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Under the general direction of the Program and Project Supervisor (PPS), the Public Utilities Regulatory Analyst III (PURA III) – California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Project Manager will have lead responsibility in project management oversight of CEQA and permitting of utility infrastructure projects including electric transmission lines, gas pipelines, and telecommunication facilities, as well as represent the Energy Division and/or the CPUC in various high-profile settings. The incumbent will collaborate with other state agencies and stakeholders. Organize and facilitate workshops and/or stakeholder meetings. Review procedural filings and documents, advice letters and author resolutions and dispositions, as needed.

The CEQA Project Manager is responsible for writing and issuing Requests for Proposals for Consultant services, manages the selection process and acts as contract manager overseeing the development of CEQA/ other environmental documents and construction monitoring of infrastructure projects.

The CEQA Project Manager will assist Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) regarding rulings and proposed decisions, provides technical support for ALJs in formal proceedings before the Commission, prepares briefings, performs policy research, and prepares alternate decision drafts for Commissioners and their advisors. The CEQA Project Manager will also assist Commissioners, their advisors, management and other decision-makers regarding issues in the assigned areas.