Land Policy Manager #21-58727

San Diego Gas & Electric

At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe, and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means 40% of the energy that SDG&E delivers to customers comes from renewable sources, exceeding California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. We are modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. Learn more about our commitment to delivering clean, safe, and reliable energy HERE.


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.


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Primary Purpose:

Responsible for developing workable land policy that supports the company’s defense of its land rights to continue the safe and reliable operation of its pipes and wires. The Land Policy Manager will work cross-functionally with subject matter experts, business and operational departments and legal to craft comprehensive and consistent positions to educate internal and external stakeholders on SDG&E’s land policy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with legal and subject matter experts to stay abreast of regional developments and trends to proactively defend SDG&E land rights within regulatory process. Creates policies and procedures that support defense of company’s land rights. Understands California energy regulatory structure, land principles, and SDG&E business interests. Maintains a high level of knowledge about land and company issues, business plans and strategies.
  • Manages the preparation of land policy positions to further company interests, including ownership of CPUC code section 851 and related codes. Works across organization to develop trends, policies and process for the effective compliance with section 851 and related codes.
  • Develops relationships with internal and external stakeholders who influence strategic land, regulatory, legislative, and business-related issues and seeks mutually satisfactory positions that preserve the interests of stakeholders.
  • Researches and develops land trends within the industry and provides insightful analysis to stay ahead of potential challenges and roadblocks.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferably within business administration, public policy or law, or other related field is required.
  • 7 years – relevant experience in energy industry and policy related areas, or equivalent experience and legal training is required.
  • Understanding of regulatory compliance and the law.
  • Strong research, high-level thinking and ability to spot patterns and trends.
  • Effective cross-functional communication skills and ability to translate complex and technical terms in a clear and concise manner in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to assess land issues and develop and execute on strategic plans.
  • Able to build strong relationships and work collaboratively across many different disciplines, including subject matters experts, legal and regulatory.
  • Can synthesize information from a variety of sources, identify and set priorities and present on findings.

Desired Qualifications:

  • JD (Juris Doctor)
  • Master’s Degree

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Paralegal Certification, legal studies or other related coursework is desired.

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.