Southern California Edison Senior Environmental Advisor in Sacramento, California

Job Description

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About Regulatory Affairs

As an empowered and inspired team, SCE’s Regulatory Affairs organization leads policy direction to transform and evolve the electricity industry to provide a safe, reliable, affordable, and clean energy future for generations to come. We achieve equitable policy outcomes that align SCE’s strategies and priorities with regulators, customers and other stakeholders by establishing and maintaining credibility and a culture of trust-based partnerships.

Position Overview:

You will serve as a relationship manager for key environmental and land agencies in Sacramento. You will also advise executive and senior management on issues related to air quality and climate change, water and waste issues and land management issues related to SCE operations.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Develops, cultivates and maintains relationships with executive-level staff members and Commissioners/Board members (where relevant) at a variety of State environmental and land management organizations including CARB, Dept of Toxic Substances Control, State Water Resources Control Board, California Dept of Fish and Wildlife, State Lands Commission, the Coastal Commission and the California Department of Transportation.

  • Acting as an advocate for SCE positions at these agencies when issues need escalation to executive staff/Commissioner/Board level – either policy or permitting matters important to the Company and its customers.

  • You will coordinate with the policy and technical subject matter experts in Rosemead to obtain positive regulatory outcomes on behalf of SCE.

  • One major impact for the selected candidate is to serve as an SCE presence in Sacramento that agency senior staff, and Commissioners/Board members can rely upon to interact with SCE.

  • Additional opportunity exists to represent SCE at industry conferences, regulatory agency workshops/hearings and industry coalition meetings to represent SCE’s position but also to listen and understand the goals, challenges and priorities of the agencies and key stakeholders.

  • The analysis and work products developed and led by this individual typically support regulatory policy and regulatory compliance; have a broad impact on the business; support departmental and corporate goals; and support strategic decision making that advances SCE’s business agenda.

Build Relationships at Agency Senior Executive Levels and with key Board members:

Establishes and maintains credible and professional relationships with state environmental agencies, investor-owned utilities,and other external stakeholders to advocate for and/or achieve positive outcomes for the Company with regard to regulations, permits and other environmental regulatory matters at the state level. Collaborates with internal stakeholders and executives to develop and implement Company policies and advocacy strategies. Plays a leadership role in industry meetings and represents the Company's position on regulatory matters to the relevant state agencies.

Environmental Policy Advocacy and Education:

Leads the development and implementation of educational outreach to executive-level policymakers and other external stakeholders. Represents the Company to executive staff and Commissioners/Board members of environmental state agencies to ensure that the Company’s agenda, messages, initiatives, interests, or goals are met. Specifically represents the Company to state agencies on rule makings and regulatory issues that are of vital concern to the Company and its customers, such as implementation of our Clean Power & Electrification Pathway. Influences the direction of regulatory outcomes consistent with corporate objectives. Effectively builds diverse external stakeholder coalitions, including coordination and collaboration with the other IOUs, publicly-owned utilities, trade associations, and environmental NGOs – including environmental justice organizations - to support advocacy efforts on high priority environmental regulatory issues

Internal Interface:

Acts as lead interface and maintains relationships with regulatory and/or compliance teams across the Company. Reviews and provides guidance on the interpretation of regulatory requirements. Consults with senior internal and external leaders on compliance issues impacting the Company. Prepares and briefs Company executives on issues of interest and importance in advance of meetings with state agency Commissioners or Board members, executives and senior staff. Leads and coordinates the development of communications materials from various Company stakeholders on key initiatives, projects, issues and results.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, government affairs, business, public policy or related degree.

  • Ten years of experience leading programs and policy development that support positive outcomes with stakeholders, regulatory agencies and NGO’s

Desired Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in environmental sciences, government affairs, business, public policy or related field or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Experience developing and or analyzing California environmental policy

  • Experience with California environmental agencies and legislators and their staff

  • Two or more years with regulatory issues / processes

Comments

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

  • The primary work location for this position is Sacramento, CA;

  • Relocation may apply to this position

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status. *LI-JS1