Live, work, empower San José!

If you are passionate about the environment and you enjoy working with diverse teams in a fast paced environment, than a career with San José Clean Energy may be the right choice for you!

In 2017, the City of San José established the Community Energy Department to administer San José Clean Energy (SJCE) – the city’s official electricity supplier. San José Clean Energy is one of the largest Community Choice Aggregators (CCA) in California. SJCE’s mission is to power one of the Nation’s largest and most diverse cities to a sustainable future.

Working for SJCE means you are part of the City of San José family too! San José, the Capital of Silicon Valley, is one of the nation’s best managed cities and one of the top ten cities in which to live, work, and do business. Moreover, San José is the center of cultural, government and economic activity for the region. The employees of the City of San José have embraced the following values: Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Collaboration, Respect and Celebration.

Open Positions

Principal Power Resources Specialist – Power Resources Division

San Jose’s Community Energy Department is recruiting to fill a Principal Power Resources Specialist position in its Power Resources Division. Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Power Resources Division, this position will lead and oversee the activities and programs that support the team’s efforts in buying energy products that meet the electric needs of San José Clean Energy customers reliably, cost-effectively and sustainably.

The selected candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare, issue, and evaluate power solicitations, including: power, resource adequacy, and renewable projects
  • Develop and negotiate contracts; analyze bid results
  • Analyze the performance of SJCE’s portfolio of power contracts
  • Develop and recommend strategies to lower costs and reduce risk
  • Develop procurement plans and strategies
  • Analyze electric load and consumption to improve load forecasting
  • Participate in joint procurement with other CCAs and CA Community Power
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key power suppliers
  • Oversee consultants and review modeling results to develop Integrated Resource Plans
  • Oversee the operating impacts of new renewable energy contracts as they progress through various stages of
    development, construction, and operation
  • Assist with CPUC compliance filings such as RPS Procurement Plans and Resource Adequacy filings

View the brochure below for information on how to apply. This opportunity is also listed on the City’s Executive Recruitments page.

Marketing and Communications Manager (Public Information Manager) – Account Management, Marketing, and Public Affairs Division

The Community Energy Department is seeking to fill one (1) full-time Marketing and Communications Manager (Public Information Manager) position in the Account Management, Marketing, and Public Affairs Division. This advanced customer experience and communications position reports directly to the Deputy Director and will manage an existing Marketing and Communications team.

The Marketing and Communications Manager will serve as an expert to ensure San José Clean Energy follows a customer-centric approach to deliver an excellent customer experience. The Marketing and Communications Manager will also serve as the spokesperson for the Community Energy Department and manage internal and external communications. The ideal candidate will have a strategic outlook to align customer experience with organization objectives; a data-driven mindset to measure and track improvements; expertise in communication and storytelling to explain complex ideas and courses of action; and robust background in writing, community relations, marketing campaigns, and project management. Complex energy issues need to be clearly communicated to the public. This position will utilize strong industry experience to develop specialized marketing and behavior change campaigns, focus groups, and other community relations efforts to effectively serve all customers and improve service to traditionally marginalized communities.

The Marketing and Communications Manager will lead the department’s Marketing and Communications team to provide community outreach and engagement efforts.

Duties include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Build and manage strategic communication channels to reach diverse customer segments and stakeholders including websites, digital newsletters, social media, blogs, email, and direct mail.
  • Optimize marketing to drive customer participation in products, programs, and services to decarbonize and achieve ambitious renewable energy and climate action goals.
  • Conduct analysis of customer journeys to streamline processes, increase customer satisfaction, and build consensus among community advocates toward a clean energy future.
  • Present to community and customer groups.
  • Write and edit internal and external communications including press releases for media outlet distribution and op-eds.
  • Respond to requests for information from media outlets and other stakeholders.
  • Maintain and uphold the department’s public relations including collateral, logo, and brand materials.
  • Support the department’s legislative policy campaigns.
  • Oversee communication compliance with regulatory requirements, including customer notifications.
  • Contribute to City Council memos and presentations.
  • Develop and manage campaign budgets.
  • Supervise and coach a team of communication professionals.
  • Coordinate with the City’s Emergency Operations Center when needed.
  • Other projects and assignments as requested.

The application deadline is Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM.