San José Clean Energy, or SJCE, is San José’s new electricity supplier, providing residents, businesses, and public agencies with clean, renewable energy at competitive rates. Operated by the City of San José’s Community Energy Department, we’re dedicated to creating a more sustainable future for our community and future generations. SJCE plays a crucial role in Climate Smart San José, the city’s climate action plan, by increasing affordable clean energy, reducing carbon emissions, and building energy resilience.
The Clean Energy Power Resources Fellow will support the SJCE power resources team and gain experience in and understanding of the electricity industry, renewable energy and climate policy, and work within the City of San José. The Clean Energy Power Resources Fellow will aid San José Clean Energy’s Power Resources team by supporting initiatives to:
• Conduct research, evaluation, data analysis, and make recommendations in relation to customer usage, including from COVID-19-related electrical load demand and the implications for the Department's procurement of energy.
• Develop standard operating and training procedures to ensure consistent and efficient operations.
• Assist with procurement of software and consultant services.
• Help develop, release, and evaluate solicitations (incoming) and offers (outgoing) for a variety of energy products.
• Support regular reporting and compliance activities and help develop special reporting as needed.
• Database management and organization.
• Attend trainings, events, and webinars to build the knowledge base of the procurement team and foster supplier relationships.
• Assist with note taking, scheduling, and strategic planning efforts.
• Research and report as needed on topics such as demand response, green tariffs, energy storage technologies, innovative energy contracting structures, CPUC and CEC rulings and proceedings, and much more.
• Support counterparty enablement and contracting activities.
• Research opportunities to optimize operations by leveraging tools that exist commercially.
The Power Resources Fellow will learn about SJCE’s procurement initiatives by working with staff but will also work independently to help research and provide support. Our ideal candidate is a creative thinker and an enthusiastic learner; independent and well- organized; and proficient in writing, Excel, and the MS Office Suite.
Candidates should be comfortable working with diverse stakeholders and have a general understanding of renewable energy, climate change and sustainability. Candidates should also have strong written and verbal communications, creative thinking, and research skills. Fellows will be required to learn about SJCE and be able to communicate SJCE’s benefits, vision and programs when necessary. The fellowship position will have no supervisory responsibilities. Due to COVID-19 the Fellow will be working remotely
SEI is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to reflect the diverse communities we serve, especially those most impacted by climate change and other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustices. Persons of color, persons with disabilities, older adults, and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.