Wildfire Regulatory Analytics Team Lead

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:

In conjunction with SDG&E’s Asset Integrity Management (AIM) program, this position integrates a wide range of asset data to perform continuous asset health analysis used to develop and enhance asset management strategies for each phase of the asset life cycle. Responsible to effectively lead a small team of data analysts to achieve corporate operating objectives and advance the utility’s footprint in asset data analytics. Partner with the appropriate operating unit experts to identify critical assets, assess and secure relevant data, perform quantified data analytics, develop alternative strategies and corresponding impacts, align recommended solutions with overall asset strategies, implement solutions based on quantifiable results, and implement and maintain process and tools that drive outcomes into future assessments. Responsible for ensuring that appropriate asset data systems and tools are utilized and maintained to support analytics platform, including asset health indices, asset performance
tools and other relevant data models supporting the AIM program.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and leads the development of risk spend efficiency analysis for RAMP, GRC and annual WMP
    including any new risk reporting requirements for the annual plan.
  • Facilitates the thorough documentation of risk spend efficiency analysis to ensure transparency,
    repeatability and auditability of the work as well as documentation of qualitative write-ups to support RSE
  • Develops and/or updates processes as needed to streamline ongoing development of risk spend efficiencies
    for various regulatory 10 proceedings.
  • Builds and enhances internal alliances with key operating leadership and subject experts to utilize
    appropriate metrics and analytics to support wildfire mitigation plan proposals.
  • Leads and manages team of data analysts and project managers to ensure resources are optimized in
    support of strategic initiatives and activities. Prioritize workload based on resources, while promoting
    employee development.
  • Develops and delivers dashboards, reports and presentations on regulatory wildfire risk analytics topics.
  • Builds and fosters external alliances to maintain up to date knowledge of industry-related issues in wildfire
    risk reporting.
  • Serves key strategic and advocacy role for information systems that support wildfire modeling efforts,
    providing common platform for wildfire risk analytics that drives consistency and repeatability.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science, Risk Management,
    Economics or Finance, related field or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • 5 or more years relevant experience required in the areas of Data Analytics, Utility operations and/or
  • Must be knowledgeable of critical utility assets, including electric distribution and transmission infrastructure.
  • Must be knowledgeable of CPUC and OEIS regulations and requirements regarding risk analytics.
  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills, with ability to translate complex analysis into clear and
    effective management communications.
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership and management skills.


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.