Pacific Gas & Electric Company ISO/FERC Regulatory Analyst, Senior in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 12921

Job Category : Government and Regulatory Relations

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

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 informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

FERC & ISO Relations supports PG&E’s Electric Transmission, Energy Policy and Procurement, Power Generation, Gas System Operations, and Customer Care lines of businesses. FERC & ISO Relations manages PG&E’s overall relationship with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), and PG&E’s strategy and advocacy involving the CAISO. We are also engaged in the development of strategy and advocacy before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on CAISO matters, many policy and rulemaking proceedings, and gas industry issues.

Position Summary

The Senior Regulatory Analyst performs policy and regulatory analysis, and advocacy and relationship management support for various CAISO stakeholder initiatives and FERC proceedings. The successful candidate will be engaged in cross-functional projects and teams, conducting analyses and establishing regulatory policy and strategy. The scope of the work includes key regulatory filings and stakeholder initiatives that may be of moderate complexity and precedent setting. The ideal candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively. He or she must have strong strategic and consensus building skills and be able to act independently, develop project plans and meet deadlines.

Job Responsibilities

Support CAISO Stakeholder Initiatives and FERC Proceedings:

  • Work with PG&E's business line representatives to ensure that business issues and regulatory matters are addressed in a timely and comprehensive manner. Support interdepartmental efforts to develop PG&E's positions/comments on these matters, providing regulatory and relationship perspective..

  • Advocate for PG&E's positions in CAISO stakeholder initiatives and FERC filings.

  • Ensure that resolution of CAISO and FERC policy issues reflects “One PG&E” perspective.

  • Help develop PG&E’s positions on assigned FERC policy issues including FERC gas issues and rulemakings, investigations, etc.

  • Participate in developing PG&E’s positions in proposed changes to the CAISO’s Business Practice Manuals.

Build External Relationships:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key CAISO Staff. Effectively advocate PG&E’s positions on relevant issues to these stakeholders.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key external stakeholders who participate in CAISO stakeholder processes and its markets (utilities, consumer groups, independent power producers, municipal utility representatives, State of California representatives and others involved in CAISO initiatives). Effectively advocate PG&E’s positions on relevant issues to these stakeholders.

Communications and Monitoring:

  • Communicate results of CAISO Board meetings and other CAISO meetings to PG&E internal stakeholders.

  • Coordinate and prepare agenda and materials for internal and external meetings with CAISO, FERC, and other stakeholders.

  • Identify and prepare summaries on key issues in CAISO initiatives and FERC proceedings.

  • Research, synthesize and distribute within PG&E meaningful and targeted communication materials related to CAISO and FERC activity on energy markets, operations, and electric infrastructure matters. Use understanding of PG&E's business objectives to identify and highlight areas of impact on PG&E. Tailor communication materials to needs of audience.

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent work experience

  • 5 or more years of experience in a combination of any of the following functions:

  • Research and analysis

  • Project management

  • Energy transmission/generation infrastructure development

  • Energy markets

  • Advocacy to government agencies

  • Policy development

Desired:

  • Skilled in policy development, advocacy and PG&E programs (e.g., electric or gas procurement, demand response, wholesale market design, and other related programs)

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Federal and California regulatory environment; understanding of Federal and California regulatory policies, history and key case precedents

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of case management procedures and process

  • Understanding of regulatory analysis principles, theory and practice

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including communicating with technical, managerial, executive, and lay audiences; ability to influence internal and external stakeholders, including PG&E clients, the CAISO Staff, and other market participants

  • Skilled in use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint