The Vice President of Energy Resources is part of the Association’s Executive Team (ET) and works under the general direction of the President and CEO and is responsible for the implementation of strategic energy resource initiatives covering power supply procurement/delivery, distributed generation resources, product and service offerings and new business development, with or without reasonable accommodation.
As a member of ET, the position shares the responsibility for developing and implementing the Association’s vision, mission, values, strategic planning, budget, organization planning and policies. ET members are required to prepare monthly reports, attend monthly board meetings and present before the Board of Directors, employees, members and the general public.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Comply with and supports the Association’s safety philosophy and program; works in accordance with safety rules and company policies as adopted by the Association.
Lead the Department’s operational planning, including fostering innovation, planning projects, and organizing and negotiating the allocation of resources.
Lead department to ensure alignment with corporate strategic goals and objectives; ensure department barriers are minimized and promotes internal communication; ensure department supports the corporate vision, mission, values and strategy.
Identify talent management, employee engagement, organizational development needs and leads the development and implementation of such programs and processes.
Develop the annual work plan and budget by projecting operating expenses and recommending capital expenditures for the next year; continually evaluate departmental expenditures in relationship to annual work plan and budget to maintain acceptable variance parameters.
Promote positive interaction between the department and other departments by providing communication and training in respect to the Energy Resources Team.
Develop and continuously evaluate department goals, mission, procedures and policies by bench-marking, analyzing, reporting on and making recommendations for continuous improvement and growth of energy resources.
Responsible for development and administration of the cooperative’s various energy resources programs, including (not all inclusive):
Power Supply Procurement (both G&T and other resources)
Power Supply Delivery (both transmission and distribution)
Distributed Generation Resources
Product and Service Offerings
New Business Development (behind the meter applications)
Responsible for the development and launch of Association Energy Efficiency programs.
Facilitate and negotiate the Association’s power requirements with organizations which includes justification for compliance with power requirement contracts–subject but not limited to load and transmission access agreements.
Design, implement, and administer economic/industrial development programs–subject but not limited to meeting and negotiating supply of power to consumers.
Negotiate and administer transmission interconnection and transmission interchange agreements on behalf of the Association.
Represent the interests of the Association before state and federal agencies such as the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, a Regional Transmission Organization and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission–subject but not limited to terms and conditions of rates, distribution generation resources, energy storage and transmission access matters.
Responsible for development and administration duties of the Association’s programs and services covering energy efficiency, distributed generation offerings and behind the meter applications.
Lead the development and deployment of products, services and programs aimed at Association’s long-term strategy.
Support the grid transformation through the selection and deployment of advanced technologies directed at energy management and control.
Collaborate effectively and successfully with fellow employees to achieve department and company-wide goals and build a team-focused environment.
Assist in the emergency restoration of facilities during storm or general outages.
Regular and predictable attendance are essential functions of the position.
Perform other duties within his or her capabilities as directed by his or her supervisors.
Experience needed: Five years in electric utility industry with at least three years of supervisory experience is required. Experience in dealing with advanced energy resources is highly desired. Must be familiar with grid transformation principles.
Knowledge, skill and abilities needed: Must possess an extensive knowledge of electric utility industry, cooperative principles and consumer service procedures. Must work well with external and internal consumers including board members, employee members and public officials. Must possess a thorough understanding of local, state and federal political processes. Knowledge of FERC and NERC standards related to transmission and interconnections, including Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) is desired. Must be skilled in coordinating inter-organizational systems and procedures; highly organized with excellent communication skills. Must possess the ability to prioritize and organize multiple task and assignments and conduct work efficiently in an independent, self-directed manner. Must be familiar with the Association’s policies and procedures. Understanding of complex contracts related to energy procurement and delivery. Must have extensive knowledge or be able to gain knowledge of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Colorado State Deregulation Laws, and Colorado Revised Statutes pertaining to utilities and municipalities.
About Poudre Valley REA, Inc.
Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and our area has an outstanding public school system. Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, the Fort Collins area experiences 300 days of sunshine per year and offers exciting recreational opportunities such as hiking, camping, cycling, golfing plus some unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping. The Fort Collins area offers the convenience of a small town atmosphere with all the amenities of a larger city. If you are seeking a great lifestyle and a community in which you can reinvigorate yourself then the Fort Collins area is it. We are an EEO employer.