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SMUD Job Opportunity: Senior Project ManagerSMUD

The Advanced Energy Solutions Research and Development (AES R&D) department develops and implements progressive research activities that support SMUD’s Clean Energy Vision, including eliminating carbon emissions from our power supply by 2030. This involves research, development, and demonstration programs (RD&D), often in collaboration with federal and state funding organizations, across our research programs areas. The portfolio of research topics covers customer and grid-focused technologies and applications, including Building Electrification and Efficiency, Electric Transportation, Load Flexibility, Distributed and Utility-Scale Storage, Generation, and Carbon Capture and Sequestration. Our team is subdivided between Project Management-focused and Engineering-focused disciplines with matrixed responsibilities on larger projects.  This position will be a Senior Project Management role supporting the entire R&D team by providing managerial skills to plan, organize, budget, staff, direct, coordinate, control and evaluate assigned projects as well as helping develop, propose and plan new initiatives.  This role typically oversees one or more large, complex projects. Manages enterprise projects with budgets in excess of $10,000,000.

AES R&D is responsible for research that advances innovation in critical enterprise initiatives, furthers our position of industry influence, and prepares SMUD for long-term solutions and alternatives. To support these outcomes, R&D is seeking a Sr. Project Manager to:

  • Provide leadership, project management skills and supervision necessary to plan, organize, and conduct, advanced technologies Research & Development (R&D) activities in multiple topic areas.
  • To act as subject matter expert, project manager and/or construction manager for the development of advanced generation technologies and business model strategies and programs, to support attainment of SMUD's business objectives.
  • To provide insights into the relationship between advanced generation technologies, customer resources, demand response/load flexibility technologies and their impacts on resource planning and forecasting, energy trading, system operations, grid planning, power generation, and distribution assets. 
  • Research design and evaluation expertise.

In addition to these proficiencies, the position will require engaging in the following activities.

  • Strategic research planning
  • Networking with industry to follow and influence codes and standards for emerging technology
  • Grant acquisition, implementation, and management, primarily with federal and state funding organizations
  • Organizational navigation within SMUD

SMUD has committed to eliminating carbon emissions from our power supply by 2030 in our Zero Carbon Plan. A critical component of the plan is to retire or retool our existing thermal generation plants and replace them with alternative generation sources or Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) that meet SMUD’s energy, capacity and reliability standards. This position will focus on projects that feature renewable generation technologies, carbon capture, energy storage, electric vehicles, smart inverters, and load flexibility/Virtual Power Plants; ensuring compatibility with utility planning and operations; technology laboratory and field tests; technoeconomic and feasibility assessments; and supporting modeling and analytic activities.  

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Generac Job Opportunity: Product Marketing Associate


Generac Grid Services (GGS) is focused on making the world’s power grids greener and more reliable, efficient, and predictable by harnessing the power of distributed energy. Concerto™, GGS’s real-time energy-balancing platform, is transforming energy system operations through its revolutionary, highly flexible approach for creating controllable and dispatchable energy resources. It unobtrusively captures and aggregates available customer loads, energy storage and renewable energy sources to form a network of continuously controlled energy resources. The platform dynamically optimizes and dispatches these resources to respond to the real-time needs of the power system – all without impacting customer operations. 

At Generac, Our People help make the world safer, brighter and more productive. United by our Values, people with diverse backgrounds and points of view work together to ensure our global customers have peace of mind. We are a team of builders and doers who share a passion for innovation and a desire to outpace others. As an inclusive workplace, we empower our employees to embrace diversity in all forms, celebrate our differences, and treat everyone with equity and respect. At Generac, our success is powered by Our People.

The Product Marketing Associate will work within/closely with the Product team to support the communications strategy for the next generation of distributed energy resource (DER) control and optimization product capabilities. Under the supervision of the senior channel marketing manager, the associate will help to create demand for GGS products, including Concerto, through effective messaging and marketing campaigns. This position requires the candidate to have technical knowledge related to DER control and grid-balancing solutions; the product marketing associate will understand and convey how and through what channels GGS sells its products and solutions. The position will require work in a collaborative environment, regularly engaging with GGS product managers, sales leaders and marketing managers in other parts of the Generac business. In addition, the associate will work with marketing to enhance GGS’ continued positioning in the market and help manage external relationships with analysts, consultants and partners.

  • Design and implement GGS’ solution resources for sales enablement in key regions
  • Increase GGS’ digital presence through web, social media and other platforms
  • Develop competitive Concerto™ and other product positioning: tracking competitors and providing strategic direction
  • Support Generac Smart Grid Ready product roadmap development and marketing
  • Deliver and execute product marketing campaigns to drive sales leads and web traffic
  • Provide creative design support to help unify GGS and Generac branding imagery
  • Support broader GGS corporate marketing strategies
  • Interface with marketing managers across Generac business groups
  • Travel to other Generac facilities as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

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Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Electrical Engineer IIIAdvanced Energy

North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation (Advanced Energy) is a nonprofit energy consulting firm headquartered on NC State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC. We strive to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people. We work with electric utilities; state, federal and local governments; manufacturers and a variety of public and private partners in five markets: residential, commercial and industrial, motors and drives, renewables and electric transportation.

Position Overview

Advanced Energy provides independent engineering services for utility scale renewable energy resources connected to transmission and distribution systems. We are seeking candidates who are passionate about quality and ensuring the safety and reliability of renewable energy systems interconnected with the grid. 

An ideal candidate will have an electrical engineering background and knowledge of the electric power industry and transmission and distribution systems. Candidates seeking a senior level position must have at least seven years of experience, advanced knowledge and have passed the FE exam; it is also strongly preferred to have a PE and other certifications relevant to job duties. 

In addition, it is desirable for candidates to possess the following:

  • Knowledge of planning, design, interconnection, construction, and commissioning of utility scale renewable generation facilities including inverter-based resources (IBRs) and energy storage systems connecting to transmission and/or medium voltage distribution system 
  • Experience performing engineering analysis, design documentation review, and/or field testing for electrical systems 
  • Ability to perform field evaluations to assess aspects of the quality of design, construction, and operation; ability to conduct field tests of electrical equipment
  • Experience presenting concise results to customers through reports that delineate observations, results, and recommendations for further action
  • Preferred to have knowledge of electrical and utility industry standards such as:
    • National Electrical Code (NEC), National Electrical Safety Code (NESC), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
    • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Standards: IEEE 1547-2018 and IEEE 2800-2022
    • North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Guidelines (2018 and 2019) and standards such as PRC-024-3
    • Rural Utility Services (RUS) or investor-owned utility electric distribution construction standards
  • Strong commitment to safety and attention to detail

The job requires team members to spend part of their time visiting utility scale renewable facilities currently located primarily in North Carolina and South Carolina. Travel varies week to week and throughout the year. It is typically up to 1-3 days a week with overnight travel sometimes necessary. The rest of the time is balanced between the main office and/or working remotely at a home office. 

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Austin Energy Job Opportunity: Environmental Program Coordinator

Austin Energy

Environmental Program Coordinator

The City of Austin employment application is an official document; incomplete applications will not be considered. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history. A detailed and complete employment application is required to help us better evaluate your qualifications and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position. Describe your specific experience for each position. Include all job duties, responsibilities, and employment dates. Please be sure that your application is a reflection of your entire work history.

Resumes will not be accepted. Statements such as “see resume” will not be accepted. You may use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable. Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application. Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.

The responses to the supplemental questions must reference the employment history listed in the employment history section. Once the requisition has closed, the application cannot be changed to update work history, supplemental questions, or any other information.

We reserve the right to verify high school and college education for the top candidate(s).

If you have any questions regarding your City of Austin employment application, please use the official website of the City of Austin as reference.

Primary responsibilities for the position will be to coordinate the:

1. Day to day staff and program activities/task assignment
2. Stakeholder relationships (customers, contractors, city commissions)
3. Performance of participating contractors
3. Customer service process (inquiries, project/contractor issues, complaints)
4. Updating of program documents and processes
5. Program budget development and program performance metrics
6. Relationship with Marketing Communications and assist in the development of program marketing
7. Development and implementation of program outreach
8. Program enhancement projects
9. Work with Energy Star (DOE/EPA) preparing quarterly/annual program reporting and Partner of the Year application.

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National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation Job Opportunity: Sr. Rate and Business Consultant

National Rural Utilities Coop

Sr. Rate and Business Consultant

Join a member-driven leader in a fast-paced, challenging and collaborative environment with the shared mission of supporting America’s network of rural electric cooperatives. Since its formation in 1969, National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, or CFC, located in Dulles, Virginia, has provided capital and industry-leading financial products to more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-controlled utility systems across the United States. Our exceptional team delivers the “CFC Difference” that encompasses our values of service, integrity and excellence in all our interactions.  

CFC has a need for a Senior Rate and Business Consultant that will ensure CFC provides electric utility rate-making, policy, and regulatory advisory consulting services to CFC member systems. 

As a Senior Rate and Business Consultant, you will:

  • Assist and provide guidance to electric cooperative management and board-of-directors on contemporary retail rate strategies and options. 
  • Provide CFC members with regulatory consulting services at the federal and state level.
  • Conduct revenue requirement and cost of service studies consistent with industry accepted best practices and regulatory bodies.
  • Develop traditional electric distribution rates, as well as specialty rates to include residential demand, EV, time-of-use, interruptible, and demand side management for CFC member cooperatives.
  • Analyze and assess industry trends, events and federal and state regulatory activities to determine the impact on CFC and its members. 
  • Prepare competent expert testimony to advocate for the members’ and/or CFC’s positions.
  • Develop and present educational programs on technical issues to effectively and clearly transfer knowledge and skills to diverse constituents.

To be successful, you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, business, economics, finance or engineering related degree is preferred.
  • MBA/Master’s Degree or higher in a relevant field preferred.
  • 7 years of relevant utility, state commission, FERC or consulting experience.
  • Significant familiarity with the electricity industry landscape including state and federal regulations, business models, financial fundamentals, and rate development. 
  • Proven ability to work across multiple aspects of the electric utility industry. 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Advanced BI software skills and analytical/database management tools e.g., Tableau, Power BI, Alteryx.
  • Statistical, econometric, machine learning modeling/simulation knowledge. 

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