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SDGE is delivering a bright energy future that San Diego deserves.

Promoting Safety and Empowering Working Families

Organized and skilled labor is key to building the cleanest, safest and most reliable energy infrastructure company in America. When it comes to safety, we take every precaution – beginning with our workforce.

SDG&E employees are highly trained and certified. They are the backbone of grid operations and maintenance, leading the way in the energy industry by helping to:

Complete critical infrastructure projects needed to enhance wildfire safety

Upgrade natural gas pipelines

Expand the electric vehicle charging infrastructure needed for zero emission transportation

Employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive pay and benefits.

We strive to provide a good balance between work and home life.

SDG&E employees average tenure is 13 years

>50% have been with the Company for >10 years.*

We are committed to the success of our employees.

Caroline Winn, SDG&E’s Chief Executive Officer, started as an associate engineer, and Scott Drury, Chief Executive Officer of SoCalGas and former SDG&E President, started as a laborer.

*approximate data as of 11.23.20

Sustainability Starts with People

A sustainable world requires a persistent commitment to people — in their workplace, their homes and communities and the many places in between. Doing so demands building resiliency, inclusion and diversity into everything we do.

Major Supporter of Diverse Suppliers

Our robust and comprehensive supplier diversity program advocates for procurement opportunities for women, minority, service-disabled veteran, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-owned business enterprises. SDG&E bought $872M in goods and services from diverse suppliers in 2020.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

$455.4 Million

Women Business Enterprise (WBE)

$285.9 Million

Minority Women Business Enterprise (MBE)

$41.1 Million

Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE)

$120.5 Million

Leading in Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to having a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.


People of color make up about half of SDG&E’s workforce.


Women holding management positions at SDG&E.

Long-standing partnership with the IBEW and aligned unions from the San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council (AFL-CIO)

SDG&E and IBEW Local 465 partnered to hire or significantly upskill 400-500 represented positions, including:

  • Rolling out new training and investments for six linemen apprenticeship classes, six line assistant classes, three electrician assistant classes and specialized training for welding and other highly-skilled trades

Hiring nearly


entry-level positions

SDG&E provides quality employment right here in San Diego. We maintain a collaborative environment with access to great benefits, as well as ongoing opportunities for learning and growth.

  • Work with local unions to train and create hundreds of new positions across our organizations
  • Publicize openings and amplify awareness of all opportunities as part of our collaborative relationships
  • Invest heavily in training classes and apprenticeship programs for highly-skilled and specialized trades


of employees work in the field every day

Thank you to labor unions and organizations across the City for your support!

We apply our diverse skills, talents and ideas to provide 3.6 million people with the safe, clean, reliable service they need.

At SDG&E, each one of us plays a role in sustaining each other by championing people — employees, customers, suppliers and others. Each year, we actively engage with a network of community-based, nonprofit stakeholders who can provide feedback and partner with us to help meet the needs of underserved and disadvantaged communities through sustainability initiatives.

For more information, please view the following infographic:

Learn More about how SDG&E Promotes Safety and Working Families

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