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Senior Director, Commodity Supply & Control
Summary
Title:Senior Director, Commodity Supply & Control
ID:121947
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Operations & Maintenance
Location:Concord, NH
Country:United States
Zip/Postal Code:03301
Description

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

The objective of the Senior Director of Supply and Control is to oversee the strategy and operations of Gas Supply, Gas Control, and Electric Supply and Control. Will be responsible for the O & M and Capital budgets and oversee a leadership team of specialists in their fields.

The Senior Director of Commodity Supply and Control will have oversight to the leaders responsible for Commodity, Gas Control, Electric Control and Emergency Dispatch.

Accountabilities:

Gas Supply:

  • Provide long term supply forecasts for all gas utilities
  • Provide strategic support for Least Cost Integrated Resource Plans
  • Negotiate long term supply contracts with pipeline suppliers
  • Ensure the execution of daily gas nominations for all regions are being performed
  • Support regulatory processes for recovery of gas costs, including acting as an expert witness where appropriate

Gas Control:

  • 24/7 monitoring of gas utilities to ensure safe and reliable gas service
  • Provide daily forecasts of gas requirements to the Gas Supply group
  • Oversight and responsibility for operational aspects of SCADA system
  • Electric Control and Emergency Dispatch:
  • Ensure 24/7 monitoring of electric systems to ensure safe and reliable service
  • Oversee the internal communications process for emergency response (911 reporting)
  • Accountability to ensure the execution of switching orders
  • Oversight and responsibility for operational aspects of SCADA system
  • Dispatch crews for all utilities in Liberty’s system
  • Receive emergency calls from Liberty’s service territories during regular business hours (NH and overflow) and after hours (all utilities)

Departmental:

  • Ensures the operations are operating in a safe environment for all employees and members of the public and ensures regulatory compliance for department activities.
  • Oversee the development of policies, procedures and plans for operating, maintaining and improving the electric and gas infrastructure.
  • Ensure the team is participating in training related to safety, environmental, and new work.
  • Responsible for the performance against budget goals.
  • Ensure the operations is effectively managing distribution performance and efficiency metrics.
  • Team is responsive to customer or PUC inquires and complaints.
  • Ensure team is compliant with DOT regulations.
  • Provide input to Collective Bargaining negotiations for unionized employees

Education and Experience:

  • Masters and or Bachelor’s degree
  • 15+ years’ experience
  • Minimum 7 years leadership experience, with experience managing a unionized workforce
  • Previous utilities experience, specifically in the gas or electric supply or control areas
  • Technical knowledge of Gas, Electric business
  • Ability to build forecasting models and strong financial acumen
  • Knowledge and experience in dispatch and/or control functions required
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word & Excel) and Outlook required.

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.
The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.
The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Benefits
Collaborative environment with a genuine flexible working policy
Share purchase/match plan
401K Plan
Free refreshments
Top Talent Program
Volunteer paid days off
Employee Assistance Program
Achievement fund
Free parking, including free electrical charging

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success.
We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honor this commitment in their daily responsibilities.
As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team.
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