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Principal Risk & Compliance Analyst

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 26402 

Job Category : Compliance / Risk / Quality Assurance 

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Law, Strategy & Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

In State and Regulatory Affairs, we help the business achieve its business goals by working with regulators and other stakeholders and serving as the primary point of contact with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff. Today's business needs innovative regulatory programs, built on a solid foundation of regulatory knowledge. Career paths allow development and job growth, as well as flexibility to move across and among different positions.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Risk and Compliance Manager, the Principal Risk & Compliance Analyst is responsible for providing support to the regulatory compliance standards, compliance control implementation, compliance control evaluation, control assessment, and internal control assessment, monitoring and reporting. 

Candidates are expected to lead continuous improvement in Risk & Compliance program; consistently demonstrates innovative and new thinking focused on program strategy, controls development, risk analysis and mitigation and implementation: provide strategic guidance and coaching to risk owners to develop, implement and monitor appropriate risk mitigation activities, controls and alternatives analyses; develop risk and compliance program strategies, templates and direction; provide subject-matter expertise and coaching related to risk and compliance management; work independently with minimal guidance on complex compliance and risk assessment issues with critical impact to the organization and the company; anticipates risk and compliance issues and develops innovative solutions to mitigate risks; may own LOB risk register and collaborate with leadership on its development and maintenance; may participate in established compliance or risk management forums at the enterprise level; develop and coordinate preparation of presentation materials for various levels of management up to and including senior vice president; provide support, advice, guidance and recommendations to risk owners and senior leaders to ensure effective risk management; manage integrated planning deliverables related to risk and compliance; work autonomously and has a solid leadership role and function; work with all levels of leadership (up to and including SVP) across functions to influence decisions around risk and compliance issues; work with senior management to support strategic planning and decision making on risk and compliance issues; present findings and makes recommendations to functional management, directors, officers and their employees; lead, and develops materials for, training and educating employees and leaders (up to directors) 1:1 or in small groups to ensure understanding of compliance requirements, risk management principles, internal audit issues and other needed items to support organization-wide awareness and facilitate LOB behaviors related to audit, risk and compliance.




  • Bachelor’s degree in any of Management, Risk and Insurance, Business, Accounting, Finance, or related discipline; or equivalent experience
  • Requires a minimum of 10 years of experience in risk or compliance management, utility operations, regulatory, accounting, finance or related field.


  • MBA or Master’s degree in related discipline
  • Internal Audit, Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional (CCEP) or RIMS certification or equivalent
  • Able to lead department wide initiatives of the highest complexity and impact
  • Able to present highly complex findings to diverse audiences which may include top industry and regulatory stakeholders and senior management at PG&E
  • Ability to develop strategies and implement across the organization.
  • Ability to effectively communicate highly complex ideas to diverse audiences using a variety of media.
  • Works autonomously and has a solid leadership role and function
  • Experience with PG&E utility operations
  • Knowledge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)



  • Identify, assesses, prioritizes, monitors and addresses complex policy issues and challenges that present risk to our business and reputation. Able to develop effective mitigations and risk response plans. Skilled at all implementing/leading three phases of risk management (identification, response and monitoring).
  • Develop effective controls for compliance and risk that are integrated into normal work processes. Can evaluate existing controls for effectiveness and provide recommendations for controls enhancement. Understands controls frameworks design and can effectively create or use for new requirements, when available.
  • Communicates with peers, subordinates, leadership, and external stakeholders as necessary, using a variety of media; conveys his/her views in a clear, direct, and non-threatening manner; seeks first to understand and then to be understood; comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels inside (and outside if required) the organization.
  • Effectively copes with change; shifts gears comfortably; decides and acts without having complete information; comfortably handles risk and uncertainty.
  • The application of knowledge, skills, tools, techniques and systems to define, visualize, measure, control, report, manage, and improve processes to meet business and organizational needs. Able to identify opportunities for process improvements.
  • Maneuver through complex organizational situations effectively and without disruption; is sensitive to how people and organizations function; anticipates where the obstacles are and plans his/her approach accordingly. Aligns and maneuvers organizational resources skillfully to solve problems or accomplish goals. Can work across multiple departments or lines of business to resolve issues for good of larger organization.
  • Understands the company's overall goals and strategies, as well as the goals of business partners; continually applies this understanding to identify and address the critical needs of the overall business.
  • Ability to develop, document and implement effective compliance remediation plans and risk mitigation strategies. Lead implementation of plans as necessary and ensure that mitigations and remediations are completed as scheduled.
  • Able to understand clients’ business needs and integrate into services provided. Listens to and learns from clients’ perspective, experience and work. Develops true understanding of clients’ business to provide effective support and guidance.

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland