Posted on 
Jun 26

Director, Grid Services, Western Region

About Stem

Stem provides solutions that address the challenges of today’s dynamic energy market. By combining advanced energy storage solutions with Athena™, a world-class artificial intelligence (AI)-powered analytics platform, Stem enables customers and partners to optimize energy use by automatically switching between battery power, onsite generation and grid power. Stem’s solutions help enterprise customers benefit from a clean, adaptive energy infrastructure and achieve a wide variety of goals, including expense reduction, resilience, sustainability, environmental and corporate responsibility and innovation. Stem also offers full support for solar partners interested in adding storage to standalone, community or commercial solar projects – both behind and in front of the meter.

Stem’s culture embodies diversity & inclusion beyond the traditional facets of gender, ethnicity, age, disabilities, and sexual orientation to include experience, personality, communication, workstyles, and more. At our core, Stem is at the momentous intersection of clean energy and software technology where diverse ideas, experiences, and professional skills converge to make the inclusive culture we have today. Together, we are turning old school thoughts about software and energy into progressive, collaborative, and innovative solutions. By joining our team, you will be collaborating with data scientists, energy experts, skilled salespeople, thought-leading executives and more from a range of backgrounds. This intersection of ideas, beliefs, and skills is what makes us unique enough to lead the world’s largest network of digitally connected energy storage systems.

Job Description

As Director of Grid Services at Stem Programs you will have overall responsibilities for the successful operations of Stem’s program team in building and executing on Stem’s utility contracts, and demand response and wholesale market programs in our western region.

This leadership position includes overseeing the project planning, portfolio analysis, contract compliance, risk assessment, reporting, and settlement of our program and market operations. We’re looking for a candidate that demonstrates a blend of management, technical, and business expertise. You should be comfortable working with all departments within the company from Sales to Product Development to NOC and Data Science, along with external utility and ISO partners. You will report into the Vice President, Program and Customer Operations.

Responsibilities
- Leading the utility and grid service team in managing the cross-functional delivery of program commitments, and ensuring compliance with program rules and regulatory requirements
- Collaborating with cross-functional internal stakeholders to ensure the team executes program implementation plans
- Identifying and communicating program risks and solution gaps, designing, and implementing mitigation strategies
- Overseeing asset registration and settlement transactions associated with program delivery, including timely program invoicing and payments
- Establishing and continuously improving scalable processes for execution and reporting on existing contracts and markets
- Ensuring documentation of program business requirements in collaborating with product team to develop operational tools and capabilities
- Overseeing and driving quantitative analysis to inform strategic market and program portfolio decisions
- Overseeing asset registration and settlement transactions associated with program delivery, including timely program invoicing and payments
- Leading and goal setting for the team of program managers and program analysts
- Supporting expansion of new value streams in existing markets, as well other company expansion efforts into new markets and programs, as needed
- Supporting Contracts team in drafting and reviewing contract language that aligns with our services offering and strategies.in the applicable markets
- Willingness to work as individual contributor as required on occasion

Required Skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize accordingly
- Project management and project reporting
- Team management including setting performance goals and performance development
- Superb verbal and written communication, team collaboration, and organizational skills,
- Enthusiasm for working in a fast-pace, hard-charging, collaborative environment
- Demonstrated adaptability and desire to continually learn and challenge oneself
- Strong attention to detail and sense of responsibility
- Experience in developing and/or analyzing complex financial models a plus

Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline is required – Majors in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or Finance are preferred.
- 10-15 years of relevant experience in the energy industry or with utilities, preferably in wholesale electricity markets and/or demand response programs with energy market fundamentals well-understood
- Experience in the market structure and protocols of multiple ISO’s is beneficial, with experience in power scheduling, power trading, and portfolio management a plus.

Job Location
- San Francisco Bay Area
- In-office or remote possible depending on location

Stem, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Description

About Stem

Stem provides solutions that address the challenges of today’s dynamic energy market. By combining advanced energy storage solutions with Athena™, a world-class artificial intelligence (AI)-powered analytics platform, Stem enables customers and partners to optimize energy use by automatically switching between battery power, onsite generation and grid power. Stem’s solutions help enterprise customers benefit from a clean, adaptive energy infrastructure and achieve a wide variety of goals, including expense reduction, resilience, sustainability, environmental and corporate responsibility and innovation. Stem also offers full support for solar partners interested in adding storage to standalone, community or commercial solar projects – both behind and in front of the meter.

Stem’s culture embodies diversity & inclusion beyond the traditional facets of gender, ethnicity, age, disabilities, and sexual orientation to include experience, personality, communication, workstyles, and more. At our core, Stem is at the momentous intersection of clean energy and software technology where diverse ideas, experiences, and professional skills converge to make the inclusive culture we have today. Together, we are turning old school thoughts about software and energy into progressive, collaborative, and innovative solutions. By joining our team, you will be collaborating with data scientists, energy experts, skilled salespeople, thought-leading executives and more from a range of backgrounds. This intersection of ideas, beliefs, and skills is what makes us unique enough to lead the world’s largest network of digitally connected energy storage systems.

Job Description

As Director of Grid Services at Stem Programs you will have overall responsibilities for the successful operations of Stem’s program team in building and executing on Stem’s utility contracts, and demand response and wholesale market programs in our western region.

This leadership position includes overseeing the project planning, portfolio analysis, contract compliance, risk assessment, reporting, and settlement of our program and market operations. We’re looking for a candidate that demonstrates a blend of management, technical, and business expertise. You should be comfortable working with all departments within the company from Sales to Product Development to NOC and Data Science, along with external utility and ISO partners. You will report into the Vice President, Program and Customer Operations.

Responsibilities
- Leading the utility and grid service team in managing the cross-functional delivery of program commitments, and ensuring compliance with program rules and regulatory requirements
- Collaborating with cross-functional internal stakeholders to ensure the team executes program implementation plans
- Identifying and communicating program risks and solution gaps, designing, and implementing mitigation strategies
- Overseeing asset registration and settlement transactions associated with program delivery, including timely program invoicing and payments
- Establishing and continuously improving scalable processes for execution and reporting on existing contracts and markets
- Ensuring documentation of program business requirements in collaborating with product team to develop operational tools and capabilities
- Overseeing and driving quantitative analysis to inform strategic market and program portfolio decisions
- Overseeing asset registration and settlement transactions associated with program delivery, including timely program invoicing and payments
- Leading and goal setting for the team of program managers and program analysts
- Supporting expansion of new value streams in existing markets, as well other company expansion efforts into new markets and programs, as needed
- Supporting Contracts team in drafting and reviewing contract language that aligns with our services offering and strategies.in the applicable markets
- Willingness to work as individual contributor as required on occasion

Required Skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize accordingly
- Project management and project reporting
- Team management including setting performance goals and performance development
- Superb verbal and written communication, team collaboration, and organizational skills,
- Enthusiasm for working in a fast-pace, hard-charging, collaborative environment
- Demonstrated adaptability and desire to continually learn and challenge oneself
- Strong attention to detail and sense of responsibility
- Experience in developing and/or analyzing complex financial models a plus

Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative discipline is required – Majors in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics or Finance are preferred.
- 10-15 years of relevant experience in the energy industry or with utilities, preferably in wholesale electricity markets and/or demand response programs with energy market fundamentals well-understood
- Experience in the market structure and protocols of multiple ISO’s is beneficial, with experience in power scheduling, power trading, and portfolio management a plus.

Job Location
- San Francisco Bay Area
- In-office or remote possible depending on location

Stem, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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