The City of Anaheim is currently looking for two (2)Senior Integrated Resource Planners with selected experience within the Integrated Resources Division.
1) Strategic Planning & Project Integration will be responsible for providing lead responsibilities of the integrated resources planning (IRP) process, including the analysis, forecasting, and long-term planning of the electric utility’s power resources.
2) Operations & Contracts Origination & Management will be responsible for performing lead responsibilities to administer and procure bulk power contracts, and to monitor and purchase power from other utilities.
This is the advanced journey level class in the Integrated Resources Planner series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned area.
The following functions are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and/or may be required to perform additional or different functions from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Plan the use of transmission facilities, electric generation resources, electric generation capacity, and wholesale power transactions to serve the bulk system load at the least possible cost.
Monitor and analyze supply and demand contract requirements and make recommendations to management regarding strategies for maximizing the benefits of these contracts.
Participate in the selection, training, motivation and evaluation of professional and technical staff.
Prepare RFPs for consultant and software vendors; review, evaluate and select consultants and make recommendations regarding consultant selection and services; participate in the planning, design, and maintenance of applicable software systems.
Prepare complex reports and other documents; identify and explain reasons for deviations; support and defend reports to regulatory commissions.
Provide management with economic analysis of proposed legislation and proposed litigation settlements; meet and confer with representatives from other utilities and agencies to settle disputes; and assist legal counsel in bulk power litigation.
May provide lead responsibility for the services and activities of the power resources economic planning/forecasting, contracts, and load scheduling programs of the Integrated Resources Division.
Attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the fields of power contracts, economic power resources planning and load scheduling.
Perform related duties as required.
1)Strategic Planning & Project Integration
Participate in the development and administration of the department's annual budget; monitor program/project expenditures; provide information on future costs of power and capital expenditures.
Participate in the coordination of short- and long-term electric system forecasts; conduct surveys of various utility groups; evaluate existing power resources and analyze future requirements.
Responsible for the short-term and long-term peak and demand forecast on an hourly, monthly and annual basis using statistical tools.
Participate in the integrated resources planning (IRP) process; utilize the production cost model software to develop and make long-term resource portfolio recommendations that meet the reliability, affordability and sustainability goals; responsible for executive reports and high-level presentations.
Perform comprehensive economic and financial analysis on investment strategies and resource portfolio options to maximize revenues and minimize costs.
Stay up to date with relevant legislation and regulation for renewable and zero-emission resource portfolio recommendations. Familiar with the renewable portfolio standards (RPS), cap-and-trade and the State’s emission reduction goals, etc.
Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs, including power resource planning, related market research, and portfolio augmentation to achieve regulatory requirements/goals and objectives.
Responsible for meeting various state and federal agency reporting requirements, including but not limited to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) report, Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR), California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Resource Adequacy (RA) filings, and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards and filings.
2)Operations & Contracts Origination & Management
Forecast electric load on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis for the electric utility’s bulk power system; perform pre-scheduling functions, including daily gas and energy scheduling/trading, and uploading/submitting gas and energy schedules, as well as load forecasts.
Calculate daily resource costs and provide daily electric and natural gas prices to real-time staff; ensure that generation resources and contracts are dispatched in economic order.
Provide short-term costs of power and natural gas prices
Forecast daily power loads; determine the City's hourly resource capabilities; schedule activities with counterparty transactions and the CAISO.
Negotiate, monitor, and administer long-term and short-term bulk power supply contracts.
Develop renewable resource contracts through independent developers.
Support negotiation of complex contracts that contribute to APU’s Renewables Portfolio Standards (RPS), diversification of technologies and other environmental goals, including long-term Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) and other related energy contracting agreements.
Manage relationships with counterparties through project development, project on-boarding, amendments, consents, and on-going contract management.
Develop, submit, and track long-term, seasonal, and monthly Congestion Revenue Rights (CRR)
Manage Resource Adequacy (RA) annual and monthly portfolios including submittals, compliance, and monitoring of Net Qualifying Capacity, Flexible Capacity, and Use-limitations of resources.
Coordinate and oversee the work of other department staff to ensure the least cost operation, management, and settlement of power supply resources and contracts; participate in resolving CAISO and third-party settlement disputes.
Represent the department’s interests in resource operating committees meetings.
Participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs, including power resource development planning, scheduling, market research and power contract administration; participate in developing generation resource scheduling and operating procedures.
Strong understanding of CAISO Tariffs and Business Practice Manuals.
Experience and Education: Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the forecasting and analysis of power resources, and bulk power contract administration supplemented by a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, engineering, economics, accounting, or a related field; or, an equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
Knowledge of: Principles, practices, methods and characteristics of generation and transmission operations; contract negotiations and administration; integrated resources planning and accounting; statistical, financial and economic analyses; principles of lead supervision and training; principles and practices of complex CAISO scheduling and related software systems; research and data collection; technical report preparation; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Ability to: Provide information to division staff on short-term costs of power and natural gas prices; perform short-term load forecasting and resource scheduling to meet hourly load requirements; complete transactions regarding short/long energy and gas position; coordinate and participate in obtaining bulk power resource proposals; coordinate the work of professional and technical personnel; provide professional leadership; recommend and implement goals, objectives and practices; analyze, interpret and apply rate structures while avoiding potential problems with implementation and operations; negotiate or administer complex contracts and budgets; prepare clear and concise staff reports, regulatory reports and other written documents; analyze problems and recommend solutions; interpret and apply federal, state and local laws and procedures; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
License/Certification Required: Possession of an appropriate, valid driver’s license.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTION
Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, October 5, 2022at 5:00PM. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applications will not be accepted after this deadline. The selection process will consist of a minimum of an oral interview.
The eligibility list established from this recruitment may also be used to fill the current and/or additional vacancies throughout the City. Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration. Stating "See Resume" is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference / background check (to include a conviction record) and pass a post-offer pre-employment medical examination (which will include a drug/alcohol screening). The City of Anaheim utilizes E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both identity and work authorization.
Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communications by any other method.
Anaheim is a full-service city supporting more than 358,000 residents, 20,000 businesses, and 25 million annual visitors.
The city provides public safety through the Anaheim Police Department and Anaheim Fire & Rescue, water and power service through Anaheim Public Utilities, parks, community centers, family services and libraries through Anaheim Community Services, neighborhood and transportation improvements through Anaheim Public Works, and community revitalization through Community & Economic Development.
Anaheim is a modern, diverse city with a proud history dating back to its 1857 founding. Anaheim is known worldwide as the home of the Disneyland Resort, including Walt Disney’s original Disneyland Park, as well as Angel Stadium of Anaheim and Angels Baseball, Honda Center and the Anaheim Ducks, and the Anaheim Convention Center, the largest on the West Coast. Anaheim’s thriving visitor industry and business community help support the city’s neighborhoods and make Anaheim a great place to live, work, and play.