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CITY OF Hamilton

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Energy Management Administrator

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OMJ Job Number/Reference Code: 3568682

Desired Skills/Duties: Salary $69,534.00 - $89,170.00 Annually General Description This position is responsible for difficult professional and administrative work in planning, organizing and coordinating energy procurement, financial and operational planning, analysis and budgeting functions for the Infrastructure Department. The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Utility Business Manager but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. This position will assist in procuring natural gas and power supplies for the City, assist with preparation of Utility Operating and Capital Budgets, participate in Utility Financings, and will perform complex financial analyses for all Infrastructure divisions. This position will support City Economic Development efforts. Essential Job Functions Develops and assists in negotiating power supply, natural gas supply and interstate electric and natural gas transmission arrangements; Forecasts hourly, daily, monthly, annual and multiyear power supply and natural gas supply requirements of the City; Coordinates purchases of City power supply and natural gas supply requirements; Administers natural gas supply/interstate transmission contracts; Forecasts power supply transmission requirements and contracts with PJM/MISO and other interstate power transmission providers; Monitors and analyzes short and long term power and natural gas market trends; Monitors and analyzes short and long term trends in power and natural gas interstate transmission; Confers with Electric Department in planning annual power plant production operation and maintenance schedules; Audits and assists with approval of power supply, natural gas supply and interstate transmission invoices; Assists with Computing and forecasting the City Gas Cost Recovery (GCR) Charge; Assists with Computing and forecasting the City Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) Charge; Assists with development and maintenance of utility short-term and 10-year financial forecasts and analyses; Administers natural gas prepay agreements for the City and AMP Fremont Energy Center; Assists with establishing and monitoring performance-based utilities benchmarking; Assists Infrastructure and Economic Development staff with the retention, expansion and attraction of local business and industry; Skills/Knowledges/Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of power and natural gas markets; Comprehensive knowledge of interstate natural gas and power transmission systems; Comprehensive background in financial analysis, cost accounting and budgeting; Thorough knowledge of rate design, billing systems and municipal finance and administration; Strong analytical skills and the ability to make sound economic judgments based upon dynamic market conditions; Ability to utilize personal computers and business software in financial and cost modeling applications; Ability to perform difficult financial analyses and communicate the results in a clear and concise manner; Ability to prioritize multiple difficult professional level duties; Skill in leadership, negotiations, motivation, management, project coordination and supervision; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City Department Heads, Division Heads, supervisory personnel, contractors, developers, engineering consultants and the general public; Training/Education/Qualifications Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from a college or university of recognized standing with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Engineering, Computer Science or closely related ; and Five (5) years of experience in public utility management & financial analysis. Preferred Qualifications: Eight (8) years of experience in natural gas and power supply procurement and financial analysis. Graduate degree in business Administration Professional certification such as a CPA or PE.

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