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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Phoeniz, Arizona
Country:
United States
Industry:
Engineering - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree
Reference Number
20180288
ID
195539
Job Title:
Energy Innovation Consultant

Energy Innovation Consultant

 

You have high expectations for yourself and your career.

 

So does APS.

 

Imagine what we will achieve together.

 

You could have a powerful future with APS!

 

Arizona Public Service (APS) is leading the way toward an energy future that is cleaner, more reliable and sustainable. With $3.3 billion in annual revenue and nearly 7,000 employees, APS is the largest electric utility in Arizona, serving 1.1 million customers. We are the principal subsidiary of publicly traded Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE:PNW). Our generation fleet includes natural gas, nuclear, coal and growing renewable technologies.

 

Energy Innovation Consultant

 

Job # 20180288 • Phoenix, AZ

 

The Energy Innovation Consultant is responsible for developing and managing the programmatic aspects for key Energy Innovation and Technology initiatives and projects, both customer and utility-focused, including budget oversight and reporting, project work plan implementation, key success indicator tracking and reporting, internal communication plans, training preparation and coordination, advanced technical assessments, and trend analysis. Develops and maintains technical expertise and may be called on to act as lead on major projects and programs, coordinating and managing activities across multiple business units to extract the highest value. Develops relationships with key stakeholders both internally and externally. Reports to management on program status and provides advice on issues and opportunities.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Research and identify emerging and innovative technology solutions to support key customer and utility-focused business initiatives.  Develop and manage the programmatic aspects for related programs.
  • Develop and evaluate Point of Concept (POC) test plans and use cases to ensure full integration into program platform. Review and oversee execution of technical requirements as documented throughout the project.
  • In collaboration with lead project managers, develop and implement project work plans and secure buyoff and approval from cooperating departments.   Regularly revise work plans to reflect current conditions and update as appropriate.
  • Provide oversight and direction to the teams performing research and analysis related to emerging technologies and impact to business.
  • Monitor and manage project budgets to maximize the benefit to ratepayers and the corporation by assuring projects are come in at or under budget.  Provide input and support into internal reporting and communications on budget and progress related aspects.
  • Effectively interface and resolve project issues with departmental staff, other departments, executive management, regulatory agencies, and other stakeholders to meet project requirements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends (technical, market, regulatory and political) and utilize this knowledge in order to maximize corporate benefits and minimize negative impacts.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key local and state Energy Innovation stakeholders.
  • Participate as Company representative and technology expert in various forums, committees and working groups dealing with various Energy Innovation technical, policy and regulatory issues. Provide updates on industry and technology trends.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering, Science, Information Technology  or related field and 8 years of prior relevant experience in the power and natural gas sectors with an understanding of regulatory, technical and business issues impacting the industry including renewables, distributed energy and grid technologies.  In lieu of Bachelor's degree, High School/GED plus 12 years directly related experience in the power and natural gas sectors with an understanding of regulatory, technical and business issues impacting the industry including renewables, distributed energy and grid technologies.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of one or more emerging energy technologies and related business models, such as solar, energy storage, electric vehicles, energy management software platforms etc.
  • Working knowledge of R&D, Innovation, creation of pilot programs and measurement, and strategic thinking.
  • Ability to facilitate, document and align technical business requirements and functional specifications to support successful selection of technology vendors and execution of Point of Concept (POC) and technology programs of Moderate to High complexity.
  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated ability to research initiatives and stay current with industry trends and developments.

 

Preferences:

 

  • Masters’ degree in Engineering, Science, Finance or Business.
  • Demonstrated ability to build a complete and complex business case using research and analysis. Able to present the case to leadership up to a vice president level.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and ability to convey complex/technical content in a coherent and compelling story for audiences with varying levels of technical knowledge and exert influence.
  • Ability to establish relationships with multiple technology teams and provide subject-matter expertise and advice relevant to specific business needs.

 

Export Compliance/EEO

 

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws").  Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws.  All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status.  All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors.  For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

 

To Apply:

 

Candidates interested in this opportunity, please go to: www.aps.com/careers

 

Alternate Application Options:

 

These options are reserved for use by individuals with disabilities. Information received via these options will be routed to specialists who will provide appropriate assistance to these individuals to ensure that their data is entered into the APS online application. These specialists will not have access to existing profiles in the APS online application process and will not be able to provide any application status updates.

 

If you have a condition that hinders your ability to apply online, please choose one of the alternate options to submit your expression of interest in a position with APS: Call us at 602-250-2101

 

Mail Your Resume and Letter of Interest to:

 

APS

 

Attn: Talent Acquisition

 

400 North 5th Street

 

M.S. 8412

 

Phoenix, AZ 85004

 

AA/EO Employer by Choice:

 

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Pinnacle West”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

 

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