Senior Market Policy Advisor #20-55137

29 Jul, 2020


Senior Market Policy Advisor #20-55137

San Diego Gas & Electric
San Diego, CA
At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Our commitment means we are creating a sustainable future by providing almost 45 percent of 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 safe and reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come.
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.

The Senior Energy Administrator assesses all relevant policy developments, leads the team’s regulatory agenda and development of policy positions by partnering with SDG&E’s team of experts (e.g., regulatory case managers, government relations, and external relations). Manages company compliance with all regulatory requirements for procurement programs.

  • Authors policy statements, testimony, pleadings, and compliance filings in regulatory proceedings. Collaborates with team-members on policy comments, advocacy and strategy development. Serves as SDG&E’s point person with regulatory agencies’ staff regarding procurement policy. Responsible for communicating SDG&E’s position, answering questions, and sometimes debating policy issues during external meetings, workshops, and other meetings with market participants, the Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs), California Independent System Operator (CAISO) staff and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Energy Division staff as requested.
  • Serves as SDG&E’s point person during discussions with IOUs and other stakeholders regarding the impact of regulatory issues regarding mandatory procurement programs. Responsible for communicating SDG&E’s position, answering questions, and working to coordinate policy positions.
  • Manages SDG&E’s compliance with the regulatory requirements related to mandatory procurement programs acting as the point person for coordinating efforts to meet these requirements. Participates in the procurement process to meet those requirements. Conducts energy planning studies, develops energy forecasts and resource assessments, and prepares testimony. May be required to act as a company witness.
  • Represents Electric & Fuel Procurement in working with other SDG&E departments and coordinates SDG&E’s efforts towards: affecting policy, establishing goals, and creating new projects related to mandatory procurement programs.
  • Researches, analyzes and provides advice/recommendations to SDG&E Electric & Fuel Procurement team and SDG&E Government Affairs regarding the potential impacts of pending legislation, regulatory proceedings and policy initiatives before the CPUC, FERC, CEC, CAISO, CARB and other agencies
    (including Federal level). Provides edits to proposed legislation from a procurement perspective to SDG&E Government Affairs.
  • Briefs team-members on updates and changes, anticipates future changes, works with SDG&E Electric & Fuel Procurement management and team members to integrate regulatory requirements into practices, and provides interpretation of existing regulations to team members.
  • Meets with external stakeholders such as interveners and community groups along with other team members and SDG&E Public Affairs for both informational and settlement purposes to present proposals, discuss and sometimes debate procurement programs, and answer questions.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties)









  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, related discipline, or equivalent training and/or experience required.
  • 6 years relevant experience in analysis, policy, regulatory, legislative or compliance within the power industry required.
  • Expertise in electric and gas technical operations and experience as a witness in regulatory proceedings is highly desirable.
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders (including Senior Management, CAISO staff, CPUC Energy Division staff, interveners, developers, and community groups, present complex ideas in an understandable manner, and translate policy guidelines into business practices.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.


  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or related discipline preferred.
  • Experience within the power industry at either an Investor Owned Utility (IOU), a governmental agency, or Non- Governmental Organization (NGO) preferred.
  • 2 years experience in renewable energy, energy markets, or transmission planning preferred.
  • Registration as a professional engineer in the State of California is highly desirable.

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Job posted: 2020-07-29