Origination and Power Supply Manager

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission | San Francisco

Salary Range: $120,588.00 - $153,920.00/year
Open Date: 10/11/2018
Close Date: 11/09/2018

Position Description

THE POSITION

Under general direction, the 0931 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; and supporting professional service contract effort.

Essential Duties:

Lead the collaborative work of SFPUC’s Power Enterprise and the Hetch Hetchy Water Operations division to analyze hydroelectric supply availability
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
Manage the supply portfolio, including procurement through long-term energy and capacity product contracts for both the Hetch Hetchy 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
POWER ENTERPRISE
The Power Enterprise, within the SFPUC, has two separate power programs, Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco’s Publicly Owned Utility serving 150 MW of retail load, and CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation program, serving 70 MW of retail load. Power Enterprise serves this load with a combination of owned and purchased resources.

SFPUC owns and operates the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project, which includes hydro-electric power generation in Moccasin, California; solar arrays throughout San Francisco; and biogas cogeneration facilities, which together produce cost-effective energy with a zero greenhouse gas (GHG-free) emission profile. Both of these power programs’ supply portfolios exceed State minimum renewable content. Power Enterprise provides its retail customers with distributed energy resource programs. In addition to these retail electricity service offerings, Power Enterprise is responsible for San Francisco streets and pedestrian lighting.

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and greenhouse gas-free hydroelectric & solar power to San Francisco’s municipal departments and select local residential and business communities through the CleanPowerSF and Hetch Hetchy Power programs.

The SFPUC is comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater and Power. The mission of the SFPUC is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care. These functions are supported by the Business Services, Infrastructure and External Affairs bureaus. It has about 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $1 billion.

THE COMMUNITY
San Francisco is the fourth largest city in California with more than 865,000 residents and a daytime population that swells to more than 1.2 million. It is also one of the most culturally diverse and internationally recognized of all American cities. The community is a blend of residents, businesses, and tourists from many ethnic cultures and backgrounds. Built on a 49 square-mile peninsula, its unique terrain is bordered on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. Regionally, San Francisco is often referred to as the economic and cultural hub of the Bay Area because of its vibrant make-up.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission seeks a confident, results-oriented leader and manager who is passionate about the environment and public service. The ideal candidate will stay current with best practices and trends in managing power operations groups and lead the program to maximum efficiency so that the customer, City and department goals continue to be met. This person will also enjoy working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where collegiality, professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued.

The Leadership Competency Model illustrates what it means to be successful for any leader at the SFPUC, supporting our commitment to organizational excellence. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record and ability to exercise the following competencies which are the most critical to the Deputy Manager, Power role:

■ Relationship Management – Leverages outstanding communication skills to build open, honest, and respectful relationships, developing networks and lasting partnerships across boundaries to maintain strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Engages and works collaboratively with the active unions, diverse neighborhoods, other departments and the PUC’s Executive Team

■ Strategic Planning – Formulates objectives and priorities, implements plans, and allocates resources to achieve the long-term goals of the organization. Implements the capital plan, tracking progress and staying I added this to the definition of Innovation on top of the multi-year implementation

■ Business Acumen – Leverages business concepts, terms, and tools to achieve desired outcomes and develop sound budgets and plans surrounding the financial and operational functions of the organization

■ Change Management – Provides active and visible sponsorship for change initiatives in order to drive the adoption and usage of new solutions to fully realize organizational benefits and project objectives

■ Accountability – Inspires trust by acting with integrity, honesty, and fairness. Holds self and others to their roles and responsibilities. Acts as a responsible steward of the resources entrusted to the SFPUC

■ Risk Management – Identifies, assesses, and mitigates operational, financial, legal, or health and safety risks impacting the organization’s achievement of strategic goals and objectives

■ Talent Management – Builds and develops a highly-skilled workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Creates succession planning strategies to address an aging workforce

■ Innovation – Creates a thriving culture in which employees feel both safe and encouraged to explore new ideas and improve existing ones. Voices opinions, remaining open to feedback, diverse perspectives, and embraces opportunities for improvement and change

■ Safety Excellence – Actively promotes a safety culture of the highest standard by allocating resources, ensuring compliance, and creating policies aligned with industry best practices

Position Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
1, Possession of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, economics, business or a closely related field; AND

2.Six (6) years of professional work experience in the area of electric utility energy product procurement. This must include at least three (3) years of supervisory experience.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Desirable Qualifications:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

Working knowledge of CAISO/Markets
Working knowledge of rules and regulations under NERC, FERC, CPUC, SFPUC and other related oversight programs

How to Apply

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