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PG&E Expert Portfolio Manager in Oakland, California

Expert Portfolio Manager Location Oakland, California;

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Requisition ID # 157886

Job Category: Project / Program Management

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Engineering, Planning & Strategy

Work Type: Hybrid

Job Location: Oakland

Department Overview

Utility Partnerships & Innovation (UPI) is responsible for the creation of transformative, scalable solutions to interlocking utility challenges through the development of third-party partnerships and the deployment of new technology that directly accelerates PG&E’s long-term strategy. The Load Management Solutions (LMS) team within UPI leads the creation and execution of the strategic vision for optimizing the load management product portfolio (Energy Efficiency, Demand Response/Flexibility, Resiliency), with a core objective to optimize and balance the energy system while meeting the needs of our hometowns and managing all customer centered outcomes throughout the product lifecycle.

The PG&E Energy Efficiency (EE) portfolio is an integral piece of energy sustainability and creating a better energy future for our customers, which is why PG&E has worked for more than four decades to support customer efforts to reduce energy usage. Our wide range of EE programs can help keep customer energy bills affordable, reduce energy demand on the grid, build customer resiliency to climate change, and advance building decarbonization in California. As one of the nation’s largest EE programs, PG&E is helping to transform markets, set building codes and appliance standards and be the marker by which all other utilities are measured.

PG&E’s eight-year EE strategic plan (2024-2031) focused on three driving principles: 1. Delivering Excellent Customer Experiences through a broad array of energy-saving solutions to meet our customers’ diverse needs; 2. Environmental Stewardship by embracing PG&E’s role in achieving California’s goal of carbon neutrality and training the state to a decarbonized and more climate-resilient economy; and 3. Being a Hometown Leader by expanding customer access with more equity-based program offerings, supporting customer resiliency, and enabling the workforce of tomorrow through EE education and training.

This role is on the EE Portfolio Strategy and Optimization (EEPSO) Team and will report to the EEPSO Manager. EEPSO is responsible for three key areas:Portfolio Performance Management, Optimization & Targeting, and Portfolio Strategy & Planning. The successful candidate would work closely with the Principal lead for the EE Portfolio Strategy & Planning function. This work is highly cross-functional by nature and requires collaboration across PG&E, including across the broader Engineering, Planning, and Strategy (EP&S) and UPI organizations, and Gas Strategy.

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, and capable strategic thinker to support initiatives focused in the area of Strategy and Planning that will enable EE to support its strategic plan vision. The successful candidate will support development of a robust EE internal strategy and internal and external engagement to enable meaningful contributions to California’s and PG&E’s strategic and policy objectives such as building decarbonization and flexible load management.

The successful candidate must be comfortable communicating with internal leaders, other IOUs, the CPUC, and other intervenors in the EE proceeding, and possess the ability to support the development of the appropriate communication materials for any of those stakeholders. The candidate must have strong analytical skills and the ability to solve unique and complex strategic issues and problems. This person must also be comfortable working both autonomously and in cross-functional teams. Finally, the ideal candidate must demonstrate high accountability, strong organizational and project management skills, leadership strength, and be energized and passionate about learning.

PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. We would not anticipate that the individual hired into this role would land at or near the top half of the range described below, but the decision will be dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.​

A reasonable salary range is:​

Bay Area Minimum: $122,000.00

Bay Area Maximum: $194,000.00


California Minimum: $116,000.00

California Maximum: $184,000.00

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and your assigned work location based on business need. The assigned work location will be within the PG&E Service Territory.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support EE’s strategic contributions in support of PG&E’s True North Strategy for Supply & Load and other enterprise priorities such as building decarbonization

  • Actualize EE portfolio strategies articulated in the eight-year strategic plan through supporting development and delivery of learning series modules on load management and customer resiliency

  • Support development of strategy on EE’s role to address reliability and resiliency through the portfolio

  • Represent EE portfolio strategic interests across other relevant proceedings and meetings, including but not limited to Decarbonization, Long Term Gas Planning, SPEAR, Clean Energy Finance Offering (CEFO), load management strategy, etc.

  • Support the development of internal EE strategy to be well-positioned to deliver for our customers, ratepayers, regulators, and internal leaders.

  • Support (as needed) PG&E response to external EE activity (e.g. legislation, party motions, formal or informal portfolio inquiries).

  • Undertake other assignments of high complexity and impact to PG&E.

  • Apply broad expertise and advanced knowledge to wide-ranging issues

  • Lead/coordinate major cross-functional projects and initiatives

  • Work with Directors and Managers across functions to influence decisions.

  • Anticipate issues and develops innovative solutions.

  • Apply and guide others to apply understanding of company goals and strategies.

  • Influence policy and program strategy at other utilities and regulatory agencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, mathematics, business, finance, sociology, engineering, physics or other related fields or equivalent work experience

  • 8 years of job-related experience in areas such as energy efficiency, strategy, policy, data analysis, financial analysis, business analytics, and/or measurement and verification

Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters in Business Administration, Energy Systems, Energy Policy, or other Advanced Degree

  • Knowledge and experience with Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and Load Management

  • Familiarity with California utility regulations, regulatory processes and policy context

  • Knowledge of California’s energy systems and markets, including the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) and the current supply and load landscape

  • Ability to present complex data and findings to internal audiences including senior and executive leaders and to external stakeholders

  • Ability to address complex strategic issues and takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions

  • Demonstrated high level of innovative thinking focused on strategy and operational implementation

  • History mentoring and teaching others as well as desire to continue to do so

Desired Characteristics:

  • Innately curious

  • Converts ambiguity into structure and coherent strategies

  • Bias toward action

  • Effectively communicates highly complex ideas with credibility, confidence, and clarity to diverse audiences using a variety of media

  • Handles multiple projects and stakeholders and pushes for pace with self-directed drive

  • Flexibility in project communication, execution, and problem solving, particularly when coordinating across various stakeholders

  • Enjoys working on complex multi-stage projects with a diverse team


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