PG&E Jobs – Ignition Investigations, Supervisor

Website Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Job Description:

The Electric Incident Investigations (EII) team performs electric and ignition incident investigations that are critical to PG&E’s mission to reduce electric asset related risk on our system. The responsibilities of this team include preparation and timely submittal of incident reports to the CPUC and to PG&E Electric Operations leadership, responding to data requests, reporting on investigation findings, and developing recommendations for preventing recurrence of the root causes of incidents.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Ignitions Investigations team identify, investigate, and report out on ignition events.
  • The responsibilities of this team include daily monitoring and reporting of potentially PG&E attributable ignition events, work closely with PG&E’s restoration team to gather facts, coordinate delivery of material to ATS, and complete a timely investigation on each ignition event.
  • Work with the leadership of other PG&E departments that are contributors to or stakeholders of the investigation process to gain consensus on PG&E attributable ignition events. This may include departments such as Field Operations, Vegetation Management, Electric Compliance, Asset Failure Analysis (AFA), Applied Technology Services (ATS), the Hazard Awareness Warning Center (HAWC), and The Wildfire Risk Command Center (WRCC).
  • Deliver high-quality ignition event data to internal stakeholders and external regulators. Prepare PG&E’s annual Fire Incident Data Collection Plan submission to the CPUC’s Safety Enforcement Division and the Wildfire Safety Division’s quarterly GIS submission.
  • Prepare the data for PG&E’s Fire Incident STIP metric. Produce monthly reports for senior officers and company board members.
  • Conduct monthly stakeholder reviews with key downstream stakeholders to present ignitions trends, findings, and collect feedback.
  • Prepare and present materials to committees consisting of Electric Operations Senior Leadership).
  • Maintain high level of stakeholder satisfaction. Ensure team understands client needs and that project work/product/service meets client expectations, especially how output will be used downstream. Ensure regular and effective stakeholder communication.

Job Requirements:

BA/BS in Engineering, Business, Science or job-related discipline or equivalent work experience.

7 years of job-related experience in Investigations, Engineering, Construction, Operations, Project/Program Management or working in an analytical environment and/or related education.

10+ years of job-related experience
2+ years leadership experience
2+ years of job-related experience in utility incident investigations
Ability to pay attention to details, be careful about details and thorough in completing work tasks
Ability to direct and delegate: remove obstacles or escalate issues as needed
Thorough understanding of investigation concepts, methods and techniques
Ability to collaborate and influence in matrixed environments, including outside areas of expertise
Ability to plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals

Job Details:

Company: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Santa Maria, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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