Business Analyst (Oakland, CA)

Pacific Gas and Electric Company
 Oakland, CA

Requisition ID# 135821

Job Category: Business Operations / Strategy

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Engineering, Planning & Strategy

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

The Enterprise Project Governance department supports decision-making and leads governance processes for major projects ($25M and greater) and programs across PG&E on behalf of external customers and shareholders. Enterprise Project Governance advises the Project Review Team (PRT) and the Executive Officer Team (EOT), comprised of company officers and directors, on key considerations associated with major projects and programs, including safety, risk reduction, extent of condition, environmental and community impacts, long-term financial forecasting, and alignment with company objectives. The Enterprise Project Governance team has taken on an expanded role of reviewing operational risks that are being mitigated by projects, ensuring that significant risks are thoroughly vetted with lines of business and that unique, significant risks are reported to the Board of Directors. The PRT governs about $2B in capital spend annually, and total project lifecycle costs under PRT authority are $17.5B. Enterprise Project Governance also facilitates reviews of Board-level projects ($250M and greater).

In addition, Enterprise Project Governance develops performance metrics and visual controls for the effective execution of project-related capital investment plans to improve outcomes for our customers and reduce risk on the system. Performance metrics and recovery plans are reviewed by the EOT. The department is responsible for driving project management best practices across the company.

Position Summary

This position supports a monthly standardized reporting process for the portfolio of major projects and programs to track progress and performance on cost, schedule, and scope. The nature of the work requires a high attention to detail, ability to follow up and resolve issues with cross-functional contributors, and an understanding of project management metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs). The position has broad exposure to largest projects and business issues across PG&E. This position also helps with improvements in the reporting process, develops communications for the broader project management network, and conducts trainings.

Job Responsibilities

  • Supports analysis and reporting for the major project and program portfolio, including actual production and material reviews with leaders
  • Performs complex quality assurance on data to ensure accurate data is used in reports, and resolve issues as needed
  • Assists in developing and tracking metrics that provide data on cost estimation accuracy, current year financial performance, and other KPIs
  • Performs onboarding for project managers (PMs) and project control analysts (PCAs) prior to kicking off the monthly reporting process
  • Presents findings and makes recommendations to management or others within organization
  • Assists with publication of Enterprise Project Management communications and organizational change management
  • Monitors the Enterprise Project Governance mailbox and ensures follow-up on incoming requests, questions, or feedback

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelors Degree (Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering, Communications, or related discipline) or equivalent work experience
  • Two years of job-related experience, preferably at a utility or in the energy industry
  • Proficiency in MS Excel, PowerPoint, Teams
  • Experience with SAP, Analysis for Office, Power BI, Access

Desired:

  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of project management best practices and project financial controls
  • Able to present analysis and evaluation results and output in a cohesive, understandable, and actionable format to leadership
  • Even tempered, manages conflicts in a positive, non-abrasive manner and is comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels
  • Knowing the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Applies understanding of project management best practices, terminology, and KPIs to drive better business decisions
  • Effectively copes with change, makes decisions, and acts without having complete information and comfortably handles uncertainty
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent research and issue resolution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to abstract or synthesize from one set of ideas or facts to another, identify causal relationships, recognize missing information, and anticipate obstacles
  • Demonstrated follow up tenacity with cross-functional contributors
  • Demonstrated history of being proactive, self-leading and producing significant, high-quality deliverables
  • Experience and knowledge of quality assurance
  • Demonstrated written communication skills
  • Knowledge of different analytical methods, approaches, and tactics
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