Pacific Gas & Electric Company Power Generation Diving Program Manager, Principal in Auburn, California

Power Generation Diving Program Manager, Principal

Date: Mar 6, 2018

Location: Auburn, CA, US, 95602

Company: Pacific Gas And Electric Company

Requisition ID # 12216

Job Category : Project / Program Management

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Power Generation

Job Location : Auburn


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

Power Generation maintains and operates PG&E's hydroelectric, fossil and renewable generation facilities, providing more than 4,000 megawatts of generating capacity for our customers. We are an organization of nearly 700 men and women dedicated to deliver safe, reliable and cost effective generation to California in an environmentally responsible manner. As an integral and active member of the company team, Power Generation contributes to PG&E's goal of becoming the leading utility in the United States.

Position Summary

Participates in the Power Generation Hydro project execution group that manages high risk diving activities utilizing a programmatic approach. The purpose of the program is provide safe, cost effective, and timely response for underwater inspections, repair and construction services for all diving activity in Hydro and to support other PG&E lines of business as requested. Manages all aspects of the underwater dive work from resource planning, scoping, contracting, dive work oversight, to demobilization and project closeout.


  • Develops Power Generation procedures defining the dive program components including internal processes and roles and responsibilities for the dive program team, dive requestors, and other stakeholders, including contractor safety program in all aspects of the Power Generation dive program.

  • Assumes lead role in identifying, pre-qualifying and maintaining an adequate number of highly experienced underwater diving contractors.

  • Coordinates with internal and external resources including contracts, inspection, engineering, facility safety, asset management, project management, O&M and other subject matter experts to develop a scope of work, field service contracts and for managing the execution of the work.

  • Identifies and incorporates industry best practices into the dive program to reinforce safe, timely, quality and cost effective solutions from the dive program team and dive contractors.

  • Creates and manages scheduling and tracking tools that deliver advanced notification and planning of all dive work to facilitate effective use of resources, quality scopes of work.

  • Prepares and provides training to key stakeholders regarding their work functions including preconstruction, construction and post construction activities. Places a strong emphasis on resources that provide contractor oversight in the field.

  • Works with other PG&E lines of business by directly supporting planning and execution of dive work, or by sharing best practices and lessons learned in development of their self-managed dive programs and dive work. Provides consultation regarding compliance standards and applicable codes, standards and regulations.



  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • ACDI-Association of Diving Contractors International Diver Certification

  • 50-75% travel required within the Power Generation Hydro service territory.

  • 10 years, job-related experience


  • Associate’s Degree from 2 year collage or technical school

  • US Navy 1st Class Diver or Commercial Diving School (ADCI accredited)

  • Five years’ full-time project management experience in construction, tunneling, or marine related industries

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, presentations and proposals

  • Working knowledge of standard Diving, Remotely Operated Vehicle, Sonar and marine practices

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively and professionally with the team

  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel and Word), CAD, Illustrator, etc.

  • Working knowledge of standard dive practices and regulations (US Navy Dive Manual, ADCI, USACE, Cal OSHA, OSHA)

  • Ability to work and drive safely in various locations/climates and road conditions (Power Generation Hydro service territory has various weather that is encountered in the Sierra Nevada’s, which include heavy rain, snow and frigid temperatures).

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento