NOTICE OF JOB VACANCY
JOB POSTING #: 22-2021
DATE OF POSTING: June 14, 2021
DATE OF CLOSING: July 5, 2021
TITLE: Wholesale Energy Program Administrator
SALARY: $60,000.00 – $70,000.00, Commensurate with Experience
EXISTING VACANCIES: One (1) WORKWEEK: NL
DIVISION/LOCATION: Board of Public Utilities
Office of Policy & Planning
New Jersey’s lead energy regulator, the Board of Public Utilities, is looking for a program administrator to support the Board’s policy on Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and PJM issues. The BPU is leading the effort to implement Governor Murphy’s ambitious goal of reaching 100% clean energy by 2050. The candidate in this position will be on the forefront of implementing dynamic state clean energy policy in the ever-changing conditions of the regional and federal energy paradigm.
The program administrator will support the Board’s active agenda in the PJM stakeholder process and before the FERC, and will provide internal expertise and support to other Divisions at the Board in the implementation of state clean energy policy. The successful candidate will work collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams tasked with solving some of the most complex and impactful technical and analytical issues in New Jersey government.
• Perform detailed analyses of FERC filings and PJM endeavors as they impact New Jersey constituents.
• Make recommendations on the impact of PJM stakeholder efforts on state energy policy.
• Engage thoughtfully in PJM stakeholder proceedings on behalf of Board Staff.
• Assist Legal FERC team, Energy and Clean Energy Divisions on analysis and understanding of FERC and PJM filings and programs; collaborate with other Division staff as necessary on crosscutting issues and serve on project teams.
• Make appropriate policy recommendations to staff, management and the Board.
• Participate in stakeholder meetings other tasks as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics, Policy or related field. Graduate degree in related field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: At least one year of experience working on FERC and ISO/RTO market issues, state clean energy policy implementation, or utility policy experience. The candidate should have an analytical background, including a demonstrated ability to address challenging regulatory problems, preferably in the area of clean energy. Candidate must have superior public speaking and analytical skills, with strong interpersonal and writing skills, together with proven ability to work as part of a cross-functional team. Applicants should have demonstrated skills analyzing technical energy matters, performing research, and developing policy recommendations in written and oral form.
Candidates should have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following topic areas:
• Resource adequacy and capacity markets;
• FERC open access transmission policies;
• Transmission cost allocation;
• Wholesale market pricing dynamics;
• Implementation of clean energy policies, including Distributed Energy Resources (“DER”), Energy Efficiency (“EE”), or others within the federal and regional framework.
NOTE: Professionals with experience in government, law firm, non-profit, ISO/RTO, utility or corporate setting are encouraged to apply.
NOTE: We value inclusion, integrity, innovation, empowerment, and hard work above all else. Candidates with relevant undergraduate or professional experience are encouraged to apply, as are candidates who have shown a strong commitment to remedying the historical under-representation of people of color in energy through their work promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity as well as through their own lived experiences
OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING: Open to NJ Residents.
NOTE: RESIDENCY LAW: Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 52:14-7 (L. 2011, Chapter 70), also known as the “New Jersey First Act,” which became effective September 1, 2011, all persons newly hired by the Executive Branch on or after that date shall have one year from the date of employment to establish, and then maintain principal residence in the State of New Jersey.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and Personal Relationships Disclosure Form (Click Here). Please make sure to include the posting number in the subject line via email. All documents must be submitted by the closing date shown above to the following:
NJ Board of Public Utilities
Office of Human Resources
P.O. BOX 350
Trenton, NJ 08625
Visit us at: https://nj.gov/bpu/
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities is an Equal Opportunity Employer.