Origination and Power Supply Manager

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission - San Francisco, CA

Under general direction, the 0933 Origination and Power Supply Manager is responsible for developing and managing Integrated Resource Planning efforts; managing the electricity supply portfolio for the Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF programs, San Francisco’s publicly owned electric utility and community choice aggregator, respectively, ensuring compliance with all related regulatory requirements. Essential Duties are as follows:

  • Manage the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for both the Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF programs. This includes managing staff and consultants to complete the modeling, reports, and presentations to the executive team and commission, and follow through with appropriate regulatory agencies.
  • Lead participant for SFPUC Power Enterprise in collaborating with SFPUC Hetch Hetchy Water Operations division to analyze hydroelectric supply availability.
  • Manage the supply portfolio, including procurement through long-term energy and capacity product contracts for both the Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF programs as described in the Integrated Resource and Growth Plans.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements related to energy supply for both the Hetch Hetchy Power and CleanPowerSF portfolios, including Resource Adequacy products, Renewable Content, and Reliability products.
  • Develop and issue Request for Proposals (RFPs) to procure all products in the supply portfolio. Lead negotiations with energy product suppliers to finalize contracts. Liaise with City attorney, Risk Management, Contracts and other groups as needed to execute contracts.
  • Execute short-term Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP) market purchases and sales by obtaining multiple bids, complying with the Energy Trading Risk Management policy, and entering into cost-effective contracts.
  • Meet with various energy suppliers to understand market trends and availability of various supplies. Support Distributed Energy Resource Projects section to evaluate new renewable projects including their technical viability.
  • Support Risk Management and Business Analysis and Energy Scheduling and Settlements to develop the budget related to energy sales and purchases including energy capacity contracts, and to ensure successful integration of new contracts into scheduling and settlements process.

The ideal candidate is a positive, goal-driven, team player with strong ISO/RTO and portfolio management experience. The best qualified candidate will be familiar with California clean energy and reliability requirements, transmission planning and engineering, market trend analysis, financial transactions, risk management, and contract management. This person will be a creative problem solver with a positive outlook, flexible attitude, and excellent communication skills who inspires, grows, and develops talent within the Power Enterprise. Finally, the incumbent will enjoy working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where collegiality, professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued.

Requires possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, business or a closely related field AND 6 years of professional work experience in the area of electric utility energy product procurement. This must include at least 3 years of experience supervising professionals. Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of 2 years). Knowledge of CAISO markets and rules and regulations under NERC, FERC, CPUC and other related oversight programs is strongly desired.

This position is excluded from the competitive Civil Service examination process per Charter Section 10.104.18, and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.

Apply on-line immediately at www.alliancerc.com. Applications will be screened as they are received. Interviews will be scheduled when a sufficient pool of well-qualified candidates has been identified. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs at ckrebs@alliancerc.com or 562-901-0769.

Compensation: The normal annual salary range is $139,620 - $178,230. Appointment above the maximum of the normal range may be considered based on documented and substantiated recruitment and retention issues or exceptional skills. The City also provides an excellent benefits package.

Posted On: Thursday, May 23, 2019

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