an organization.
Interpreting and applying understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions.
Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Leads Ethically and in a Compliant Manner
Sponsoring and sustaining a high integrity speak-up corporate culture which prioritizes ethics, safety and compliance.
Building on necessary level of industry, company and subject-matter expertise, including laws and regulations.
Provides a High Level of Customer Service
Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering or equivalent required
Ten (10) years of related experience
Five (5) years of fleet management, operations, or field experience
Professional Engineer License
Six Sigma, PMP or comparable
Hands on experience in developing detailed, compelling and analytical PowerPoint/Excel/Word/Visio deliverables to convey complex thoughts and ideas to various stakeholders
Experience in at least one of the following strategy consulting areas: operational and performance improvement, transformative change strategy, finance and risk strategy, or other relevant strategy experience
Direct experience working in a complex organization
Excellent business and financial acumen
Experience working within matrix reporting relationships
Demonstrated ability to set vision and strategy, create an engaging team environment, and lead and develop others
Exceptional leadership, collaboration, negotiation, conflict resolution and influencing skills.
Excellent collaborator with the ability to solve complex and sensitive issues and the unique ability to balance strategic and tactical needs.
Strong client engagement emphasis change management focus, business acumen, and financial skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, a team building focus, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with cross-functional teams
Excellent ability to understand and solve diverse and complex issues through clarity of thought and critical thinking.
Ability to develop and communicate clear goals, track and manage progress, and deliver consistent results.
Exceptional verbal, written and presentation communication skills - demonstrating flexibility, and ability to understand and navigate the organization.