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Compliance & Risk Consultant, Principal (Flexible Location)

LocationConcord, California;
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Requisition ID # 91180 

Job Category : Compliance / Risk / Quality Assurance 

Job Level : Manager/Principal

Business Unit: Electric Operations

Job Location : Concord

Department Overview

The Electric Operations Quality Management (QM) department provides oversight over both Electric Transmission and Distribution.  This includes Quality Verification (QV) Distribution, QV Transmission Lines, QV Substation, QV Vegetation Management and Electric Quality Assurance.  The QM program implements an integrated strategic audit approach concentrating on key company focus areas that are a function of risk, regulatory impacts, compliance maturity model attributes, key regulatory issues and line of business requests.  Additionally, QM partners with key stakeholders in Electric Operations to ensure quality control points are implemented, monitored and measured for compliance with maintenance and construction work processes and procedures, including relevant federal, state, and local regulations and laws (FERC, NERC, CAISO, CPUC GOs 165, 95, 128, 166 and 174).

Position Summary

The Compliance & Risk Consultant, Principal develops and implements PG&E’s internal compliance framework for various standards. Specialists may be assigned to support an entire Line of Business (LOB) or be a member of a department they support exclusively. Specialists may limit their scope to one regulatory agency’s impact on a specific area of the business or may be involved in the impact of multiple laws and regulations on a department or an entire LOB. The Compliance Specialist may work with Subject Matter Experts and Standards Owners to develop process and controls to ensure that departments are responsible and accountable for their compliance with regulated activities and comply with reliability standards and requirements. Activities may also include leading or coordinating audits, preparing reports, developing and maintaining performance metrics, conducting self-certifications, spot checks, and investigations, handling complaints, facilitating reporting and violation mitigation. The incumbent ensures consistent use of compliance related data systems, measures results, monitors controls and keeps records of all regulatory compliance filings. Specialists may also act as liaisons for PG&E with staff at regulatory bodies assigned to investigate specific aspects of PG&E’s compliance practices. In order to drive acceptance of the compliance framework the Specialist may lead cross functional teams and engage in activities such as clarifying responsibilities and commitments, hand-offs, training and communication.


Works with senior management to support strategic planning and decision making regarding an operating and reliability standards compliance framework for a complex department, multiple departments or an entire LOB.

Plans, designs, and gains acceptance for complete compliance frameworks.

Review audits for PLC accuracy.

Anticipates changes in the regulatory environment and takes action to prepare the organization.

Contributes new compliance frameworks, initiatives or proactive measures that are regarded as major advances in the company and/or industry.

Acts as a consultant to groups internal and external to PG&E in order to benchmark company practices and promote knowledge of regulatory issues.

May recommend systems to ensure that all documentation is current, complete, accurate and in compliance with applicable regulatory standards. Models an environment where all relevant documentation is entered into enterprise database systems.

May oversee the development of cross functional training programs or initiatives and communication campaigns.

Coaches and mentors less experienced Compliance Specialists. May supervise staff.



High School or GED

10 years of experience in compliance with some experience as a subject matter expert on specific aspects of regulatory compliance as it applies to assigned area of business.


MS/MA/MBA desired

PE, PMP, CISP, NERC Operator, Certified

Auditor/Fraud Examiner desired

In depth knowledge of Compliance Management Framework and internal controls.

SME knowledge of assigned area of business’ processes and procedures.

Knowledge of California and Federal regulatory requirements such as Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and California Independent System Operator (CAISO).

Analysis, communication, and group collaboration skills and ability to lead teams

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