Program Manager, Compliance – Electric Transmission & Distribution APPLY NOW

San Diego, CA
Full time

Program Manager, Compliance – Electric Transmission & Distribution


San Diego, California. Candidate must currently live in the greater San Diego County region or be willing to relocate within the first 60 days of hire.


Successful candidate will have 10+ years of demonstrated hands-on experience with managing compliance processes in a fast-paced regulated electric utility environment. These are critical infrastructure projects with regulatory oversight from identification, design, engineering, permitting, and execution. A strong business aptitude and ability to work both independently and collaboratively with multiple business units and contractors. Experience must be centered on recent, documented, and successful track record or managing overhead transmission construction and maintenance programs. Ideal candidate will demonstrate subject matter expertise with General Order 95 (GO 95), Rule 18, and environmental, permitting, and jurisdictional domain expertise.


Successful compliance program manager candidate will be a dynamic team leader driving transmission and distribution line capital and corrective maintenance program compliance initiatives. Facilitates cross-functional cooperation between dependent design tasks and projects, identifies risks/issues, develops mitigation solutions. Demonstrates strong analytical, cost management, cost control expertise including financial modeling and utilization of costing tools. Regulated utility exposure preferred. This position involves office and field deliverable activities, including onsite meetings at high voltage electrical substations, test facilities and corporate campuses. Focus and commitment to safety is paramount.


Reports to Program Director and/or Portfolio Manager, providing oversight and governance to projects and programs within span of control. Work is highly independent and collaborative in nature


  • Manage several large programs complex in size, scope, budget and impact
  • Provide programs and projects governance and oversight of compliance components related to safety, siting, environmental, permitting, planning, estimating, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, project controls, bid phase services, procurement, constructibility reviews, material management, construction management, and closeout activities
  • Monitors and guides project scoping, timelines/schedule, cost estimates/budgets, licensing/permitting, environmental analysis, community outreach, engineering and design, and construction management as it relates to regulatory and corporate compliance
  • Maintain compliance with contract law and prepares supporting documentation for regulatory boards and other government agencies.


A combination of experience, education, and/or training which substantially demonstrates the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • 10+ years regulated utility compliance exposure required
  • Principles and practices of electrical design and planning specific projects
  • Knowledge of NERC and FERC standards, regional requirements, policies and procedures
  • Safe working practices, codes, and regulations as applicable to the assigned projects
  • Research methods including data collection, analysis and critical thinking
  • Production costing, contract negotiation tactics and strategies
  • Expert knowledge of MS Office suite such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and OneNote
  • Experience in MS-Project, Primavera (P6) or equivalent project planning tools
  • Experience in in BlueBeam, AutoCad, PLsCad or equivalent applications or systems
  • Valid driver’s license


  • B.S. in Project Management, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Business Management, or equivalent field; equivalent experience with customer approval
  • In lieu of Bachelor’s degree at least 7-10 years of significant program management experience focused on IT technical and/or civil programs
  • Active Professional Engineer (PE) license desired
  • Active PMP certification required


  • Excellent verbal and written communication, demonstrated testing expected prior to engagement
  • Established track record with proven ability to work within a fast-paced corporate environment
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in day-to-day and under-pressure
  • Ability to influence others and convey complex project and program deliverables in a concise manner across multiple teams and all levels of management
  • Detail oriented with excellent organizational, planning and follow-up skills


Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions:

  • Sit or stand at a desk and use a computer workstation for up to 6 hours per day
  • Stand, walk, reach and use hands and fingers to feel objects, tools or controls
  • Climb stairs, walk on uneven or unpaved surfaces
  • Traverse inclined or rough terrain
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Work in, around, high voltage energized electric equipment

JOB ID - PGM0002

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Hello, Thank you for your interest in 4Liberty! Your resume has been received. We will contact candidates who possess the qualifications that most closely match our requirements. Thank you again for your interest! Best Regards, 4Liberty Human Resources