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The Public Advocates Office is the independent consumer advocate within the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The Public Advocates Office’s mandate is to obtain the lowest possible rates for utility services consistent with reliable and safe service levels, and the state’s environmental goals. The Public Advocates Office represents residential and small business ratepayer interests in Commission proceedings and processes (e.g. workshops, rulemakings, investigations, utility applications, hearings, advice letters, committee and stakeholder meetings, and other forums). These proceedings and processes set rates, rules, policies, and regulations.

The Utilities Engineer (UE) will conduct entry-level, first working, and or journey level engineering work within the Public Advocates Office. The UE will be assigned duties and responsibilities that are commensurate with their background, training, and experience.

Under supervision of the Program and Project Supervisor in the Distribution Planning and Policy Section of the Energy Infrastructure Branch, the UE will perform a wide variety of engineering assignments in connection with distributed energy resources, distribution planning, electric vehicles, microgrids, electric safety, electric utilities operations and supplies, infrastructure projects, cyber security, smart grids, general rate case proceedings, and perform other related work in economic and policy analysis.

For more information contact the hiring supervisor:

Hiring Unit Contact:

Richard Khoe

(415) 696-7353