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Current Open Positions:

Job Title:               Building Electrification Programs Manager

Salary:                   Commensurate with experience

Job Type:              Full-Time

Location:               Redwood City, California

Updated:               May 28, 2019

THE POSITION

The Building Electrification Programs Manager works under the direction of the Director of Energy Programs at Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) and has responsibility for developing and implementing the strategy for energy programs within San Mateo County with an emphasis on existing building electrification and distributed energy load shaping. This is an exciting opportunity to drive innovation and greenhouse gas reductions. This person will play a major role in new program and partner development. Examples of programs include incentives and technical assistance to encourage building electrification, energy storage, load shaping as well as electric vehicle infrastructure.

More information is available below and at www.peninsulacleanenergy.com.

About Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is the community choice energy program (known as a “CCA”) for San Mateo County.  PCE’s customer base includes almost 300,000 accounts, serving a population of 765,000, with a total electrical load of almost 4 million megawatt-hours.  PCE is the fifth operating CCE in California and launched in October 2016.

PCE is the electricity provider for all electricity accounts in the 20 communities in San Mateo County (Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside) as well as the unincorporated county. The city councils of each city were unanimous in their support for joining PCE.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position requires strong collaboration skills to work with internal and external stakeholders of multiple levels. It also requires an understanding technical aspects of electric energy use, and ability to research and analyze associated data.  We are looking for someone who is highly organized, has strong attention to detail and able to manage activities across multiple projects. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead developing strategies and program implementation for local programs with an emphasis on building electrification and decarbonization. Additional potential areas include grid-responsive load shaping, demand-side energy management, storage, electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure and renewables. Includes evaluating program options, developing justifications for proposed strategies, and soliciting and taking input from stakeholders to refine strategies.
  • Develop and facilitate partnerships across private, public, non-profit and research sectors for program development and execution.
  • Develop and execute requests for proposals (RFPs) including defining objectives and evaluation criteria, coordinating with communications team for publication, evaluating proposals, and recommending awards.
  • Draft Board memos on program.
  • Support program management including development of contracts, assessing vendor budget and timelines, evaluating effectiveness and quality of work, recommending remedial actions when needed.
  • Develop timelines, manage deliverables and coordinate execution with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with subject matter experts on best-practices, guides, and workshops as required.
  • Serve as public spokesperson at events including developing talking points, external materials, speaking at events.
  • Provide input to program budget and staffing plans.
  • Supervise and direct interns.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in engineering, environmental studies, business or other related fields.
  • A minimum of five-year’s experience in energy-related building science, program design and management, and energy efficiency or distributed renewables project implementation.
  • Expertise with building electrification and efficiency strategies and deployment.
  • Advanced capabilities in project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain complex partnerships.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in building sciences, project management, environmental studies, or clean energy business.
  • Certifications in energy management or similar a significant plus.
  • Strong preference given to candidates that have Bay Area contacts in the municipal, utility, business and non-profit sectors in the areas of climate change, renewable energy, and energy efficiency.
  • Experience in grant development and fundraising.
  • Familiar with mission and goals of Peninsula Clean Energy.

Ability to:

  • Deliver excellent written products with strong logistical and quantitative analysis.
  • Deliver excellent public speaking across diverse audiences.
  • Exercise sound judgment, creative problem solving, effective dispute resolution, and commercial awareness.
  • Manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and quickly adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Take responsibility and work independently, as well as coordinate team efforts.
  • Be thorough and detail-oriented; demonstrate patience, tact, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with persons encountered during the performance of duties.
  • Work as needed to attend evening and weekend meetings and presentations. Ability to travel throughout the region to attend meetings and functions.
  • Interact professionally and effectively with customers, commercial partners, PCE staff team, Citizens Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors.
  • Work with intermediate and advance MS Office functions, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint.
  • Work with tools including gantt charts and project management tools, CRMs and other advanced project tools.
  • Be part of a team of committed people.

Supervisory Responsibilities
No direct supervisory role anticipated at this time, but this could change as PCE grows over time.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit application materials to:

hr@peninsulacleanenergy.com with a subject line: “Program PM: Your Name”

The application materials must include:
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Responses to the four Supplemental Questions listed below

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please describe how your education and experience have prepared you for this position, and how the position fits into your career goals and aspirations.
  2. Please provide an example of a new energy project you managed, including a description of the project itself and the steps you employed to effectively manage the project to successful implementation.
  3. Please describe your experience and knowledge of any of the technologies listed below. Also, please describe how one of these technologies could be utilized for an innovative energy program for PCE: building electrification such as heat pump water heaters, energy efficiency, EV charging, energy storage (behind-the-meter and/or in-front-of-the meter), demand response programs, and any other innovative energy technologies.
  4. In this position, you will be part of a small, but growing, team of professionals. Describe your experience working as part of a team and indicate how you add value to the team. If you have managed or supervised employees, please describe that experience as well.

THE POSITION

Are you interested in working for a cutting-edge start-up company that is doing something NOW for the environment? Do you possess the financial skills and experience to help a community choice energy program? Are you passionate about renewable energy and combating climate change? If so, please apply for the opportunity to be part of the solution – Senior Financial Analyst for Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE).

The Senior Financial Analyst will work under the supervision of the Chief Financial Officer and will assist in Financial Planning, Analysis and Reporting. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in one of the largest community choice energy (CCE) programs in California and have a large impact to increase local renewable energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for this geographic area. More information is available at
www.peninsulacleanenergy.com.

The Senior Financial Analyst will interact internally with all the departments including Procurement, Programs, Customer Care, Legislative/Regulatory, G&A, and Outreach and externally with vendors, banks, consultants, and SaaS providers. The role is newly created and will have the opportunity to identify areas of improvement across Finance, Accounting, and IT functions; lead all the analysis; and have exposure to members of the Board of Directors and the Audit & Finance Committee. The role will get substantial management exposure, focus real-time on high priority business opportunities, and be involved in every facet of the business.

PENINSULA CLEAN ENERGY
Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is the community choice energy program (known as a  “CCA”) for San Mateo County. PCE is the electricity provider for all electricity accounts in the 20 communities in San Mateo County (Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside) as well as the unincorporated county. The city councils of each city were unanimous in their support for joining PCE.  PCE’s customer base includes almost 300,000 accounts, serving a population of 765,000, with a total electrical load of almost 4 million megawatt-hours. Residential customers make up about 270,000 of the accounts, and 37% of the electrical load, with commercial/industrial making up about 30,000 accounts and 63% of the electrical load. PCE is the fifth operating CCE in California and launched in October 2016.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• • Assist in the preparation of the annual budget and 5-year financial plan at the department and cost category level.
• Manage and enhance actual vs. budget variance analysis report on a monthly basis by pulling data from the source systems.
• Assist in creating a rolling cash forecast on a monthly basis by partnering with department heads.
• Perform analysis of customer energy usage, revenue, and cost data by creating sensitive analysis to better understand the overall customer profile.
• Collaborate with the Energy Programs team to build and maintain financial models to determine the viability of new energy programs and create cost-benefit analyses.
• Maintain vendor contract compliance schedule by monitoring the payments vs. contracted budget to avoid overpayment.
• Provide meaningful insight by analyzing energy load shapes and weighted average cost of energy by studying the historical trends.
• Assist with optimization of financial dashboard and reporting package on a monthly basis.
• Advise Chief Financial Officer in conducting financially sound analysis and provide corrective actions or solutions.
• Create ad hoc analysis by pulling data from source systems.
• Miscellaneous finance department administration as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Financial Engineering or a related field, or equivalent education, required.
• 3-5 years of experience with financial planning & analysis, financial modeling, budgeting, trend and variance analysis, required.
• Experience in renewable energy or utility industry and/or not-for-profit helpful, but not required.

Knowledge of:
• Microsoft Office Suite including advanced Excel and intermediate PowerPoint.
• Using Accounting and Invoice processing systems (QuickBooks, Bill.com, etc.)
• Basic accounting concepts and US GAAP, preferred.
• Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, preferred.

Ability to:
• Study, process, and analyze large quantities of data.
• Work accurately and swiftly under pressure.
• Build relationship at all levels within the organization.
• Be thorough and detail-oriented; demonstrate patience, tact, and courtesy.
• Work as needed to attend evening and weekend meetings and presentations.
• Work with CRM, Project Management, and other advanced project tools.
• Be part of a team of committed people.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION

Submit applications to hr@peninsulacleanenergy.com with a subject line: “Senior Financial Analyst: ” The application must include:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. Responses to Supplemental Questions

Supplemental Questions
1. Describe your experience and provide a specific example about a time when you had to prioritize between multiple tasks and how you did it.
2. Describe your experience pulling data from a source system such as an accounting system or other database and converting it to a meaningful information.
3. Describe your experience creating a financial model and presenting it to management.

Job Title:               Manager of Distributed Energy Resource Strategy

Salary:                   Commensurate with experience

Job Type:              Full-Time

Location:               Redwood City, California

Job Description

The Manager of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Strategy will create and implement a DER strategy for one of California’s largest CCAs covering the full range of DER resources including generation, storage, and demand response.  This is an exciting opportunity to increase local renewable energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the Bay Area.  This person will work under the supervision of the CEO and in close collaboration with the Director of Power Resources, the Director of Energy Programs and the Director of Customer Care.  The ideal candidate will have at least five to seven years of directly related experience.  More information is available below and at www.peninsulacleanenergy.com.

About Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is the community choice energy program (known as a “CCA”) for San Mateo County.  PCE’s customer base includes almost 300,000 accounts, serving a population of 765,000, with a total electrical load of almost 4 million megawatt-hours.  PCE is the fifth operating CCE in California and launched in October 2016.

PCE is the electricity provider for all electricity accounts in the 20 communities in San Mateo County (Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside) as well as the unincorporated county. The city councils of each city were unanimous in their support for joining PCE.

Class Characteristics

PCE has a goal to meet 100% of our customer’s load with renewable energy by 2025.  PCE expects implementation of DERs to play a significant role in meeting this goal.   The Manager of DER Strategy will create a distributed generation strategy and launch procurement efforts to develop opportunities to employ DERs in San Mateo County.  The Manager of DER Strategy will work closely with key internal and external stakeholders (including developers, technology providers, site hosts, regulators, and board members), coordinate local community-based renewable/GHG-free energy projects, and participate in Board of Directors meetings as well as community events.  The Manager of DER Strategy is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with these key stakeholder groups, and for communicating PCE’s central messages consistently.

Experience/Education

Education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering, environmental planning or a related field and a minimum of five to seven years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities described above including working at a project developer, on DER programs in the utility industry, and/or with a CCA program.  Master’s degree in business administration is desirable.

Experience and Knowledge:

  • Direct experience designing and developing DER installations including evaluating site locations, estimating system output, analyzing costs and benefits, and familiarity with interconnection policies and procedures, and DER system design.
  • Deeply familiar with the DER landscape including DER technologies, contracting structures, local, state, and federal policy, funding sources and opportunities, and best practices for procurement design and implementation.
  • Existing relationships with a significant number of DER stakeholders, developers and decision makers.
  • A successful history developing new business, including identifying opportunities, building partnerships, developing proposals, and executing projects to completion with well-thought-out scopes of work and budgets.
  • Knowledge of power purchase agreement structures, general terms and conditions and excellent negotiation skills.
  • Experience writing or responding to Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and other procurement processes for renewable energy projects.
  • Experience building financial models to evaluate and analyze the costs and benefits of different renewable energy structures, including PPAs, leases, and ownership models.
  • Familiarity with energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage, microgrids, and distributed generation; willingness to work with subject matter experts.
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements and opportunities including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the Department of Energy (DOE), as well as others.

Ability to:

  • Produce exceptional written products with strong logistical and quantitative analysis.
  • Deliver excellent public speaking across diverse audiences.
  • Exercise sound judgment, creative problem solving, effective dispute resolution, and commercial awareness.
  • Manage multiple priorities, meet deadlines, and quickly adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced dynamic environment.
  • Take responsibility and work independently, as well as coordinate team efforts.
  • Be thorough and detail-oriented; demonstrate patience, tact, and courtesy.
  • Work as needed to attend evening and weekend meetings and presentations.
  • Travel throughout the region to attend meetings and functions.
  • Establish and maintain effective, professional working relationships with customers, commercial partners, PCE staff team, Citizens Advisory Committee, and Board of Directors.
  • Work with intermediate and advanced MS Office functions, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Work with tools including Gantt charts and project management tools, CRMs and other advanced project tools.
  • Be part of a team of committed people.

Supervisory Responsibilities

No direct supervisory role anticipated at this time, but this could change as PCE grows over time.

Application Submission

Submit applications to hr@peninsulacleanenergy.com with a subject line: “Manager DER Strategy: < your name > ”

The application must include:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Responses to Supplemental Questions

Supplemental Questions

  1. Please describe how your education and experience have prepared you for this position, and how the position fits into your career goals and aspirations. Specifically, describe your experience and / or knowledge of procuring or developing distributed generation projects.
  2. Describe how you would evaluate the viability and value of a proposed DER project.
  3. Please describe your experience in developing feed-in tariffs, solar programs, and/or other innovative wholesale or retail-based energy programs.
  4. In this position, you will be part of a small, but growing, team of professionals. Describe your experience working as part of a team and indicate how you add value to the team. If you have managed or supervised employees, please describe that experience as well.
Peninsula Clean Energy

Peninsula Clean Energy