Community Energy - Division Manager

City of San José, CA - San Jose, CA

To help accomplish its goal of being both innovative and environmentally responsible, the City of San José created the Community Energy Department in August 2017 to administer San José Clean Energy, the City’s brand new Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. The mission of the Community Energy Department is to reduce Citywide greenhouse gas emissions, lower energy rates, and provide our community with a choice of energy providers, in addition to providing transparency, accountability, and outstanding customer service.

The Community Energy Department will begin a phased process of rolling out clean energy services to municipal facilities, residents, and commercial customers in September 2018, and will be fully operational in March 2019.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Power Resources, the Division Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and undertaking complex energy resource planning and procurement activities; supply and demand-side management plans; energy risk management; forecasting; benchmarking; preparing reports; validating invoices; California Independent System Operator (CAISO) scheduling and settlements; and technical compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws in support of the City of San José’s Community Energy Department. Typical duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:  

  • Negotiating and managing power supply contracts, services, and agreements; determining rates and service terms; preparing bids and specifications; overseeing the most complex consultant and contract agreements.
  • Collaborating with other organizations and representatives, regulatory agencies, and the public; ensuring program compliance and making recommendations to meet the needs of the public and City; potentially serving as a liaison to electric utilities and governmental agencies.  
  • Monitoring power supply resources operations to ensure compliance with policy directives, federal and state laws, rules and regulations, and local codes and standards and risk management regulations; track and prepare reports regarding market conditions and values; providing direction on the implementation of changes to organizational processes and policies to ensure compliance with energy market requirements, improve operations, mitigate risks, increase revenue, and decrease costs.
  • Conducting studies, analyzes data, and preparing recommendations related to energy resources planning, supply and demand, energy risk management, and forecasting; overseeing customer survey projects.
  • Developing and implementing short and long term operating and financial plans, including but not limited to developing mark to market reporting; portfolio performance assessment; energy trends; forecasting; and cost and schedule tracking systems.
  • Keeping abreast of power supply and energy developments and programs and evaluating opportunities for new sources or available technology.

The Community Energy Department is in the process of developing new classifications related to power resources. In the interim, the Department is seeking to fill one Division Manager position in the Power Resources division. The Division Manager position is currently approved through June 30, 2019. Once the new classifications are finalized and approved by City Council, the incumbent in this position will be placed into the new classification.  

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Natural Resources, Statistics, or related field to the utility business AND six (6) years of progressively responsible, directly related experience, including three (3) years of supervisory experience. Master’s degree is preferred.

Apply immediately at Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be scheduled in mid-October, 2018. For questions, contact Cindy Krebs or Sherrill Uyeda at (562) 901-0769 or via email at or EEO/ADA

Salary Range: $103,321.47 to $157,656.95 per year. The Division Manager also receives an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation in addition to the compensation listed above. In addition, the City provides an excellent array of benefits.

Posted On: Friday, September 21, 2018

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