Regional Public Affairs Manager
San Diego, CA 
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At SDG&E, we are committed to the community we call home, delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people we serve in San Diego and southern Orange counties.Our commitment means 40% of the energy that SDG&E delivers to customers comes from renewable sources, exceeding California's Renewable Portfolio Standard. We are modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure safe and reliable operation of the region's infrastructure for generations to come. Learn more about our commitment to delivering clean, safe and reliable energy .

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 .

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 .

Primary Purpose:

Provide direction, communication and strategic planning for all public affairs activities in an assigned portion of portions of SDG&E's service territory. Provide leadership and management support to the Public Affairs Managers and Public Affairs Advisors on strategy, relationship management, program and infrastructure execution throughout assigned areas of responsibility. Develop and implement programs to increase the effectiveness of all five regions within SDG&E Regional public affairs. This role may require 24/7 support during emergencies or crisis situations.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Manage strategic public affairs activities within the assigned portion of the SDG&E service territory, to execute on stakeholder management, program implementation and infrastructure development.
  • Manage and have ownership of the energy dialogue within the assigned region, including managing relationships with elected officials, other utilities, agencies, advocacy organizations and key staff.
  • Counsel and guide internal project and policy teams on external landscape to accomplish corporate objectives.
  • Develop assigned public affairs staff members and their skillsets, including goal management and core supervisory tasks.






Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably within business administration, public policy or political science or equivalent experience.
  • 6 years' experience in public affairs, government affairs or related field of expertise
  • Requires ability to quickly forge new business and political relationships with external and internal contacts.
  • Requires ability to coordinate and work collaboratively across many different disciplines, to understand and synthesize new information from a variety of sources, and to identify and set priorities.
  • Requires ability to quickly forge new business and political relationships with external and internal contacts.
  • Requires ability to coordinate and work collaboratively across many different disciplines, to understand and synthesize new information from a variety of sources, and to identify and set priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate technical information in a clear concise manner in writing and verbally.
  • Strong leadership, supervisory and management qualities.
  • Understanding of the legislative process and political acumen.
  • Ability to assess public policy issues and develop strategic plans to exceed corporate goals.

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.

Competitive Benefits Package:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Performance Incentives
  • Cash balance pension program
  • 401k with employer match
  • Affordable healthcare, dental and vision
  • Generous vacation and flex days
  • Employee Giving Programs including charitable donations, volunteer incentive program, and scholarship programs
  • Substantial educational reimbursement
  • Sempra University for professional development
  • Backup daycare for children and elderly family members
  • Passport card for significant discounts at local restaurants and entertainment venues
  • On site cafes, walking trail, gym, yoga, chair massages



External Affairs/Marketing/Communications
Full-time
Aug 18, 2021
SDG&E is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment. 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.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
6+ years
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