Senior Energy Efficiency Analyst

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Job Description and Duties

Individuals interested in applying for this vacancy must have eligibility.  If you are new to state service or need to gain eligibility to this classification, please Click here  to open the examination bulletin and follow the instructions on “How to apply”.

The examination is a separate process from applying for this vacancy.  Please be sure to follow all instructions for each process.

Virtual interviews via web portals or phone may be offered as deemed appropriate and feasible by the hiring manager – standard in-person interviews will still be offered if conditions permit.

The energy efficiency program administrators regulated by the CPUC include investor owned electric and gas utilities, networks of local governments (Regional Energy Networks), and Community Choice Aggregators. The CPUC’s current efforts to drive innovation and achieve cost effective energy savings include the requirement that, by 2023, 60 percent of the investor-owned utilities’ budgets be outsourced to third party entities to bring new and innovative program design into the portfolio.

The Energy Division is seeking a Senior Analyst to execute the Commission vision of spurring innovative and effective energy efficiency programs in California. The analyst also ensures that investor-owned utilities execute the next round of third party solicitations more effectively, with greater participation, transparency, and accountability.
Under the general direction of the Program and Project Supervisor, the Senior Analyst will:
  • Plan and manage projects with knowledge of the driving policies, timelines, and budgets, and appropriate decision-making and stakeholder processes.
  • Articulate and communicate to team members assigned to third party solicitations necessary assignments, problems to be solved, milestones, issues under review, and timeframes for completion.
  • Brief Energy Division Management, Commissioners, and Administrative Law Judges on technical or practical implementation challenges, controversial issues and proposed solutions.
  • Proactively anticipate risks and challenges and identify gaps and inconsistencies in performance and data needed to inform future policies.
The Senior Analyst will also support policy development and oversee the utilities’ implementation of other ground breaking initiatives to support state’s energy efficiency goals and track progress toward these goals. The Senior Analyst will:

  • Conduct research and technical analyses including quantitative analyses.
  • Bring a critical thinking and process evaluation skillset to evaluate the efficacy of the Commission’s decision directed activities and develop and support proposals to refine existing and/or set new policies.
  • Review program and budget applications, manage utility requests and compliance actions via advice letters, analyzing legislative bills, and managing consultant contracts.
In these efforts, the Senior Analyst will collaborate with state and local government agencies that have shared mission in saving energy and/or building market acceptance through new innovative regulatory policies. The analyst will also take a broad and strategic view, and collaborate with other divisions across the Commission, to add value through considering the bigger picture state and commission goals. Specifically, we will work together to meet California’s goal of a carbon-free electric system by 2045 and through the Commission’s integrated resource planning effort, do so affordably, reliably, and safely.

You will find additional information about the job in the Duty Statement.

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