Business/Economic Advisor

San Diego Gas & Electric
Job Description

**Position can be filled at higher level for qualified candidate

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 data analytics support and direction to all areas of Sempra Energy and its business units with regard to electric demand and energy forecasting, load research and analysis, program measurement and evaluation, customer end-use analysis, customer load profiles, rate design and other operational and regulatory-related issues. Provides data analytical support for internal planning and regulatory strategy development. Collaborates with information technology and business teams to develop analytics solutions.



  • Advises and provides analytical and project management support in the development of load information and forecasts related to system loads, energy sales, customer usage and demand response programs for internal analyses and regulatory filings. May support expert testimony in related proceedings
  • Coordinates data analytics with other areas of Sempra including information technology and business units regarding the development of integrated analyses and evaluation of pricing, demand response and business proposals including new programs and optional rates.
  • Provides analytics support and potentially witness support in the development of testimony, exhibits, workpapers and data request responses. Analyzes regulatory proposals strategically and tactically, and develops information and recommendations to assist management in planning and decision-making.
  • Conducts and supports statistical studies of energy utilization. Develops load forecasts and other relevant usage factors by customer class, business type, and individuals within the broad scope of regulatory, demand response, energy efficiency and advanced metering objectives. Develops, utilizes and maintains complex load analysis and forecasting models, methodologies and databases, updating as necessary to reflect regulatory and industry changes.
  • Interfaces with the internal and external personnel as needed to query data and provide analyses for load research and demand forecasting activities. Ensures data consistency across issues and across business units and assesses implications of external events on corporate interests.
  • Meets regulatory reporting requirements and presents findings and recommendations to management through reports, presentations, or other direct communications.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

**Position can be filled at higher level for qualified candidate


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in data science, computer science, business information systems, economics, business, engineering, accounting, mathematics, statistics or a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years in a related field.
  • Experience with the development and use of business intelligence, data warehousing, data modeling and data extractions.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Strong database query and programming skills are required. Experience using applications such as SQL, SSMS, Stata, SAS, SPSS, SAP HANA XSA, Visual Basic, C, Python, R, and/or Microsoft Office/Access/Excel/Power BI is required.
  • Experience with SAP S/4 HANA, SAP HANA-EE, SAP Analytics Cloud, and/or SAP Predictive Analytics is desirable.
  • Knowledge of CPUC and FERC regulations and policies regarding forecasting, load analysis, measurement and evaluation and associated regulatory-related and often evolving issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills overall and the ability to creatively solve new problems.
  • Works well individually and with others as part of a self-motivated, collegial team environment.
  • Ability to manage high level projects and coordinate projects with other departments.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A graduate degree in a related field or equivalent work-related experience.
“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.”