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Power Compliance & Programs Unit Manager - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Power Compliance and Programs Unit Manager is responsible for leading and coordinating Metropolitan’s power operations planning and compliance programs. Areas of responsibility include ensuring compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards and Operations and Planning (O&P) Standards; directing Metropolitan’s participation in the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO’s) annual Transmission Planning Process (TPP); participating as Metropolitan’s representative in industry committees and forums; and developing, negotiating, and maintaining contracts with transmission services providers, regulatory agencies, federal hydropower agencies, and other power industry entities.

Work Schedule: 9/80, Monday through Friday with alternating Fridays off

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Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and twelve years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position; or an advanced degree from an accredited college or university and ten years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which four years must have been in a management or supervisory position.

Increasingly Responsible Relevant Experience is defined as: Any combination of experience in the following areas (equaling at least 12 years with a Bachelors or 10 years with an advanced degree): NERC electric reliability compliance programs; electric transmission planning studies; developing, engineering, and/or managing high-voltage electric transmission infrastructure projects; AND/OR negotiating and/or managing transmission service, energy or capacity contracts or similar.

License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


• Advanced degree in Electrical Engineering and Professional Engineer’s certification
• Knowledge of regional and national energy entities and respective responsibilities
• Knowledge of power markets, Resource Adequacy and Reliability Must Run (RMR) capacity markets, and utility economics and production cost modeling practices
• Understanding of hydroelectric generation operation and scheduling
• Experience in contract negotiation, administration, and maintenance, especially with regards to electric energy transactions, transmission interconnections, or other transmission service agreements.

• 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
• Public transportation reimbursements

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• On-site fitness center

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)

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 announcement . 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).

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