Omar Rivera is Director, Gas System Integrity Staff & Programs for Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E), Sempra Energy’s regulated California Utilities.
In his role, Omar is responsible for providing strategic direction and management of system integrity policies and programs to ensure compliance with safety regulations, codes and industry best practices.
Omar joined Sempra Energy Utilities in 2000 and has held a variety of management positions in gas engineering; gas transmission and system operations; pipeline integrity; and pipeline safety enhancement project (PSEP).
Omar has been responsible for various areas related to managing an operations transmission district, planning, installation, replacement of gas infrastructure, as well as providing leadership in implementing gas standards, business enhancements and compliance assurance.
Omar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.