Peninsula Clean Energy
Peninsula Clean Energy

Regulatory Compliance Analyst

Job Title:                    Regulatory Compliance Analyst
Salary:                        Commensurate with experience
Job Type:                   Full-Time
Location:                    Requires California residency. Peninsula Clean Energy is a remote-first work environment. Employees will be expected to attend in-person meetings on a monthly to quarterly basis at the Peninsula Clean Energy office in Redwood City, CA.

PENINSULA CLEAN ENERGY
Peninsula Clean Energy is a joint powers authority formed by the County of San Mateo and each of its 20 cities to offer greener electricity to its residents and businesses to meet local climate action goals.  In December 2020, the City of Los Banos joined Peninsula Clean Energy and started receiving service from Peninsula Clean Energy in April 2022.  Peninsula Clean Energy is governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community.

Peninsula Clean Energy operates as a Community Choice Energy program to provide clean energy for its member communities by purchasing electricity from clean generation sources (such as solar, wind and hydropower).  Electricity is still delivered over the existing transmission and distribution system, which will continue to be owned and operated by the current electric utility, PG&E.  Implementing Peninsula Clean Energy’s program helps achieve local community climate actions goals. Peninsula Clean Energy serves approximately 300,000 customers.

Peninsula Clean Energy has developed a strategic plan, which includes providing 100% renewable energy on a 24/7 basis by 2025 and a white paper describing why this goal is important.  The person in this position will be part of the team that makes this a reality.

THE POSITION
The Regulatory Compliance Analyst is an important member of the Regulatory Policy team.  The Regulatory Policy team has a wide range of responsibilities related interfacing with and advocating before state and federal regulatory agencies to empower Peninsula Clean Energy’s achievement of its strategic objectives.  Because Peninsula Clean Energy is recognized by the State as a load-serving entity, it is subject to numerous legal requirements imposed upon the agency by the State’s regulatory agencies (specifically the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and California Air Resources board (CARB)) and the legislature.  Additionally, Peninsula Clean Energy must interface and coordinate with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), who answers to the federal government, to ensure Peninsula Clean Energy does its part to maintain the reliability of electricity service within California.  Lastly, as Peninsula Clean Energy’s programmatic and renewable energy procurement efforts continue to grow, the complexity of ensuring the agency’s compliance with its requirements grows as well.

The Regulatory Compliance Analyst works under the direction of the Director of Regulatory Policy and supports other managers and leadership at Peninsula Clean Energy across its departments.  In this capacity, the Regulatory Compliance Analyst has a wide range of responsibilities for ensuring Peninsula Clean Energy’s ongoing compliance with applicable state and federal mandates.  The Regulatory Compliance Analyst oversees and coordinates the agency’s efforts to maintain regulatory compliance with support from other agency staff and external guidance from expert counsel and consultants.  The Regulatory Compliance Analyst frequently interacts with other departments within the agency, in particular the Power Resources and Energy Programs teams, to leverage their expertise to inform the agency’s compliance in applicable matters.  The Regulatory Compliance Analyst will also routinely interface with both individuals serving in similar positions at our sister Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) agencies through, and the California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) trade organization.  The Regulatory Compliance Analyst will also serve as the primary point of contact between Peninsula Clean Energy and the various regulatory agencies.

We are seeking a candidate with solid understanding of the California energy sector landscape. The ideal candidate will have first-hand experience interfacing with State regulatory agencies from the electricity sector perspective, a high degree of personal initiative and collaborative spirit, a natural inclination toward organized processes, a keen attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a strong personal connection to Peninsula Clean Energy’s mission and objectives. Prior experience working for a public agency will be considered valuable, but not necessarily essential for the role.

More information is available below and at www.peninsulacleanenergy.com.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Regulatory Compliance Analyst will be responsible for creating and maintaining internal agency tools and processes to track, plan for, and complete our agency’s regulatory compliance mandates.  The individual in this position will also serve as the primary point of contact both internally and externally for regulatory compliance matters for the agency.  Overtime the individual in this position is expected to develop significant subject matter expertise in compliance obligations, with a focus on facilitating the submission of regulatory filings to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Independent System Operation (CAISO), and California Air Resources board (CARB).

We are looking for someone who is highly organized, collaborative, personally motivated, keenly attentive to detail, clearly communicative and able to manage multiple projects that depend upon timely participation by multiple stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Create and maintain various tools and processes to track and ensure continued compliance with all applicable regulatory obligations.
  • Serve as project manager for regulatory compliance undertakings throughout the agency.
  • Serve as primary point of contact with regulatory agencies for compliance obligation correspondence.
  • Coordinate with others throughout the agency who have deeper subject matter expertise relevant to the specifics of each compliance filing.
  • Interface with peers at other CCA agencies regarding compliance affairs directly and through the CalCCA trade organization.
  • Liaise with external legal counsel and technical consultants to inform our agency’s ongoing compliance.
  • Draft, review, and submit regulatory compliance filings with support from internal and external stakeholders where necessary.
  • Provide strategic feedback to inform regulatory and legislative advocacy as related to compliance requirements
  • Provide specific guidance to internal departments regarding changes to key compliance filings.
  • Draft internal agency documentation (such as a Compliance Guidebook) to inform future compliance efforts and to document institutional knowledge.
  • Advise on and assist with the development of any internal policies or protocols to enhance and streamline future compliance efforts.
  • And perform other related duties as they arise.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in public administration, public policy, business administration, environmental/sustainability studies, or other related fields. A Master’s degree in one of these fields is desirable.
  • 3-5 years’ experience within the energy sector with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience managing projects, designing processes, identifying, tracking, and resolving issues
  • Knowledge of the California energy industry and electric power markets such as CPUC, CEC, CAISO, and Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) laws and regulations
  • Experience writing or supporting compliance filings required for California Load Serving Entities (LSEs)
  • Knowledge of the goals, policies, purposes, and history of Peninsula Clean Energy and CCAs
  • Proficiency with: (i) MS Office suite products (Word, Power Point, & Excel), (ii) Google suite products (Mail, Calendar, Docs & Drive), (ii) project management software (g., Wrike), (iv) teleconferencing software (Zoom, MSTeams, WebEx, & RingCentral), and Adobe Acrobat
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Supervisory Responsibilities
No direct supervisory role anticipated at this time, but this could change as PCE grows over time.  The incumbent will be expected to provide some guidance, mentorship, and training to more junior analysts as appropriate.

Remote Working Model
At the current time, Peninsula Clean Energy has adopted a remote-first policy with work primarily performed from a home office.  Office space is available in Redwood City if preferred. Employees are expected to live within 100 miles of the Redwood City office, but exceptions can be made with approval of the employee’s supervisor and the CEO. Employees will be expected to attend in-person meetings on a monthly to quarterly basis.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Compensation commensurate with experience. Peninsula Clean Energy offers a generous benefits package, including

  • Individual, family and domestic partner health insurance
  • Retirement and Employer Matching Contributions
  • Health and dependent care flex spending account
  • Cell phone and internet stipend for remote work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Vacation

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit application materials to: hr@peninsulacleanenergy.com with a subject line: “RC Analyst: ”

The application materials must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the four Supplemental Questions listed below

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please describe how your education and experience have prepared you for this position, and how the position fits into your career goals and aspirations.
  2. Please describe your prior experiences working with the California state regulatory agencies, and explain how that will lend itself well to this role?
  3. Please provide an example of a prior work product that you have had a direct role in creating and/or maintaining that has enabled broader teamwork and organization for deadline and task management.
  4. In this position, you will be part of a small, but growing, team of professionals through a predominantly remote work environment. Describe your experience working as part of a team and indicate how you interact with and add value to the team. Describe the types of working conditions, team dynamics, and managerial styles in which you best thrive.

 

Peninsula Clean Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer