Chief Executive Officer

Company Name: Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Phone Number: (917) 974-0199
City: Sunnyvale
State/Provence: California
Zip: 94087
Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: August 15, 2017
Salary: DOQ
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours


Silicon Valley Clean Energy is a new, community-owned agency formed in March, 2016 to bring carbon free electricity to residents and businesses in participating communities. Member communities include: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community.


The principal purpose of SVCE is to implement a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program for its member communities. SVCE purchases electricity on the open market from clean generation sources (such as solar, wind, and hydropower) on behalf of customers in its service area. Electricity is still delivered over the existing transmission system, which continues to be owned and operated by the current electric utility. Implementing a CCE program helps achieve local community climate actions goals.

SVCE began serving customers in April, 2017. The program will serve more than 240,000 customer accounts as it completes its enrollment in 2017. In the meantime, Silicon Valley Clean Energy continues to build its flagship team to develop the key administrative, marketing, and power resource management functions needed to launch this exciting and important program.


The Chief Executive Officer plans, organizes and directs the overall administrative activities and operations of SVCE, advises and assists the Board of Directors, oversees power supply planning and procurement, stays apprised of legislation and regulations impacting operations, presides over the Energy Risk Oversight Committee, and represents SVCE interests with outside agencies, local businesses and the community at large.



The next Chief Executive Officer should be innovative, a strong communicator to create and maintain credibility and transparency with citizens, businesses and the community and possess strong leadership, decision-making and executive level management skills that includes experience with energy procurement, California energy markets, distributed energy resources (DERs), utility advance planning,  and the goals of SVCE’s visionary Community Choice energy program.

Experience Required:


Education:  Any combination of educational coursework and training, which would provide the necessary knowledge and abilities for the position such as: a degree from an accredited university with emphasis in energy, environment, engineering, natural sciences, public administration, public policy, business administration, economics, finance or a closely related field. A Master’s Degree is desirable but not required commensurate with experience.


Experience: Any combination of experience and training that complements and expands competencies beyond educational credentials such as 8-10 years of full-time executive management experience supervising professional staff engaged in energy-related fields, including specific experience in utility management, financial, program and organizational operations, analysis and Board management.


Highly competitive salary and benefits are negotiable based on qualifications.



How to Apply:


To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, detailed resume with salary history, and five work-related references to Shellie Anderson at Bryce Consulting by September 8, 2017.


Shellie Anderson

Bryce Consulting, Inc.

3436 American River Drive, Ste. 7A

Sacramento, CA 95864

Tel: 916-974-0199 Fax: 916-974-0224



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Posting End Date: September 8, 2017