Sr Manager, Emergency Management

PG&E Corporation
May 28, 2021
San Francisco, CA
Job Type


Requisition ID # 100060 

Job Category : Compliance / Risk / Quality Assurance 

Job Level : Senior Manager

Business Unit: Wildfire Risk

Department Overview

Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s Safety and Infrastructure Protection (SIP) teams are part of the Wildfire Safety Operations (WSO) organization and provides direct defense of utility infrastructure and conduct fire safety and prevention, mitigation, and maintenance activities on company properties or rights of way.   Pacific Gas and Electric Company Safety and Infrastructure Protection (SIP) teams provide direct defense of utility infrastructure and conduct fire safety and prevention, mitigation, and maintenance activities on company properties or rights of way.  In addition, SIP teams provide fire and safety standby services to PG&E employees performing routine work activities. SIP teams are staffed by PG&E employees and are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).  A SIP team consists of a SIP Crew Lead and a SIP Technician who operate a PG&E vehicle that meets the minimum capabilities of a Type 6 wildland fire engine. There are teams located throughout our service territory in high fire-threat areas.

The Wildfire Risk Organization is responsible for assisting the company to act decisively and transparently to prevent fires of consequence from being caused by our equipment.  The organization will develop objectives to:

1) prevent fires of consequence originating from our equipment;

2) meet all commitments outlined in our 2021 Wildfire Mitigation Plan;

 3) continue to foster trusted relationships with key stakeholders; and ) Develop consistent processes and work standards through the implementation of the Lean Operating System for sustainable operations going into 2022 and beyond.

Position Summary

The SIPT Senior Manager partners with other leaders in all PG&E lines of business to develop and recommend a strategic direction for emergency preparedness, emergency response and public partnerships. Provides leadership for the entire SIPT program, developing strategy for successful program development and directly supervises SIPT managers, other leadership, individual contributors and administrative staff.  Works with external partners to promote PG&E’s to efforts minimize fire risk and increase protection of company assets during emergency events.  Oversees implementation of emergency plans & processes, training, emergency exercises/drills, communication and actual incident management. Serves as a liaison with public safety agencies during emergencies. Ensures compliance with all company and regulatory safety policies and practices.  Provides strategic programmatic recommendations and guidance to WSO Director and senior leadership.  Provides wildfire management related expertise and strategic recommendations and guidance regarding wildfire safety and risk to Director and senior leadership.

Job Responsibilities

  • Drives development of SIPT program goals and objectives that support wildfire risk reduction and loss
  • Leads SIPT Managers and other direct reports in the execution of all program goals and objectives
  • Ensures programmatic compliance with company policy and safety objectives   
  • Develops strategic relationships with fire service partners and allied agencies at the executive level
  • Attends meetings and provides presentations to several external emergency management organizations such as the State Office of Emergency Services (OES), CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Utilities Emergency Association (CUEA), and Western Energy Institute (WEI).
  • Ensures an adequate level of preparedness across all staff in their assigned emergency roles. Ensures the completion of preparedness activities across multiple regions and/or divisions depending on the level of the emergency.
  • Ensures emergency planning, training, exercise, and emergency response services to multiple LOB organizations. Drives increased preparedness and capabilities, instills advanced understanding of the Incident Command System, and builds credible public safety partnerships.
  • Manages staff to accomplish results through effective recruitment and selection, training and development, performance management, and rewards and recognition.
  • Uses knowledge of the industry, continuous process improvement opportunities and company business needs to develop emergency management strategy aligned with the business and related emergency management groups in PG&E. Presents recommended strategy to Director and other senior leaders for approval and implementation planning.
  • Provides SIPT related input and testimony for the Wildfire Management Plan, CERP Wildfire Annex, CPUC data requests or other regulatory requests for information



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in electric or gas utility industry
  • 10 years total related experience.
  • 2 years of experience in a utility or related field.
  • 8 years of experience in emergency management or related field
  • 2 years of leadership/supervisory experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management or job-related discipline (i.e. Fire Science or Natural Resource Management)
  • 2 years of leadership/supervisory experience
  • Experience in developing and delivering training curriculum
  • Experience in evaluating employee performance, coaching/mentoring employees, and applying positive discipline (or equivalent) to modify employee behavior.
  • ICS-Incident Command System 100-400 certification
  • NIMS-National Incident Management System IS700/800 certification
  • 10 years’ experience as a full-time, paid Chief Officer in a fire service organization
  • ICS operational certification and experience at or above the Section Chief level
  • Experience assigned to a Type 1 Incident Management Team at or above the Unit leader level
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fire service management principles and organization
  • Demonstrated knowledge of wildland fire behavior and modern suppression techniques
  • Experience in developing and delivering fire service training curriculum
  • Understanding of Safety and Infrastructure Protection program organization and goals
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