Wednesday , October 4 2023

So Cal Gas Company Careers – Technical Development Manager

Website SoCalGas

Job Description:

This position is primarily responsible for managing the Low Carbon Resources Research, Development, & Demonstration (RD&D) program at SoCal Gas, which includes developing and managing research plans, managing project managers, coordinating with various universities, national labs, and other public agencies to advance research into Low Carbon Resources technologies. In addition, this position will provide technical assistance for Strategic Planning Initiatives. Serves as an industry expert and represents SoCal Gas in key business relationships and industry forums related to energy technologies. Manages annual budget of approximately $6.0-$10.0 million.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs LCR program Gap analyses; develops, frames and supports strategic initiatives of the LCR Program and the RD&D department.
  • Responds to RD&D solicitations from government agencies (CEC, DOE); forms alliances with other industry stakeholders for the purpose of strengthening the value of SoCal Gas funding proposals and improving the quality of research.
  • Develops and maintains business relationships with key industry participants and stakeholders including CEC, DOE, GTI, LRCI, utilities, etc.
  • Leads, develops and mentors LCR staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
  • Subject matter expert; provides technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders, including developing materials for education and outreach events.
  • Develops business strategies that capitalize on new and emerging technologies; performs due diligence and negotiates terms and conditions for potential RD&D investment opportunities.
  • Manages Low Carbon Resources (LCR) RD&D program for SoCal Gas; represents SoCal Gas at various industry forums; selects and manages demonstration projects for key LCR technologies at SoCalGas or customer sites.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to focus and prioritize limited resources.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong technical/financial/risk analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of codes, standards and regulations affecting technologies.
  • Strong negotiating skills and ability to resolve contractual issues.
  • Good common sense and judgment to identify and recommend projects, determine appropriate funding levels, and redirect/terminate projects as appropriate.
  • A strategic thinker capable of assessing technology investment opportunities and developing a long-term technology strategy for SoCalGas.
  • Strong customer focused.
  • Results orientation (i.e., capable of bringing new and emerging technologies to market).
  • Strong project management skills.

Qualification & Experience:

  • An advanced degree in science, mathematics and/or MBA preferred. Background in management consulting with a focus on the energy industry is also desirable, preferred.
  • 8+years recent experience in project management, marketing, developing and demonstrating new technology projects is essential. Commercial experience is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science, or equivalent experience required.

Job Details:

Company: SoCalGas

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Los Angeles Metropolitan Area

Application Deadline: N/A

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