Resource Planner

Company Name: City of Palo Alto Utilities
Phone Number: (650) 329-2689
City: Palo Alto
State/Provence: California
Zip: 94301
Job Title: Resource Planner
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Engineering
Posting Start Date: July 19, 2018
Salary: $104,145 - $127,857
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

CPAU is seeking a candidate with electric engineering knowledge and/or experience, as well as experience in electric utility policy development and strategic planning, to assist with the integration of DERs, development of customer programs, and leveraging these resources to provide value to the utility and community. Projects may include:

  • Forecasting of DER adoption in Palo Alto
  • The coordination of DER strategy development
  • Analysis to support customer program development and management of pilot programs
  • Coordination with Utilities Engineering of the integration of DERs into the electric distribution system
  • industry research and outreach to outside agencies in support of these activities

The person in this position may occasionally participate in other projects and planning efforts, including electric supply planning and rate design, when needed.

Resource Planner is a classification used throughout the Resource Management Division of the Utilities Department. Resource Planners, under minimal supervision, perform a variety of tasks related to supply resource acquisition, financial forecasting, and customer program development for the City’s electric, gas, and water utility. The successful candidate for this position will primarily focus on the duties listed above related to the City’s Distributed Resources Plan

Experience Required:

Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. This position is assigned to distribution system integration of distributed energy resources and  will require a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical (Power) Engineering or equivalent power engineering knowledge acquired through other means.


  • Six years of increasingly responsible experience in utilities resource planning, acquisition and portfolio management (Engineering degree may substitute for two years of experience).

Note: Master’s degree in Engineering or other related field and/or registration as a Professional Engineer may be considered in lieu of one year’s experience.

Special Requirements:

  • Valid California driver’s license.
Posting End Date: August 19, 2018