Electric Program Manager Annual salary range: $162,348.00 to $210,084.00 Application deadline: Friday, October 8, 2021.
The City of Santa Clara’s Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is recruiting for two Electric Program Manager Positions within Utility. These positions require similar analytic and organizational management skills that are enhanced with specialized skill and knowledge concentrations. The Electric Program Manager is an “at will” management position responsible for managing multi-million-dollar customer-focused programs and projects in one of the following areas:
Clean Transportation/Electric Vehicles Concentration Silicon Valley Power is seeking a visionary innovative professional to promote and coordinate electric-powered transportation for the City of Santa Clara and its community by de-carbonizing mobility and monitoring legislative regulations in addition to reporting and compliance. The ideal candidate will serve as a liaison to various City Departments as it prepares to electrify its fleet of city vehicles and ensures a positive customer experience while planning and managing capital improvements projects. The ideal candidate will be responsible for focusing on the deployment of customer facing programs, including EV incentives and infrastructure throughout the City of Santa Clara, in addition to managing value streams for EV infrastructure, including monetization of City-owned chargers, enhancing Low Carbon Fuel Standard revenue streams and encourage community EV adoption and EV demand. The ideal candidate should have the ability to establish a vision and leverage funding sources for EV infrastructure and adoption from the California Energy Commission, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Federal Grant initiatives, Green House Gas reduction activities, as well as other entities.
Systems Support Concentration Silicon Valley Power is seeking a dynamic professional to perform and manage work related to cybersecurity and technology solutions. This position will work with a diverse field of technical areas and will need to communicate with all levels of staff. Furthermore, the Program Manager will develop and manage contracts to meet the security and technology needs of SVP. Prior Information Technology (IT) experience is required. Prior cybersecurity, Microsoft 365, information/data infrastructure management, and matrixed project team management experience are desired.
Ideal Candidate The ideal candidate will be a proven professional who enjoys working in an environment of growth and expansion. Individuals should be solution-oriented and enjoy contributing to a collaborative culture and influencing progress. Strong candidates will be equally adept at managing technical operations as well as staff. The ideal candidate should also:
Have experience with utility processes and practices, either with an investor owned, municipal electric utility, or similar industry background.
Have experience managing large complex capital projects and utilization of capital project management software programs for a private or public entity.
Experience in public works and contracting is desirable.
Possess skill and interest in providing positive leadership with staff.
Have the ability to communicate with internal and external partners effectively.
Minimum Qualifications Education and experience requirements for the Electric Program Manager include:
A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Public or Business Administration, Environmental Sciences, Finance or a closely related field, and three (3) years of experience in managing and coordinating City or customer related programs, project management, or building facilities management.
An advanced degree in Engineering, Public or Business Administration, Environmental Sciences or related field is desirable.
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from Project Management Institute (PMI) or an equivalent certification from accredited program is desirable.
Silicon Valley Power (SVP) is celebrating 125
years of service. SVP has an approved staffing of
200 full time employees and provides electric service
to over 58,700 customer accounts across its 18.4-squaremile
SVP has an operating budget of over $525 million dollars for
Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2022 and has invested nearly $435 million in
capital assets including power generation facilities transmission and
distribution assets. SVP owns and operates 57.8 miles of transmission and
over 562 miles of distribution facilities with a system load factor of 75%. SVP
owns and operates and outsources more than 1,000 Megawatts (MW) of electric
generating resources. In calendar year 2020, SVP’s system peak reached 586 MW and
consisted of 3,741 Gigawatt (GW) hours of energy sales.
In 1980, SVP became a generating utility for the first time in 73 years with the start of operations of the 7 MW
Cogeneration Plant and, in 1983, a lead partner holding 55% participation in the 110 MW NCPA Geothermal
Project. SVP participates in further jointly owned power generation projects, including hydro-electric, natural gas,
and wind. SVP also has Power Purchase Agreements for hy...dro-electric, land-fill gas, wind, and solar resources.
In 2005, SVP placed the 147 MW Don Von Raesfeld Power Plant (DVR) into service. DVR is comprised of two GE
LM6000s, plus a Mitsubishi Steam Turbine.
SVP supports a broad range of energy conservation, energy efficiency, electric technology, low income, and
renewable generation programs. SVP already exceeds receiving 30% of its power from renewable sources and
is on track to meet the state-wide Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goals for 2030. The utility will continue its
support of a broad range of programs to encourage wise use of energy resources, especially renewable energy
generation and innovative storage solutions.
Silicon Valley Power is the 4th largest publicly owned electric utility in California and a recognized industry leader
with a strong history and reputation of providing excellent customer service. The electric industry is rapidly
changing and undergoing a fundamental transformation, shifting from a centralized resource grid toward an
increasing decentralized electrical grid with distributed renewable energy resources (e.g. wind, solar, and biogas)
and shifting variability in supply. SVP is estimated near-term and long-term load growth of 1,000 MW peak
demand primarily driven by data centers and hyperscale data centers (100MW). The System Expansion Plan is
underway and has identified $230 million in new major capital projects to replace end of life facilities and to
accommodate the projected load growth.
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