Monday, November 3, 2014

Job Opening at PG&E: Associate Regulatory Analyst

Posting a job for a friend at PG&E. If you are interested, please apply HERE.

Regulatory Analyst, Associate
Job Posting Date: 10/31/14
Requisition #: 52259616-E02
Job Category: Government and Regulatory Relations
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Type: Management
Schedule: Full-time
City: San Francisco


Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to 15 million people in Northern and Central California.

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.

Department Overview
We are regulatory professionals who support the operating lines of business by providing regulatory expertise, managing the development, approval and implementation of regulatory filings, rates and tariffs, and advocating the business needs to our regulators.

Position Summary
The Regulatory Analyst, Associate provides experienced analytical work of high complexity, scope, and financial impact in support of regulatory proceedings. Analytical work may involve high level support to regulatory functions, such as forecasting sales and costs; conducting research; and supporting witnesses and the case management process. The Regulatory Analyst may serve as a witness on issues of high complexity. The scope of work for the position includes complex filings that may be controversial and have medium financial impact (e.g., $10-100 million). Examples of cases include General Rate Case (GRC), Energy Resource Recovery Account (ERRA), Integrated Energy Planning Report (IEPR), Electric Transmission (TO), and Gas Transportation and Storage (GT&S).

Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent related experience
Use of statistical forecasting packages such as SAS, EVIEWs, MetrixND, or similar systems
Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively
Demonstrated ability to act independently, develop project plans and meet deadlines

MBA/MA/MS in Economics, Statistics, Engineering, Business, Finance or related discipline
Two years of related experience
Knowledge and understanding of regulatory and legislative programs such as energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, time of use pricing, etc., and experience in analysis of impact of such programs on customer energy and peak demand
Knowledge of revenue requirement, cost recovery, policy development, and PG&E programs
Knowledge of PG&E’s regulatory history and key case precedents; understanding of regulatory case management procedures and processes

Develop, revise and/or maintain complex customer demand forecasting models and other analyses for submittal in regulatory proceedings. Specific analysis and forecasts include:
Forecast of customer energy and peak demand for electricity and natural gas, including analysis of customer energy use patterns in relation to economic growth, employment, income, energy prices and other factors.
Development of forecasting models to analyze the impact of regulatory and legislative programs such as energy efficiency, demand response, distributed generation, time of use pricing, etc. on customer energy demand.
Research and analyses of economic trends related to energy costs, inflation rates, interest rates and business cycles to support the company’s planning processes.

Development and delivery of expert witness testimony, exhibits, workpapers, and discovery responses in regulatory proceedings on issues of high complexity and financial impact in support of PG&E’s electric energy and peak demand and natural gas throughput, number of customers and new connections, escalation rates, and other economic and demographic forecasts for various regulatory bodies (including CPUC, FERC, CEC).

Provide high-level analytical support for regulatory, policy and business initiatives across the Company. Maintain knowledge of key governmental, regulatory, and political issues as they relate to electric energy sales, peak demand requirements and gas throughput, number of customers and new connections forecasts.

Implement regulatory decisions, including creating and/or revising highly complex forecasting systems incorporating the impact of regulatory programs effecting customer energy use patterns.

Prepare highly complex data and other reports for submission to regulatory agencies to fulfill compliance requirements.

Represent PG&E in public when required on issues of high complexity, communicating PG&E’s positions clearly and effectively.

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