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 benefitsHERE.
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.
Position ensures that the Company's policy and business objectives are effectively pursued and advocated before state regulators and other critical decision makers. Position tracks public policy developments, engages with business unit management and subject-matter experts, Law Department, and Regulatory Affairs to understand state policy objectives; shape applications, regulatory positions and filings; and plan and execute effective advocacy strategies. It also successfully develops and leverages relationships with key personnel at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Energy Commission (CEC), and Air Resources Board (CARB).
Duties and Responsibilities:
Develops and implements strategies for achieving business and policy objectives before state regulatory agencies (CPUC, CEC, and CARB); advocates company positions before Commissioners, advisors, agency management and staff, and negotiate beneficial outcomes; establish position as reliable resource for regulators; field requests for information, ensure development of robust and timely responses, and facilitate meetings with agencies. Key areas include energy policy, electric and gas procurement, infrastructure development and permitting, wildfire/public safety, grid reliability, operations, cost recovery, rates/revenues, earnings/return, performance measures, incentive mechanisms, environmental compliance (AB 32), customer programs and new market opportunities.
Develops superior relationships with regulators, policy makers, industry stakeholders, and peers (SCE/PGE) to build trust, foster open communications, improve our reputation, and achieve high quality regulatory results.
Gathers and assess intelligence and advise the utility leadership teams (CEO, COO, other officers, and directors) and Corporate on key regulatory issues and trends that will impact company objectives and performance.
Leverages knowledge of regulatory trends, state policy preferences and business objectives to support and facilitate internal cross-functional policy and program development. Provides critical insight and input on regulatory work product including company policy, regulatory and business strategies, presentations, filings, testimony, programs, analysis, and rates.
Maintains effective relationships throughout all areas of the organization and stay abreast of internal projects and initiatives to ensure a superior level of support from Regulatory Affairs.
Ensures compliance with political and regulatory lobbying/reporting requirements. Directly manage various high-level special projects and initiatives as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
This role requires a hybrid work schedule, typically requiring two to three days onsite per week and remote the remaining workdays.
Bachelor's Degree in political science, economics, business, or similar field.
8 years - experience in advocacy, policy or project management in energy industry or related field.
Expert understanding of key regulatory, legislative and energy industry issues.
Strategically minded, adept at negotiation, and uses reason, persuasion and argument effectively.
Strong communications skills and ability to present information to a broad range of audiences.
Ability to work semi-autonomously, informally manage cross-functional/discipline teams, and contribute remotely.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to influence others and gain their respect, cooperation and support.
Must be able to travel occasionally between various/multiple SDG&E locations as well as outside of SDG&E service territory.
We offer a hybrid work environment. Although the schedule may vary, typically this will allow you to work from the office two to three days per week and work remotely on the remaining workdays.
Must reside in San Francisco Bay Area or be willing to relocate upon hire.
Master's Degree in business, public policy or law (JD)
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.
HYBRID: Work a combination of onsite and remote days each week, typically 2-3 days per week.
Posting End Date
Aug 2, 2023
$121,400.00 - $182,100.00
Total Rewards Philosophy
Note: SDG&E strives to ensure that employees are paid equitably and competitively. Starting salaries may vary based on factors such as relevant experience, qualifications, and education.
SDG&E offers a competitive total rewards package that goes beyond base salary. This position is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive (bonus) as well as other merit-based recognition. Company benefits include health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), employer contributions to retirement benefits, life insurance, paid time off, as well as other company offerings such as tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and employee assistance programs.