Belmont Light
Published
January 1, 2024
Location
40 Prince Street, Belmont, MA
Job Type

Description

Belmont Municipal Light Department (Belmont Light) is accepting applications for a full-time (40 hours/week) Energy Resources Manager. This key position will be part of the Belmont Light Management team. The starting salary of the hire will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. The duties of the position will include:

  • Manages the department’s energy and capacity supply portfolios by determining the optimum supply plan necessary to economically and reliable meet organizational needs.
  • Manages the department’s portfolio of Renewable Energy Certificates and progress towards Belmont Light’s power supply goals.
  • Manages the department’s demand-side program portfolio. Researches, creates, and evaluates energy initiatives and programs to support organizational goals.
  • Helps establish, develop, and enhance energy strategies, goals, policies, and procedures. Emphasizes and implements sustainability planning. Monitors relevant energy, environmental, and regulatory trends and changes. Assists the General Manager in evaluating supply and demand side energy strategies and opportunities. Participates in negotiations regarding power purchases.
  • Monitors the company’s participation in regional energy markets. Maintains in-depth knowledge of resource portfolio development, energy market trends, and energy forecasting in a New England context.
  • Ensures best practices for program evaluation techniques. Conducts economic analysis. Estimates financial and environmental effectiveness of energy programs. Performs cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis as needed. Prepares spreadsheet models. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel for data entry, data evaluation, manipulation and analysis, as well as statistical functions, database functions, report generation, table design and graphics generation.
  • Manages power supply and Conservation Fund budgets and spending.
  • Responds to complex customer inquiries and requests relative to energy policies and programs and provides advice and information as needed. Works with customers, community groups, and other stakeholders in developing and implementing energy programs.
  • Researches and pursues pertinent grant and funding opportunities.
  • Reviews distributed renewable generation projects within Belmont, assists owners/developers with economic issues pertaining to Belmont Light’s distributed generation policies. 

 

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, AND SKILLS

Knowledge:

Knowledge: Specialized knowledge of energy resources portfolio development, energy economics, ratemaking, energy price forecasting, regional electricity market issues, program evaluation, utility best practices, energy technologies, and state and federal energy and environmental policy. Specialized knowledge of policy issues and economics related to energy efficiency, energy conservation, sustainability planning, demand response, distributed generation, utility ratepayers, advanced metering, electric utilities, and renewable resources. Knowledge of environmental analysis and quantitative techniques such as cost benefit analysis, cost effectiveness analysis, and statistical program evaluation. Specialized knowledge of communications, public relations, marketing, and/or community outreach.

Ability: Ability to contribute effectively to high-level strategy and policies.  Ability to foster and promote positive relationships with customers, colleagues, business partners, and regulators. Ability to effectively communicate complex and technical concepts to a wide variety of audiences. Ability to analyze information and develop and present appropriate recommendations, responses, and answers. Strong attention to detail.

Skills: Quantitative and qualitative analysis and modeling skills (e.g. cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, statistical methods, survey analysis, etc.) Professional writing and communications skills (reports, brochures, web content, memos, fact sheets, press releases, presentations) Computer skills: Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel for data entry, data manipulation, and analysis, as well statistical functions, database functions, report generation, table design, and graphics generation. Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office applications, Adobe Acrobat Pro. Document management skills using Windows Explorer and SharePoint. Social media and networking skills may be required. Other statistical and database application skills may be required. Web design and programming skills may be required.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in public policy, economics, business administration, engineering, environmental science, environmental policy/management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Minimum 5 years of specialized and progressively responsible experience related to energy or utility industries (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Utility experience in resource planning, demand-side management, cost of service, distribution, transmission, generation, ratemaking and accounting, along with an understanding of new energy markets.

PAY RANGE:

$126,063.29 - $165,768.85

The position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including participation in the Massachusetts State employee retirement system.

Applications/Resumes accepted until filled at the Town of Belmont, Human Resources Department, 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA  02478, or email humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, fax to 617-993-2741. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form.

Equal opportunity employer.

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