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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
PRINCIPAL RESOURCE SPECIALIST (ELECTRIC SYSTEM MANAGEMENT)
The Principal Resource Specialist (PRS) utilizes in-depth knowledge of transmission systems and system operations in the Western United States to evaluate risks and opportunities affecting the Metropolitan power system.? The PRS is responsible for using power system simulation models for planning and analyses related to Metropolitan’s transmission assets, including interconnection processes, and provides analysis of technical, regulatory and operational issues affecting Metropolitan’s energy assets.??
The Principal Resource Specialist will also monitor and analyze regulatory developments with respect to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Western Electric Coordinating Council (WECC) and California Independent System Operator (CAISO) proceedings, and review and respond to proposed requirements, regulations and practices. The PRS will have in-depth knowledge and experience with NERC reliability requirements, root cause analysis, and compliance.
The PRS will have excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to: present complex concepts and conclusions in a clear concise format. The PRS will advocate for Metropolitan’s interests in forums with the Western Area Power Administration, US Bureau of Reclamation, CAISO, Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; perform technical and economic assessments of power system electrical needs; prepare transmission plans and participate in regional planning forums; and work with staff and consultants on system
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EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, majoring in engineering, business administration, economics, finance, environmental sciences, urban planning, geology, geography, hydrology or related field and ten years of related progressively responsible experience in policy development, resource negotiations, development and implementation of solutions to complex problems, or managing large and moderately complex projects, of which two years must have been at the supervisory or project management level; or a master’s degree from an accredited college or university majoring in engineering, business administration, economics, finance, environmental sciences, urban planning, geology, geography, hydrology or related field and eight years of related progressively responsible experience in policy development, resource negotiations, development and implementation of solutions to complex problems, or managing large and moderately complex projects, of which two years must have been at the supervisory or project management level.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• On-site fitness center
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link:Benefits Regular Full Time Employee
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email [email protected].
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).