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PG&E Talent Connect Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires

a diverse workforce.
Job Posting Title

Intern Job Posting Date: 02/14/2014 Requisition #: 51751653-E01 Job Category: Administrative/Clerical Job Level: 2. Individual Contributor


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. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.
Department Overview

Gas Operations is focused on ensuring the safe and reliable flow of natural gas to our customers. As a whole, Gas Operations is responsible for all aspects of PG&E's gas distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, restoration and emergency response.
Position Summary

The Continuous Improvement Intern, in collaboration with his/her internship team, will work with the Gas Operations Transmission Operations and Maintenance (O&M) organization to improve the valve maintenance process. One of the key maintenance activities performed by the Transmission O&M group is valve maintenance. Per CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission) compliance requirement, we are required to perform annual maintenance on all emergency valves. Every valve on our Gas Transmission system is defined as emergency valve because of their critical function of controlling gas flow in our high-pressure Transmission pipeline system and thus requires annual maintenance. CPUC has been focusing on verifying valve maintenance records during their audits and pockets of non-compliance have been found previously. In order to ensure full compliance going forward, a sustainable, consistent, repeatable end-to-end process needs to be designed to support the volume of valve maintenance. This process needs to

e. resource supplies and operational processes • Ability to structure and analyze large sets using advanced Excel skills.be complemented by a set of clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Proper record management procedures also need to be established to facilitate quick retrieval of records without having to send crew resources to verify valve information manually. All prerequisites required. to complement the resource plan. Last but not least. graphs. “tech-down” solutions that could potentially improve efficiency and decrease risk of non-compliance before full deployment of the technology solutions. needs to be considered and incorporated into the process. This position will be based in Bishop Ranch. pivot tables. NPV analysis. isolating gas sources to secure an area between specified points so maintenance work can be performed safely and efficiently).. Current training and operator qualifications plans should be reviewed and revised. if necessary. A thorough assessment on resource requirements need to be performed and corresponding mitigation plan should be developed to fill any resource gaps in comparison to the volume of valve maintenance work. The results of this resource assessment will feed into the Work and Resource Management group for current year adjustment and long-term planning purposes. risk assessment) for quantitative business case justification • Experience or knowledge in change management techniques and plan development for long term sustainability • Ability to work across matrix teams • Strong oral and written communication skills • Experience in leading work streams or project tasks • Experience in using programming languages like VBA/Python to automate office tools and establish dashboard for KPI reporting is a plus Responsibilities . such as gas clearances (i. including formulas. metrics. along with a comprehensive business case showing cost/benefit analysis. the student team is expected to assess the technological gaps in the current valve maintenance procedures and deliver a portfolio of IT recommendations and requirements. etc.. step procedures. San Ramon. VBA • Experience or knowledge in finance skills (e.g. Qualifications Candidate must be currently enrolled in the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at University of Michigan. The team should also consider short-term. as an MBA/MSCM at the Ross School of Business or PhD/MS/EGL at the School of Engineering Desired Qualification • Process improvement experience including developing/analyzing process flow maps using Visio • Knowledge in modeling methodologies to simulate work demands.

Employment Type: Administrative Schedule: Full-time Work Location: Bishop Ranch 1 Building Z City: San Ramon Zip Code: 94583 . • Identification of “As-is” process gaps and issues. • Improvement recommendations for process gaps and issues identified in 3). • End-to-end “As-is” process of valve maintenance. schedule. • Pilot implementation of process improvement recommendations in selected divisions. materials) requirements to feed into the Resource Allocation model owned by the Resource Management team. • Resource (i. • Communication plans targeted for various stakeholder groups to address process changes and impact. execution to records keeping. crews. • Business case to support the implementation plan. • Stakeholder analysis to identify and assess key players.. • Detailed implementation plan with roll-out methodology. • Formal presentation of recommendations/results to leadership.• Detailed project plan with milestone targets and interim progress presentations to management.e. from job initiation. tools. etc. • Technological gap assessment with short-term and long-term recommendations. • System-wide implementation plan that includes • End-to-end “To-be” process maps.

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