Open Positions at Peninsula Clean Energy
Various Positions | Peninsula Clean Eenergy | Redwood City, CA
Peninsula Clean Energy is a joint powers authority formed by the County of San Mateo and each of its 20 cities to offer greener electricity to its residents and businesses to meet local climate action goals. In December 2020, the City of Los Banos joined Peninsula Clean Energy and will start receiving service from Peninsula Clean Energy in April 2022. Peninsula Clean Energy is governed by a 23-member Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community.
Peninsula Clean Energy operates as a Community Choice Energy program to provide clean energy for its member communities by purchasing electricity from clean generation sources (such as solar, wind and hydropower). Electricity is still delivered over the existing distribution system, which will continue to be owned and operated by the current electric utility, PG&E. Implementing Peninsula Clean Energy’s program helps achieve local community climate actions goals. Peninsula Clean Energy serves approximately 300,000 customers.
The following positions are open:
Board Clerk/Executive Assistant/Office Manager
The Peninsula Clean Energy Authority seeks qualified candidates for the multi-function role of Board Clerk/Executive Assistant/Office Manager. This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE). The efforts of the Board Clerk/Executive Assistant/Office Manager will help PCE increase renewable energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for this geographic area. More information is available at: www.peninsulacleanenergy.com.
This position will function as administrative support to the PCE Board of Directors, as executive support to the CEO, and as Office Manager for the two offices located at our headquarters in Redwood City
As Board Clerk, you would provide expert administrative support to the Board of Directors and PCE staff in the preparation and maintenance of public records and interaction with public officials. In addition, the Board Clerk will establish, set, maintain, present, and distribute agendas and Board meeting material and minutes, and respond to inquiries from Board members and the public. The Board Clerk will also coordinate Board-related meetings and maintain records of Board actions taken.
As Executive Assistant, you would help PCE’s CEO to coordinate and schedule multiple meetings, track requests for document review, and assist the CEO to prepare for various meetings. In addition, the Executive Assistant will assist with the composition of resolutions, staff reports, Board summaries, and other official PCE documents.
As Office Manager, you would be responsible for managing various office needs including office supplies, mail, kitchen use and supplies, and office equipment maintenance and repair. In addition, the Office Manager coordinates office design and construction.
This position will often be the first point of public contact for PCE and will have frequent interaction with PCE officials, community members, and members of the public regarding official PCE Board of Directors issues, such as public meetings, agenda items, and general operations. The selected candidate must exercise initiative, discretion, and good judgment in the analysis and resolution of issues that require technical or specialized knowledge of the PCE organization along with its policies and procedures.
Power Resources Manager
The Energy Contract Manager is a key member of the Power Resources team. The Power Resources team has a wide range of responsibilities related to the development and management of Peninsula Clean Energy’s energy supply portfolio to meet the agency’s goal to be 100% renewable. This includes procuring renewable and carbon free energy and resource adequacy products, complying with Peninsula Clean Energy’s hedging and portfolio diversification strategies, achieving regulatory and legislative objectives, and maximizing benefits for our customers.
The Energy Contracts Manager will work under direction of the Director of Power Resources and other Peninsula Clean Energy leadership and staff in some or all functions related to managing Peninsula Clean Energy and counterparty compliance with power supply contracts, contract negotiation, power supply planning, research and due diligence with respect to potential power supply opportunities, risk management, and invoice settlement and validation.
The Energy Contracts Manager may also assist with the preparation of certain regulatory compliance reports and with the preparation of informational material for the Peninsula Clean Energy Board. The individual in this position will develop significant subject matter expertise in Peninsula Clean Energy’s operations.
The Energy Contracts Manager should have knowledge of wholesale power procurement, energy-related technologies, local and state energy policy, negotiations, and intermediate to advanced project management and coordination skills. At least five years of directly related experience is required.
Community Outreach Specialist
The Community Outreach Specialist will be the principal on-the-ground representative of Peninsula Clean Energy at community events as well as a liaison with community organizations. The Community Outreach Specialist will inform residents and businesses about the organization and its benefits and generate enthusiasm in all segments of the community.
A strong candidate will be a skilled and enthusiastic communicator who is passionate about clean energy and climate action. They will also be organized, detail-oriented, and exhibit a high degree of professionalism. They will enjoy constantly absorbing new complex information on energy billing and programs within a dynamic organization in order to represent it in a simple and accurate manner to customers. The ideal candidate will also be bilingual in English and Spanish or Chinese.
This is a full-time exempt position at Peninsula Clean Energy to be based in its Redwood City office, with travel throughout San Mateo County and occasionally to Los Banos (after COVID restrictions are lifted). The position reports to the Senior Manager of Community Relations.
Community Outreach Specialist/Manager
The Community Outreach Specialist/Manager will be the principal on-the-ground representative of Peninsula Clean Energy as it launches service and programs in the City of Los Banos. The Community Outreach Specialist/Manager will inform residents and businesses about the organization and its benefits, generate enthusiasm in all segments of the community, and provide customer support. The position will work independently in Los Banos while collaborating closely with other PCE staff in the organization’s headquarters in Redwood City.
A strong candidate will be experienced in community outreach or a similar field and excited about bringing clean energy and community benefits to the community of Los Banos. They will have excellent communication and people skills and exhibit a high degree of professionalism. They will enjoy constantly absorbing new complex information on energy billing and programs within a dynamic organization in order to represent it in a simple and accurate manner to customers. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the energy field and be bilingual in English and Spanish.
This is a full-time exempt position at Peninsula Clean Energy to be based in Los Banos. The position reports to the Senior Specialist/Manager of Community Relations in Peninsula Clean Energy’s Redwood City, California office. Occasional travel between the two locations will be required (after COVID restrictions are lifted).
For more information and to apply for these positions please visit https://www.peninsulacleanenergy.com/join-our-team/