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Energy Sales and Contracts Manager
DESCRIPTION:
The Energy Sales and Contracts Manager performs a variety of technical and professional financial and contract analysis and accounting work in the areas of energy sales, contract administration, power settlements, power accounts, budgeting and auditing.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
Under general direction of the Administrative Manager, this management level professional classification performs difficult and complex analysis to protect the value of the agency related to wholesale energy markets.  

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
The following duties are typical for this classification.  Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set form below to address business needs and changing business practices.
  • Read, understand and interpret power purchase, revenue sharing, CAISO/PG&E interconnection and any other power systems related agreements, and provide contract management for same.
  • Develop and maintain business processes and systems to support the provisions of all agreements related to power systems revenue and power systems cost of revenue.
  • Provide contract management to ensure accuracy of settlement calculations for Agency’s sale of power through its Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Shell of North America to the California Independent System Operation (CAISO) markets and third party markets are consistent with the PPA, including oversight of Agency’s settlement support tools and service providers.
  • Maintain an understanding of existing and new regulatory laws as they pertain to California Energy Regulatory bodies that will or could have an impact in the Agency’s power generation and capacity sales and participate in opportunities to voice concerns or support our position.
  • Maintain an understanding of the California Energy Market and any legislative bills that could have an impact in the Agency’s power generation and capacity sales and participate in opportunities to voice concerns or support our position.
  • Maintain an understanding of existing CAISO tariff rules and familiarity with CAISO Business Practice Manuals.
  • Maintain an understanding of CAISO initiatives, participate in stakeholder processes, and provide analysis of impact to the Agency. 
  • Lead in the Agency’s Energy Risk Management Group as a Performance committee member with periodic review and reporting of compliance with ERM policy to the BOD.
  • Work closely with consultants and trade associations on matters that could impact the Agency’s power generation and capacity sales and participate in opportunities to voice concerns or support our position.
  • Prepare and/or review complex analytical reports and supporting documentation and report out to management and the Agency’s BOD on a routine basis.
  • Conduct special studies and analysis of power generation costs and revenues and report to management and BOD as appropriate.
  • Participate in the development and monitoring of the Agency’s PPA forecasted revenues.
  • Undertake revenue projections based on historical records and anticipated forward prices.
  • Assist in developing budgetary analysis and revenue projections each year.
  • Work closely with Power Systems operations and maintenance staff to optimize revenue.
  • Participate in and present at BOD Ad Hoc committee meetings as required.
  • Search out and participate in on-going educational opportunities available in the electric power industry.
  • Perform related duties as required.
  • Builds and maintains positive working relationships with co-workers, PPA counterparty, consultants, Agency employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work scheduled to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Performs related duties as required.
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Position: Energy Sales and Contracts Manager
Organization: Yuba Water Agency
Location: Marysville,  CA 
United States
Salary: 134,950.40 - $164,049.60 (USD) Annually
Posting Start Date: 11/12/2020
Date Posted: 11/12/2020
Requirements KNOWLEDGE OF:
  • Principles and practices of complex contract management.
  • Energy or commodity settlements. 
  • A fundamental understanding of CAISO wholesale electricity market rules, settlement rules, tariffs, regulations and protocols.
  • Power generation operations.
  • Energy transaction accounting.
  • Database management, spreadsheet operations and IT systems.

SKILLED IN:
  • Highly developed mathematical and computer skills, particularly using Excel.
  • Possess the attention to detail required for consistent accuracy combined with the intellectual curiosity and investigative analysis skills to seek answers to complex problems.
  • Analyzing large amounts of data to identify critical concepts, trends, and issues.
  • Synthesizing large amounts of information into cogent points.

ABILITY TO:

  • Perform energy settlement activities.
  • Negotiate and resolve contractual problems and billing disputes.
  • Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables.
  • Apply mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of algebra.
  • Prioritize workload.
  • Work outside normal business hours, as necessary, to address critical issues or to achieve project milestones.
  • Reconcile various accounts.
  • Perform quantitative analysis.
  • Manage a project from inception to completion.
  • Read and understand technical information.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Training:
Equivalent of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, or a related field.

Experience:
Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in budgeting, complex mathematics or statistical modeling, contract management, regulatory/policy analysis, preferably in a power generation sales position.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid driver's license.
 
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Status: This listing expires on: 12/11/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
Yuba Water Agency
Address:
1220 F Street

Marysville,  CA 95901
United States
Email:
Phone:
(530) 741-5000
Fax:
Contact:
Human Resources Department