Responsible for management of the consolidation of virtual and physical energy resources including energy storage, production, and curtailment at the electric distribution level into a singular dispatchable renewable energy portfolio. Manage the overall electric energy portfolio, analyze resource, identify, and pursue elements of the portfolio that require additional resources, alternative energy types, control systems, and other physical and electronic tools necessary for the dynamic, safe, and reliable operation of consumption and production. Directly perform and oversee a variety of professional, technical, administrative duties to create and assemble the portfolio including, RFP/RFQ preparation, negotiation and contracting; new energy resource development, further Distributed Energy Resource (DER) development, leverage vendor, contractors, consultants for support; coordinate grants and financial tools; and the development of Internet of Things (IoT), coding, and other control system tools. The salary range for this position is $85,500- $136,900 per year with a hiring range of $85,500 - $126,000, depending on qualifications and experience. First Reading of Applications on: Monday, September 12, 2022
The City of Loveland is looking for an individual to lead in the development of Distributed Energy Resource solutions for our municipal electric distribution system. This individual must have excellent collaboration and communication skills in working with internal and external stakeholders to meet energy goals. This unique role will identify, analyze, and recommend programs, policies, tools, technologies, and systems and through collaboration and building of consensus, successfully integrate the resources needed to best serve our customers.
Essential Job Functions
Collaborate with staff including electrical engineering, design, operations, and metering to coordinate the design, integration, and management of the electric renewable energy portfolio.
Consolidation of virtual and real energy production and curtailment into a singular, dispatchable, renewable energy portfolio fostering innovation, emerging technology, and techniques, leveraging energy systems that exist on both sides of the meter which may be owned by the utility and/or the customer.
Analyze the resource mix to identify and pursue elements of the portfolio that require additional resources, alternative energy types, control systems, physical and electronic tools.
Coordinate with electric engineering system modeling for flow, dynamics, and contingencies related to portfolio capacity and deployment.
Coordinate work effort with stakeholders that may create individual components, systems, policies and tools that populate the portfolio.
Coordinate with staff to manage overall portfolio of renewable energy resources to optimize system performance, reliability, safety, and energy delivery capacity benefits.
Coordinate portfolio resource deployment with Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) and the Owner Communities (OC) consisting of Fort Collins, Loveland, Longmont, and Estes Park to maximize benefit and synchronize with broader PRPA and market renewable energy production.
Prepare RFP/RFQ, negotiation and contracting for new renewable energy resources to enhance and supplement the portfolio.
Coordinate to utilize stakeholder analytical and cost benefit/effectiveness studies, to ensure rates, price signals, rebates, and other financial tools are integrated and supportive of management of the portfolio.
Make recommendations to achieve operational goals.
Work closely and coordinates with internal and external stakeholders to meet
Conduct research regarding best practices and grid transformation principles.
Collaborate with staff including Division Manager to write management policies and plans to support implementation of the portfolio to meet defined environmental, governmental, financial, reliability, safety, and equity criteria.
Coordinate with staff including Customer Relations, on public outreach, education, and promotional material that garners customer support and participation in portfolio programs.
Respond to citizen, employee, and City Council inquiries, complaints, and requests in regards to portfolio program.
Manage consulting contracts and contractors with environmental and engineering firms.
Provide reports and recommendations to management and Council on renewable energy, battery storage and resource management.
Establish and monitor metrics that track the capacity and effectiveness of the portfolio related to its ability to achieve the goal for dispatchable energy per PRPA’s guidance.
Along with Customer Relations, make program adjustments to meet dispatchable goal in advance of the overarching goal of Loveland as a 100% Renewable electric energy community as defined by City Council.
Collaborates to assist in creating the framework and establishment of the Renewable Energy Goal.
Perform other duties as required.
OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS
Collect and analyze data on status and trends of grid transformation, renewable energy growth, and dispatchable electric portfolios at electric distribution levels, both domestically and internationally.
Lead assigned stakeholder engagement processes, task forces, and development of public policy to support initiatives.
Provide technical assistance, customer education, and information regarding renewable energy, rates, reliability, safety, and energy efficiency as related to portfolio management.
Solicit, prepare, and administer grants.
Develop and revise tools to improve the accuracy, efficiency and reporting of audit and analysis processes.
Provide oversight and coordinate relationships with program partners, vendors, and contractors. This may include oversight of contract staff activities.
Collect and analyze data and survey results and associated reports.
Work with Utility Application Services (UAS) to maintain databases and other records in support of the day-to-day operations.
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None
JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of the following:
Engineering practices and procedures, distribution, transmission or generation dispatch operations, distributed generation, energy storage, electrification, one or more categories of DER, including DER communications and telemetry technologies, standards and protocols, DERMS and/or virtual power plant (VPP) technology, related utility systems, such as advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), meter data management systems (MDMS), customer information systems (CIS) and advanced distribution management systems (ADMS), NERC and FERC requirements, specifically FERC Order 2222 and 841, fundamentals of energy management, electric industry standards related to energy consumption analysis, demand-side management, and commercial/residential operations.
Computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, graphics software, global positioning, and GIS software.
Experience related to the development of grant proposals.
Skills related to development of maps, graphics, and other visual materials in support of management needs.
Communicate effectively in all formats with a variety of recipients.
Deliver effective presentations to groups of varying size and interests.
Math skills related to energy consumption and rate calculations.
Program development and presentation.
Exceptional customer service principles and processes.
Skillfully plan, organize, direct, and manage various projects, administer policies and procedures, coordinating inter-organizational systems and processes.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external.
Properly interpret and make decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, and policies of the electric utility industry.
Other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies: Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree in engineering, information technology, mathematics, business, environmental science, or related field from an accredited college or university required. A minimum of five (5) years related experience required, preferably working in the electric utility sector with virtual and physical renewable energy resources. Prior experience in municipal utility setting preferred. Previous leadership or supervisory experience preferred.
Licensure and/or certifications: Must possess a valid driver’s license.
Working conditions and physical requirements: Work is performed in typical office environment. Requires light (up to 50 lbs.) lifting and carrying, frequent reading, use of math, and reasoning. Requires ability to communicate in oral and written form both one-to-one and before groups. Occasional travel to attend meetings, conduct and attend training/presentations. Requires frequent customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, maintaining confidentiality of customer account information, and working closely with others.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home. Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains. The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene. Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals. Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.
Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness. The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.
A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!
Benefit Eligible Benefits Package Includes:
Two (2) medical plans, Dental, Vision (for self/ spouse/ children)
Employee Health & Wellness Center (self/family)
Paid vacation, holidays, and medical leave
Flexible spending including Dependent Care
Life Insurance, AD&D, Short-term and Long-term disability, and voluntary Critical Illness Coverage
Retirement 401a, 457, Roth (pre-& post tax) and company match
Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
Voluntary 529 College Invest program
Personal and Professional Development opportunities
Discounted recreation passes
Employee recognition program
Exceptional work-life balance
Market based pay & regular performance reviews
Local Government employment is eligible for Public Loan Forgiveness Program
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.