Pacific Gas & Electric Company Principal Product Manager - San Francisco, CA in San Francisco, California

Requisition ID # 14814

Job Category : Customer Support / Operations

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : San Francisco


Based in 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.And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan.It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services.They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

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 informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

Grid Integration and Innovation’s (GII’s) mission is to design, test, and integrate innovative solutions to accelerate PG&E’s transition to the sustainable grid of the future. GII is also responsible for developing the regulatory framework that will enable PG&E to succeed in a future where distributed energy resources are deeply integrated into the electricity grid. To meet these goals, the Energy Storage Strategy Implementation Group (ESSI) leads PG&E’s activity in storage policy issues in the regulatory arena which includes the CPUC and CEC. ESSI guides planning and commercial strategy for energy storage, prepares, tracks and serves as a clearinghouse for energy storage information, reporting both internally and externally, as well as providing technical and policy input for energy storage legislation. ESSI also serves as the internal knowledge center for energy storage technologies and market trends. The team works across lines of business at PG&E to develop comprehensive strategies and policies using effective project management, benchmarking, prototyping and ideating.

Position Summary

The Principal will be responsible for contributing to the design and development of PG&E’s comprehensive energy storage strategy. The Principal will also be responsible for designing, developing and tracking various strategic initiatives to position PG&E as a strong participant in the energy storage field. The Principal will participate in, scope, and manage cross-functional initiatives. The Principal will also have a key role in helping meet PG&E’s energy storage goals by contributing to the development of PG&E owned storage projects as a subject matter expert.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to apply analytical tools, methodologies, and frameworks to business or policy issues. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate excellent communication skills in executive and regulatory settings.

Job Responsibilities


  • Designs and develops regulatory and commercial strategies or policy positions.

  • Leads identification, development, implementation, and resolution of issues associated with complex, cross-functional strategy and policy matters at PG&E.

  • Leads PG&E-wide work streams, acting as a thought leader applying extensive unique subject matter expertise in the development of strategy or resolution of complex issues.

  • Researches emerging regulatory issues and emerging policy issues.

Project Management

  • Leads and manages teams and major cross-functional initiatives.

  • Leads business process improvements for analysis or advocacy activities.


  • Represents ESSI on cross-organizational working teams within PG&E.

  • Negotiates and advocates on behalf of PG&E in regulatory forums and interactions with external stakeholders.



  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Business, Economics, Marketing, Psychology, or related experience.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience, proven track record in Regulatory Relations, Finance, or other relevant department.


  • MBA or equivalent graduate degree highly desired.

  • Strong drive for results and continuous improvement

  • Strong verbal / written communication and presentation skills

  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, Power Point and MS Project

  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment and a positive, execution oriented mentality

  • Ability to be creative, versatile, efficient and productive in the face of ambiguity

  • Technical understanding of overall electric grid design and operations

  • Strong knowledge of Distribution system design and operations

  • Utility experience and/or project development experience

  • Prior experience with energy storage technologies, use cases and operational capabilities