Teaming Up For Safety, Reliability and Communities

Teaming Up For Safety, Reliability and Communities

SDG&E and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 465 Announce Multi-Year Hiring and Training Investments

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 31, 2020 – San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) mission is to improve lives and communities by building the cleanest, safest and most reliable energy infrastructure company in America. Building the specialized and highly skilled workforce needed to advance our mission requires forward-looking investments in people.

SDG&E and the IBEW Local 465 are pleased to announce a joint plan for new multi-year hiring, training and apprenticeship programs.

Over the next three years, SDG&E plans to hire nearly 150 positions, while 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 high-skilled trades. In total, the new plan results in the hiring or significant upskilling of 400—500 represented positions.

“SDG&E and IBEW share the aspiration of building the cleanest, safest and most reliable energy infrastructure company in America,” said Nate Fairman, business manager for IBEW Local 465. “These investments directly advance that mission and provide high-quality jobs that support our local economy.”

“This multi-year plan reflects strong collaboration with IBEW Local 465 and our shared commitment to the communities we serve,” said Scott Drury, president of SDG&E. “The highly-skilled members of IBEW are the backbone of our success in delivering clean, safe and reliable energy to our customers, and one of the reasons SDG&E is recognized as an industry leader.”

Hiring and training programs are expected to get under way in early 2020. 

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE). For more information, visit or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.