Energy Administrator (#22-63791)

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:

Responsible for a broad range of policy and implementation issues related to CAISO, CPUC and associated policy and strategic decisions. The position has a specific focus on supporting SDG&Es compliance with CPUC’s resource adequacy requirements by managing and optimizing SDG&E’s generation and contracts portfolio in collaboration with the Electric and Fuel Procurement’s Energy Supply and Dispatch. Manage counterparty relationships and provides support for contract disputes and assists in the briefing of senior management on contract-related issues. Support the monitoring and tracking of CAISO/CPUC market policy
and procurement related initiatives and revisions to tariffs and operating procedures, as well as implementing strategic decisions and interfacing with CAISO and the CPUC. Prepare testimony and comments to support procurement-related proceedings and initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage SDG&E’s compliance with the regulatory requirements related to mandatory procurement
    programs acting as the point person for coordinating efforts to meet these requirements. Participate in the
    procurement process to meet those requirements. Track outages, trades, and contracts and compliance
    requirements. Provide updates and briefings to senior management on resource adequacy contracts,
    positions, and related issues. May support or serve as the subject matter expert for resource adequacy
    and prepare or assist in the preparation of stakeholder comments for related CAISO initiatives and CPUC
  • Monitor, track, and participate in CAISO related stakeholder processes that impact day-ahead and real-time markets, resource adequacy, and other energy and fuel procurement activities. Monitor CPUC and FERC regulatory proceedings and identify issues that impact SDG&E procurement activities and participate/support proceedings as requested. Track and participate in providing recommendations on issues that impact SDG&E or negatively affect SDG&E customers. Support the drafting of documents outlining SDG&E’s position on important initiatives and proceedings, as well as ensuring the department/company is prepared for all changes from a process, IT, training and operational perspective.
  • Collaborate with Energy Supply and Dispatch to understand resource optimization and outage planning. Analyze and provide alternatives to Energy Supply and Dispatch in the approval process.
  • Assist in the development of recommended actions regarding contracts, energy and procurement policy and procedures associated with regulatory and legislative positions. Support the development of position tracking and portfolio optimization strategies as a result of load migration. Analyze overall net position and assist in the RFO process as necessary.
  • Work with SDG&E Electric & Fuel Procurement management and team members to integrate regulatory requirements into practices. Under guidance brief team-members on updates and changes as needed.
  • Prepare testimony and comments for stakeholder initiatives, rate cases and other regulatory and governmental proceedings on procurement-related matters.
  • Conduct procurement-related analyses and other special contract-related studies as required. Review contract terms and conditions, assists in identifying areas of potential concern for management, and supports management on resolution alternatives that may impact ongoing contract operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Require Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent training and/or work experience.
  • 4 years – Related professional experience in the energy industry.
  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically analyze counterparty operations and contract positions within a team-oriented environment.
  • Exercises judgment in recommending plans and strategies for energy planning or regulatory proceedings.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior professional experience that includes knowledge of CAISO markets, including CAISO tariff and CPUC regulatory requirement, gas or power contracts, settlements,
    energy or resource planning, or other related experience.
  • Familiarity with utility operations, contract terms and conditions, energy procurement activities, knowledge of the CAISO Tariff or CAISO system for scheduling and dispatch, or knowledge of the CPUC regulatory process is highly desirable.


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.