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

Power Resources Specialist I/II – Regulatory and Legislative Policy Division

Under general direction of the Division Manager of Regulatory and Legislative Policy, the Power Resources Specialist I/II will be responsible for assisting and supporting the division’s engagement in the number of complex electric regulatory proceedings in order to effectively advocate for the business interests of SJCE at the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”), the California Energy Commission (CEC) and the California Independent System Operator (“CAISO”) to protect and advance San José business and community interests.

Typical duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Evaluate regulatory and legislative initiatives to ensure compliance with energy risk management policies and support organizational growth
  • Perform electric utility tariff and market analysis, policy risk assessment, and provide technical analysis to support internal forecasts and comply with applicable federal, state and local laws
  • Support the preparation of comments, data requests, written responses, position papers, analytical models, testimony, and exhibits related to a variety of technical regulatory proceedings
  • Track, review, analyze, regulatory filings, proposals and policy issues that could impact SJCE and its customers
  • Perform other related duties as required.

This position is open until filled. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the application review on Monday, December 13, 2021.

Power Resources Specialist I/II – Risk Management and Contracts Administration Division

This position will report to the Division Manager and support risk management and power contract oversight. Under general supervision, this position will support a variety of risk management functions in support of the department’s energy portfolio. The Risk Management and Contracts Administration Division is responsible for providing independent oversight of the risks assumed in the course of transacting for energy products and services as well as ensuring compliance with adopted risk management policies and procedures. This unit also provides strategic support to facilitate the development and execution of various non-energy contracts, tracks signed energy contracts, and manages the invoicing process.

Typical duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Verifying that power supply agreements are authorized and executed appropriately and resolving contracting issues;
  • Developing mark-to-market analysis for SJCE power supply portfolio totaling over $1 Billion dollars; and recommending actions to reduce risk and power supply costs.
  • Overseeing power supply settlement functions, including verifying power supply deliveries, contract performance, and approval of power supply invoices, totaling approximately $30 million per month;
  • Reviewing invoices for accuracy, resolving issues with power suppliers, and providing quality assurance for complex energy-specific contracts;
  • Providing analytical support for power supply audits and analysis of power purchases and sale agreements;
  • Provide risk management analysis for medium- and long-term contracts;
    Utilize energy trading risk management database to prepare a variety of reports for the power contracts portfolio, utilize data visualization.
  • Approve energy purchases subject to the risk management policies;
  • Provide analysis on emerging technological and procurement options for supply (e.g. distributed energy resources, renewable or storage technologies.)
  • Conduct studies and develop analytical models related to energy risk management and forecasting;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

This position is open until filled. Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by the application review on Monday, December 13, 2021.

Account Services Manager – Senior Analyst

The Department is currently seeking to fill a Senior Analyst position to serve as an Account Services Manager in the Account Management and Marketing Division. Reporting to the Deputy Director of Account Management, the responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Provide account management services for customers with complex systems and a sophisticated understanding of energy products and choices;
  • Manage customers and accounts; build and maintain customer relationships to ensure business growth; analyze business practices and new technologies, challenges, goals, requirements and needs of customers to develop or perfect products or services;
  • Identify trends in issues that may affect customer satisfaction levels and consistently communicates them to management in measurable terms;
  • Conduct analyses of customer electricity usage and optimization of rate schedule choice; collaborate to develop cost-benefit analysis of potential new Department programs;
  • Participate in preparing bids and specifications and monitoring the timely fulfillment of deliverables by consultants and service providers;
  • Review compliance of consultant and service provider work progress and the accuracy of billing and invoices for services.

The position is open until filled.