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.

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Primary Purpose:
Leads and manages a team of Policy Advisors and Specialists responsible for the development of policy, procedures and standards that enable application of CPUC Rules 2, 15, 16, 20, and 45 to distribution design, planning and construction projects. Ensures reporting of compliant execution to the CPUC and municipalities.  Liaison with the CPUC for Rule 20, Rule 45, Building Decarbonization proceedings, as well as other proceedings.


Duties and Responsibilities:

–  Leads and prioritizes workload and provides guidance to staff responsible for rule application and procedures. Gathers and provides feedback and coaching on performance and development of individualized career paths for team members. Contributes to the development and delivery of employee engagement plans.
–  Leads the compilation and delivery of compliance with multiple annual reporting requirements for Rule 20, Rule 45, and CPUC data requests for Design & Construction Management (DCM).
–  Responsible for Key Performance Indicators, Service Level Agreements and Goals for DCM Policy and Compliance team.
–  Represents company externally on a local, statewide and national basis. Represents company interests related to Rule 2, 15, 16 20, and 45 and leads collaborative efforts with regulatory authorities, key stakeholders, and other utility counterparts.
–  Monitors labor, vacation and sick, indirect charges, overhead and charges to the department cost center.
–  Leads policy development and comments for supported proceedings.
–  Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).


Required Qualifications:

–  Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Policy or Public Administration or relevant equivalent coursework, or equivalent training/experience
–  5+ years – experience in planning, regulatory affairs, policy and/or business management Knowledge of distribution systems and regulatory process is necessary to acquire and maintain.
–  Must be able to establish effective, detailed quality controls and verification processes to ensure accurate reporting.
–  Must be able to communicate effectively about CPUC rules and company policy and tariffs to enable necessary and actionable understanding of content.
–  Must have an effective strategic and tactical/practical understanding of the regulatory environment and operating constraints for SDG&E to prepare informative and persuasive materials and documents that articulate Company positions on regulatory matters impacting operations.
–  Ability to analyze complex concepts and data to identify risks and propose mitigations.
–  Must be able to identify, navigate to and engage internal resources to support the work of the unit.
–  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:

–  Master’s 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.


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


Salary Range
$107,700.00 – $161,600.00

Total Rewards Philosophy
Note: SDG&E strives to ensure that employees are paid equitably and competitively. Starting salaries may vary based on factors such as relevant experience, qualifications, and education.

SDG&E offers a competitive total rewards package that goes beyond base salary. This position is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive (bonus) as well as other merit-based recognition. Company benefits include health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), employer contributions to retirement benefits, life insurance, paid time off, as well as other company offerings such as tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and employee assistance programs.