Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy; Engineering / Science; Information Technology; Maintenance / Construction / Operations
Job Level : Manager/Principal
Business Unit: Electric Operations
Job Location : San Ramon
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