FERC Regulatory Analyst, Principal - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, California
13 Aug 2016
20 Nov 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Electric Transmission Rates (ETR) provides regulatory expertise and case management services for PG&E's Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) filings of jurisdictional electric tariffs and rate schedules. ETR manages the development, approval and implementation of FERC filings, in collaboration with business partners in other organizations. In addition, ETR is responsible for ensuring that the Regulatory Affairs Department has the necessary procedures and controls in place to maintain compliance with applicable FERC regulations.

Position Summary

Principal FERC Regulatory Analysts in this organization provide analytical work and case management of moderate to high complexity in support of regulatory proceedings that involve the leadership small to large teams. Analytical work will involve preparing and submitting regulatory filings submitted to the FERC, including the preparation of transmittal letters, testimony, and full cost of service support; providing guidance to internal business partners when developing case and regulatory strategy; continuous improvement of existing procedures including documenting processes in place to maintain and demonstrate FERC compliance; conducting research and keeping abreast of trends, issues and developments in the utility industry as a whole; providing reports/metrics; and supporting witnesses and subject matter experts during proceedings. Variable travel required throughout the year (up to 10% of the time)



• Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Public Policy, Engineering or equivalent work experience
• At least 10 years of experience in a regulatory organization or closely related field
• Advanced understanding of rates and cost recovery principles
• Experience with cost of service rate filings
• Understanding of the FERC regulatory environment and/or equivalent legal background.
• Project management experience
• Familiarity with tariffs and contracts
• Excellent oral communication and writing skills
• Master's degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or equivalent work experience
• Experience with FERC cost of service rate filings and the application of FERC's Uniform System of Accounts
• Skilled in use of Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint
• Familiarity with SAP


• FERC Rate Case Management (50%): Leads team that prepares FERC-jurisdictional cost of service rate case and other filings of moderate to high complexity including preparation of a company-wide cost of service with segregation of costs to functional area subject to the rate case. Additional responsibilities include: drafting transmittal letters; coordinating with other subject matter experts and witnesses, reviewing testimony, workpapers and discovery responses for submittal in regulatory proceedings. Reviews and analyzes intervenor and FERC Trial Staff positions to inform decisions on litigation and/or settlement strategies. Manage filing process including completion of all pre- and post-filing compliance and implementation tasks.
• Data Analysis (25%): Obtain and analyze data for inclusion in exhibits and reports for internal management and/or for support of regulatory proceedings. With guidance, develop, revise, and/or maintain models needed to support these analyses. Analyze and summarize testimony, reports, pleadings and discovery responses prepared by PG&E, other utilities, FERC Trial Staff or intervenors. Analyze and interpret regulatory proposals, legislation, and other relevant materials.
• FERC Compliance (10%): Implement regulatory decisions, including creating and/or revising moderately complex tariffs, billing, and regulatory accounting rules. Support department's FERC compliance efforts, including working on process maps, documentation of procedures, and implementation of controls.
• Regulatory and Ratemaking Support (15%): Support internal business partners by providing expertise as a subject matter expert on FERC procedural matters, cost recovery, and rate development.