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Job Description
Job ID: 6177
Category: Engineering
Job Title: Gas Transmission Estimating Supervisor
Compensation: $120-$151K/Yr
Date Posted: 2012-10-15
Position Type: Contract to Hire
Location: Walnut Creek, CA
# of Positions: 1

Full Description:

***The supervisor establishes clear performance expectations, monitors and follows up as required, and instills customer focus within the workgroup. Is the lead Supervisor for Microstation training and process - There is 30% travel involved***PG&E DIRECT HIRE OPPORTUNITY

Title: Gas Transmission Estimating Supervisor

Location: Walnut Creek/San Ramon

Department Overview

Our energy flows through you!  We recognize that our employees are the backbone of our success. It's the mix of talent, skill, enthusiasm, drive and team spirit that empowers our employees to deliver your energy, today and tomorrow. This is your opportunity to join our team and make your contributions in an industry that is rapidly changing.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Gas Transmission organization operates approximately 6,000 miles of pipelines, nearly 200,000 hp of compression and three storage facilities.  We are looking for new talent to manage the department that provides engineering design & estimating support to the Pipeline, Station, Project, SCADA & Controls and Metering & Gas Quality engineering departments of the Gas Transmission organization.

Position Summary

This position will report to the Director of Gas Transmission Engineering, supervising and leading the Gas Transmission Estimators located in Chico, Redding, Grass Valley, Rocklin, Sacramento, Fresno, San Carlos, Vacaville and Hinkley. The work will require strong analytical and organizational skills as well as the ability to build collaborative relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders. The estimating organization is responsible for detailed engineering, design, pricing, and preparation of job packages critical to the safe and reliable operations of the natural gas transmission system.

This position will provide leadership to a team of 12 to 14 bargaining unit professionals ensuring that the work group adheres to all standards and compliance requirements while maintaining necessary production levels. The supervisor establishes clear performance expectations, monitors and follows up as required, and instills customer focus within the workgroup. Is the lead Supervisor for Microstation training and process.

This is a remote position and can sit anywhere in the PG&E service area. There is 30% travel involved.



  • 5 years of relevant experience in the utility industry, that includes a combination of supervisory experience, gas estimating, gas mapping and/or gas engineering experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of estimating tools
  • Proven leadership of a diverse team


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in GIS, SAP, Microstation
  • Familiar with compliance requirements for employees
  • Demonstrated ability to build collaborative relationships
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills
  • Processes/Performance Management experience


  1. Safety: Create and foster a Zero-In-On Safety work environment. Demonstrate through personal actions and a 100% commitment to employee and public safety. Ensure that employees are given proper safety training and equipment. Ensure that all safety requirements are met, and that employees are held accountable for safety performance. Ensure public and employee safety by ensuring that all job designs are performed according to standards and meet compliance requirements.
  2. Leadership: Provide vision and direction to the estimating team. Be a courageous leader, giving frequent feedback to the organization to improve communication and work products, and to acknowledge success. Set expectations and priorities so employees understand their role in meeting department objectives and have the appropriate training and skills to succeed in their jobs. Lead the organization through changes facing the estimating workgroup. Develop and coach employees to build skills and teamwork. Attract, select, and retain talented team members.
  3. Customer Satisfaction/Communication: Ensure customer expectations are met or exceeded by the organization. View all processes and potential improvements through the customer's eyes in order to meet our goal of improving customer satisfaction. Remove organizational or process barriers that negatively impact customers. Foster an environment of open communications where ideas and opinions flow freely.
  4. Operational Excellence/Compliance: Ensure that excellence is the standard by which all work within the organization is evaluated. Ensure that workgroup meets goals and completes estimating work on time with a high quality product. Make certain all work is scheduled and completed to meet operational needs. Ensure metrics are in place to support improved performance and transparency.
  5. Teamwork/Employee Development: Work with Walnut Creek Estimating Supervisor and team to establish standardized processes. Partner with employees, union representatives, peers, other departments, and agencies to improve the overall business results for PG&E. Identify and mentor candidates for future leadership positions.

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