Electric and Fuel Procurement Policy and Strategy Manager – 21-61541

Full-time
San Diego Gas & Electric
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 SDGEnews.com or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.

 

 

Primary Purpose:

Leads an externally facing team to identify and execute renewable investment opportunities (e.g. $100+ million tax equity investments) and serve as the liaison between the origination team and the regulatory agencies (e.g. CPUC and CEC) to solve outstanding SDGE procurement-related issues or design and implement programs (e.g. RAM, RFO).

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leads a cross-functional and dynamic team to develop arguments to position SDG&E as a strategy leader in the constantly evolving energy market.
  • Drafts filings required to seek approval of procurement related transactions (PPA/PPTAs, sales agreements, etc.).
  • Represents the company at regulatory proceedings relevant to the Origination and Portfolio Design team.
  • Functions as the first level leader of a professional team by providing direction and support to empower decision-making and speed of execution.
  • Establishes and prioritizes the origination’s team agenda with regard to the CPUC and CEC so that SDG&E can meet its strategic objectives with regard to commodity procurement and/or sales.
  • Establishes and maintains successful partnerships with the various development and regulatory agencies (CPUC, CARB & CEC).
  • Designs, files and convenes the roll-out of programs hosted within the organization team, such as RAM, RPS RFOs, FiT, auctions, IRP.
  • Works on special projects as assigned in support of the origination & portfolio design agenda.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

 

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Business, Economics, Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • 8+ years – relevant commercial experience in identifying, negotiating, and filing PPAs/PPTAs at an Investor Owned Utility (IOU) and structuring investments in the renewable area, preferably in California.
  • Must understand and have experience working with the CPUC regulatory process and be able to represent SDG&E with high-level regulatory officials.
  • Must be able to interface with multiple stakeholders, including Senior Management.
  • Requires the ability to present complex ideas in an understandable manner and translate policy guidelines into business practice.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Travel is expected – mostly to San Francisco for the day – for about 10% of the time.

 

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.

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