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UNS Energy Corporation Principal, Emerging Technology and Innovations in Tucson, Arizona

Principal, Emerging Technology and Innovations

Company Tucson Electric Power

Location Tucson, AZ

Requisition ID 5437

About Us

UNS Energy Corporation ( , headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary ofFortis Inc. ( , the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

We embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the communities we have served for generations, and in TEP’s case, since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable service.

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Our culture is rooted inshared core values ( that define how we work and who we are. Our team of innovative professionals bring their authentic selves to work each day to power our vision and make a difference. Be Part of Our Story.

We create opportunities for employees to thrive through:

  • Continual growth: In an industry changing faster than ever before, our commitment to professional growth and leadership development means we never stop challenging ourselves to explore new possibilities.

  • Active Engagement: We support a collaborative environment, with peer-to-peer learning and employee-driven groups that foster an inclusive culture.

  • Total compensation: UNS Energy Corporation also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, affordable individual and family health insurance plans, tuition assistance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

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Job Description - Principal, Emerging Technology and Innovations

Do you have a knack for taking new and innovative ideas and converting them into financially viable business cases? If so, this job might be the one for you!

What you will do:

  • Share in travel and relationship development with the Innovations Team Manager.

  • Research and monitor new technology.

  • Quickly digest and synthesize new concepts, data, and ideas to create plausible solutions for approval.

  • Network internally and externally to push innovative ideas forward.

  • Act as project manager for solutions and innovations.

What you bring:

  • Experience as an engineer, project manager, or similar role.

  • Ability to take an idea from concept to implementation.

  • Financial acumen to determine financial viability of ideas.

  • Ability and comfort in working a room and networking with vendors and partners.

  • Desire to travel when needed.

*Full job description

Position Description

The Innovations Team Supervisor will play a key leadership role in supporting organizational objectives and providing innovative solutions to meet both internal and external customer service needs. He or she will support the development, implementation and management of programs for the following three Unisource Energy Corporation subsidiary companies: 1) Tucson Electric Power (TEP); 2) Unisource Electric (UNSE); 3) Unisource Gas (UNSG). The Supervisor will be an employee of TEP, based in Tucson, AZ. They will provide direction and support for TEP, UNSG and UNSE. The Supervisor’s duties include daily support and supervision of Program Managers, Program Coordinators, Implementation Contractors (IC), and support staff for program and services implementation. Responsible for management of goals related to all programs and services, including product and services promotion, participation, initiatives, budgets, and identification of program changes that are necessary. The Supervisor will ensure the programs they oversee create sufficient value to the organization and is responsible for the direct sale of tariff and non-tariff products and services. The Supervisor will also provide guidance for media campaigns including internet, television, radio, and print as well as speaking at community events.

Position-Related Responsibilities

  • Assist with the development, prioritization, and management of innovative solution programs and services to ensure program goals and milestones are met.

  • Develop program goals that are clearly identified and aligned with utility objectives and communicate those to team members. Assist other program managers as needed with the development of annual program implementation and budget plans.

  • Promotes and support programs and services for TEP, UNS Electric, and UNS Gas to all stakeholders. Gains commitment from stakeholders to participate in and support available programs. Negotiates and develops written contracts for participants as necessary.

  • Develops and supervises use of pricing and accounting methods to assure proper accounting and cost recovery for assigned programs and services to assure defined value contribution is realized. Assists with process development and manages monthly compliance reports as required for all assigned programs and services.

  • Works closely with Manager or Director, other Supervisors, other Managers, and any other departmental stakeholders to coordinate efforts and achieve departmental goals.

  • Ensures staff is accurately managing and maintaining client relationships, contracts, and budgets and for all programs and services.

  • Will have primary responsibility for medium to large projects as the project manager.

  • Will work with Management to coordinate more complex projects with internal departments and outside contractors.

  • Will meet with other companies or organizations regarding program management and ensure TEP, UNSE & UNSG are appropriately represented.

  • Clearly communicate program goals to all internal and external stakeholders.

  • Strive for administrative and operational efficiency while ensuring excellent and sound decision making.

  • Ensure the integrity of program costs and savings through oversight and review of savings estimates, benefit-cost screenings, and contractor database management. Prepares analytical reports to measure the success of assigned programs and makes adjustments as necessary.

  • Develop and manage annual Programs and Services budgets for TEP, UNSE and UNSG.

  • Provide regular reports to management on the status of each program or service.Identifies opportunities and develops broad-based partnerships with diverse stakeholders (e.g. local governments, business organizations, nonprofit organizations, etc.) who may be integral to program and service delivery.

  • Responds to questions from regulatory agencies such as the Arizona Corporation Commission.

  • Effectively communicates with management, peers, and stakeholders regarding marketing and implementation of programs and services.

  • Develop expert knowledge and understanding of TEP’s and UES’ Commission approved Rules & Regulations, Standards, company policies, and tariffs.

  • Assist in the preparation of regulatory reports and testimony in support of products and services required for regulatory purposes (AZ EE Standards, Rate Cases) for TEP and UES.

  • Represent the Company at Commission Open Meetings, Workshops, and planning processes relative to Innovation team activities for TEP and UES.

  • Have in-depth knowledge of market segments, trends, challenges, and opportunities in order to address the needs of customers. Stay current on best practices and new technologies/developments through participation in key committees or Boards, monitoring of relevant websites, regular travel to local, regional and/or national conferences and workshops, and periodicals.

  • Motivate, manage, and coordinate Company resources in meeting the needs of customers.

This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

(Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.)

Minimum Qualification

Preferred Qualifications

Requires undergraduate degree in related field and four or more years’ professional experience as an Engineer, Project Manager or Utility Supervisor, or two or more years of professional experience as a Program Manager.

Is able to work independently and has a good understanding of the project details.

Time management, technical knowledge, and economic consideration are exhibited in all assignments

Advanced degree and/or six years of relevant experience in the utility industry (preferably DSM and/or utility resource analysis) with exhibited technical competence, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in an electric utility DSM management role, policy-making or utility resource analysis acumen, and experience navigating state regulatory processes.

Knowledge of DSM products or services, including, but not limited to, energy efficiency equipment and demand response technologies.

Pay Rate: $121,000 - $175,000+ depending on experience

All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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