Manager – Electric Assets and Compliance – 21-59753

San Diego Gas & Electric

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Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the oversight, governance and implementation of electric compliance programs. This includes the Corrective Maintenance Program (CMP), which consists of the inspection, maintenance and repair of over $5 billion of electric distribution assets and coordination of over 100,000 annual inspections. This position ensures inspections and repairs are conducted within prescribed timeframes as required by CPUC regulations and internal company standards. Manages a CMP annual capital budget of approximately $40 million. Provides strategic direction and influence to electric operations regarding compliance and continuous improvement to reduce company wildfire and other safety risks. Manage the process, procedures, billing and implementation of third-party communication attachments to over 200,000 SDG&E-owned electric transmission & distribution (TD) poles and other electric facilities.


  • Responsible for managing Electric TD Compliance program for third party communication attachments.
  • Lead and manage the compliance team for electric TD assets to ensure company compliance with regulations for the safe delivery of energy.
  • Lead and manage the Electric distribution Corrective Maintenance Program (CMP) to mitigate wildfire and other key corporate risks and enable the most economic management of all assets.
  • Manage CMP and equipment replacement/reliability budgets.
  • Manage critical compliance programs to ensure the integrity and accuracy of all data.
  • Manage teams that carry out the specific section functions. Develop reports and presentations on asset management and compliance programs to present to senior management and regulatory agencies.
  • Ensure compliance with internal auditing requirements and with federal and state laws and regulations concerning energy delivery.
  • Provide strategic guidance and influence with leadership from Electric Operations, Engineering, Asset Management, Legal and other departments to achieve desired corporate outcomes.
  • Provide direction and motivation to employees through coaching and counseling. Openly communicate department vision and formulate goals that will support achievement of corporate goals.
  • Foster a work environment desirable to employees and one where innovation is demonstrated.
  • Continuously provide employee motivation and feedback toward efforts in meeting goals. Perform and provide input for employee Performance Reviews.
  • Ensures that employees act in accordance with environmental and safety guidelines and procedures. Encourages and follows safety/security rules and guidelines. Provides resources necessary to achieve a safe workplace.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Engineering degree or other related field such as Operations Management, Business Administration or related subject with relevant operational experience is required.
  • 10 years – Increasingly responsible experience in engineering, operations or utility infrastructure project management.
  • 5 years – supervisory experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally, particularly to senior management, operations leadership, communication companies, regulators and/ other government agencies.
  • Strong leadership, teambuilding, change management, negotiating, judgment, and motivational skills.
  • Strong decision-making skills required to facilitate timely and effective management decisions.
  • Advanced knowledge of utility electric operations and inspection & maintenance programs, and underlying knowledge of engineering aspects of utility assets and equipment.
  • Strong understanding of current operational and business issues, regulatory requirements and company policies and standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of CA.


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.