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The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART); is one of the largest and cleanest rapid transit systems in the country, connecting 50 passenger stations throughout five Bay Area counties with a fleet of 669 electric rail cars. The Principal Energy Analyst is a newly created position that will play a central role in managing the District’s energy supply and annual operating budget.

This position will reside within the District’s Energy Division responsible for BART’s wholesale electric power and retail gas supply, including all aspects of planning, budgeting, procurement and portfolio management. The Principal Energy Analyst directly supports the District’s wholesale electric planning and procurement; performs tasks related to annual budget planning, management, and reconciliation; oversees counterparty performance and obligations under existing commercial agreements; participates in regulatory engagement and rulemaking processes relating to the District’s wholesale electric procurement; produces quantitative analysis to inform wholesale electric planning activities and other energy-related project evaluation; leads the routine processing and reconciliation of invoices supporting Energy Division operations; prepares routine risk management reporting; and may perform other related duties as assigned.

This is the highest-level classification in the Energy Analyst series. Positions at this level possess a specialized, technical or functional expertise within the area of assignment, and may exercise lead supervision over external consultants and/or other supporting staff. Employees at this level are frequently assigned responsibilities above the journey level and are often required to exercise sound independent judgment in the performance of all duties.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate familiarity with, and/or proficiency in, the following areas in addition to the minimum qualifications:

Various electric sector regulatory agencies and other entities including the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Energy Commission (CEC), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), California Independent System Operator (CAISO), and the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)/Peak Reliability.
Electric sector concepts and practices such as utility ratemaking and tariffs, California Public Utilities Code, CPUC Rules of Practice and Procedure, CAISO wholesale market rules and operations, wholesale electric planning and procurement, and electric load forecasting.
Wholesale electric products and attributes including energy, Resource Adequacy (RA), renewable energy credits (RECs), congestion revenue rights (CRRs), ancillary services, and greenhouse gas (GHG) compliance instruments.
Problem-solving skills, including the ability to frame issues and provide quantitative analysis to support recommendations to BART leadership.
Demonstrated ability to manage and manipulate large datasets with accuracy and efficiency.
Familiarity with basic financial accounting concepts including budgeting, capital expenditures, operating expenses, depreciation and accruals.
Strong communication skills in various mediums and forums.
Ability to quickly develop subject matter expertise and contextual understanding of complex topics related to transit, energy, and sustainability.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships across business functions and with external parties.
Ability to lead, collaborate, support and secure buy-in across business functions on high priority, time-sensitive projects.
Ability to proactively identify opportunities for continuous improvement and effectively develop, communicate and implement recommended solutions.

$123,791.68/annually – $160,929.18/annually (AFSCME Band G)

Initial salary will be between $123,791.68/annually – $149,452.77/annually based on experience and education.

**This position requires a supplemental questionnaire be uploaded as a Word document and attached along with the employment application. See the “Note” section in the employment website for instructions.**

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