Strategic Analyst, Principal
San Francisco, CA 
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description

Requisition ID # 30040

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Customer Care

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The 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, Strategy and Reporting 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 Investor Owned Utilities (IOUs) 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 Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated and capable individual to lead policy initiatives that will further the success of our strong portfolio of EE programs. The candidate will lead complex regulatory filings, strategic planning, and policy development for an enhanced long-term approach to EE by working with both internal and external stakeholders on key strategic issues. The position will require managing and facilitating internal and external strategy discussions, ensuring proper implementation of various EE policy issues, and coordinating with stakeholders regarding the evolving role of EE in California (e.g. integration with other DERs, EE potential and goals, interaction with parallel proceedings such as IRP, building decarbonization, cost-effectiveness). The candidate must be comfortable and effective with public speaking and represent the organization positively. This position will also research and provide recommendations on EE policy issues, support the delivery of EE compliance requirements, and coordinate with others to advocate for the success of the portfolio. The position will lead various filings for the EE team and must coordinate with both subject matter experts on the business side and regulatory/legal experts.

The successful candidate must be comfortable communicating with internal leaders, other IOUs, the CPUC, and other intervenors in the EE proceeding, and possess the ability to develop the appropriate communication materials for any of those stakeholders. The candidate must have strong analytical skills and the ability to solve unique and complex strategic issues and problems. This person must also be comfortable working both autonomously and in cross-functional teams. Finally, the ideal candidate must demonstrate high accountability, strong organizational and project management skills, leadership strength, and be energized and passionate about learning.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Communications, Economics, Public Policy, or related field or equivalent experience
  • 8 years of relevant experience


  • Experience working on complex regulatory filings (e.g. applications, advice letters) for customer programs in California (e.g. energy efficiency, demand response, low income)
  • Demonstrated understanding of energy efficiency
  • Advanced degree in Business, Engineering, Communications, Economics, Public Policy, or related field
  • Project management experience and/or credentials (e.g. PMP)
  • Experience clearly writing complex arguments and working with legal and regulatory based agencies
  • Experience working with senior leadership on strategic planning and decision making for line of business; ability to develop and give presentations at the executive level
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, manage, and complete complex projects on strict deadlines; experience working through others to produce quality deliverables on time
  • Ability to present self as a positive representative of the organization in public forums and be comfortable and effective with public speaking
  • High attention to detail and ability to anticipate and preempt challenges; ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to navigate, synthesize, and interpret large amounts of data
  • Ability to learn new concepts quickly and adapt to changing business priorities

  • Lead strategy and policy development on various EE issues (e.g. accounting issues, shareholder incentives, cost effectiveness, net-to-gross, evaluation methods)
  • Lead or support PG&E filings (e.g. advice letters, pleadings, comment requests) in EE proceedings
  • Act as thought leader and liaison on topics related to EE’s role in meeting California’s future energy needs
  • Represent PG&E EE in various external engagements, such as CPUC, CEC, and IOU workshops or industry forums
  • Prepare and deliver briefs and presentations to both senior management and the greater EE organization
  • Develop and advance strategic positions within EE by engaging key stakeholders
  • Support cross-functional teams in implementing CPUC and legislative directives
  • Support organization by providing EE policy information, data, and direction to EE teams through various delivery channels
  • Support regulatory/compliance efforts such as data requests or compliance filings, as necessary

Hiring Leader Name: Ryan M. Chan

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.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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