SMUD Job Opportunity: Senior Strategic Business Planner


Senior Strategic Business Planner
Advanced Energy Solutions

This is a critical position for the development of Advanced Energy Solutions (AES) contribution to SMUD’s 2030 Zero Carbon Plan. The position reports to the Manager of Market and Program Development (Planning) in AES. The successful candidate will guide the continued development of Load Flexibility (peak reduction and storage) and Electric Transportation programs for SMUD. The Load Flexibility portfolio of programs contains very mature programs that need to evolve to programs that are currently only in a concept phase, but have high expectation of growth.  The Electric Transportation portfolio of programs are adapting toward programs designed to work with customers to develop charging infrastructure. Because of the need for load management of new loads, these portfolios are closely linked.  The successful candidate will have the responsibility to guide and make adjustments to the programs to ensure they meet the needs of the Zero Carbon Plan and the SMUD grid. This candidate may also be asked to assist with other portfolios in AES (Energy Efficiency, Building Electrification, or Green Pricing). The successful candidate may also be required to provide assistance to other staff members adding their expertise and leadership in the development and creation of other new programs or processes. Over the next few years, there will be significant growth in AES to support the 2030 Zero Carbon Plan. The growth will be in both number of programs and efforts, but also in volume. The person selected for this job will need to collaborate with a large number of departments, facilitate a constantly evolving amount of work (both new and existing work), have great organizational skills, and operate as an integral component of the AES community. For this position, there is also a desire for strong analytical skills.

To lead in the performance of both short and long term strategic business planning balancing the experiences and needs of customers while also focusing on internal priorities, resources and objectives. Oversee long term strategies while also delivering value to the business through short term, actionable efforts. In doing so, clearly identifies SMUD’s current state, desired state, key steps required to reach the desired state, and the benefits to our customers and SMUD. Maintains a focus on customer experience excellence; ensures achievement of department results and goals that support SMUD strategic objectives

Nature & Scope: Serves as a technical or functional expert or consultant providing expertise and/or direction in one or more areas of a professional discipline and assumes responsibility for resolving complex problems and projects; may serve in a Lead role and assist in planning, coordinating, prioritizing, monitoring and evaluating the work results in assigned area and in selecting, training, motivating, evaluating and developing lower-level personnel.

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