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10/21/2019
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Strategic Analyst, Associate
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company | San Francisco, CA
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Job Description

Requisition ID# 29237

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy & Policy

Job Location: San Francisco

Department Overview

The Grid Edge team has a unique calling as a bridge between strategy and execution. Our mission is to design, test and integrate innovative solutions to accelerate PG&E's transition to the sustainable utility of the future. The Grid Edge team creates pilots and projects to test feasibility of "utility of the future" concepts and to learn by doing. Current areas of focus include: decarbonization, electrification, microgrids, transactive energy, and blockchain.

The Grid Edge team works cross-functionally to bring various PG&E lines of business together to:

* Coordinate and execute pilots, demonstration projects and proof-of-concepts
* Aid in development of utility strategy
* Engage and influence relevant regulatory and policy proceedings
* Conduct market scans and technology assessments
* Manage cross-functional learning and decision-making groups with participants from across PG&E
* Act as PG&E's liaison to external discussions, such as industry working groups and community initiatives

The team utilizes effective project management, strong written communication and facilitation skills, and breadth of scope to bring together a broad set of goals and objectives.

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.

Position Summary

The Grid Edge team is seeking a new team member with a drive to develop innovative ideas into exciting new solutions that help PG&E become the sustainable utility of the future. We are looking for someone who is interested in working on pilots or projects to explore:

* How would electrification of buildings and appliances impact the electric and gas businesses from an operational and strategic perspective?
* How could multi-customer microgrids evolve in California, and how might commercial relationships, retail tariffs, energy transactions and operational requirements be shaped?
* How might technology developments such as blockchain inform the evolution of energy markets and distribution operations in California?

The Strategic Analyst will be responsible for supporting several work streams or pilots within the team's scope. Work will encompass project managing elements of new pilot development and project execution, documenting learnings, and identifying innovative solutions. The ideal candidate will be willing to learn project management techniques and analytical tools to apply to business or policy issues. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate excellent communication skills in executive and regulatory settings and have excellent skills in creating standardized documentation.

Core Responsibilities

The Grid Edge team designs pilots and projects aimed to help PG&E lines of business solve business challenges. Hence, this role requires close collaboration between many internal and external stakeholders. The Strategic Analyst will coordinate among various lines of business including Energy Policy and Procurement, Customer Care, Regulatory Affairs, Electric Operations, and Gas Operations.

Key responsibilities will include:

* Assist in the development of proofof-concepts, demonstrations and pilots that showcase and test a variety of potential innovative solutions
* Provide supporting technical quantitative and qualitative analysis to support the design, test and evaluation of pilots and projects
* Effectively showcase the team's work by assisting in development of presentations
* Build solid understanding of utility operations to advance career progression
* Work with key stakeholders to define pilot or project objectives, execute pilots, and disseminate learnings
* Research new methods, procedures and initiatives that can be formulated into short term or long term strategies
* Take Initiative to coordinate meetings, interface and engage stakeholders
* Help develop communications materials to engage PG&E leadership, internal program management teams and external stakeholders in pilot objectives and learnings
* Gather metrics and work with project lead to keep pilots within specified scope, schedule, cost, and quality objectives
* Aid in development and execution of external contracts, like nondisclosure agreements
* Participate in lessons learned process and develop an iterative feedback loop to ensure pilot teams are nimble and adaptable

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Business, Finance, Sociology, Engineering, Physics or other related fields

Desired Qualifications:

* Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
* Past internship experience at electric or natural gas utilities, independent power producers, wholesale energy market participants, regulatory agencies, consulting firms, or similar organizations.

Additional Desired Skills:

* Organized, with strong drive for results
* Analytically-minded, with some background of quantitative analysis
* Descriptive, with a penchant for translating data to documentation

Technical knowledge, skills, and abilities:

* Understanding of California regulatory context
* Interest in emerging technologies and background in diverse technical depth
* Demonstrated leadership experience in student government, group projects or any professional campus organization
* Demonstrated experience applying analytical tools, methodologies, and frameworks to business, engineering or policy issues in the electric or natural gas industries
* Proficiency with tools and methods for project management and continuous improvement
* Experience with Design Thinking tools and processes

About Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Company Description
Based in San Francisco, PG&E is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. Approximately 21,000 people work together to ensure the continuous delivery of energy to 15 million Californians, across a 70,000-square-mile service area that stretches from Eureka in the north to Bakersfield in the southern San Joaquin Valley. We are an AA/EEO employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce.

Working Here
Our dynamic Business Planning team provides financial planning and reporting services to the entire PG&E organization. This includes budgeting, planning and forecasting, monitoring, controlling and accounting, operational performance reporting and analysis, strategic planning and analysis, and financial decision support. Our high-profile department provides a great place for talented individuals to begin their career, make a contribution and be recognized.