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

Requisition ID # 15398

Job Category : Government and Regulatory Relations

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : San Francisco


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 Operations, Energy Policy and Procurement, Customer Care, Power Generation, and Gas Operations lines of business. FERC & ISO Relations is responsible for PG&E's strategy and advocacy involving the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and manages the development, approval and implementation of federal policy and rulemaking proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as well as all regulatory filings involving the CAISO.

Position Summary

The Principal Regulatory Analyst performs policy, regulatory, and strategic analysis of high complexity, scope, and significant financial impact in support of various CAISO stakeholder initiatives and regulatory proceedings. This will also include the development of advocacy strategy for assigned initiatives and proceedings. The successful candidate will lead and work with cross-functional projects and teams in conducting analyses and establishing regulatory policy and strategy. Analytical work may involve high-level support to management functions, such as: developing and administering regulatory filings; developing policy and programs; and conducting research. The Principal Regulatory Analyst will represent the Company in-person and through written comments and pleadings on issues of policy, high complexity, and/or significant financial impact. The scope of work includes key regulatory filings and stakeholder initiatives that may be controversial, precedent setting, and have

significant financial impact.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Relationship Management and Policy Coordination:
  • Manage the relationship with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), with an

emphasis on issues to be addressed by the CAISO Board of Governors.

  • Proactively advocate and communicate PG&E's positions to CAISO management and staff,

and other stakeholders.

  • Manage relations with the FERC Staff on assigned topics.

  • Ensure that CAISO Board level policy and business issues are identified and communicated

to appropriate PG&E issue owners and provide support to PG&E issue owners as CAISO policies


  • Communicate with internal clients (PG&E issue owners on CAISO issues and PG&E

management and officers) about key CAISO Board policy, business or regulatory issues affecting

PG&E. Coordinate, develop and implement the Company's strategy in managing issues as they

go the CAISO Board. Communicate results of CAISO Board meetings and other CAISO meetings

to PG&E internal stakeholders. Act as the focal point for two-way feedback between PG&E and the

CAISO on the ongoing business relationship between the entities.

  1. Coordinate CAISO Stakeholder Process Responses and FERC Filings:
  • Work with PG&E counsel and PG&E's business line representatives to ensure that business

issues, and regulatory and other legal matters are addressed in a timely and comprehensive

manner. Lead interdepartmental efforts to develop PG&E's comments and engagement efforts on these matters.

  • Coordinate and work with business lines to translate PG&E's CAISO policy into day-to-day

initiatives. Manage PG&E's positions in FERC filings and CAISO stakeholder proceedings. Represent PG&E at CAISO.

  • Coordinate cross functional teams, ensuring: identification and resolution of current CAISO

and FERC policy issues, and preparation of timely briefing materials.

  • Develop PG&E’s positions and advocacy strategies on assigned FERC policy issues including FERC gas issues and rulemakings, investigations, etc.
  1. Build External Relationships:
  • Develop 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 Board




  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, accounting, engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent related experience.

  • 8 years’ experience with a focus in regulatory advocacy/analysis, market analysis, infrastructure development or financial analysis


  • Master’s degree or MBA

  • Experience in a combination of the following functions related to the energy industry:

o Project management

o Energy transmission/generation infrastructure development

o Advocacy to government agencies

o Policy development

o Research and analysis

  • Skilled knowledge of and/or experience in the functional lines of PG&E's electric and gas

business, including energy markets, generation, procurement, transmission, distribution and

customer services

  • 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 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

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the Federal and California regulatory

environment; understanding of Federal and California regulatory policies, history and key case