Advanced Distribution Management System - DMS Product Owner, Principal - Location Flexible at Pacific Gas & Electric Company

Posted in Information Technology 4 days ago.

Type: Full-time
Location: San Ramon, California

Job Description:
Requisition ID # 50028

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy; Engineering / Science; Information Technology; Maintenance / Construction / Operations

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : San Ramon

Position Summary

This is a key leadership role within the Integrated Grid Platform (IGP) program.

Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) deployment is one of the major workstreams within the IGP program at PG&E. The ADMS system will, when fully deployed, incorporate the functionality of PG&E's Distribution Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA), Distribution Management System (DMS), and Outage Management System (OMS) capabilities. This role will be taking on the product owner responsibilities for the DMS & Advanced Applications functionality of the ADMS.

The Product Owner provides a clear vision of the product that will be built. From the vision the Product Owner forms well defined user stories, prioritizes user stories and backlog and provides a clear-time line of the product. Maintains the technical integrity and quality of the features/components the team is responsible for. The Product Owner focuses on the end-user experience, needs and features that drive a roadmap to deliver their vision. Builds and maintains relationships that allow the Product Owner to act as the customer proxy. Uses influence to overcome hierarchal challenges.

The DMS product owner will work closely with:
  • Users of the system (including, distribution operators, engineers, field users, and leaders)
  • Business Application (BA) team which is the Business Owner of the all production Operational Technology Applications. BA team will assume the responsibility for the system once it is in production and will be heavily engaged throughout the deployment process along with the users
  • Grid Innovation and Integration organization which provides the future grid vision based on R&D and policy changes
  • ADMS IT team
  • OMS and SCADA product owners

The position will be responsible for leading the team in developing the deployment plan, taking the DMS portion through major project governance reviews with PG&E executives (as part of a larger IGP business case), and setting up the execution organization. The position will matrix manage project managers, engineers, control center operators.

During this project (thru 2024), travel to San Ramon will be required up to 80%.



  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Computer Science
  • 7 years of job-related experience in utility engineering and operations


  • Experience in T&D power engineering and analysis
  • Experience with Electric Operational studies, algorithms and techniques for electric grid power flow analysis, state estimating and an understanding of Distributed Energy Resources and their impact to the electric grid.
  • Working knowledge of Electric Distribution or Transmission Control Center operations
  • MS in Electrical Engineering
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • MBA or master's degree in quantitative field
  • Strong execution skills
  • Working knowledge of T&D grid & asset data
  • Working knowledge of ABB, GE, OSI or Schneider Electric ADMS system
  • Programming with SQL, Python, C#, etc.
  • Exceptional program management, execution skills
  • Proven ability to foster teamwork and work collaboratively through projects driving disruptive change
  • Ability to foster teamwork, and work collaboratively
  • Motivated, self-starter, eager to master new skills
  • Experience working in a cross-functional, highly matrixed environment
  • Familiarity with key Electric Operations systems such as GIS, CYME, PI Historian, PSLF, Aspen, etc