Maintenance Operations Manager – 21-60950

San Diego Gas & Electric

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).


Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.


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Primary Purpose:

Provides leadership and direction to approximately 90 employees at ten locations responsible for maintenance operations and services for vehicles and specialized equipment assets valuing over $110M. Directs the development of comprehensive preventive maintenance practices and procedures to maximize asset availability, directly contributing to the Company goals of reliability and cost effectiveness. SDGE’s lead in the development, management and implementation of maintenance programs to ensure adherence to OSHA, DOT, EPA, ANSI and other applicable regulatory guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Effectively leads supervisors, as well as indirect reports, in all matters related to safety, behavior and performance at each of SDGE’s 10 operational locations. Oversees resolution of issues related to the collective barging agreement as it pertains to Fleet Maintenance personnel.
  • Manages and safeguards the $110M corporate asset base of vehicles and specialized utility construction equipment through the development and implementation of policies, procedures and audits designed to ensure their availability.
  • Establishes all necessary supplier agreements for services and materials and work directly with a multitude of suppliers to ensure a reliable network of services and material availability. Seeks improvement processes and develops adequate controls and negotiations for development of suppliers for materials and vended services contracts.
  • Develops and manages $12M operating budget, ensuring departmental personnel and material resources are effectively matched to provide superior fleet maintenance and repair services.
  • Manages, through subordinate staff, all maintenance processes, procedures and facilities for the SDGE business unit including ESCMP, SOX, Business Resumption and Emergency Action Plans.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with employees, functional staff and other departmental management essential to meeting client work equipment requirements.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Business administration, finance or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ Fleet, automotive or operational management.
  • Must possess above average computer skills, effective written and oral communication skills, and the ability to prioritize and delegate effectively.
  • Strong knowledge in contract development, negotiations and vendor performance, generally acquired through five years of experience is required.
  • Extensive knowledge in the field of Labor Relations is required and specific knowledge and experience with the SDGE labor agreement is preferred.
  • Should have knowledge and understanding of business mathematics, statistics, accounting principles, cost reports and variances.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • A valid California driver’s license is required.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.