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Expert Strategic Analyst

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 117868 

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Engineering, Planning & Strategy

Job Location : San Francisco



Department Overview                                                                                                         

Energy Policy & Procurement (EPP) secures electricity and natural gas from wholesale markets for PG&E customers to ensure system reliability. In addition, EPP is responsible for long-term planning, risk management, and compliance functions related to PG&E’s energy portfolio. EPP also actively participates in regulatory and legislative proceedings that shape the design and implementation of state, regional, and federal energy regulation and policy.

This analyst position resides within EPP’s Portfolio and Resource Forecasting (PRF) team. PRF is responsible for forecasting volumes, costs and impacts of demand and supply-side energy resources, and portfolio positions for commodity market products and services and compliance instruments. The team is also responsible for providing market intelligence and supporting PG&E’s natural gas and electric planning and procurement functions to meet the future energy needs of PG&E’s customers reliably, at a reasonable cost, and consistent with company and regulatory/legislative environmental policies. 


Position Summary

The Expert Strategic Analyst will support cross-functional teams on long-term integrated resource planning (IRP) analytics to advance PG&E environmental goals. The successful candidate has a resource planning background in California or similar markets and is able to take a conceptual issue and independently design and complete innovative analysis to draw meaningful conclusions that will inform internal decision making and help advocate PG&E’s position in external forums.



  • Resource planning modelling and analysis: Designs, develops and completes complex or innovative analysis associated with energy policy and planning, taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions for an evolving electric grid composed of large amounts of renewable and increasingly distributed generation. Acts as a thought leader and subject matter expert in the renewable integration arena, capable of identifying emerging issues and developing solutions.
  • Integrated Planning: Co-ordinates with transmission and distribution organizations and creates innovative approaches to advance integrated generation/transmission/distribution planning. Anticipates, performs timely assessments, and clearly articulates impact of various emerging and proposed policies on PG&E’s procurement needs and proactively co-ordinates with internal team to formulate PG&E’s positions and help develop analysis to support internal decision making and external advocacy.   
  • Project Management: Provides project management support and at times lead complex projects to ensure efficient coordination, clear alignment with other internal organizations, and timely execution and delivery of project



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, Statistics, Mathematics, or related fields
  • Basic knowledge of electric markets (e.g., CAISO) and regulatory issues
  • Minimum of six years of job-related experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a technical field
  • Knowledge and expertise in utility industry in the areas of resource planning, transmission planning, CAISO (or similar) market.
  • Experience with simulation models, especially pertaining to electric markets (e.g., Plexos , Gridview, etc.)
  • Experience in managing complex, cross-functional projects in resource planning and forecasting areas
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to concisely convey information based on unique audience needs
  • Strong capability in building internal and external relationships and identifying customer concerns
  • Strong capability in planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
  • Deep appreciation for different perspectives and cultural diversity, and the ability to further such a cause in an organization



Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

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.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland