Wednesday , February 1 2023

Programs Unit Manager – Metropolitan Water Jobs

Website Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Job Description:

Responsible for leading and coordinating Metropolitan’s power operations planning and compliance programs. Areas of responsibility include ensuring compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards and Operations and Planning (O&P) Standards; directing Metropolitan’s participation in the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO’s) annual Transmission Planning Process (TPP); and developing, negotiating, and maintaining contracts with transmission services providers, regulatory agencies, federal hydropower agencies, and other power industry entities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages all activities related to power operations compliance including leading an organization-wide, cross-functional, NERC reliability compliance program based on industry best practices. Develops and implements compliance goals and objectives, policies, priorities, and metrics.
  • Leads power initiatives across multiple Groups and Sections to address organizational, cultural, and process improvements related to NERC compliance and other relevant regulatory compliance objectives.
  • Collaborates with internal partners to develop and implement power compliance-related practices and procedures, including business process flows, controls and documentation, and training.
  • Provides technical review and input on energy-related initiatives and programs, to ensure that power operations and compliance considerations are addressed. Contributes to administrative and financial strategies on energy-related programs to meet regulatory compliance objectives.
  • Manages short- and long-term planning for the operations of electric transmission systems; oversees the CAISO TPP, Annual Transmission Reliability Assessment (ATRA), and other related efforts; provides technical engineering and administrative expertise; reviews an reports on the status of analyses; reviews for quality, alignment with goals and expectations, and project deliverables.
  • Oversees the negotiation, approval, and maintenance of interconnection, services, energy, capacity, and other contracts and agreements as they pertain to Metropolitan’s energy systems including, but not limited to, the bulk electric transmission system, hydroelectric power plants, solar generating plants, bulk energy storage systems (BESS), or other facilities that carry, generate, or store electrical energy.

Job Requirements:

  • Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment
  • 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.
  • Manage complex electrical engineering projects, including those involving reliability standards. Manage a diverse work force; plan, organize, and review the work of subordinates; review work products for detail and adherence to guidelines; encourage and facilitate cooperation; mentor, develop, and motivate staff;
  • Determine training needs of staff; exercise judgment and discretion; interpret and analyze results; communicate orally and in writing on administrative and technical topics; represent Metropolitan in negotiations or development of joint projects with external organizations; establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all levels within the organization, other agencies, and vendors; and use business applications such as word processing and spreadsheets.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering and Professional Engineer’s certification.
  • Knowledge of regional and national energy entities and respective responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of power markets, Resource Adequacy and Reliability Must Run (RMR) capacity markets, and utility economics and production cost modeling practices.
  • Understanding of hydroelectric generation operation and scheduling.
  • Experience in contract negotiation, administration, and maintenance, especially with regards to electric energy transactions, transmission interconnections, or other transmission service agreements.

Job Details:

Company: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Winchester, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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