Smart Meter 2.0 Project Implementation Project Manager – II

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:

Manage and direct planning, development, and implementation of SDG&E’s Smart Meter 2.0 project. Large-scale, major projects within the department or business unit. Responsible for the development of work scope, budget, schedule, and resource requirements. Prepare, negotiate and approve contracts for contractors or consultants.

Provides leadership for the planning, development, and implementation of SDG&E’s Smart Meter 2.0 Project. Effectively collaborates with Smart Meter Capital Programs staff, internal departments, stakeholders, cross-functional teams, consulting resources/SMEs and vendors to define business processes and designs, business/functional and IT/technical requirements, and comprehensive project plans and timelines. Responsible for the development of work scope, budget, schedule, and resource requirements. Work with internal and external stakeholders to manage the operational transition from existing program design and delivery to the new program design and delivery framework.

May provide direction to a small group of direct reports and a large group of indirect reports.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and coordinate all activities leading to the successful completion of projects including project scoping, timelines, cost estimates and design. Develop and maintain project parameters for project requirements.  Provide direction to contractors, consultants, and project team.  Coordinates input from and participation with various other departments within the Company as needed to meet project objective.
  • Analyze and determine regulatory impacts and requirements of the project. May build business cases and justifications.
  • Responsible for providing team/project goals and evaluating performance. Research and evaluate available contractors and consultants.  Prepare, negotiate and approve or recommend approval of contracts.  Negotiate contracts changes.
  • Manage related workforce planning, budget analysis, and prepare budget forecasts.
  • Testify before and/or prepare supporting documentation for CPUC and other government agencies concerning cost estimates.
  • Perform other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, related field or equivalent training and experience.
  • 6 years related experience or equivalent training and experience.
  • Project management knowledge.
  • Ability to assess the potential financial impact of a project to the Company.
  • Ability to review complex problems and propose innovative solutions.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree, MBA or advanced degree.


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.