Manager Regulatory Relations

Full-time
San Diego Gas & Electric
Description
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.

For more information, visit SDGEnews.com or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.

 

Primary Purpose

Position ensures that the Company’s policy and business objectives are effectively pursued and advocated before state regulators and other critical decision makers. Position tracks public policy developments, engages with business unit management and subject-matter experts, Law Department, and Regulatory Affairs to understand state policy objectives; shape applications, regulatory positions and filings; and plan and execute effective advocacy strategies. It also successfully develops and leverages relationships with key personnel at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Energy Commission (CEC), and Air Resources Board (CARB).

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategies for achieving business and policy objectives before state regulatory agencies (CPUC, CEC, and CARB):; advocate company positions before Commissioners, advisors,  agency management and staff, and negotiate beneficial outcomes; establish position as reliable resource for regulators; field requests for information, ensure development of robust and timely responses, and facilitate meetings with agencies.. Key areas include energy policy, electric and gas procurement, infrastructure development and permitting, wildfire/public safety, grid reliability, operations, cost recovery, rates/revenues, earnings/return, performance measures, incentive mechanisms, environmental compliance (AB 32), customer programs and new market opportunities.
  • Develop superior relationships with regulators, policy makers, industry stakeholders, and peers (SCE/PGE) to build trust, foster open communications, improve our reputation, and achieve high quality regulatory results.
  • Gather and assess intelligence and advise the utility leadership teams (CEO, COO, other officers, and directors) and Corporate on key regulatory issues and trends that will impact company objectives and performance.
  • Leverage knowledge of regulatory trends, state policy preferences and business objectives to support and facilitate internal cross-functional policy and program development. Provide critical insight and input on regulatory work product including company policy, regulatory and business strategies, presentations, filings, testimony, programs, analysis, and rates.
  • Maintain effective relationships throughout all areas of the organization and stay abreast of internal projects and initiatives to ensure a superior level of support from Regulatory Affairs.
  • Ensure compliance with political and regulatory lobbying/reporting requirements. Directly manage various high-level special projects and initiatives as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in political science, economics, business, or similar field.
  • 8 years experience in advocacy, policy or project management in energy industry or related field.
  • Expert understanding of key regulatory, legislative and energy industry issues.
  • Strategically minded, adept at negotiation, and uses reason, persuasion and argument effectively.
  • Strong communications skills and ability to present information to a broad range of audiences.
  • Ability to work semi-autonomously, informally manage cross-functional/discipline teams, and contribute remotely.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to influence others and gain their respect, cooperation and support.

 

Preferred Qualification

  • Master’s Degree in business, public policy or law (JD).

Willing to relocate to San Francisco Bay Area.

 

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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