Associate Contract Management Analyst - CPE
Requisition ID # 136460
Job Category: Legal
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Energy Policy & Procurement
Job Location: Oakland
PG&E’s Energy Policy and Procurement (“EPP”) organization procures a reliable energy supply to meet the electricity and gas demands of our customers 24 hours a day. We reduce customer costs and attain stable prices through contracting and financial hedging instruments and in doing so, maintain a focus on sustainability by supporting environmentally-preferred resources.
Pursuant to California Public Utilities Commission ("CPUC") Decision (D.) 20-06-002,the Central Procurement Entity Decision, D. 20-12-006, the Local Capacity Requirement Reduction Compensation Mechanism Decision, andD.22-03-034, PG&E acting as the Central Procurement Entity in its distribution service area ("PG&E CPE"), procues Local RA or obtains self-shown commitments for Local RA in areas within PG&E’s distribution service area that are transmission constrained. The resulting contracts between PG&E CPE and counterparties are administered and settled by the CPE Energy Contract Management and Settlements (ECMS) team, which is part of the ECMS department in EPP.
The Associate Contract Management Analyst - CPE position is part of the CPE ECMS team, which ensures that PG&E CPE and counterparties remain compliant with all terms of the contract, both for contracts that are actively delivering Product and for new facilities under construction.
This is an entry level position. The ideal candidate for this position has an aptitude and desire for understanding the energy and capacity business re: procurement, contracts, markets, project development, regulatory environment, and related information and processes. The ideal candidate will also have excellent written and oral communication skills, an aptitude for critical thinking, and strong detail-orientation.
The Associate Contract Management Analyst – CPE will be part of a team responsible for, among other things, managing contracts between PG&E, as the CPE, and counterparties. The Associate Analyst will:
- Work with internal and external parties to maximize the value of CPE contracts;
- Ensure that all necessary steps are taken for counterparties to deliver Product in a manner consistent with the obligations of the contract, market and regulatory rules, and internal processes;
- Track and document that Parties are in compliance with contract terms;
- Interpret, analyze, communicate about and resolve issues that arise during contract administration;
- Develop and follow processes to ensure that contracts are managed efficiently, consistently, and in compliance with PG&E’s commitments under the contracts and its regulatory obligations;
- Track and use contract information to support strategic decision making, and internal and external reporting;
- And support regulatory efforts at the CPUC and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”).
- Assisting with the review and management of contracts and related documents, identifying critical information or patterns. Examples of such work may include: reviewing and providing feedback on contracts or amendments prior to execution; producing detailed summaries of the terms of contracts; identifying and resolving potential contractual issues and solutions; investigating contracts questions/issues raised by clients; performing numerical analyses of contracts, such as forecasting generation and cost; and using and updating contract information systems as contract information changes.
Interacting with and support clients, including personnel in other parts of PG&E who deal with contracts, as well as contract counterparties. Examples of such work may include: responding to client inquiries regarding contract specifics; working with settlements, credit, scheduling and interconnection services as projects approach their online date; providing notification and information about changes in contracts and contract operations to affected stakeholders; and researching contract terms or industry laws, regulations, rules and practices as they relate to energy contracts.
Providing specialized service related to the CPE Contract Management database, maintaining the integrity of data with database and reporting activities, and Documentum (electronic document storage system).
Monitoring compliance with contract requirements, and reporting on contract information, development status, and performance to internal parties at PG&E, and regulatory agencies such as the CPUC, FERC, the California Independent System Operator and California Energy Commission.
Providing input to and/or monitoring regulatory proceedings at the FERC and the CPUC, as necessary, including the CPUC proceeding where PG&E’s contract administration is reviewed for compliance (the Energy Resource Recovery Account (ERRA) Compliance filing) and other proceedings as they affect CPE contract administration. In addition, ensuring thatCPE contracts comply with regulatory and legal requirements.
Updating Consolidated Record Management system (electronic document storage system) and the CPE Contract Management database.
Providing back-up support for other members of the CPE Contract Management team to ensure smooth operation of team. Performing other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
Constantly looking for ways to improve CPE Contract Management processes, tools, systems, and reporting.
Demonstrating Critical Thinking and Accountability to ensure that necessary steps are taken to address and resolve issues.
Supporting and eventually serving as a program lead and subject matter expert
- Bachelors Degree in Business Administration or job-related discipline or equivalent experience
- An intermediate level proficiency with MS Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and SQL, which may be tested during interview.
- Demonstrated experience using MS Access.
- General knowledge of commercial and contract terms;
- Relevant experience working with energy or capacity contracts;
- Utility industry or regulatory experience.
- Familiarity with generation project development, including financing, permitting, transmission, interconnection, and various regulatory and reporting systems and agencies;
- Ability to perform at a high level in a matrixed organization, working in inter-departmental teams to achieve objectives.
- Ability to understand and analyze complex documents, ability to formulate logical approaches and make effective recommendations to address complex issues, which may be tested during interview;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to clearly and concisely express information to wide range of persons including non-technical associates, junior staff, peers and Executive Management (writing samples may be required);
- Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple work projects simultaneously while maintaining close attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness;
- Familiarity with gas or electric energy markets and regulatory environment.