Assistant General Manager II, Power Management

Company Name: Northern California Power Agency
Phone Number: (916) 781-3636
City: Roseville
State/Provence: California
Zip: 95678
Job Title: Assistant General Manager II, Power Management
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: April 12, 2018
Salary: $213,346.00
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

Directs and coordinates the activities of all power management staff on behalf of NCPA members in accordance with, and in compliance with, all Agency agreements and regulatory requirements.  The AGM must ensure optimum efficiency, timeliness and economy of member resources, the power pool, various member programs, and administration of NCPA’s contractual relationships with the CAISO, PG&E, Service Contracts, and other regulatory agencies.  Responsible for ensuring that member and non-member participant expectations are met. The AGM performs the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors. The AGM may be assigned as the General Manager when the General Manager delegates his authority.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Communicates with NCPA Membership to assure that the strategies and plans developed by the Power Management department support member interests.

Responsible for the evaluation, design and implementation of strategies and plans to pursue members’ interests in attaining necessary interconnection and generation resource arrangements.

Support NCPA’s interaction with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) representatives in order to advance or defend NCPA’s position on Interconnection Agreements, Regulatory Rate Proceedings, Regulatory Investigations or other related matters.

Coordinates and oversees the Agency’s participation and communications associated with operations in the CAISO Balance Authority Area and CAISO Market development activity.

Oversees the purchase and sales of energy, capacity, transmission, ancillary services, environmental attributes or other energy related products, and strives to develop additional net revenue and/or achieve least cost operations for the members.  Responsible for ensuring that NCPA is developing and implementing strategies to maximize resource value and limit financial risk and exposure.

Oversees the management of the NCPA Power Dispatch, Scheduling Coordination (SC), Outage Coordination and Outside Service Operation Centers for the NCPA Members, Non-Member Participants, Service Contracts, Third Parties, Power Marketers, Energy Service Providers and other Scheduling Coordinators.

Oversees the management of the Portfolio and Pool Administration department.   Responsible for directing and reviewing operational planning and resource planning for the power pool and NCPA resource owners. Oversees the administration all power contracts associated with the NCPA-Pool purchases and other separate deals made by the NCPA-Pool Cities/non-Pool Cities with third parties, including the coordination of the above operations with the NCPA-Pre-Scheduling and Planning staff and other NCPA Departments to schedule, account and bill for all power and services provided to the NCPA Members, Non-Member Participants, Service Contracts, Third Parties, Power Marketers, Energy Service Providers and other Scheduling Coordinators.

  • Oversees the management of the Contracts for power from the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) and financial budgets and operations related to the underlying Bureau of Reclamation (BoR) hydro facilities.
  • Prepares oral and written presentations for the Commission, Utility Directors, NCPA Committees, and/or City Council(s) review and approval.
  • Hires, supervises and appraises assigned staff and consultants within the Power Management unit.
  • Participates as a member of the NCPA executive team.
  • Develops and manages the overall budget for the Power Management unit.
  • Prepares and provides reports and information to member/owners as needed.
  • Oversees the purchases and approves purchase orders, vouchers, and expense reports.
  • Networks with Utility Directors and Commission Members, and promotes NCPA at industry meetings or functions.
  • Reports for work on time and maintains satisfactory attendance in accordance with Agency policy. Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.  Arrives to meetings and appointments on time.

Supervisory Responsibilities     
Manages three (3) subordinate supervisors, and oversees the management of 23 staff within the three (3) functional departments in the Power Management Division. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of each department within Power Management. Also directly supervises one administrative employee. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Experience Required:

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Requires Engineering degree or equivalent experience; minimum 15-years’ experience at various progressive levels of responsibility in the electric industry, including five to ten years related experience in power operations.  Experience must be within an organization of at least 500 MW in capacity.  Proven experience in managing/supervising 25+ personnel is desired.

Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.  Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style.  Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of and be proficient in the use of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Requires current CA Drivers License and automobile insurance.
California licensed engineer is desired.

Other Skills and Abilities  
Ability to drive to the various generation facilities, member locations, CAISO, etc. is required.

Other Qualifications
Some air travel is required.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met 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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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Posting End Date: May 11, 2018