Job Opportunity: Senior Strategic Business PlannerSMUD

SMUD has set the most ambitious carbon reduction goal of any utility in the United States with its 2030 Zero Carbon Plan. As part of the plan, the development and integration of Virtual Power Plants (VPP’s) that leverage the growth in behind the meter storage, flexible loads, and emerging opportunities with electric vehicles are expected to contribute hundreds to potentially over 1,000 MW of carbon free dispatchable supply. The Distributed Energy Strategy team within SMUD is responsible for developing business models and new programs around distributed energy resources, helping accelerate electrification of buildings and transportation in the region, and helping all parts of the utility adapt to fully incorporate DERs into our business, planning, and operations. This position will play a lead role in developing strategy for virtual power plants and behind the meter storage, and ensuring those customer-side assets deliver reliable and cost-effective grid services as we seek to scale them. 

This posting is also intended to create an eligibility list which may be used to fill future vacancies and can be active for up to two years. 

To lead in the performance of both short and long term strategic business planning balancing the experiences and needs of customers while also focusing on internal priorities, resources and objectives. Oversee long term strategies while also delivering value to the business through short term, actionable efforts. In doing so, clearly identifies SMUD’s current state, desired state, key steps required to reach the desired state, and the benefits to our customers and SMUD. Maintains a focus on customer experience excellence; ensures achievement of department results and goals that support SMUD strategic objectives

Nature and Scope
Serves as a technical or functional expert or consultant providing expertise and/or direction in one or more areas of a professional discipline and assumes responsibility for resolving complex problems and projects; may serve in a Lead role and assist in planning, coordinating, prioritizing, monitoring and evaluating the work results in assigned area and in selecting, training, motivating, evaluating and developing lower-level personnel.

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