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4 Nov 2022

Full-Time Senior Strategic Planning Advisor (#22-63771)

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:
Provide high-level technical support and broad utility knowledge to develop SDG&E’s strategic plan and emissions study-related efforts. Work collaboratively across SDG&E to help ensure implementation and alignment of company’s overall strategy. Support the development of executive deliverables, including materials prepared for SDG&E Board of Directors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic direction to SDG&E’s Strategic Planning group. Prepare key strategic priorities and translate them into comprehensive, actionable strategic plans. Ensure alignment of business unit strategic initiatives with company’s overall strategy. Facilitate business unit management in development of strategic plans and associated reporting metrics.
  • Support emissions study-related efforts and development ad hoc executive special projects (for example, internal analysis to support regulatory proceedings and development of executive presentations)
  • Perform financial analysis of major business and regulatory issues facing the company relating to company-wide strategic initiatives that need additional development.
  • Support the identification and prioritization of the key operational updates pertinent to Board of Directors and executive officers.
  • Lead market research and analytical support intended to provide updates on SDG&E’s operations, regulatory, and legislative issues most critical to the company.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent training and experience.
  • 5+ Relevant experience.
  • Must have experience managing data, working with existing and developing complex financial models and conducting external research.
  • Possess a firm understanding of the utility business, technology, regulatory, accounting/finance and industry fundamentals and demonstrated understanding of the changing dynamic in the utility industry.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills and an understanding of financial, business and risk analysis fundamentals are essential. Ability to construct/update high-level analytical models.
  • Must have a basic level of understanding of the drivers of utility business performance and ability to relate individual results and findings to broader business and strategic implications.
  • Must have a proven ability to work with unstructured problem solving, think strategically, and analysis involving uncertainty.
  • Must have strong project management skills and demonstrated success at managing projects in a cross-functional matrix environment.
  • Must have proven interpersonal and organizational skills. Positively influences others and gains their respect, cooperation and support.
  • Must have a proven ability to communicate complex technical and non-technical concepts effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work with short deadlines, while providing high quality, complete and accurate product.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA, CMA, MBA and/or other professional certifications/advanced degrees are preferred.
  • Master’s Degree Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.


*Based on candidate qualifications this position may be filled at a higher level.


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.

How to Apply


Job Types: Full-Time.


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