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:

Develops regulatory policy positions, strategies and analysis that support the company’s business vision, policy and objectives. In cooperation and consultation with the company’s various business unit leaders and subject matter experts, crafts compelling policy argument in support of the company’s regulatory and legislative activities. Prepares strategic analysis and policy position papers. Supports expert testimony in regulatory proceedings and provides recommendations and policy support to senior management.


Duties and Responsibilities:

–  Strategic Analysis and Input — Prepares strategic analysis and policy position papers. Provides recommendations and policy input to senior management. Maintains a high level of knowledge regarding industry issues, developments, and trends. Works with state and federal governmental affairs departments to assess legislation and develop company positions.
–  Policy and Strategy — Develops regulatory policy positions and strategies that support the company’s business vision, policy and objectives. In coordination with the company’s various business units and subject matter experts, crafts compelling policy and argument in support of the company’s regulatory and legislative activities. Sponsors expert policy testimony in regulatory and legislative proceedings.
–  Testimony Support — Assists in the development and drafting of policy testimony, comments and other communications, including the provision of support to officer level witnesses in key regulatory proceedings.
–  Stakeholder Relations — Maintains positive relations with key industry thought leaders, policy makers, regulatory agency staff, external stakeholders, and other utilities to collaborate on policy positions, develop coalitions, foster open communications, build trust, improve our reputation, and achieve high quality outcomes. Participates in and presents at industry conferences and other public events.
–  Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).


Required Qualifications:

–  Bachelor’s Degree in business, economics, finance, political science, public administration, related field or equivalent training and/or experience.
–  8 years – Relevant regulatory, policy, governmental affairs or equivalent professional experience.
–  Some experience with public speaking, giving presentations, and providing expert testimony under cross examination.
–  Experience preparing strategic analysis regarding critical policy issues, industry developments, and market trends.
–  Ability to quickly grasp complex issues and develop overarching regulatory strategies to support overall business direction.
–  Thorough knowledge of the energy industry and all aspects of the state and/or federal policy arena.
–  Strong leadership skills and ability to work in collaborative team environment, particularly with business unit policy leaders.
–  Exceptional written and oral communication skills and experience developing and supporting officer-level policy testimony.
–  Strong negotiation skills; able to use persuasion and argument effectively.
–  Ability to positively influence others and gain their respect, cooperation and support.
–  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 in law, public policy or business.
– Understanding of the key policy, regulatory, legislative and business issues facing SDG&E preferred.


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
$118,900.00 – $178,400.00

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.