The City of San Jose, CA is seeking a Deputy Director of Power Resources. This position leads a team of 6 responsible for managing SJCE’s power portfolio and developing and implementing strategies to achieve SJCE’s energy portfolio and risk management goals and ensuring adherence to regulatory compliance requirements. This position reports directly to the Director of Community Energy. Since launching in 2019, SJCE has contracted for over 700 MW of new renewable and battery storage resources valued at over $2 billion.
The Department of Community Energy seeks an energy professional from either the public or private utilities field who thrives in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in energy procurement, negotiations, and risk management. This person will be analytical, thorough, and detail-oriented and have familiarity with contracting templates. This person will be an experienced leader capable of managing a high-performing team. The ideal candidate should have strong knowledge of wholesale power procurement, energy-related technologies, local and state energy policy, and goals and intermediate to advanced project management and coordination skills.
Qualifying Education and Experience
Education: A bachelor’s degree in from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, economics, engineering, environmental planning, or a related field. Master’s degree is desirable.
Experience: Six (6) years of increasingly responsible, directly related experience in senior-level administrative and/or analytic work in a public or private agency.
Licenses: Possession of a valid license authorizing the operation of a motor vehicle in California is required