Southern California Edison Project Manager, Policy & Planning (MPP1) in Rosemead, California

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About SCE’s Demand Side Management (DSM) Policy & Planning Department:

DSM Policy & Planning leads future strategy development and planning that positions the next DSM portfolio to deliver more value from DSM for customers and the company.

Position Overview:

This position serves as the project manager on the Policy & Planning (P&P) team within Customer Programs & Services (CP&S) and supports the team’s role in developing DSM policy and strategy for CP&S. Specifically, you will be responsible for monitoring and providing recommendations to CP&S management on key distributed energy resource (DER) proceedings (e.g., IRP, IDER, DRP) and their related integration with DSM programs. Additionally the selected candidate will participate in internal working team meetings and will also monitor emerging policies such as Disadvantaged Communities, Building Electrification/Decarbonization, and other policy areas where DSM can contribute to the company’s goals for GHG reduction while meeting grid reliability needs.

This position supports other activities led by P&P including EE and DR program planning and policy analysis. This role will work closely with various teams including BCD, EP&M, SIPP, Regulatory Affairs and other key stakeholders.

Typical Responsibilities:

Key project assignments may include:

  • Support the monitoring of DER proceedings (e.g., IRP, IDER, DRP), participation in internal working team meetings, and monitoring of emerging policies (e.g., Disadvantaged Communities, Building Electrification/Decarbonization, etc.).

  • Support the monitoring and tracking of emerging DR regulatory and policy topics including 2018 DR Application, Joint IOU Cost Causation Proposal, CPUC DR Market Integration Working Group, Prohibited Resources (BUGS) Mandate, DRAM Evaluation, DRAM III, Rule 24, CPUC Annual RA Proceeding, CAISO TPP Process (Slow Demand Response Resources), 2016 DR Potential Study & New Models of DR, CBP Trigger and Tariff Updates, 2016 Rate Design Window, etc.

  • Support the P&P Senior Project Manager in developing and designing a new “next generation” DR program to serve both SCE reliability and CAISO and CPUC market requirements while retaining customer appeal.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Support the continued integration of DSM into the company’s DER strategies (e.g., support for locational DSM needs, Request For Offers, etc.).

  • Support program planning (enhancements to existing DSM programs) activities, as needed.

  • Support the development of new policy positions and business practices based on regulatory requirements.

  • Support the inclusion of program evaluation and analysis in the continuous enhancement of DSM programs.

  • Identify, manage and resolve complex issues, including those with conflicting objectives, involving internal and external stakeholders, and regulatory agencies (CPUC and CAISO).

Essential job duties for the Project Manager are:

  • Responsible for timely updates and analysis of key DER proceedings (e.g., IRP, IDER, DRP) in conjunction with SIPP, Regulatory Affairs and internal working teams as well as monitoring and timely updates and analysis of emerging policies (Disadvantaged Communities, Building Electrification/Decarbonization, etc.).

  • Also responsible for timely updates and analysis of key DR regulatory and policy topics with the CPUC, CAISO and other DR stakeholders, support for DR program planning and ongoing enhancements to DR programs, and support for DR regulatory filings and analysis (in conjunction with the Processes & Controls DR business case project manager).

Other typical responsibilities may include:

  • Supports the preparation of required regulatory compliance filings and reports, including all appropriate documentation. Also supports the preparation of Company management reports.

  • Manages the evaluation, development, and implementation of projects that have moderate financial or operational impact to the business unit or Company.Projects typically have significant business unit wide impact. Ensures projects are completed on schedule and within budget. Makes strategic decisions regarding establishing and changing project direction.

  • Identifies and manages resolution of major or complex issues.Issues typically do not have an established precedence for resolution.Manages and directs cross-functional development teams to address issues and solve problems.Accomplishes objectives through professionals who exercise significant judgment.Represents the Company with contractors, suppliers, regulatory agencies, customers, other departments, and/or other parties as required. Interacts regularly with all levels of management.Acts as a key consultant to management for both functional and broad business issues.

  • Provides direction and makes strategic decisions regarding changing project/product scope, policy, development, and implementation. Performs evaluation on issues that have a moderate impact on the department, other departments, and the Company.Decisions are made frequently on immediate business issues with limited opportunity for reversal.Provides guidance and direction on short and long-range issues.

  • Leads special projects as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Technical Discipline or related discipline.

  • Five years of project management experience

  • Two years of experience leading cross-organizational projects

  • Two years of experience conducting thorough research and analysis to ensure compliance with policies, procedures, and CPUC directives.

Desired Qualifications:

  • MA/MS/MBA (Advanced Degree).

  • Prefer experience in the electric or gas utility.

  • Experience ensuring regulatory compliance with government agencies such as the CPUC and/or CAISO.

  • Familiarity with EE and/or DR programs, emerging policies and/or product solutions; interest in understanding technologies and applying to a policy and program context; problem solving, strategic thinking, abstract thought; effective communication at all levels; trusted relationships with all stakeholders; project management experience

  • Experience interfacing and collaborating with peers, management, and other working departments while maintaining composure in demanding situations.

  • Broad knowledge of Company and department policies, objectives, strategies, goals, applicable governmental and regulatory laws and requirements, and accounting and budgeting practices.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to take initiative and accountability for results.

  • Ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Ability to integrate work across relevant areas, and manage risks and safety appropriately.

  • Experience consulting with Executives, Directors, and Senior Management, including independently identifying complex issues, developing action plans, identifying deliverables, and presenting results.

  • Three or more years’ experience in organizational programs, contract management, or function being managed plus two or more years of supervisory or program management experience.

  • Experience in the electricity markets, including an understanding of Independent System Operator (ISO) operations and familiarity with CAISO requirements and processes.

  • Understanding of the operating rules and regulatory requirements of California energy markets, including knowledge of CAISO, CPUC and FERC.

  • Knowledge or experience with day-ahead or real-time energy market operations, or energy trading/bidding strategies.

  • Experience developing and implementing strategic business plans that have a large impact on the organization and prioritize strategic initiatives.

  • Strong leadership, communication, presentation, and negotiating skills to build consensus with stakeholders to develop and maintain partnerships with support organizations and senior management.

Comments:

  • The primary work location for this position is Rosemead, CA.

  • Relocation may apply to this position

  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Policy Statement for Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities at http://www.edison.com/content/dam/eix/documents/careers/2014-EO-policy-statement.pdf

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Title: Project Manager, Policy & Planning (MPP1)

Location: US-CA-Rosemead

Requisition ID: 71017639