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Senior Commercial Policy Analyst - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 37640 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy & Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The Commercial Policy team in Energy Policy and Procurement (EPP) is primarily responsible for representing PG&E regulatory proceedings that impact PG&E’s electric portfolio. Currently, these include matters related to cost recovery from departing load customers (Power Charge Indifference Adjustment or PCIA), distributed energy resources policy including DER compensation (Net Energy Metering or NEM), the development of any processes or requirements related to the contracts and resources whose costs are being recovered (PCIA Portfolio Optimization), reliability procurement responsibilities (Integrated Resource Plan Procurement Track), and capacity market structures (Resource Adequacy), among others. This position is not dedicated to a specific proceeding or initiatives and would support various workstreams within the Commercial Policy team, as needed.


Position Summary

As a Senior Analyst on the Commercial Policy team, the successful candidate will actively guide, shape, and advocate for company positions on energy policy issues. The ideal candidate will have strong analytic and communication skills in both executive and regulatory settings and will be comfortable applying these skills to a variety of content areas, as needed. Responsibilities include:


  1. Engaging in relevant CPUC stakeholder processes and other regulatory venues to draft testimony and comments, create presentations, and participate in stakeholder meetings;
  2. Developing PG&E proposals and responding to proposals put forth by others;
  3. Conducting analysis and internal coordination to develop Company positions and strategies; and
  4. A needed, guiding the development of new internal processes to implement recent regulatory decisions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in coursework in a business related field, mathematics, engineering; or equivalent field of study
  • 3 or more years of relevant experience


Desired Qualifications:

  • MBA, MPA/MPP or other advanced degree
  • Ability to draft written comments and create presentations for regulatory proceedings
  • A high attention to detail, as well as the ability to synthesize and effectively present that detail
  • Knowledge of CPUC and CAISO rules, processes and compliance obligations
  • Knowledge of utility ratemaking/cost recovery and other regulatory matters
  • Knowledge of energy project finance, including typical financing structures
  • Experience performing analytic work related to electric or natural gas policy, planning, regulation, or wholesale markets
  • Experience working at electric or natural gas utilities, independent power producers, wholesale energy market participants, regulatory agencies, consulting firms, or similar organizations
  • Demonstrated Skills: Team player, effective project manager, decisiveness, affinity towards creating impact, deep business understanding, excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to flourish in a highly fluid environment with multiple high priority tasks





  • Supports identification, development, implementation, and resolution of issues associated with complex, cross-functional policy matters at PG&E
  • Develops recommendations on regulatory, commercial strategies, and policy positions
  • Potentially leads PG&E-wide workstreams, acting as a thought leader applying extensive unique subject matter expertise in the development or resolution of complex policy issues
  • Works across teams to design and perform complex or innovative analysis associated with complex policy issues, taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions
  • Researches emerging regulatory and policy issues to understand their impact on PG&E



  • Assists in developing testimony and other materials addressing a wide range of topics across multiple regulatory venues
  • Acts as a witness assistant and potentially as a witness for CPUC proceedings
  • Develops, reviews and actively informs policy comments in various regulatory proceedings
  • Negotiates and advocates on behalf of PG&E in regulatory forums and interactions with external stakeholders
  • Represents Commercial Policy’s position on cross-organizational working teams within PG&E


Project Management

  • Leads and manages project teams and major cross-functional initiatives
  • Leads business process improvements for analysis or advocacy activities
  • Flexibly provides support on a variety of emerging policy issues, as requested



  • Works across teams at PG&E to develop internal policy positions and ensure teams are aware of policy changes that may affect them
  • Drafts executive-level briefing documents and talking points on policy issues
  • Interacts with policy / technical staff of other utilities, trade associations, regulatory bodies, and other external stakeholders



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.

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Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland