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Job Description
Job ID: 5770
Category: Engineering
Job Title: Gas Asset Management Analyst
Compensation: $97-$146K/Yr
Date Posted: 2012-08-28
Position Type: Direct Hire
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
# of Positions: 1

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***Builds buy-in and facilitates the development of solid asset management plans for all asset types like storage, compression, regulation, transmission pipe, services, mains, regulators, and valves - 7 years of experience in the utility industry - BS in engineering -  MBA preferred - PAS 55***


Gas Asset Management Analyst – EXPERT LEVEL (1 Opening)

Location - Walnut Creek/San Ramon, California 


Company Overview

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States and is a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:  PCG).  The Utility provides natural gas and electric service to approximately 15 million customers throughout a 70,000 square-mile territory in northern and central California.  The company was founded in 1905 and has approximately 20,000 employees.

Safety is a core company value at PG&E.  Our Vision and Values statement outlines that, "We are accountable for all of our own actions:  these include safety, protecting the environment, and supporting our communities."  The company drives the priority and awareness of safety in daily communication, weekly reporting throughout the organization, as well as in major programs, events and initiatives.  Protecting the safety of employees and the public is a value lived both at work and at home for PG&E.

Be part of a small team whose goal is to help PG&E be the first North American gas asset system to achieve ISO 50001 certification (PAS 55)!  Bring your technical skills, ability to coalesce and organize cross-functional team members, strong presentation skills, and outstanding strategic thinking abilities to the Gas Operations Asset Risk Management Team.  Work closely with Gas Operations Integrity Management, Investment Planning, Information Knowledge, Policies and Standards, and work execution leadership and working teams to develop and drive our certification road map.  Accelerate your understanding of the Gas Operations organization and asset system and broaden your network.

What is PAS 55?  PAS 55 is a British Standard developed to objectively validate an asset owner's ability to safely manage their system while minimizing risk and maximizing performance.  PAS 55 was introduced in Britain following a series of rail car accidents involving loss of life and significant injuries.  It has been widely adopted in Europe with gaining interest in Southeast Asia and Canada.  To read more about PAS 55, go to the Institute of Asset Management and the British Standards Institute.  PAS 55 certification and a robust Process Safety program work hand-in-hand together to assure that good intentions become outstanding on-the-ground safety performance.

Position Summary

This position is part of a small team whose goal is to drive PG&E and Gas Operations to be the first North American gas asset system to achieve ISO 50001 certification (Pas 55).  This position works with Gas Operations organizations to help develop and support a strategy for certification.  Builds buy-in and facilitates the development of solid asset management plans for all asset types like storage, compression, regulation, transmission pipe, services, mains, regulators, and valves.  Requires strong technical understanding as well as change management and communication skills.


  • Understand the project's individual components, constraints and work with stakeholders to identify issues, before they become critical path, and propose solutions.  Critical project components include adequate training for asset management team, readiness review, and certification road map development and execution.
  • Lead PAS 55 Certification Buy-in Activities:  Apply PAS 55 to your existing gas -asset management knowledge to effectively explain PAS 55 application to the Gas Operations department and other stakeholders.  Use change management tools (like focus groups, update meetings, surveys, etc.) to obtain feedback, from all levels of the gas ops organization, on culture and acceptance.  
  • Develop and maintain Asset Risk Management communication plan; prepare and deliver presentations across the organization, as requested.  Develop communication and change management plan for certification roadmap activities, with focus on sharing inspiring "wins".  Hone influence skills. Build strong working relationship across the organization/with stakeholders.  Understand PAS 55 training components, build interest and enthusiasm among target audience;
  • Support Initial Certification Activities:  Support delivery of planned activities that lead to buy-in and concise action plans from key stakeholders.  Conduct completeness review of governance materials as compared to PAS 55 and known industry leading practices. Organize training.  Provide facilitation support as we define our gas asset management system, its components, and refine our asset management plans.  Design and perform quality review of policy, standards and objectives to gain maximum organizational ownership.  Provide analytical support to develop the asset performance assessment; participate as a delivery agent during the hands-on asset performance assessment.  Draft the readiness review final report.  Summarize existing asset management planning activities, organizational structure, procedures, and KPIs. Make recommendations for inclusion in gas system asset management vision.
  • Develop approach to transfer understanding and execution of asset management strategic plan to organization:  Use your technical understanding of gas system assets to bring the strategic plan to every element of our asset management activities - financial planning, resource planning and education, information management, including SAP WM and GIS, and reputational feedback.   
  • Execute Governance:   Develop and drive initial working group meeting agendas that align with the project schedule; design and gain acceptance for going-forward asset review formats to assure quality and completeness; review draft advance submittal materials and improve as needed.  Develop, in conjunction with appropriate stakeholders, annual review process and report for Gas System Assets, Human Assets, Intangible Assets, Financial Assets, and Information Assets; Develop, in conjunction with appropriate stakeholders, the twice yearly audit plan and review Qualifications



  • Bachelor  degree in related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • BS in engineering or other technical discipline required.   MBA preferred
  • 7 years of experience in the utility industry, with an extensive knowledge of gas transmission and/or distribution assets, both physical and cost structure
  • Experience and comfort communicating to all levels of an organization, both verbally and in writing
  • Experience facilitating decision-making
  • Ability to influence and lead behavior change
  • Ability to synthesize complex issues into easy-to-understand concepts


  • PAS 55

Opportunity Attributes

  1. Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce
  2. Relocation package available
  3. Travel stipends applied based on specific job needs
  4. This is a direct hire position(s)
  5. Full benefits and retirement packages included

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