Technical Services Team Leader

San Diego Gas & Electric
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Job Description

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.


Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.


For more information, visit or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.


Primary Purpose:
Provide technical and functional leadership to a team of engineers, project managers, technical consultants/analysts/specialists, and/or planners. Manage and prioritize work assignments to support immediate operational issues as well as long term vision and strategies. Provide for the development of a highly technical staff of engineers and/or technical specialists. Develop, direct, motivate, and evaluate performance of individual team members. Acts as a liaison with other staffs and operating groups.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise project managers who implement capital projects at gas transmission and/or storage facilities, with such activities as prioritization, scheduling, contracting, budget approval, construction and procurement.  Provide technical guidance, coaching, counseling, training, performance planning and management.
  • Supervise construction managers and field inspectors who implement capital projects at gas transmission and/or storage facilities with such activities as prioritization, scheduling, contracting, dispute resolutions, and procurement.  Provide coaching, counseling, training, performance planning and management.
  • Interact and direct engineers and designers who support the project managers and storage fields with such activities as prioritization, scheduling, resource allocations, budget approval.
  • Supervise procurement coordinators who support the project managers with such activities as submitting purchase requisitions, follow-up with Buyers and vendors, tracking and delivery, receiving, inventory, scheduling, quality control, and invoice approvals.  Provide coaching, counseling, training, performance planning and management.
  • Develop and implement process improvements with Accounting, Engineering, Operations, Procurement, and Safety.  Write standards, process flowcharts, procedures, forms, and maintain websites.
  • Manage annual Capital budget of $10 – $15 Million for transmission and/or storage facilities.  Scope, prioritize, plan, schedule, budget estimation, and process funding requests.
  • Project management: perform all aspects of project management for large (>$1mm) and small projects.  Lead a multidiscipline team from concept to commissioning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree B.S. in Engineering or other technical discipline required.
  • 5 years experience with engineering, project management or gas operations.
  • Must possess strong leadership skills and demonstrate excellent management practices.
  • Must be able to determine project requirements, assess the abilities within the work group and delegate appropriately.
  • Requires strong planning skills and high degree of ability to coordinate and delegate large numbers of requests while maintaining budget, schedule, and quality controls.
  • Must anticipate when additional contract or Company workforce is needed to meet client requirements.
  • Responsible for providing team goals, evaluating performance and effectively fostering a healthy work environment.
  • Provides work direction and coaching to members of the work group.
  • Must be able to motivate and empower personnel and deal effectively with performance problems.
  • Requires the ability to assess potential financial impact of a project or program on the Company, as well as the impact on existing Company facilities and operating, marketing, and regulatory philosophies and procedures.
  • Must possess the ability to review complex problems and propose innovative solutions, which involve technical, operational, economic, and strategic issues, and may link new concepts and technologies.
  • Must have understanding of engineering and economic calculations and analyses to ensure a thorough and accurate assessment has been performed.
  • Must be able to understand and perform a variety of scientific calculations.
  • Requires knowledge of project management theories and concepts and engineering practices and concepts.
  • Must possess the ability to effectively interact with various departments to maintain open lines of communication.
  • Must have strong negotiation skills to be able to balance the needs of multiple clients with multiple projects against limited resources.
  • Must be able to clearly and concisely communicate, both verbally and in written form, technical and non-technical information to all levels of management in both formal and informal settings.
  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Extensive knowledge of spreadsheets and database analysis tools.
  • Strong knowledge of technical and engineering concepts that impact Company operations.
  • Must be able to work extended hours.
  • Requires travel within the service territory.

Other Qualifications:

  • This is a DOT safety sensitive position. A pre-assignment drug test may be required.

*The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the California Public Utilities Commission have adopted regulations governing the control of drug use by persons in certain job classifications.  This job is covered by that regulation (49 CFR 199) and candidates who are not already in a covered job classification will be tested for the presence of prohibited drugs and must meet DOT standards before appointment to the job. Once in the job, successful candidates will be subject to random drug testing.


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.