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Primary Purpose:

Responsible for system governance and CPUC General Order (GO) compliance across the electric distribution maintenance field operations.  Provides leadership, SME direction and tracking of compliance performance and reporting for state regulatory requirements across electric distribution operations. Develops a high-performance electric distribution compliance team and manages detail compliance tracking and reporting on CPUC GO’s regarding the maintenance and operation of the electric distribution system, as well as the California Telecom Act as it pertains to third party telecommunication attachments to SDG&E’s infrastructure.  Functions as the CPUC Safety Enforcement Division’s primary liaison in technical audits, data requests and incident investigations. Manages intercompany processes and creates policy with Communication Infrastructure Provider (CIPS) who attach telecommunications equipment to over 200,000 of SDG&E poles. Negotiates methodology and rates for the ensuing joint use contracts with CIPs.


Duties and Responsibilities:

–  Oversees key portions of the corrective Maintenance Program which is the Company’s largest field safety and maintenance program. This includes leading the groups field audit process which ensures CPUC compliance with general maintenance orders and also the corrective maintenance deferral process.  Makes recommendations to upper management regarding deferral policy and associated compliance.
–  Directs SDG&E response to CPUC in incident investigations and provides strategic influence in various regulatory proceedings with CPUC staff. External influence on several regulatory teams, making decisions influencing policy in SDG&E’s regard at Commission proceedings.
–  Manages interface policies and processes with various communication companies contracted to SDG&E (i.e. Verizon AT&T, Sprint, etc.) to attach equipment to our overhead electric system. Manages GO 95 compliance with CIP issues and enforces regulations to reduce and mitigate safety risk to the electric distribution system. Interprets contracts and makes decisions on behalf of the company’s safety and business interests.
–  Supervises and directs the section’s staff including Technical Advisors, Engineering Analysts and Quality Assurance Administrators. Develops Compliance strategies across the distribution operations field units.
–  Collaborates and provides strategic influence with compliance managers at other investor owned utilities (IOUs) to address common compliance objectives during joint utility conferences; represents SDG&E in making decisions and influencing outcomes during industry and CPUC technical workshops and meetings.
–  Leads the CPUC incident central reporting program and makes key recommendations to upper management regarding this program
–  Leads the process of negotiating and managing CIP contracts (communication attachments to our poles) as well as responsibility over associated activities such as billing, collection of revenues and monitoring of construction compliance issues and collaborates with SDG&E legal and regulatory groups on updates.
–  Manages and directs company SMEs in interpreting CPUC General Orders and makes decisions about the interpretation of rules to ensure company compliance. Leads cross departmental responses to CPUC technical data requests.
–  Process leader for annual CPUC report submissions including GO165 Maintenance report. Manages the response process to all CPUC technical data requests associated with electric distribution system field incidents. Functions as contact and go between to CPUC for audits and incident investigations.
–  Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
–  Manages Compliance Management Cost Center
–  Manages collection of revenues, provides checks and balances control – reviews and monitors invoices in arrears.


Required Qualifications: 

–  Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, accounting or a related field or possess certification in area related to professional –  Qualified Electrical Work (such as in electric line work).
–  8 or more years Requires electric distribution operations experience usually obtained through electrical field operations, engineering staff work or electrical design and planning.
–  Prior supervisory or project management experience
–  Must have a good working knowledge of the electric distribution utility design and construction business and have related experience, general acquired as either a qualified electrical worker, engineer or system planner.
–  Must be able to focus on the bigger picture, to relate to company’s strategic objectives, and assess financial and compliance impacts to the company.
–  Must possess strong leadership skills and demonstrate excellent management practices.
–  Must possess the ability to review complex problems and propose innovative solutions, which may involve technical, operational, economic, and strategic issues, and may link new concepts and strategies.
–  Must understand engineering and economic calculations such as pole loading analysis and design.
–  Must have the ability to effectively interact and influence at all levels including CPUC proceeding, SED data and audit requests, executive communications and cross departmental, in both formal and informal environments.
–  Must have strong computer skills and thorough knowledge of Microsoft office applications as well as the company’s electronic mapping, data (SAP) and design systems (pole loading calculations).
–  Must be proficient in analytical and written skill as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
–  Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire.
–  We offer a hybrid work environment. Although the schedule may vary, typically this will allow you to work from the office two to three days per week and work remotely on the remaining workdays.
Preferred Qualifications: 

–  Risk management 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.


Work Schedule
–  HYBRID: Work a combination of onsite and remote days each week, typically 2-3 days per week.