Job Title:      Power Resources Manager
Salary:           To be determined, based on experience
Job Type:      Full-Time
Location:      HQ in Redwood City, CA (willing to consider full-time remote)

 

PENINSULA CLEAN ENERGY

Peninsula Clean Energy is a joint powers authority formed by the County of San Mateo and each of its 20 cities to offer greener electricity to its residents and businesses to meet local climate action goals. In December 2020, the City of Los Banos joined Peninsula Clean Energy and will start receiving service from Peninsula Clean Energy in April 2022. Peninsula Clean Energy is governed by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community.

Peninsula Clean Energy operates as a Community Choice Energy program to provide clean energy for its member communities by purchasing electricity from clean generation sources (such as solar, wind and hydropower). Electricity is still delivered over the existing distribution system, which will continue to be owned and operated by the current electric utility, PG&E. Implementing Peninsula Clean Energy’s program helps achieve local community climate actions goals. Peninsula Clean Energy serves approximately 300,000 customers.

Peninsula Clean Energy has developed a strategic plan, which includes providing 100% renewable energy on a 24/7 basis by 2025.  The person in this position will be part of the team that makes this a reality.

 

THE POSITION

The Energy Contract Manager is a key member of the Power Resources team. The Power Resources team has a wide range of responsibilities related to the development and management of Peninsula Clean Energy’s energy supply portfolio to meet the agency’s goal to be 100% renewable. This includes procuring renewable and carbon free energy and resource adequacy products, complying with Peninsula Clean Energy’s hedging and portfolio diversification strategies, achieving regulatory and legislative objectives, and maximizing benefits for our customers.

The Energy Contracts Manager will work under direction of the Director of Power Resources and other Peninsula Clean Energy leadership and staff in some or all functions related to managing Peninsula Clean Energy and counterparty compliance with power supply contracts, contract negotiation, power supply planning, research and due diligence with respect to potential power supply opportunities, risk management, and invoice settlement and validation.

The Energy Contracts Manager may also assist with the preparation of certain regulatory compliance reports and with the preparation of informational material for the Peninsula Clean Energy Board. The individual in this position will develop significant subject matter expertise in Peninsula Clean Energy’s operations.

The Energy Contracts Manager should have knowledge of wholesale power procurement, energy-related technologies, local and state energy policy, negotiations, and intermediate to advanced project management and coordination skills. At least five years of directly related experience is required.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate would have:

Education and Experience:

Knowledge and Understanding:

Ability to:

PHYSICAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

TEMPORARY: Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, work will be performed in a remote, work-from-home environment until further notice.

ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a typical office setting with exposure to computer screens with moderate noise and will require some evening and weekend work. The noise level in the work environment is usually typical of an office environment and public events.

PHYSICAL: While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to sit, walk, and stand; talk or hear, in person and by telephone; reach with hands and arms. Employees are occasionally required to walk, and stand for prolonged periods; stoop, bend, kneel and twist; and may lift up to 20 pounds. Employees must be able to communicate in person, in writing, and by telephone with Board members, management, co-workers, vendors, consultants, and with the public in face-to-face, one-on-one, and group settings.

 

Salary and Benefits

Compensation commensurate with experience. Peninsula Clean Energy offers a generous benefits package, including

 

Application and Selection Process

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit the items listed below in PDF format to hr@peninsulacleanenergy.com.

Application Materials:

  1. Describe your experience and knowledge of contracting for electricity products in the short-term and long-term markets, including conventional, renewable and GHG free energy, resource adequacy, congestion revenue rights, and ancillary services. Describe your experience and/or knowledge of negotiating strategies.
  2. Describe your experience and knowledge of the CAISO market and settlement processes. Please describe any experience managing settlement data for energy resources, checking for accuracy, and performance monitoring.
  3. Please describe your experience with contract management. Describe methods you have used to ensure contract requirements and timelines are recorded, tracked appropriately, and met on-time per the terms of the agreement.

 

Peninsula Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer.