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Supervisor, Electric Distribution Planning

Santa Rosa , California 95401
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Requisition ID # 87400 

Job Category : Engineering / Science 

Job Level : Supervisor

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Santa Rosa


Department Overview 


The Electric Distribution Planning Leadership is responsible for planning, organizing, and managing the implementation of PG&E's distribution capacity and reliability strategies, programs, and initiatives. The incumbents oversee engineers who develop and implement PG&E's distribution planning strategy and improvement initiatives. This includes program management activities for capital work associated with substation and line capacity projects for the distribution system. The leadership works with key department personnel, senior management, engineering teams, business partners and others to successfully implement the company's investment strategies and initiatives. Incumbents are responsible for actively supporting a safe work environment.



Position Summary

Plans, organizes and manages the implementation of PG&E's distribution reliability, capacity and asset strategies, programs, and initiatives. Oversees engineers who develop and monitor PG&E's distribution capacity, reliability and improvement initiatives; including numerous Community Wildfire Safety Program (CWSP) initiatives. Partners with key department personnel, senior management, engineering teams, business partners and others to successfully implement the company's reliability strategies and initiatives.



 Job Responsibilities 
•    This position is the Supervising Distribution Planning Engineer and oversees the Distribution Engineers working on all capacity and reliability related projects for all of Sonoma and Humboldt Divisions
•    Provides clear direction to Distribution Engineers and other departments in the areas of capacity, reliability, operations, and customer issues.
•    Ensures that projects are appropriately justified.
•    May participate in area-specific or system-wide initiatives as an independent contributor engineer in addition to leadership responsibilities.
•    Provides clear direction to Distribution Engineers for numerous CWSP projects including the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program, Reclose Disable program, Circuit Hardening program, special Protection Settings, and the Resiliency Zone initiative.
•    Ensures system capability meets demand. Ensures area load forecasts and proposed capacity additions are accurate, economical and timely. 
•    Monitors, forecasts, and stays within allocated division distribution capacity budget.
•    Ensures the distribution system performance meets reliability targets and that outages are analyzed for cause, trends, & duration.
•    Ensures the system is designed to be efficiently operated. 
•    Assists Distribution Engineering Operations group in the development of contingency plans for loss of major distribution facilities.
•    Works closely with estimating to ensure primary system is designed to current standards.
•    Works closely with Distribution Operations, Maintenance and Construction and others to help in restoration efforts or times of system emergencies.


Supervisory Responsibility
•    Supervises staff to accomplish results through effective recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, rewards and recognition.
•    Manages Union employees. 
•    May manage professional employees.





  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent related experience.
  • 5 years of experience as an Electric Distribution Engineer or equivalent, including, but not limited to, distribution capacity planning, forecasting distribution peak demand, distribution reliability engineering, distribution system design or operations.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus in Power Systems.
  • Electrical Engineering knowledge with a focus in Power Systems.
  • Experience with CYNE and LoadSeer.
  • Written and oral communication skills.
  • Leadership and presentation skills.
  • Interpersonal, influence and collaboration skills.
  • Knowledge of transmission engineering or operations, substation engineering, transmission or distribution protection, distribution operations.
  • Experience working with SAP Financials and Work Management.
  • Knowledge of bargaining unit contract obligations.
  • Construction and contract management experience.
  • Program and project management experience.
  • Knowledge of applicable engineering principles, codes, regulations, policies, and procedure’s related to the industry and PG&E.
  • Understanding of the regulatory environment.


Posted: 2021-04-21 Expires: 2021-05-21

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