Regulatory Affairs Case Manager II (#22-63576)

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
Manages the development and participation of significant and complex Sempra Energy and its business units in regulatory proceedings before the CPUC, CEC, FERC and CAISO; responsible for building and fostering relationships with key stakeholders, that may include regulatory agencies, other utilities, and external stakeholders. Assigned cases may include issues such as revenue requirements, cost allocation, rate design, rate recovery, safety, policy, planning, market design, major project approvals, compliance and audit reviews, special programs and contracts, new services and earnings opportunities, and monitoring of key proceedings and developments that significantly effect the Company’s performance, revenues, credibility and reputation.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organizes corporate-wide case teams and directly manages their participation in regulatory proceedings before the CPUC, CEC, FERC and CAISO. For each assigned case: oversees the development of the regulatory strategy and tactics to be pursued; establishes the case plan and schedule to be followed; directs the preparation of all materials including applications, petitions, comments, discovery responses, motions, testimony and exhibits; informs necessary personnel of case progress and major issues or problems; ensures that all work proceeds on schedule and complies with the case team’s agreed upon objectives; builds coalitions and solicits support from other utilities and interested parties; analyzes and summarizes intervening parties’ positions, pleadings, and policy; negotiates any settlement agreements or stipulations; oversees any staff or outside audits to be conducted in the case; informs affected personnel of actions called for in agency decisions or rulings; working with the analysis and tariff groups, ensures that the necessary steps are taken to implement all regulatory requirements established as a result of the case.
  • Maintains strong relations with regulatory agency staff, external stakeholders, and other utilities to build trust, foster open communications, improve our reputation, and achieve high quality outcomes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Economics, business, accounting, political science or related field of study, or equivalent experience.
  • 4-5 years of Regulatory or equivalent experience.
  • Strong understanding of the key policy, regulatory, legislative and competitive issues facing Sempra Energy and its business units.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of the state and/or federal regulatory process.
  • Strong leadership skills and aptitude to work in collaborative team environment.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills (deadline oriented).
  • Ability to quickly grasp and respond to complex regulatory and political issues.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills; able to use persuasion and argument effectively.
  • Positively influences others and gains their respect, cooperation and support.

Preferred Qualification

  • Graduate Degree in Law, Public Administration, Business, Tax, Policy or equivalent experience.

 

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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