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Senior Strategic Analyst - Energy Efficiency Policy Shaping, Analysis, & Compliance

Company: Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Location: Oakland
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID# 145315Job Category: Business Operations / StrategyJob Level: Individual ContributorBusiness Unit: Engineering, Planning & StrategyWork Type: HybridJob Location: OaklandDepartment OverviewThe PG&E Energy Efficiency (EE) group focuses on inspiring and empowering our customers to eliminate unnecessary energy use, reduce their carbon footprint and save money. We manage a diverse portfolio of products and strategic programs that expertly deliver the right solutions across all customer segments, sizes, geographic locations and engagement preferences. As one of the nation's largest energy efficiency portfolios, EE is helping to transform markets, set building codes and appliance standards, and be the marker by which all other utilities are measured.The EE Policy Shaping, Analysis, and Compliance team seeks to shape and improve the policy and regulatory environment to give customers choice and control over how they use and manage energy and achieve California's climate and clean energy goals. The team provides the larger EE team with the right tools, policies, strategy, data analytics, and compliance support they need to be successful portfolio managers. The team works closely with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and other organizations that administer ratepayer-funded EE programs (program administrators) to develop and analyze EE policies and strategies, recommend policy changes, provide guidance on EE program compliance items, and communicate PG&E EE accomplishments. The team also supports other PG&E lines of business providing thought leadership on state legislative bills, California Energy Commission (CEC) proposals, and other state EE policy issues.Position SummaryThe analyst in this position will support both policy/regulatory strategy and program evaluation projects for PG&E's energy efficiency organization. Day-to-day work will include researching policy issues and providing recommendations, reviewing research studies and workplans, coordinating strategy discussions and outreach to regulators and stakeholders, facilitating/contributing to regulatory filings, supporting the delivery of compliance requirements, and project and budget management. We anticipate the successful candidate will have:

  • Comfort engaging and communicating with internal leaders and program staff, other program administrators, CPUC staff, and other EE stakeholders
  • High accountability and ownership. Strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to meet strict deadlines
  • Strong writing and communication skills. Ability to concisely synthesize information and develop written summaries or presentation materials for audiences who need different levels of detail.
  • An analytical approach to problem-solving, and curiosity and enthusiasm for learning
  • Tenacity to see through issues that may move slowly through a regulated environment, and flexibility to adapt as conditions change
  • A track record of successful teamwork and the ability to drive consensusThis 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.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. A reasonable salary range is:Bay Area Minimum: $98,000Bay Area Maximum: $146,000and/orCalifornia Minimum: $93,000California Maximum: $139,000Job Responsibilities
    • Policy/regulatory strategy:
      • Support cross-functional teams in implementing CPUC and legislative directives. Ensure compliance requirements are identified, tracked, monitored, implemented, and accurately reported.
      • Support and coordinate PG&E regulatory filings (advice letters, comment requests) in energy efficiency and related proceedings
      • Conduct research and analysis to help develop policy positions and prepare input for regulatory filings and testimony. Advance strategic positions by engaging with key internal and external stakeholders.
      • Review and interpret CPUC decisions, directives, and guidance. Inform PG&E's Energy Efficiency team of regulatory requirements and policy background.
      • Evaluation responsibilities:
        • Work collaboratively with EE portfolio management team and third-party vendors to facilitate reliable program evaluation. Coordinate fulfillment of requests for data from evaluators and external parties, working with colleagues from multiple departments.
        • Track ongoing research and share status updates and results. Review and draft comments on evaluation study workplans and reports. Collaborate with regulators and other program administrators to shape the course of research to inform statewide EE strategy.
        • Assist with the development, management, and coordination of program evaluation studies.
        • Manage evaluation contracts, vendors, and budget.
        • Effectively communicate research activities and findings to colleagues, CPUC staff, and stakeholders through multiple channels.QualificationsMinimum:
          • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Business, Finance, Sociology, Engineering, Physics or other related fields or equivalent work experience
          • 4 years of job-related experience, including policy, advocacy, regulatory or legislative compliance, data analysis/management, project/program management, business analysis, engineering, energy efficiency, or a related field.Desired:
            • Knowledge of, experience working with, or demonstrated interest in energy efficiency or other demand side management programs
            • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
              • Public policy, regulatory, or legislative advocacy or strategy development
              • Public policy or social science research or analysis
              • Designing, managing, and/or executing research studies, or familiarity with research methodologies, applied statistics, or sampling theory
              • Supporting or executing regulatory filings or data requests
              • Preparing/reviewing RFPs and research or program proposals
              • Analyzing qualitative or quantitative data or interpreting results of data analysis
              • Supporting or executing regulatory filings or data requests
              • Master's degree or higher in a relevant field
              • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to synthesize and summarize information
              • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
              • Strong project management skills and ability to meet strict deadlines
              • Track record of collaboration, teamwork, and relationship development

Keywords: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Oakland , Senior Strategic Analyst - Energy Efficiency Policy Shaping, Analysis, & Compliance, Accounting, Auditing , Oakland, California

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