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1 Nov 2022

Full-Time Project Manager – Wildfire Mitigation Program (#22-64653)

San Diego Gas & Electric – Posted by ktrautmann San Diego, California, United States

Job Description

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.

For more information, visit or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.


Primary Purpose

Lead various cross divisional teams that will report on SDG&E’s key fire mitigation strategies, initiatives and metrics required as part of the Wildfire Mitigation Plan. Responsible to organize, track and develop assigned key reports and deliverables that emanate from regulators and SDG&E leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understands and reports on key strategic projects and initiatives under the Wildfire Mitigation Plan. Develops cross divisional project teams that reports on all initiatives and programs within the Wildfire Mitigation Plan. Drives state-of-the-art programs to continue SDG&E’s world class fire mitigation emphasis. Provides strategic input regarding the management of the Wildfire Mitigation Plan Reporting, its risks and its programs. Stays abreast on what other utilities are doing in the area of Wildfire and the reporting thereof. Supports work that shapes the wildfire mitigation strategy by leveraging various stakeholders. Monitors progress, changes, and roadblocks to each assigned project, including executive level presentations. Reviews proposed legislation and provides clarification on impacts to the Wildfire Mitigation Plan and assists in the development and filing of annual updates to the plan.
  • Provides regular and detailed analysis of each project assigned to include timing, cost, issues, roadblocks and prepares regular summaries for presentation and review by executive leadership.
  • Collaborates with other utilities to determine additional sources of potential programs designed to reduce risk for ignitions from the overhead electric system. Prepares and tracks metrics that examine risk and risk profiles and works to include them into the proper reporting structure. Develops internal project management procedures for the department. Prepares and disseminates regular progress reports on the assigned projects detailing timing, cost data and extenuating issues related to each initiative.
  • Leads regulatory data requests, GRC activity, risk evaluations, and mandated reporting. Supports and maintains key performance metrics on each program and provides insights as to the reduction of risk experienced as a result of the programs put in place.
  • Participates in EOC activations as needed. Provides 24/7 on-call support on a rotating schedule due to EOC activations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, business, project management or equivalent training and/or experience.
  • 5 years – related experience, such as project management, implementing strategic initiatives, program development, data and metrics, risk management, in a challenging environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-divisional teams and demonstrated ability to drive complex and sensitive projects forward to meet prescribed deadlines.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Must be able to manage time effectively, perform under pressure, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be proficient in the use of applications and tools (e.g. Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, etc.).
  • Ability to review, analyze and recommend improvements to systems, processes and measures of performance required.
  • Ability to assess issues from multiple organizational and functional perspectives and discern an ideal proposal required.
  • Demonstrate solid interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Utility risk related experience.
  • Knowledge of project management applications and their use desired.
  • Knowledge of the Wildfire Mitigation Plan as well as general wildfire sensitivity desired.
  • Understanding of the design and make-up of the electric system, and CPUC General Orders and legislative process is preferred.
  • Proficiency in data management skills, as well as general understanding of GIS techniques desired.


Fire Science & Climate Adaptation may operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week during in particular Red Flag events and requires the ability to work rotating shifts as well as weekends and holidays. This position will require significant support during non-business hours, especially during the typical southern California fire season.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Work Schedule
HYBRID: Work a combination of onsite and remote days each week, typically 2-3 days per week.

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Job Types: Full-Time.


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