Local recruitment: Power Program Manager

Central Arizona Project (CAP)

Phoenix, AZ, USA 🇺🇸


Title: Power Program Manager

About the Pay
Note: The salary range listed ($124,176 – $163,904) reflects the TARGET HIRING RANGE only and does not represent the full employee pay range for this position.

About Central Arizona Project
Central Arizona Project (CAP), a 336-mile system that brings Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona, delivers the state’s single largest renewable water supply and serves 80% of the state’s population.

About the Benefits
We employ nearly 500 people who enjoy a team oriented and safety focused work culture. The close community of a small company is driven to help fulfill our extremely valuable mission. We offer highly competitive salaries and excellent benefits including membership in the Arizona State Retirement System, 401(k), medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, 4-10 work schedule, part-time telework option available and significant investment in employee training and development. Employees are eligible for benefits on their first day of employment. CAP is truly a great place to work!

About the Position
The Power Program Manager develops, analyzes and recommends power-related strategies and policies to achieve CAWCD’s mission goals. Manages and administers CAP power resources, transmission system, CAWCD’s contracts for Hoover power and various Federal and/or Third Party transmission and power marketing contracts. Represents CAWCD with regard to power matters before federal, state and regional agencies. Responsible for ensuring CAWCD’s compliance with applicable national electric reliability standards. Monitors and analyzes changes in the electric industry, including market trends and deregulation activities.

Some of the duties include:
• Manages and administers CAWCD’s power generation and transmission resources and contract rights, including the Navajo Project (Navajo Generating Station, the Navajo Western and Navajo Southern Transmission Systems), Hoover power and transmission, CAP transmission system, federal transmission (Parker-Davis and Intertie) and other transmission providers (SRP, APS, TEP, and AEPCO). Identifies, develops, negotiates, and prepares for execution agreements for transmission services with transmission providers.

• Manages CAWCD’s relationships with the Arizona Power Authority, Western Area Power Administration, Bureau of Reclamation, Arizona Public Service, Salt River Project, Arizona Electric Power Cooperative, municipalities, irrigation and electrical districts, Indian utility authorities, independent power marketers and others in the Arizona power market.

• Implements CAWCD’s Energy Risk Management Policy and coordinates responsibilities for the Energy Risk Oversight Committee.

• Manages CAWCD’s compliance with applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards.

• Manages CAWCD’s contract for scheduling agent and balancing authority services.

About the Qualifications
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, civil engineering, physical sciences, or a related field with eight (8) years of experience with a power marketing entity or public or investor-owned electric utility. Experience in managing generation and transmission resources to serve large industrial loads, such as contracting for the purchase, resale and delivery of bulk electricity and/or transmission rights. Detailed understanding of electric supply and transmission regulation at the federal, regional and local level. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record.

Preference given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to manage power functions, evaluate and manage transmission systems (to include evaluation of condition and construction/rebuild of transmission lines), analyze power transmission systems or conduct power-marketing studies. Experience and direct involvement with public and/or investor-owned power systems in the desert southwest area is a plus.

If you are looking for a leadership role with the opportunity to make a difference in Arizona while enjoying a great work/life balance, APPLY ONLINE TODAY! www.cap-az.com/jobs. Your water, your future.





IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development