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Energy Services Manager (Senior Power Resources Specialist), Community Energy Department - (2301119)

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City of San José’s Community Energy Department. Published: July 25, 2023 (2 months ago)
San Jose, California
Job Type
Clean Energy
$127,567.44 -$156,265.20
Salary Type
Per Year


About the Department

San José Clean Energy, or SJCE, is San José’s local, not-for-profit electricity supplier operated by the City of San José’s Community Energy Department. Since 2019, our dedicated and motivated team has provided clean energy for residents and businesses at competitive rates, while also offering community programs, local control, and increased transparency and accessibility.

San José Clean Energy serves more than 350,000 customers and has a peak load of almost 1 GW. SJCE is responsible for purchasing over 4,500 GWh of electricity annually and has an annual operating budget of over $300 million. Serving our community with respect and integrity is at the core of what we do. Joining our team means that you will be making a big impact and in the forefront in the fight against climate change. SJCE plays an important role in meeting San José’s ambitious goal to be carbon neutral by 2030 and in implementing Climate Smart San José, the City’s climate action plan.

SJCE centers equity in its drive to provide clean, renewable energy at competitive rates and provide local benefits. Since inception, SJCE has sprinted ahead to now provide 60% renewable and 95% carbon-free energy in our base product and has invested $1 billion to add nearly 550 MW of new solar, wind and battery storage to the grid. SJCE’s low carbon energy supply is foundational as we work to meet the electrification goals outlined in Climate Smart San José. For more information about San José Clean Energy, please visit:

Positions & Duties

The Department seeks to fill one full-time Energy Services Manager (Senior Power Resources Specialist) position to support the Account Management, Marketing, and Public Affairs Division. This position will report to the Deputy Director overseeing Account Management, Marketing, and Communications. This division is responsible for delivering customer-centric pricing, billing, marketing, outreach, and community programs for San José Clean Energy. This position will manage and facilitate SJCE’s transition to cost-of-service (COS) rate setting that began in 2023 and was approved in December 2022.

The Energy Services Manager (Senior Power Resources Specialist) focuses on the development and execution of SJCE strategic energy pricing initiatives for all residential and commercial customers. The Energy Services Manager (Senior Power Resources Specialist) will partner with leadership to design a dynamic long-term energy pricing strategy to achieve Department goals and objectives and identify new opportunities. The ideal candidates should be well-versed in PG&E rate structures, including residential and commercial rate schedules, or have comparable utility rate design experience and be comfortable engaging with large commercial customers regarding custom energy programs.

Duties include the following but are not limited to:

- Deploy technical, integrated, and complex COS model for rate setting

- Set rate pricing to encourage desired customer energy usage for optimum load shaping

- Set rate pricing to integrate distributed energy programs such as demand response rate pricing

- Leverage existing SJCE energy market forecasts to forecast costs to be recovered by customers through COS rates

- Implement data visualization tools and dashboards to help inform decision-making cross-departmentally

- Develop tariff modeling tools to analyze the impact of new rate methodologies on customers.

- Manage the development of custom rate design and energy products for the retention and attraction of manufacturing customers and

- Lead the development of tools and processes to analyze the potential impact of alternative rate structures (e.g., new time-of-use variants, low-income discounts, etc.);

- Engage with large commercial and industrial energy users regarding custom energy products and programs such as EV charging infrastructure;

- Perform other related duties as required.

Please note that applications are currently not accepted through CalOpps or any other third-party job board application system. To apply, applicants must complete an application via the City of San Jose’s website at

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment

 Per the City’s COVID19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy, the City requires all employees starting on or after February 11, 2022, to provide proof of vaccination as a condition of employment absent a documented medical and/or religious exemption. Proof of vaccination means that employees are required to be “up-to-date” with regards to the COVID-19 vaccine. Consistent with the Santa Clara County Public Health Order issued on December 28, 2021, "up-to-date" means that employees are required to be vaccinated with the entire initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine (two doses of the Pfizer, Moderna or Novavax COVID-19 vaccine or a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Salary Information:

The total annual salary range for a Senior Power Resources Specialist is $127,567.44- $156,265.20. These ranges include an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable pay. The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Bargaining Unit: City Association of Management Personnel (CAMP)


The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

Job Expertise – Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures, policies, and federal and state rules and regulations. Experience in the electric industry, principles of rate development, and the ability to design specialty rates are highly desirable.

  •  Leadership - Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible & approachable, interacts on a regular basis; promoting a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.
  •  Collaboration – Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.
  •  Analytical Thinking – Approaches a problem or situation by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach
  •  Fiscal Management – Understands the relationship of the budget and resources to the strategic plan; complies with administrative controls over funds, contracts, and procurements.
  •  Problem Solving – Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.
  •  Initiative - Exhibits resourceful behaviors toward meeting job objectives; anticipates problems, is proactive, and avoids difficulties by planning ahead; displays willingness to assume extra responsibility and challenges; pursues continuing education opportunities that promotes job performance.
  •  Communication Skills – Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills; displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.


 Education and Experience

Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law, Natural Resources, Statistics, or related field to utility business.

Experience: Three (3) years of experience in energy resources operations, planning, purchasing, scheduling, or contract negotiations.

Licenses or Certificates: Valid California Driver’s License may be required.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this

country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

 Selection Process:

The selection process will consist of an evaluation of the applicant’s training and experience based on the application, cover letter and resume, and responses to the Job Specific Questions. Only the candidates whose backgrounds best match the position will be invited to proceed in the selection process. Additional phases of the selection process will consist of one or more interviews, one of which may include a practical/writing exercise.

You will be prompted to answer the following job-specific questions during the online application process. Please note that there is a 4,000-character limit, including spaces, for each text response.

  1.  Do you have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Business, Economics, Engineering, Environment Studies, Law, Natural Resources, Statistics, or another related field to the utility industry?
  2.  Please specify your degree, field of study, and the college or university where you obtained your degree. You may also include any additional degrees or applicable certifications that you have achieved.
  3.  Do you have three (3) years of experience in energy resources project or program management, operations, planning, purchasing, scheduling, or contract negotiations? How have you obtained three (3) years of experience in energy resources project or program management, operations, planning, purchasing, scheduling, or contract negotiations?
  4.  Please attach a cover letter to summarize your qualifications and describe how your experience qualifies you as the Energy Rates Manager.

You must answer all job-specific questions in order to be considered for this vacancy or your application will be deemed incomplete and withheld from further consideration.

If you have questions about the duties of these positions, the selection or hiring processes, please contact Zoe McChesney at

Additional Information

-Link to Benefits page

-Link to Department website

To apply, please complete an application via the City of San José’s website at This  position is open until filled, please apply as soon as possible. Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. IF YOU DO NOT  RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, please email and we will research the status of your  application. Please contact Human Resources at (408) 535-1285, or if you have any questions.

Job: Planning & Community Development
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Jul 23, 2023, 12:00:00 AM
Minimum Salary: 127,567.44
Maximum Salary: 156,265.20
Bargaining Unit 1: City Association of Management Personnel


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