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
Responsible for multiple workgroups within Gas Field Operations for  one or multiple geographical operations centers. Provides overall leadership and management of supervisors, administrative, and represented employees in a manner that produces industry-leading results in safety, compliance, and employee performance while meeting operational and financial objectives. Manages distribution pipeline safety; risk mitigation; gas emergencies; construction and maintenance of gas distribution and support of electric operations. Strategically manages and has oversight of regulatory compliance; business optimization development and execution; customer service, CPUC compliance audit oversight, employee development and ensuring financial goals are met for Capital, O&C/O&M budgets. Collaborates with industry partners and State Regulators in the development of gas distribution pipeline regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manages Gas Operations personnel and field activities simultaneously for multiple departments and/or workstreams. Responsible for ensuring gas and electric compliance in accordance with Company policies, procedures, and state (CPUC) and federal (PHMSA/DOT) regulations. Ensures proper record-keeping practices are followed for gas and electric underground infrastructure installation and maintenance, patrols, inspections, surveys, reads and calibration records. Develops, implements and oversees strategies and tactics designed to optimize field resources installing and maintaining gas and electric infrastructure to achieve organizational and corporate level business goals. Drives and facilitates creative and innovative continuous improvement in technology, work methods and process advancements throughout the organization.
Develops and implements regional safety and employee engagement strategies and programs designed to ensure a strong safety culture, inclusion and high employee morale. Primary point of contact for both gas and electric emergency incidents, providing critical information for outward and upward communications. Incident Command/ICS responder for gas emergency response and management of gas incidents. Leads resource coordination of gas personnel during PSPS and Wildfire support and restoration activities. In emergency situations maintains appropriate public contact with federal, state, county and local agencies.
Manages budgets of $300 mil + Capital and $60 mil + O&M/O&C, generates regular reports of cost, quality and KPIs. Develops and implements strategies and tactics to manage regional department and workstream spending associated with workload, work allocation, tooling, equipment and vehicle expenditures.
Oversees and supports internal and external regulatory audits conducted by State Regulators and Corporate auditors. Responsible for safety and environmental (ESCMP). Responsible for adherence to Record Retention and Business Resumption Plans and ensures SOX 404 compliance.
Manages performance and provides counseling, coaching and professional developmental opportunities for personnel. Actively promotes workplace diversity and inclusion throughout the organization. Collaborates with Labor Relations on performance issues, and CBA negotiations. Coordinates with HR to develop staffing strategies and ensures timely execution.
Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).


Required Qualifications

H.S. Diploma/GED Required
Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business administration or relevant field or equivalent field operations experience and applicable field technical training Required
8+ years – Related experience, including at least 5 years experience in leadership and oversight. Required
Extensive knowledge of field safety policies and practices including emergency incident response, Incident Command System (ICS), emergency communications, Message Center Reporting and leak investigation/repair. Advanced
Knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements. Advanced
Thorough understanding of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), labor practices, the ability to engage represented employees, deal effectively with performance problems and thrive in a union environment. Advanced
Ability to analyze and utilize complex data to formulate strategies and tactics, manage multifaceted projects, effectively collaborate with internal and external business partners. Advanced
Strong listening, verbal and written communication skills. Advanced
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership ability to effectively work with employees at all levels, as well as to lead and inspire a diverse workforce through a dynamic work environment. Advanced
Display versatility, quick problem solving, handle multiple demands, and ability to work effectively with a variety of individual personalities and organizations. Advanced
Knowledge of company budgeting practices including financial systems such as SAP and Business Warehouse as well as knowledge of Scheduling and Dispatching systems, and MS Office. Advanced
Must have a valid California Drivers License Required
Requires being available to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends and holidays and may require extended work hours.
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.