Advanced Clean Technology Development Manager (#22-64001)

San Diego Gas & Electric
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.

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Primary Purpose:

Leads SDG&E’s advanced clean technology development programs, policy and projects. Develops, refines, communicates and ensures commitment to a common advanced clean technology strategy across SDG&E. Acts as a representative of the company for SDG&E’s advanced clean technology across local, state, and federal domains.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages SDG&E’s Advanced Clean Technology Development team including staffing, workflow planning, employee day-to-day guidance and support, goal setting, performance dialogues, training.
  • Leads SDG&E solicitations (e.g., RFIs/RFP) for advanced clean technologies, such as energy storage and distributed resource management systems. Designs solicitation materials, run solicitations and conduct bid evaluation in coordination with the independent evaluator. Leads commercial negotiations and prepares applications for regulatory approval if necessary. Cultivates and maintains relationships with key suppliers, contractors, vendors, integrators and solutions providers in advanced clean technology space to ensure SDG&E is positioned to evaluate opportunities and threats associated with emerging technologies.
  • Leads the advanced clean technology team’s advocacy efforts at the CPUC, CEC, CARB, FERC, and CAISO. Constructively collaborates with key stakeholders to achieve outcomes that align with team policy and minimize risk.
  • Communicates SDG&E advanced clean technology vision, strategy, and deployment activity externally, including key stakeholders, such as local government (e.g. City of San Diego), state government (e.g. California legislators) environmental groups, academia, technology organizations, etc.
  • Ensures alignment of SDG&E advanced clean technology integration vision, strategy, and deployment activity with internal business units across SDG&E.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Business, technology, engineering, or related area, or equivalent experience.
  • 10 or more years – related experience, including utility or electric industry experience.
  • Deal structuring and commercial negotiation experience, particularly EPC, build transfer, and licensing agreements
  • Expert understanding of the key regulatory, legislative and competitive issues facing Sempra Energy and its business units.
  • Ability to lead a team of high performing individual contributors.


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.