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Senior Climate Policy Analyst - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 27301 

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy & Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The Energy Transactions and Legislative Policy Department in Energy Policy and Procurement (EPP) provides PG&E leaders and other externally-facing personnel (e.g., lobbyists, communications, government affairs) with timely information, analysis, recommendations, and responses to questions, on matter related to public policy.  The team also supports the internal development of PG&E’s preferred policy positions by providing analysis and recommended policy positions.  The Climate Policy & Analysis team conducts policy analysis and advocacy to align state and federal climate change policy with PG&E’s vision of a clean energy future.



Position Summary

The analyst in this position will conduct technical, economic and policy assessment of energy and environmental regulation. Recent examples include California’s 2030 Scoping Plan, the California Air Resources Board’s Cap-and-Trade Program, carbon pricing proposals in the U.S. Congress, and U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan.  The analyst will also complete or support completion of feasibility studies related to specific electricity, natural gas, transportation and land use technologies or programs that help reduce GHG emissions, such as vehicle electrification and gas decarbonization. In addition, this person will participate in assessment of the market, cost and environmental impacts of such technologies or programs. In these activities, this person will collaborate with other PG&E lines of business (e.g., Customer Energy Solutions, Gas System Operations) to improve the team’s work products and the understanding of its work products. This person will communicate the results of these assessments to both technical and general audiences, internal and external to PG&E.  


Job Responsibilities

1. Policy Analysis & Development:

Analyze state and federal policies to reduce GHG emissions, such as those related to carbon pricing, carbon neutrality, clean electricity, building decarbonization, and other sectoral-specific GHG policies that arise in the Legislature and regulatory agencies.  Support GHG policy position development as needed.  


2.  Technical and Economic Assessment

Develop and conduct technical and economic assessment of technologies or programs to reduce GHG emissions. Collect data, conduct analysis, explain results and the implications of the results, document processes, and perform quality control. Compare approaches taken by other stakeholders and researchers, identify strengths and weaknesses of different approaches, and present results in a clear and concise manner.


3.  Policy Advocacy

Produce or support production of persuasive communication materials promoting PG&E’s positions, such as regulatory filings and comments. Support policy coordination among external stakeholders through trade associations and informal workgroups.  Actively search for alignment with regulators and stakeholders where opportunities arise.






  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework in a business-related field, mathematics, engineering, or equivalent field of study
  • 3 years of relevant work experience in policy analysis, economic analysis, or similar positions in the energy industry, an energy and environmental regulator, or a related environment




  • Advanced degree in public policy, economics, science, engineering, business or related field
  • Understanding of the energy and transportation sectors
  • Familiarity with California and federal climate change policy issues
  • Familiarity with energy and economic modeling tools and methodologies
  • Demonstrated aptitude and interest in energy and sustainability issues


Additional Desired Skills:


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in managing multiple assignments simultaneously, prioritizing, and delivering quality results on time
  • High attention to detail, as well as the ability to synthesize and present that detail
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint


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.

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

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland