Energy Resources Director

Fort Collins, Colorado, United States | Technology and Energy Resources Team | Full-time

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Energy Resources Director works under the general direction of the Vice President, Technology and Energy Resources, to support strategic goals of the Association.  The Director oversees a team who conduct energy audits, provide energy efficiency recommendations, coordinate demand response activities, and manage electric vehicle programs, distributed energy resource programs and interconnection, and other energy related programs, with or without reasonable accommodation.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Assigned with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Lead the Department’s operational planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
  • Develop the annual work plan and budget by projecting operating expenses and recommending capital expenditures for the next year; continually evaluate departmental expenditures in relationship to annual work plan and budget to maintain acceptable variance parameters.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the clean energy, energy efficiency, energy as a service and behind the meter applications, beneficial electrification programs and member energy solutions.
  • Lead or support the execution of projects of integrated distribution planning, distributed energy resource programs (solar PV, non-solar distributed generation, electric vehicles, battery storage, demand response, energy efficiency) including all DER interconnections.
  • Represent the interests of the Association on renewable, clean, energy efficient related topics with members, at conferences, and other public forums.
  • Direct the development and deployment of products, services and programs aimed at Association’s long-term strategy.
  • Performs or assists in performing analytical studies and direct cost benefit studies for energy resource programs for cost effectiveness and prepares program descriptions outlining details of the program and the programs implementation.
  • Lead department to ensure alignment with corporate strategic goals and objectives; ensure department barriers are minimized and promotes internal communication; ensure department supports the corporate vision, mission, values and strategy.
  • Identify talent management, employee engagement, organizational development needs and leads the development and implementation of such programs and processes.
  • Attend meetings, special courses and seminars to facilitate training, keep informed and maintain currency of industry developments.
  • Develop and continuously evaluate department goals, mission, procedures and policies by benchmarking, analyzing, reporting on and making recommendations for continuous improvement and growth of energy resources.

STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE

These duties reflect the cooperative’s mission and purpose, and they are required of all employees.

  • Work according to the safety rules and company policies, as adopted by PVREA and is responsible for own safety and reports all accidents in accordance with Association policies.
  • Support the strategic goals of the organization in accordance with the Associations’ Strategic Plan.
  • Interact with all departments of the Association as well as with members, the general public, other utility personnel, governmental agencies and equipment vendors in a kind and courteous manner.
  • Collaborate effectively and successfully with fellow employees to achieve department and company-wide goals and build a team-focused environment.
  • Regular and predictable attendance are essential functions of the position.
  • Assist in the emergency restoration of facilities during storm or general outages.
  • Perform other duties within capabilities as directed by his or her supervisors.
  • Exhibits integrity and demonstrates ethical behavior in everyday business conduct.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or formal training needed: Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or related field is required.

Experience needed: Five years in electric utility industry. Experience in dealing with advanced energy resources is highly desired. Must be familiar with grid transformation principles.  Certifications such as Home Energy Rating System (HERS), Building Performance Institute (BPI), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), or other comparable residential and commercial building performance certification is a plus.

Knowledge, skill and abilities needed: 

  • Must possess an extensive knowledge of electric utility industry, cooperative principles, and consumer service procedures.
  • Knowledge of distributed generation, energy storage, the DER sector, with an emphasis on product or service development.
  • Ability to develop templates, spreadsheets, use database and project management software tools as demonstrated by prior work experience.
  • Proven ability at winning federal, state, local, and associated industry related grants to support projects and initiatives.
  • Understanding of complex contracts related to energy procurement and delivery.
  • Knowledge of FERC and NERC standards related to transmission and interconnections, including Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) is preferred.
  • Must have extensive knowledge or be able to gain knowledge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Colorado State Deregulation Laws, and Colorado Revised Statutes pertaining to utilities and municipalities.
  • Must be skilled in directing and managing various projects, administer policies and procedures, coordinating inter-organizational systems and processes.
  • Must possess the ability to prioritize and organize multiple task and assignments and conduct work efficiently in an independent, self-directed manner.

Drug/Alcohol: A drug/alcohol test is administered to all job offer recipients, as well as a background check.

Driving: Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License and operate a company non-DOT vehicle.

Mental Demands: This employee must be able to work well with the public, Association members, and other Association employees.  Ability to remember what was done and schedule and prioritize future work, stay alert even when the work is repetitious, and work well with detail.  Ability to learn new procedures and equipment and demonstrate flexibility in all areas.  The job may occasionally require ingenuity, problem solving, analytic ability, auditory discrimination, writing ability and imagination.  This job can be stressful at times; however, composure must be maintained at all times with members and co-workers.

Physical Demands:  Must be capable of performing the Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. 

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Includes, but is not limited to the following: general office and communication equipment including computers, hard wired and cellular phones, copy machine, voltage recorders, digital camera, infrared cameras, software to include, but not limited to: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, NiSC, Adobe, and others.

WORKING CONDITIONS

The position spends about 80% of his/her time indoors or in a vehicle.  The remaining time may be spent outside on facility grounds. Noise level is estimated to be 50-60 decibels.

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NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.