Pacific Gas & Electric Company Energy Storage Manager in San Francisco, California

Company

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Energy Policy and Procurement (EPP) organization procures electricity, capacity, and ancillary services to serve the needs of bundled electric customers. In addition, EPP procures natural gas, pipeline capacity, and storage capacity on behalf of residential and small commercial customers, and for both utility-owned and contracted third-party electric generation. EPP is responsible for the front-office and back-office functions associated with power and gas procurement. Front-office functions entail planning, contracting, trading, scheduling, and dispatching electricity and natural gas for PG&E’s customers. Back-office functions entail administering procurement agreements and ensuring timely and accurate payments to the CAISO and third-party power and gas suppliers. EPP also actively participates in regulatory and legislative proceedings that shape the design and implementation of state, regional, and federal energy regulation and policy. In addition, EPP is responsible for long-term planning, risk management, and compliance functions related to PG&E’s energy portfolio.

Position Summary

The Manager Energy Storage leads the utility’s energy storage business and regulatory strategy development to achieve the company’s energy storage strategic initiative, leveraging energy storage to maximize value to the grid and to customers, and enhancing resiliency, reliability and affordability for customers. Serves as company lead on energy storage strategy. The Manager manages the company’s energy storage and integration program to enhance the value of energy storage, including from platforms and protocols that promote interoperability, multi-use revenue streams, etc.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and execute an energy storage strategy to advance attainment of the state’s carbon reduction goals, enhance resiliency of the grid, support the company’s renewable integration and clean transportation strategies, improve grid efficiency and affordability, comply with regulations in a cost-effective manner, support market opportunities for new technologies and innovation, and support investment opportunities for the utilities.

  • Provides guidance to energy storage business development and investment plans, regulatory strategies and public policies.

  • Designs and executes a portfolio of energy storage programs to create value for customers, and enhance the value of the utility’s infrastructure assets.

  • Provides program management/matrix management to teams with operational, development, stakeholder-facing, financial and regulatory expertise from across the company and deliver “go-to-market” programs.

  • Provides outreach to a broad spectrum of stakeholders to build and convene coalitions, partnerships, and joint ventures that develop and implement industry leading programs and pilots, and advocate for policies that advance energy storage adoption and integration.

  • Establishes clear business objectives and metrics with a bias towards action, consistent with the utility’s affordability goals.

  • Develops and manages pilots/demonstration projects and showcase pilots that spur innovation and deployment in applications and integration.

  • Guides platform development to promote interoperability of utility and third-party storage (both in-front-of and behind-the-meter).

  • Leads PMO and matrix management internal supporting teams.

  • Helps shape and leverage optimization and platform capabilities for grid management (e.g., efficiently utilizing surplus renewables, etc.) and to grow throughput to help maintain affordability.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • 6 years of experience in the energy, energy storage, distributed energy resources, resource integration, platform strategies, distribution and transmission planning, wholesale power markets, public policy, regulatory and/or related industries.

Desired:

  • Graduate degree in Business Administration, engineering, public policy, job-related discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Strategy development, execution, and implementation.

  • Business development.

  • Business model analyses.

  • Leading collaborative processes and coalition building, and public advocacy.

  • Developing joint ventures, public/private partnerships, collaborative processes.

  • Program design and management, with performance metric development and tracking.

  • Leadership role with direct supervision, leading high performing teams, or matrix management of diverse resources and capabilities across multiple enterprise organizations.