Renewable Energy Analyst, Principal

San Francisco, California
30 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time

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 information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The Energy Policy and Procurement (EPP) organization procures a reliable supply to meet the electricity and gas demands of our customers 24 hours a day. We reduce customer costs and attain stable prices through contracting and financial hedging instruments and in doing so, maintain a focus on sustainability by supporting environmentally-preferred resources.

The Renewable Energy Department within EPP consists of two distinct teams which work together
to make up the RE Department: Renewable Energy Procurement and Renewable Energy Policy,
Strategy & Development (REPSD). The Renewable Energy Procurement team's objective is to achieve renewable energy, energy storage procurement strategies and other procurement targets through well-designed solicitation processes, or Requests for Offers (RFOs), for example, RAM RFO, RPS RFO, Energy Storage RFO, ReMAT, BioMAT, CHP and GHG. This group designs
RFO plans, protocols and form renewable energy, energy storage and other procurement agreements, and then negotiates to execution the resulting transactions. The team supports regulatory compliance filing requirements for executed contracts and advises the development of
policy and strategy initiatives and positions. All employees are responsible for performing their jobs in accordance with PG&E's vision and values and for conducting procurement in accordance with PG&E's Risk Management Policy.

Position Summary

The successful candidate will be a contributor in the company's renewable energy supply and energy storage efforts by structuring transactions and developing solutions to assist current suppliers in meeting their contractual obligations. The individual will help create, monitor and drive PG&E's renewable energy and energy storage strategies to meet the current and future
requirements by securing renewable resources from competitive solicitations and bi-lateral transactions.


Minimum Requirements:
• A bachelor's degree in finance, economics, business, engineering or other related field
• 8 years of experience in any of the following areas: managing strategic data, financial pro forma and/or negotiating complex energy contracts and transactions

• Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA)
• Experience in working with cross functional teams
• Strong demonstrated skills in analysis, negotiations, and presentations
• Excellent oral and written communication experience
• Attention to detail
• Able to flourish in a highly fluid transaction based environment with multiple high priority tasks


• Lead negotiator and transaction manager primarily for renewable energy power purchase agreements and energy storage transactions
• Conduct due diligence and develop the business case for / against a particular transaction / structure.
• Communicate the business case across the organization to garner support or raise concerns as
• Create, negotiate and prepare for execution the necessary agreements and documents associated with these various transactions. • Lead the internal and regulatory approval process for transactions.
• Manage and direct multi-disciplinary company or external teams in support of transactions.
• Participate in the procurement strategy process including meeting with and guiding internal review teams measuring the financial, technical, legal and commercial risks of various power purchase or energy storage offers and different transaction structures.
• Preparing and delivering internal and external presentations regarding issues and transactions to
senior management, regulators and market participants (status, process, results, justification, etc.)
• Manage a variety of ad hoc assignments ranging from support of negotiations with third parties to internal or external information requests and special projects.