The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty-six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, 305 miles of 230kV transmission lines, five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.4 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of large diameter pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
POWER OPERATIONS AND SCHEDULING TEAM MANAGER
The Metropolitan Water District’s Water System Operations Group currently has one (1) opening for a Power Operations and Scheduling Team Manager within the Power Operations and Planning Section located at its headquarters in downtown Los Angeles, CA.
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The Power Operations and Scheduling Team Manager is responsible for managing the daily power scheduling, settlement, billing and invoicing activities related to Metropolitan’s wholesale power operations for the Colorado River Aqueduct (CRA) in the California Independent System Operator control area. The manager is responsible for developing and verifying monthly energy invoicing for CRA and small hydro generator energy transactions, and analyzing projected CRA pumping operations to create and implement daily, monthly and yearly power plans for the CRA. The manager also ensures the optimal use of the power resources available to operate the CRA pumps, including energy from Hoover Dam, Parker Dam, and third-party providers. He/she directs staff and outside parties in power transactions for the CRA, including quantities, cost, and level of acceptable risk, and reviews the results of the transactions against the directives and energy industry pricing benchmarks. The Power Operations and Scheduling Team Manager also manages Metropolitan’s compliance with contract provisions and regulatory requirements associated with power operations. Responsibilities also include project management, cost projection, control and monitoring, and development and refinement of power planning and procedures.
1. Manages buying and selling activities of the wholesale power transactions and power planning for the Colorado River Aqueduct pumps, ensuring energy demands and cost goals are met, including the optimization of energy resources available for the pumps.
2. Provides daily direction to staff and outside parties detailing energy plans and schedules, establishes energy price and availability risk limits, and confirms directives and instructions are properly implemented and followed.
3. Participates in daily Colorado River Aqueduct energy transaction negotiations, develops and monitors invoicing and payment procedures in wholesale energy agreements, and implements various wholesale energy contracts. Assists in power contract negotiations.
4. Develops and approves invoicing of and payment to third parties associated with wholesale energy transactions for the Colorado River Aqueduct and Metropolitan’s hydro generators. Assures accurate and timely invoicing. Responsible for resolving disputes.
5. Oversees and ensures timely and accurate submittal of power related compliance and regulatory reports, and responds to requests for information from internal and external parties, including state and federal agencies.
6. Manages and directs the preparation of power reports, manages data, and makes presentations to senior management or other involved parties.
7. Supervises staff including selection, assignment and monitoring of work, coaching, counseling and performance assessment; reviews work for thoroughness, adherence to power operation procedures and accuracy of results. Assesses employees’ competencies and develops training plans.
8. Represents Section Manager in his/her absence as appointed by the Group Manager.
9. Represents Metropolitan on various regional and regulatory committees that establish mandatory operating procedures and policies.
10. Provides general administration of the team including establishing and tracking team goals and objectives; analyzes team activities and prepares, develops and monitors team budget; evaluates resource needs and prepares staffing and consulting requests; reviews and approves time, reimbursement requests and purchases.
EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and eight years of increasingly responsible relevant experience (with power and energy scheduling and transaction/contract settlements), of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory or lead capacity; OR an advanced degree from an accredited college or university and six years of increasingly responsible relevant experience (with power and energy scheduling and transaction/contract settlements), of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory, or lead capacity.
Required Knowledge of: Current and emerging energy transaction processes; business continuity concepts; general engineering principles; current business and organizational management theories and practices; public sector personnel practices and regulations; financial, budgeting, and energy transaction settlement practices and procedures; management and supervisory concepts and techniques; team building; budgetary concepts and procedures; relevant federal, state, and local energy regulations and requirements; power & energy negotiation techniques; project management; and contract administration.
Required Skills and Abilities to: Edit and review internal & external technical reports; review and understand mathematical, engineering, and scientific concepts; interpret and analyze summarized scientific data; determine training needs; exercise judgment and discretion; operate computer equipment and use a variety of computer software applications including but not limited to word processing, spreadsheets and energy scheduling; encourage and facilitate cooperation; communicate effectively both orally and in writing on administrative, operational, and technical topics with both technical and non-technical audiences; represent Metropolitan to public agencies, regulatory bodies, and special interest groups; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies and regulatory entities; and respond quickly and appropriately to inquiries from executive management.
Certificates, Licenses, And Registrations Requirements
Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent from state of residency that allows you to drive during the course of your employment is required at the time of application
Bachelors or advanced degree in electrical engineering
PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND VISION REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as paper, books, or small parts; driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
Work Schedule: 9/80, Monday through Friday with alternating Fridays off
• Competitive compensation • Excellent medical, dental, life, vision • Retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k • Tuition reimbursement • Training and advancement opportunities • Excellent working environment • Public transportation reimbursements and van pools • On-site fitness center • Hub of public transportation: Rail, subway, buses and taxis
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