Southern California Edison Power Origination, Advisor in Rosemead, California

Job Description

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About Energy Procurement Management (EPM) Organization:

Southern California Edison Company’s (SCE) Energy Procurement & Management (EPM) organization is responsible for developing SCE’s multi-billion dollar energy resource portfolio, with a particular emphasis on non-GHG emitting resources in furtherance of SCE’s clean energy commitment.

Position Overview:

Southern California Edison Company’s (SCE) Energy Procurement & Management (EPM) organization is responsible for developing SCE’s multi-billion dollar energy resource portfolio, with a particular emphasis on non-GHG emitting resources in furtherance of SCE’s clean energy commitment.

Energy Contract Origination is responsible for the procurement of energy resources, and oversees all aspects of the deal-making process, including the solicitation process, due diligence, negotiations, selections, and closing.

This position will be a Power Origination, Advisor in the Energy Contract Origination department within Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Energy Procurement and Management organization.

The successful candidate’s primary function will be to conduct energy procurement solicitations, originating and negotiating mid-term, and long-term structured transactions and power purchase agreements on behalf of SCE customers while ensuring compliance with the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) approved Long Term Procurement Plan (LTPP), Renewables Portfolio Standard and other related regulatory targets. Products include: renewable and alternative energy, conventional power, capacity, energy storage, emissions, transmission, and natural gas.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Lead and project manage energy procurement solicitations

  • Develop and negotiate complex contracts that contribute toward SCE’s Capacity, Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS), and Energy Storage goals

  • Develop, manage and lead SCE’s relationship with counterparties through the origination and negotiation of Master Agreements (EEI, NAESB, ISDA) and confirmations to support SCE’s power, gas transmission, and emission trading functions.

  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions to maximize the benefits for SCEs customers

  • Lead large cross functional stakeholder teams during the various phases of procurement program design, development and implementation.

  • Work closely with functional departments from planning, operations, risk, credit, law and finance with primary responsibility to ensure contract terms and conditions are captured to support the Company’s objectives.

  • Lead and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and act as the primary point-of-contact with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Identify, develop and implement Continuous Improvement initiatives with the objective of increasing efficiencies and reducing costs

  • Identify and make strategic recommendations and decisions in support of SCEs corporate objectives.

  • Prepare reports and presentations for senior leadership, through the Finance and Risk Management, and External Affairs Committees and other Senior Management reviews

  • Participate in external regulatory forums (Procurement Review Group and Cost Allocation Mechanism Group) and activities related to resource procurement activities

  • Participate in external market communication forums (Market Awareness, Bidders Conferences and Webinars) and activities related to energy resource solicitations

  • Respond to CPUC data requests, and staying informed of state, local and federal regulatory policies and actions that impact energy, emissions and capacity procurement.

  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have experience with contract negotiation, management, administration.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Engineering or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.

Desired Qualifications :

  • Typically possesses seven or more years of experience in functions related to contract origination, contract negotiation, contract management, electricity trading/marketing, project management, and/or related experience.

  • Demonstrated experience negotiating and managing energy and capacity contracts such as renewables, conventional power, combined heat and. power, demand response, energy storage or natural gas.

  • Demonstrated experience with energy, capacity, emissions, and/or Master Agreements (WSPP, EEI, NAESB, ISDA, Broker).

  • Demonstrated experience interacting with state, local and federal regulatory agencies.

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing complex financial, regulatory, and/or business problems.

  • Demonstrated experience leading cross-functional project teams and implementing multiple projects.

  • Demonstrated experience and ability to apply project management principles, including project scoping and planning, project team mobilization, and driving projects to completion with sensitivity to competing business needs and resources.

  • Demonstrated experience developing strategies for complex and competitive situations involving multiple variables.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare reports and present complex technical information to a wide audience, in non-technical language.

  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio and Project.

  • Ability to implement, maintain and support a safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks and safety appropriately, develop and execute business plans, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.

  • Must demonstrate effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • Must demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

Comments:

  • The primary work location for this position is Rosemead, CA

  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Relocation may be available for qualified candidates.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

SCE is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.