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

Highly qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity to join the Power Supply Team. Successful candidates will have a deep knowledge of California energy markets, relationships, and experience working with a variety of market participants, including: large energy trading firms, independent power producers, investor owned and municipal utilities, and CCAs. Experience successfully managing and improving power portfolio performance for a large utility or power trading firm is highly preferred.

Reporting to the Deputy Director of Power Resources Division, the responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

  • Power product procurement, including trades in energy, resource adequacy, green products, and shaped, dispatchable and risk reduction products.
  • Oversee load forecasting. Prepare, issue and evaluate power solicitations. Short, Medium and Long-Term power procurement contract negotiation. Undertake power cost forecasting, procurement strategy and analysis.
  • Prepare procurement related compliance responsibilities such as Integrated Resource Planning, RPS Procurement Plans, Resource Adequacy Annual and Month Ahead filings.
  • Explore and if appropriate pursue power resources development, construction, and operation.
  • Put into place, maintain and oversee scheduling coordination functions. Verify settlements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key power suppliers. Participate in joint procurement with other CCAs including developing and negotiating contracts, and assessing power procurement deals.

The position is open until filled.

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, and the first round of application review will be on November 1, 2021

Division Manager – Energy Risk Management & Contracts Administration

The City of San José’s Community Energy Department is seeking a Division Manager of Energy Risk Management & Contracts Administration to lead the Risk Management, Contracts, and Administration Division. The Division Manager will oversee all risk management and contract administrative functions for the Department. Responsibilities include providing independent oversight of the risks assumed in transacting for energy products and services, ensuring compliance with adopted risk management policies and procedures, and overseeing strategic support to facilitate the development and execution of contract compliance.

The position is open until filled.