Are you a team player with a track record of developing and executing a power resource portfolio for the future? Do you have experience managing a team of diverse, talented financial and analytical professionals responsible for wholesale energy trading, resource planning, customer energy programs, energy policy, and energy research and development? If so, this may be the role for you.
Tacoma Power is seeking a Power Management Officer to lead its Power Management Section. This role is responsible for developing energy policy and responses to legislative and regulatory/market initiatives, negotiating and managing large wholesale and retail power contracts, creating and managing customer-facing energy programs including electrification, energy efficiency, conservation and other distributed energy resource programs to comply with state law, while supporting City and Board directives.
This role reports directly to the Tacoma Power General Manager and contributes as a key member of the Power utility’s executive leadership Team.
Represent Tacoma Power with policy makers, regional stakeholders, outside agencies, and the public
Participate as a full and active member of Tacoma Power's senior leadership team and contribute to the overall strategy of the utility
Incorporate research and perform analysis of industry trends and long-range business challenges. Collect and facilitate stakeholder feedback to develop recommendations for strategic positioning of Tacoma Power
Oversee the acquisition of power resources to meet the future electric needs of customers by evaluating the technical and economic expected performance of all feasible options, soliciting proposals for purchase or construction of resources, negotiating contracts, testing recommendations with members of the executive team and the public, engaging a stakeholder process, and gaining Public Utility Board support
Oversee efforts to formulate energy policy positions for Tacoma Power and engage with legislators, other utilities, and interest groups to protect and enhance the long-term financial position of the utility
Minimum Education* Bachelor's Degree
Minimum Experience* 10 years of power utility experience including prior supervisory and managerial experience.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements AS ASSIGNED: North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection certification (NECC-CIP) AS ASSIGNED: Washington State Driver's License.
*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education
Knowledge & Skills
An inspiring and strategic thinker, future-oriented, who nurtures a culture of innovation
A caring and respectful leader with high emotional intelligence and proficient teambuilding, leadership, and listening skills
Advocate for mission and vision and champion for customer affordability and our values
Cultural competence and commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
This recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with Kye on LinkedIn!
City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.
Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.
Apply Interested individuals shouldapply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.
Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.
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If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 before 4pm on the closing date