Thursday, April 22, 2021

Opportunity available - Director - Emergency Management at San Diego Gas & Electric

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San Diego Gas & Electric is hiring a Director – Emergency management
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Director – Emergency Management


 San Diego, CA




Job Description

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 HERE.

 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 HERE.

 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 HERE.

Primary Purpose:

As a recognized leader and emergency professional, leads a large and diverse organization responsible for developing, implementing and managing the emergency preparedness and response and business resumption programs for SDG&E.  Leads the development, implementation and management of comprehensive Emergency Preparedness strategies, emergency preparedness exercises and training for SDG&E. Directs Emergency Operations Services and leads the EOC, which requires 24/7 availability and extended operations during emergencies and critical events. Assists with vulnerability assessments and collaborates to develop mitigation strategies. Seeks out opportunities to leverage existing systems or technologies for use in emergency response. Interfaces regularly with senior management to provide recommendations for and updates on preparedness and critical events.  Conducts extensive liaison with federal, local and state Offices of Emergency Services and other governmental agencies..  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs the development, implementation and management of comprehensive Emergency Preparedness and Business Resumption program strategies to achieve efficient and effective restoration of operations during emergencies.  Ensures the highest level of company preparedness as it relates to operational and financial response and recovery; develops, leads, and tests company-wide emergency preparedness exercises and training.  
  • Provides leadership across the enterprise to ensure that each organization is highly prepared to execute its response and recovery responsibilities during and after an emergency. Works with the local and state Offices of Emergency Services and other governmental agencies. Responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships and partnerships with key external stakeholders such as city, county, state and federal Offices of Emergency Services, DHS, as well as other governmental agencies; ensures SDG&E is appropriately benchmarked against industry standards or developments and best practices regarding emergency responsiveness.  
  • Leads and directs SDG&E’s aviation services program, including aviation fire response, with an emphasis on ensuring safe flight operations by company and contract personnel.  In addition, responsible for ensuring comprehensive aviation safety training is developed and provided to relevant personnel.  Leads in developing and implementing appropriate use cases for and leverages SDG&E’s industry leading UAS programs and technology.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable regulatory and policy requirements, and anticipates the effects of potential changes.  Acts as the company representative to regional or statewide preparedness organizations.
  • Leads in the professional development of assigned personnel and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, business or related field.
  • A minimum of 12 years of experience which must include significant leadership experience in managing large organizations with emergency management responsibilities.
  • 3+ years supervisory experience required.
  • Ability to motivate employees, drive innovation and lead change initiatives while maintaining employee engagement.
  • Must have experience in leading emergency response efforts for large government organizations or businesses and in developing and delivering emergency training exercises involving multiple agencies or jurisdictions.
  • Significant experience managing large budgets, capital and operating project management and extensive operational experience in leading emergency management organizations in training, exercises and responses to real-world incidents. 
  • Must have demonstrated exceptional performance managing large capital projects with an ability to anticipate and mitigate any potential risks to the organization.
  • Must excel in strategic analysis, organizational management, customer service and external relationships. 
  • Must be a skilled communicator with extensive experience presenting complex topics to government, public and private organizations.  
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Must be prepared to successfully develop and strengthen relationships across diverse community stakeholders.   
  • This position requires successful candidates to be available to respond to emergency calls, and may require extended work hours.
  • Master of Science or other relevant advanced degree strongly preferred.
  • Previous utility experience desirable.


Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

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.

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Posting End Date

May 6, 2021




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