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Senior Land Planner-ESC-Fresno

Company: Pacific Gas And Electric Company
Location: Fresno
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Requisition ID # 119506

Job Category : Real Estate / Facilities

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Shared Services

Job Location : Fresno

Department Overview

Land and Environmental is focused on protecting and managing PG&E's land rights and rights-of-way (ROW), environmental permitting, and compliance by engaging our employees to better understand our clients' businesses and provide superior customer service. Aligning our operations and team with the client organizations we support with: planning, execution and overall service delivery.

The Land and Environmental Management, Wildfire Rapid Review team is responsible for providing land and environmental support to the Company's approximate 140,000 miles of electric distribution lines, with a specific focus on the approximate 25,000 miles identified as within extreme and elevated wildfire risk areas. We establish goals related to safety, customer service, affordability, land management and environmental compliance that require a collaborative, cross-functional effort of employees across the company. Together, we will become the leading corporate services organization and the leading utility in U.S.

Position Summary

This job is represented by Engineers and Scientists of California (ESC) and is subject to collective bargaining.

The Senior Land (Environmental) Planner is responsible for providing environmental technical project support for the gas and electric vegetation management activities, construction, and the operation, and maintenance of PG&E facilities. As a senior member of multi-disciplinary project teams, the position is responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Act as the Environmental Lead and therefore main point of contact for the line of business and coordinating with the various subject matter experts on their tasks and deadlines;
  • Review Federal and State legislation and local development plans and policies to understand how they would impact PG&E's operations;
  • Develop and monitor environmental and land related project budgets and schedules;
  • Identify the need to conduct CEQA/NEPA reviews on projects, acquire environmental resource discretionary permits, complete the application process and negotiate the terms of such permits with the regulatory and land management agencies;
  • Perform feasibility and support routing/siting studies;
  • Ensure environmental compliance on routine maintenance work and large construction projects or activities;
  • Attend public or agency meetings and present projects via information programs or public hearings;
  • Provide guidance, technical direction, and in coordination with legal, act as the liaison on environmental issues; and
  • Work Supervisor over environmental contractor and manage the quality of their work product and tasks including contractor safety.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Environmental review, Permitting, Notifications and compliance: conduct environmental reviews, obtain discretionary permits and clearances required for the construction, operation and maintenance of PG&E's facilities on private, Federal, and State lands. Coordinate environmental studies for permit acquisition and work with PG&E environmental specialists to develop protection and mitigation measures. Work with line of business to implement permit conditions. During and upon project completion, ensure permit compliance is implemented and all conditions have been met.
    • As necessary, consults with Law Department regarding environmental compliance.
    • Land use: Research and analyze PG&E and public records to assess land uses and possible needs to change zoning or public use; identify possible land constraints and regulatory jurisdictions; and local, State, and Federal permit requirements associated with access or encroachment. Develop strategies to mitigate and minimize public concerns regarding the construction, operation, and maintenance of PG&E facilities. Provide assistance to other PG&E internal groups and the line of business to identify permit triggers, appropriate reviews and local approvals required for siting of PG&E properties.
    • Miscellaneous: Consults with Technical Services clients such as, but not limited to; General Construction, Project Services, Distribution Estimating, Engineering, Vegetation Management staff and contractors, Biologists, Cultural Resource Specialist, Environmental Field Specialists, Land, and Law Department to determine the appropriate level of Technical Services involvement. May be required to oversee and manage the work of contractors performing any of the job duties listed above.


      • BA/BS with emphasis in Land Use/Environmental Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Environmental Management, Biology, or the equivalent in education and/or experience.
      • If qualifying education is not in Land/Environmental Planning the candidate will have successfully completed the core courses for the Land Use and Environmental Planning certificate program or equivalent in content and hours of continuing education courses or seminars; or possess a certificate in Land/Environmental Planning; or have an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)certification.
      • Minimum thirty months/2.5 year's experience in Land Planning, Environmental Analysis, Resource Management or equivalent.
      • Applied knowledge and experience of CEQA/NEPA, CESA/ESA, and other resource laws, regulations and permit triggers
      • Applied knowledge utility vegetation management regulations, rules and requirements.
        • 10 years experience in Land Planning, Discretionary Permit Analysis, Environmental Analysis, Resource Management or equivalent.
        • Certificate from a Land Use /Environmental Planning program, AICP certification, or California PLS license.
        • Experience with utility vegetation management
        • Strong written and oral communication skills; strong team-building and facilitation skills; strong organization skills; goal oriented, ability to manage concurrent responsibilities.
        • Federal and State Land Managing Agency coordination.

Keywords: Pacific Gas And Electric Company, Fresno , Senior Land Planner-ESC-Fresno, Other , Fresno, California

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