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Sonoma Clean Power is a not-for-profit public agency, which is the default electricity provider for Sonoma County. SCP offers Sonoma County local control, choice, cleaner electricity, lower greenhouse gas emissions and lower prices. 

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PROGRAMS MANAGER - LEAD LOCALLY FLIER

PROGRAM MANAGER – LEAD LOCALLY
Salary Range $90,000 – $130,000 (annual)

For a complete description and information on how to apply, please visit www.sonomacleanpower.org   Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is the locally controlled electricity provider in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.   SCP is a non-profit agency, independently run by member cities and the Counties of Sonoma and Mendocino, representing the unincorporated communities.  SCP needs extraordinary committed individuals to join the team and help us transform our communities into a renewable energy hub.  Please visit our web page to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The individual in this position will be responsible for development, management and implementation of Sonoma Clean Power’s Lead Locally program, which aims to develop strategies to double energy efficiency in existing buildings through a combination of cutting edge energy efficiency research and the development of a physical Energy Marketplace where SCP customers can directly interact with energy savings technologies. They will develop significant subject matter expertise in SCP’s operations and customer programs, and will be required to work independently on topical research, analysis, reporting and program administration.

This position requires strong skills in contract and contractor management, engagement with public entities, and the ability to make written and oral presentations frequently. Works with team to produce training and workshops for customers, contractors, energy efficiency consultants, legislative and professional groups, the Board of Directors, and the Authority staff.

PROGRAMS MANAGER - LEAD LOCALLY SPECS

PROGRAM MANAGER – LEAD LOCALLY
Salary Range $90,000 – $130,000 (annual)

This class specification indicates, in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the responsibilities of employees in this classification. The job functions described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

The individual in this position will be responsible for development, management and implementation of Sonoma Clean Power’s Lead Locally program, which aims to develop strategies to double energy efficiency in existing buildings through a combination of cutting edge energy efficiency research and the development of a physical Energy Marketplace where SCP customers can directly interact with energy savings technologies. They will develop significant subject matter expertise in SCP’s operations and customer programs, and will be required to work independently on topical research, analysis, reporting and program administration.

This position requires strong skills in contract management, engagement with public entities, and contractor management. Makes written and oral presentations frequently. Works with team to produce training and workshops for customers, contractors, energy efficiency consultants, legislative and professional groups, the Board of Directors, and the Authority staff.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Direct supervision is received from the Director of Programs.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

The Programs Manager will:

  • Work with staff, contractors, and the SCPA Board to help design and manage the Sonoma Clean Power Lead Locally Program.
  • Work with energy efficiency product vendors and contractors to develop and manage energy efficiency research in the SCPA service territory.
  • Manage contracts, invoices and payments, reporting, and quality control with the California Energy Commision and subcontractors.
  • Work with energy efficiency product vendors, local partners, PG&E, and contractors to design and manage a marketplace where energy efficiency products can be tested and sold.
  • Work with local partners to develop and conduct trainings for contractors, homeowners, and building inspectors.
  • Work with the SCPA marketing and customer service teams to ensure adequate support of the program.
  • Manage day-to-day program implementation.
  • Write staff reports and presentations on the program.
  • Work with contractors to evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience working with and contracting with the California Energy Commission (CEC).
  • Experience with public speaking and/or training for the following audiences: contractors, building officials, energy consultants, homeowners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to synthesize and communicate complex topics to technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience working with large, complex budgets.
  • Experience using project management software.
  • Experience supervising or conducting research.
  • Ability to interface with various public entities, contractors, committees, boards, businesses and the public while presenting data on SCP customer-related programs and services.
  • General understanding of building energy efficiency, emerging technologies, strategies for building decarbonization, the California energy code, and policies regarding these subjects (ie: SB350).
  • Understanding, knowledge, and/or experience working with existing building energy effiency programs and funding mechanisms in California.
  • Ability to work effectively with PG&E, water agencies and other entities providing SCP customer data.
  • General understanding of the California energy industry, emerging electric vehicle and charging industries, and electric power markets, including demand response.
  • General understanding of the principles of electricity generation and electric transportation options.
  • Understanding of California’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) model.
  • Understanding of the structure and function of the California electric power grid.
  • Analyze distribution level power infrastructure to determine its ability to absorb renewable energy, storage, and demand response.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects with limited input and oversight.
  • Intrinsic curiosity and motivation to understand new concepts, tackle hard problems, and ask hard questions.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret customer service metrics to enhance and improve SCP service and retain customers.
  • Think critically and strategically; properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with applicable SCP goals, policies, and strategic plans.
  • Knowledge of distributed generation and energy storage technologies and issues.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience and Training Guidelines

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education:  Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, energy,  environmental, economics, engineering science, mathematics, computer science or related field. AND,

Experience: Minimum five (5) years of increasingly responsible, relevant work experience.  Technical and analytical experience in systems and processes is required.

License:  Possession of a valid Class C California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record at the time of hire.

PHYSICAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment:  Normal office environment with exposure to computer screens.  Employees will interact with staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing the Authority’s policies and procedures.

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, coworkers, vendors, consultants, and with the public in face-to-face, one-to-one, and group settings.

Mental:  While performing the duties of this class, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems, observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple concurrent tasks; work with frequent interruptions; work under intensive deadlines; interact with Authority managers, Board, staff, vendors, the public and others encountered in the course of work.

Vision:  See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and operate assigned equipment.

Hearing:  Hear in the normal audion range with or without correction.

THE SONOMA CLEAN POWER AUTHORITY IS AN EEO/ADA EMPLOYER

ENERGY MARKETS ANALYST

ENERGY MARKETS ANALYST

 

EMPLOYER NAME: Sonoma Clean Power Authority

POSITION LOCATION: Santa Rosa, CA

POSITION AVAILABLE: Energy Markets Analyst

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in Business, Economics, Engineering Science, Mathematics, or a related field, plus 3 years of experience in the job offered or a related position.

DESCRIPTION: Conduct market and portfolio modeling and analysis of utility company’s power supply position to effectively monitor and manage exposure to adverse market changes. Collect, assemble, analyze and interpret economic data from manual and automated information systems and related programs. Track and validate complex California Independent System Operator (CAISO) multi-settlement invoices and prepare related reports to management. Document work flow. Provide economic analysis of systems to identify inefficiencies and design productivity systems to maximize the company’s effectiveness in services and operations. Provide economic expertise in creation and support of systems benchmarking for anticipated system implementations, enhancements or modifications by providing documented system specifications, evaluating vendor proposals, and recommending appropriate courses of action. Prepare economic reports, graphs and other material related to energy resources, and customer statistics. Provide technical economic support around the California Independent System Operator settlement process. Prepare and provide economic and econometric reporting to agencies such as the U.S. Energy Information Administration, California Public Utilities Commission, California Independent System Operator, and the California Energy Commission. Monitor customer trends, patterns, and issues. Use economic data to evaluate current trends and determine if existing policies or procedures should be modified to better serve customers. Work closely with professional staff in the use of economic and econometric data to develop and implement customer responsive programming. Provide support for scheduling coordination and load forecasting functions.

SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Working knowledge of regulatory agencies and compliance reporting for Western energy market participants.
  • Forecasting energy prices and basis spreads through regression analysis.
  • Understanding of the California Independent System Operator and electric power markets.
  • Microsoft Office Excel, VBA, SQL and data analytics tools
  • Understanding of California’s Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) model.

CONTACT: Please send resume to Sonoma Clean Power Authority at jobs@sonomacleanpower.org

 Energy Markets Analyst Job Specs