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Manager of Energy | BART | Oakland, CA

Apply by: February 27.

Current Assignment

This position is responsible for directing, managing, supervising and coordinating the activities and operations of the Energy Division within the Sustainability Group including energy resource procurement and management; prepares the energy budget; analyzes federal and State energy legislation and regulations; manages and negotiates contracts; coordinates assigned activities with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; provides close and responsive support to the Group Manager, Sustainability.The successful candidate will possess skills, knowledge, and experience to include the following:

  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationship with District staff, various departments, internal and external agencies, the public, and other key stakeholders.
  • Prepare, monitor and analyze energy budget.
  • Analyze energy portfolio to cost-effectively achieve emerging sustainability objectives.
  • Manage and negotiate contracts, including for energy transmission, distribution and generation.
  • Analyze federal and state energy legislation and regulations.
  • Provide high level strategic support to the Group Manager, Sustainability.
  • Develop strategies and guidelines, weighs trade-offs, and prioritize key investments.
  • Oversee implementation of renewable energy, and other energy projects.
  • Identify, and have implemented, cost-effective energy efficiency projects, and assess project funding opportunities.
  • Use best project management practices, including scope, schedule and budget, and organizing and directing staff and consultant resources.
  • Plan, prepare and coordinate the preparation of reports including recommendations to the Board of Directors, committees and other management staff.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Energy Division within the Sustainability Group.
  • Leads and manages long-term energy procurement strategy to achieve stable and affordable costs, and a clean power supply portfolio to serve BART facilities and rolling stock, in accordance with BART’s Wholesale Electricity Portfolio Policy (WEPP).
  • Manages energy contracts and ensures compliance with contractual agreements.
  • Manages and participates in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for assigned programs; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
  • Monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommends, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels.
  • Collaborates and coordinates energy projects and processes with other departments within the District.
  • Oversees District, energy budget; seeks alternative sources of power. Researches and recommends energy conservation programs and seeks passage of legislation required for access to alternative sources of power.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact with PG&E; manages and executes the transmission and distribution agreements between the District and PG&E.
  • Monitors regulatory developments and legislation related to assigned area of responsibility; evaluates impact upon district operations; recommends and implements equipment, practice and procedural improvements.
  • Selects, trains, motivates and evaluates assigned personnel; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures.
  • Oversees and participates in the development and administration of the division’s annual budget; participates in the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitors and approves expenditures; implements adjustments.
  • Administers the District’s Management Procedures, including review, approval and administration as needed; suggests revisions and updates to procedures.
  • Serves as the liaison to outside stakeholders and agencies on energy and climate matters with other divisions, departments and outside agencies; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues.
  • Serves as staff on a variety of boards, commissions and committees; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Conducts a variety of organizational studies, investigations and operational studies; recommends modifications to budget programs, policies and procedures as appropriate.

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