Ava Community Energy Job Opportunity: Distributed Energy Resource Associate

Ava Community

Posted February 2, 2024

Position Summary
Ava is seeking to hire a full-time Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Associate, focused on DERs reporting to the Sr. Manager of Programs. Ava is looking for candidates who support the deployment of DERs as well as their coordinated management via distributed energy management software (DERMS) to make the best use of local, renewable energy. This is an exciting opportunity to increase local renewable energy use, improve energy resilience, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Position Details
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Distributed Energy Resources Associate will engage with programs that maximize the benefit from local renewable energy generation in two primary program areas: 1) operationalize Ava’s DERMS to optimally manage local, renewable DERs to benefit Ava customers and 2) incentivize the adoption of solar and storage in Ava’s service. Key tasks for these areas include:

  • Manage and collaborate with Ava’s DERMS provider to ensure that DERMS operations result in the greatest benefit for Ava customers through activities such as:

  • Develop timelines, manage deliverables, and coordinate execution with internal and external stakeholders, such as in the following ways:

  • Draft Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for third-party vendor services that support the implementation of programs, with collaboration with Programs and other relevant Ava teams; propose and seek input on RFP objectives and evaluation criteria; manage vendor RFP response and contracting

  • Manage third-party vendor contracts, ensuring tasks and deliverables are met on budget, evaluate vendor effectiveness and quality of work, and vocalize the need for corrective actions when needed

  • Document and disseminate program results to external stakeholders through reports, presentations, conferences, and meetings  

  • Draft Board memos and resolutions 

  • Provide input to program budgets 

  • Other duties as required

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