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  • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Are you a result-driven, goal oriented, and self-spirited data enthusiast looking for an exciting opportunity to influence future growth and transportation infrastructure planning decisions for the City of Edmonton? Urban Planning and Economy is looking to grow our team with your specialized experience!  This Project Engineer (EIT) position will function as part of the technical team that develops, maintains and implements advanced spatial economic, land use, and transportation forecasting models to support corporate wide growth, land use and transportation planning initiatives.  With advanced knowledge in discrete choice modeling techniques, statistical estimation and data science,the Project Engineer is required to combine urban economics, urban planning, transportation planning, traffic engineering concepts for developing, operating, and maintaining large scale simulation models. The understanding of engineering principles and spatial nature of urban settings, proficiency in handling large scale spatial data, and ability to perform complex spatial analytics and statistical computations are critical success factors of this role. Under the guidance of an licensed professional engineer (project engineer or senior engineer), this position  will work with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, economists, urban and land use planners, GIS technicians, and technologists to develop an effective analytic platform to inform potential implications of a planning or strategic decision to a variety of stakeholders, leaders and the City Council. As the successful Project Engineer in Training you will be responsible for:  Assist to develop, maintain, and execute decision support Models Provide support to develop, implement, and calibrate modelling frameworks such as the Regional Travel Model (RTM) and Edmonton Metro Region Spatial Economic and Transportation (MRSET) model Incorporate engineering and urban planning principles and mathematical and statistical estimation techniques into the modeling frameworks, and develop scripts to update modelling platforms Manage geo-database to process large scale input and output data, conduct calibration routines and post processing of  model outputs Provide assistance to maintain, organize, and track forecasting horizons scenarios and geo databases to increase operational efficiencies and optimize service delivery times to the corporate clients and stakeholders Research industry practice on advanced land use and travel demand models and identify potential improvements for the modeling platform to better support the corporate needs  Respond to Analytics Service Inquiries  Configure the model runtime environment with the policy and scenario definition and execute model runs for assessment and evaluations. Analyze and evaluate alternative policies and strategies related to urban growth, housing, pricing, road, transit, and travel demand management Assist the project engineer or senior engineer in undertaking predictive analytics using modeling platforms for a broad variety of strategic and planning projects  Analyze the effects of regulatory measures and assess the policy implications on land use projects and its impacts on transportation systems Communication and Engagement  Provide assistance in preparing modeling outputs and results with infographics to communicate the story to the senior management Assist in developing interactive visual tools and dashboards through strategic use of technology to communicate modeling results in a method that can be used for decision making Collaborate with teams, groups and subject matter experts from both the inside and the outside of the unit to increase knowledge and understand business needs Prepare technical report for signing engineer’s review Qualifications : Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering with coursework in Transportation Engineering, Transportation Planning, Discrete Choice Modelling, Land Use Planning, Urban Planning, and/or Urban Economics Post Graduation in Transportation Engineering or Urban Planning or in a related discipline is an asset Must be registered and in good standing as an Engineer in Training (EIT) with APEGA or similar Professional Engineering Association (or eligible to be registered) and working towards a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) designation Understand and apply highly complex technical concepts and choice modeling theories and develop/maintain regional travel model Knowledge of discrete choice modeling and statistical estimation, spatial economic and travel behaviour modeling Good understanding and ability to apply engineering principles related to land use and transportation planning, urban goods movements, urban transportation economics, cost benefit analysis, land use planning, and urban planning, transit planning, traffic operations, and transportation design Strong background in statistical concepts, statistical estimation, exploratory data analysis Familiar with open source libraries, packages and hosting repositories such as GitHub Strong familiarity with one of the travel demand modeling packages such as EMME, VISUM, TransCAD, CUBE) Experience with relational databases, SQL, and scripting languages (e.g. Python) Proficient in data processing, undertaking data analysis, and data visualization using scripting tools Experience or the ability to assist with the development and explanation of transportation and land use models within a regional transportation and land use planning context Strong conflict resolution and negotiation skills with experience in solving complex and sensitive issues Strong verbal and written communication skills, including report writing and presenting Demonstrated ability and willingness to develop strong relationships and work in a collaborative, integrated manner Ability and willingness to delegate and empower others Applicants may be tested  The City of Edmonton is committed to inclusive, respectful and equitable workplaces that represent the communities we serve. We continuously improve our systems, policies and practices to remove barriers and ensure our employees, in all their diversity, can succeed. We value applicants with a diverse range of skills, experiences and competencies, and encourage you to apply. To learn more, see the Art of Inclusion: Our Diversity and Inclusion Framework here:  https://bit.ly/3hd2d95 . The City of Edmonton strives to provide reasonable access and accommodations throughout the application and selection process. If you would like to request an accommodation at any stage of the process, please contact  Employment@edmonton.ca .  COVID-19 Notice : The City of Edmonton has implemented a COVID 19-Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If your application is successful, you will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption. For more information, please refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy ( bit.ly/3lKwb6j ) and COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure ( bit.ly/39BICMt ).  Up to 1 permanent full time position Hours  of Work : 40 hours per week The weekly hours of work for this position are currently under review and may change at a future time. Any changes will be made in accordance with the City of Edmonton/Civic Service Union 52 collective agreement and the incumbent will be notified in advance. Once the successful candidate receives their Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) designation and meets four (4) years of related work experience, they may be reclassified to a PE2.  Salary : $31.623 - $38.438 (Hourly); $66,028.820 - $80,258.540 (Annually) PE2 Salary :  $73, 738 - $105, 340 (Annually) at 36.90 hours per week Talent Acquisition Consultant : HR/JB       Classification Title :   Engineer In Training (EIT) Posting Date :   Jan 20, 2022 Closing Date :   Feb 10, 2022 11:59:00 PM (MST) Number of Openings (up to) :   1       -       Permanent,  Full-time Union : CSU 52 Department : DCMO Work Location(s) : 8th Floor Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue   Edmonton   T5J 0J4 Please submit your application in this website: https://recruitment.edmonton.ca/job/42609/Project-Engineer-EIT-Urban-Planning-and-Economy Salary: $31.623 - $38.438 (Hourly); $66,028.820 - $80,258.540 (Annually) PE2 Salary: $73, 738 - $105, 340 (Annually) at 36.90 hours per week
  • Bellevue, Washington, Job Summary The City of Bellevue Transportation Department is seeking a Senior Transportation Planner who is self-motivated and team-oriented to join our team of progressive professionals in the Long Range Planning (LRP) Division.  LRP works with the Transportation Commission, the City Council, a broad cross-section of disciplines within the City of Bellevue staff organization, other boards and commissions, and community stakeholders to establish a vision for the city’s multi-modal transportation system, develop and implement policy, and engage the public to create blueprints on how best to maintain, sustain and improve the city’s multi-modal transportation system.  The Senior Transportation Planner will manage a variety of transportation projects and plans to keep Bellevue moving forward into the future. These projects and plans may be citywide in scale or focused on specific transportation corridors, neighborhoods, or light rail station areas. Representative responsibilities include overseeing road safety assessments to identify spot and corridor improvements, leading the planning, programming, and prioritization of the City’s bicycling program, managing consultant design contracts resulting in “rapid-build” bicycle installations, collaborating with partner agencies to implement transit speed and reliability projects in support of Bellevue’s growth and development, partnering with lead departments and supporting the Transportation Commission to prepare transportation policy recommendations, and leading projects around data, analytics, and emerging mobility. Our Transportation Department mission is to provide a safe and efficient transportation system that supports livable neighborhoods and a vital economy in partnership with the community.  We take pride in being a dynamic, multicultural, future-focused, high-performance city and department. We invest in our employees and encourage and reward employee growth and development. Our culture values and encourages effective communication, shared leadership and responsibility, innovation, and integrity.    Essential Duties and Responsibilities The Senior Transportation Planner will develop and lead projects and programs that enhance transportation safety, sustainability, and equity outcomes in the City of Bellevue. Examples of primary responsibilities include: Project Management  – Serve as project manager or task lead for transportation corridor plans, transit speed and reliability plans, safety studies, technology development partnerships, and pedestrian and bicycle improvement projects. Develop and track project budgets, scopes, schedules, and performance targets; procure consultant services; manage project teams of staff and consultant; work with agency partners; and develop and implement community engagement strategies.  Community Engagement  – Develop and implement public engagement plans for stakeholder involvement through the concept development phase of transportation projects, including creating presentation materials for open houses and public forums and creating on-line questionnaires. Support Council-appointed advisory committees to seek community input. Present projects to the public, Transportation Commission and City Council. Planning, Research, and Communications –  Analyze City policies, plans, practices, and projects accounting for developments in the field and applicable legislation by other levels of government; prepare reports of findings; and support implementation of proposed solutions that improve mobility options while balancing competing needs. Research transportation funding opportunities and participate in the development of grant proposals.  Governmental Relations  – Build effective relationships on behalf of the department with external agencies, community groups, property owners, and business organizations to implement Bellevue’s transit, pedestrian, and bicycle services and facilities. Prepare and deliver briefings and presentations to senior management, the Transportation Commission, and City Council. One-City Coordination  – Foster teamwork and contribute to a positive workplace culture by promoting cooperation and collaboration with interdivisional and interdepartmental staff teams. Ensure that the intended outcomes of multi-modal projects derived from Bellevue’s Mobility Implementation Plan, Transit Master Plan, Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan, Pedestrian and Bicycle Implementation Initiative, Bicycle Rapid Implementation Program, and Vision Zero Strategic Plan are carefully considered as they advance from concept to design and implementation. Monitor project progression, facilitate trade-off conversations, and document decisions and milestones to ensure transparency, accountability, and consistency with Bellevue’s transportation vision.   Supervision Received and Exercised The Senior Transportation Planner will work under the general supervision of the Mobility Planning Manager.  No formal supervisory responsibilities but may act as project lead that includes other staff. Qualifications Education and Experience Requirements: Minimum: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in transportation planning, transportation engineering, land-use planning, urban planning, public administration, or a closely related field. Preferred: Graduate (masters) degree in transportation planning or related field. Five or more years of experience that provides the applicant with a comprehensive knowledge of planning principles, practices, and techniques as they relate to transportation.  Included in the five years’ experience must be two years of project management experience:tracking budgets, scopes, schedules, and performance measures; procuring consultant services; managing staff and consultant teams; working with agency partners; managing risks and developing and implementing community engagement strategies. Demonstrated combination of education, experience,and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.   Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of:  Transportation (especially, transit and active transportation) planning principles, practices, and methods as applicable to a municipal setting.  Transportation plans including their preparation, process of adoption, and monitoring. Research methods and the ability to compile and analyze new data. National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and Vision Zero, Safe Systems, and Complete Streets concepts and approaches to designing urban streets. Bellevue’s Transit Master Plan, Pedestrian and Bicycle Transportation Plan, Mobility Implementation Plan, and Vision Zero Strategic Plan and familiarity with relevant MUTCD, AASHTO, and FHWA guidelines. Public involvement techniques and public process for adopting plans and regulations and implementing projects. Contract, grant, and program budget management. Geographic Information System software to derive geospatial insights that support decision-making. Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign to create graphics and reports. Microsoft Office software to prepare documents, presentations, and spreadsheets.   Ability to:  Think conceptually, research complex issues, observe and evaluate trends, and analyze and extrapolate logical conclusions from large data sets. Prepare and deliver presentations to boards, commissions, civic groups, citizen advisory committees, and the public. Write clear and concise reports and plans based on analysis of data and citizen and agency input. Communicate technical information in a non-technical manner with individuals and groups on complex planning policies or regulations. Use sound judgment under stressful situations and handle sensitive issues with diplomacy and poise.  Establish and maintain effective working relations with city staff and staff of other agencies, elected and appointed officials, and the community.  Lead, facilitate, or participate in technical working groups with other City divisions, agencies, community and interest groups, industry members, higher education institutions, and other levels of government to ensure appropriate involvement and feedback at all stages of project development and implementation. Manage time on multiple projects, priorities, competing deadlines with attention to detail in a dynamic work environment.  Identify and address risks to project scope, schedule, or budget and deliver projects on time and on budget.  Advance transportation projects from concept to implementation.
  • Ehrenberg, Arizona, COMPANY BACKGROUND: Morgan Truck Body, LLC is the largest manufacturer of medium duty freight and refrigerated van and truck bodies in North America.  Founded in 1952, as a small welding shop in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, on the site where Conestoga wagons were manufactured through the late 1800s, we have experienced tremendous growth and continue to look for additional expansion opportunities around the world.  With a total of fourteen manufacturing and six service facilities strategically located across the U.S. and Canada, Morgan is able to provide the quality, service, and prompt delivery our customers expect.    A subsidiary of J.B. Poindexter, a privately held diversified manufacturing company, Morgan offers a vast variety of career opportunities, internally as well as within the J.B. Poindexter family of companies.  We offer competitive salaries and progressive benefits including health, dental, vision, life insurance, disability plans, 401K, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more.  We pride ourselves in team member development, performance, recognition, and a culture of diversity and respect.  Whether you are taking the next step of your career or just beginning, joining Morgan’s winning team means being part of a great home away from home.  You will be challenged.  You will be proud.   POSITION SUMMARY: The Quality Engineer will lead, identify, and implement the Morgan quality system at the factory and corporate level using lean techniques for quality improvement. The role will identify best practices, processes, and standard work for the integration into Morgan’s quality / manufacturing strategy to ensure consistent high quality results.   KEY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with customers to determine expectations to assist in execution of complex and/or high quantity orders Ensure the quality standard of Morgan in raw material and products produced by Morgan Monitor the production and machinery to ensure quality Responsible for the formulation of the testing procedures for quality checks Collect and analyze data Allocate responsibilities to staff and supervising employees Record quality test results and present to various levels of management Collect data, analyze, and report on performance of quality systems at factory level. Ensure utilization of quality system procedures and processes to maintain high standards of quality and reliability. Communicate and implement Morgan’s lean foundational strategies (engage the work force, straight through flow, single piece flow, cycle time variation reduction tools/strategies). Develop/revise Quality Standards and standard work Conduct internal audits and initiate corrective actions Meet with customers at start-up of builds to refine customer requirements Assist in first article inspections and paper pilots of complex and/or high quantity orders Visit Morgan plants to ensure consistency of results for multiple builds Work with plants to put in place preventive measure to mitigate risk of defects Communicate results of customer audits and internal audits to Morgan stakeholders Test pilot new Quality Standards at different plants to ensure consistency Work with Engineering to improve methods of operation Conduct problem solving events at different Morgan plants  Assist plants in problem solving warranty claims Coordinate with Operations Directors to deliver training as needed EXPERTISE REQUIRED: Bachelor’s Degree preferred – Engineering, or equivalent work experience Minimum 5 years quality engineering experience Strong communication, interpersonal, and writing skills Exceptional analytical and decision making skills Must have the ability to read blue prints and or drawings, tape measure, and other quality measuring equipment Ability to plan, organize, communicate, and motivate employees Must be able to prioritize own work schedule Keen eye for detail work Exceptional problem solving skills Up to 20% travel, some outside the country competitive based on experience
  • East Lansing, Michigan, Position description:  The School of Packaging at Michigan State University invites applications for a full?time, 9 month Endowed Chair Professor position focusing on sustainable packaging systems with 50% research, 30% teaching, and 20% service/outreach assignment. The position start date is anticipated to be August 2022.    Packaging is an interdisciplinary field integrating science, engineering, technology and management to protect and identify products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. It encompasses the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages. Packaging is a system integral to the value chain that impacts product quality, user satisfaction, distribution efficiencies, and safety. Design and creation of novel and sustainable packaging systems, in concert with value chain stakeholders, are essential for the development of an emerging circular economy emphasis where resource and energy use, waste and emissions are minimized. Many stakeholders across the packaging ecosystem have financial and environmental interests creating a complex web of factors when considering sustainable packaging solutions. To accelerate the adoption of sustainable packaging solutions, novel materials and systems must be developed and analyzed from an environmental and full lifecycle perspective, with special emphasis on end-of-life implications.     The Amcor Endowed Chair in Packaging Sustainability addresses the challenges of today’s complex value chain for sustainable packaging solutions. The successful candidate will be an internationally recognized action-orientated thought leader working across the entire packaging ecosystem, including raw material producers, packaging manufacturers, brand owners, waste collection companies and municipal recycling facilities. Novel approaches and stakeholder collaboration across the value chain using a full lifecycle analysis approach will be critical for developing the partnerships and packaging solutions that will lead to scalable implementation. The Endowed Chair will champion this approach across academic, commercial and government stakeholders and across existing and yet-to-be developed packaging systems (traditional polymers, compostable materials, re-usable systems, etc.).     Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program in Packaging Sustainability, with a focus on full lifecycle and environmental modeling, cradle-to-grave packaging design, sustainable material development, recycling and end of life issues. Potential areas of specialization include one or more of the following:   Determination and quantification of the interactions between consumers, packaging materials, packages and end of life solutions, including financial and environmental impact modeling of packaging systems across the entire value chain (raw material production to end of life).   Development of new and novel sustainable packaging materials.   Design of sustainable packaging systems to solve wicked packaging problems such as marine plastic waste and food packaging waste.    Design of novel packaging recycling methodologies to reduce waste.   Design of packaging systems with minimal cradle-to-grave environmental footprint and optimized end of life solutions for developed and/or emerging economies.   Lifecycle analysis tool expertise, including tool development/enhancement and industry standard protocols for third party certification.     The successful candidate will provide research leadership in areas related to packaging sustainability solutions by developing an innovative research program, securing competitive external grant funding, publishing in high quality peer-reviewed journals, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, providing leadership and service in professional, commercial and scientific associations, and establishing strong ties with the private sector. A proven record and commitment to team building, interdisciplinary research, and strong collegiality will be critical characteristics for the successful candidate. The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate interest and excellence in teaching. The initial teaching assignment will be one to two courses per year at the undergraduate or graduate level. The candidate will also advocate for packaging sustainability through local, national and international involvement with government, NGO and corporate entities. In addition, the candidate will serve in leadership positions for trade-groups, non-profit organizations and other influential bodies related to packaging and sustainability.   The School of Packaging (SoP),  founded in 1952, is the leading institution in packaging education and research. As the only U.S. university offering a Ph.D. program in packaging, the School of Packaging at MSU attracts students from a variety of disciplines around the world. Our community of scholars is poised for significant growth and a commitment to improving practice through the land-grant mission of Michigan State University. We are seeking a colleague who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and who will build collaborative ties with other departments across the University.   Location:  The position will be based at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, USA. Michigan State University (MSU) is one of the top research universities in the world and home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs. MSU is a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, and scientists that provide regional, national, and international leadership in basic and applied research and excellence in teaching. In addition, consistent with its Land Grant origins, the MSU community pursues international engagement and provides strong extension programs that partner with diverse stakeholders to provide much needed research in the areas of food, energy, water and the environment.  MSU enjoys a park-like campus with outlying research facilities and natural areas. The campus is located in the city of East Lansing, adjacent to the capital city of Lansing. The Lansing metropolitan area has a diverse population of >500,000. Local communities have excellent school systems and place a high value on education. The University is proactive about its obligations under the ADA, and provides individual accessibility plans to students and employees with disabilities. Michigan State University is also proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career families, both inside and outside the University, and respects all family forms. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/ .  Information about WorkLife at MSU can be found at  http://worklife.msu.edu/    Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:  The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence by creating and sustaining an accessible and inclusive culture that values cultural and academic diversity. We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. The CANR is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that academic excellence is achieved through open access and proactive inclusion. Candidates are invited to view the CANR norms. https://www.canr.msu.edu/diversity/dei-statement   Salary and Benefits:  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. MSU offers a generous benefits package (details at https://hr.msu.edu/benefits/index.html).   To Apply:  For consideration, submit your application online at  http://careers.msu.edu  to job number 749765. Upload the following required documents: a) a letter of application, b) a written statement (limited to 2 pages) that outlines your research vision as it relates to the field of packaging. Please, discuss the rationale (why) and strategies (how) of your research directions for both short (five years) and long-term (15 years or more), c) a current curriculum vitae, d) a statement of Teaching Philosophy as it relates to Packaging Sustainability, Recycling and End of Life (limited to 1 page), e) a summary describing how a commitment to diversity and inclusion informs past and future professional contributions in creating an inclusive classroom and/or research endeavors, any experience in mentoring diverse students, and an explanation of how you will contribute to our goals of inclusive excellence (limited to 1 page), and f) the names and email addresses of at least three references online at http://careers.msu.edu (posting #749765). Incomplete applications will not be considered.   Review of Applications:  The search committee will begin reviewing applications on March 7, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.    Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs: Dr. Euihark Lee (leeeuiha@msu.edu or 517- 355-7613) or Dr. Laurent Matuana ( matuana@msu.edu  or 517-353-4616), School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA..   Required qualifications:  An earned Ph.D. at rank of full professor (in Packaging, Engineering, Environmental Science, Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field). Current associate professors on a strong trajectory will also be considered for the position.   Desired qualifications:  The strongest candidates will have: a) interest and/or experience in packaging sustainability, design, and/or plastic recycling, b) industry experience and/or a demonstrated understanding of the current and emerging needs of sustainable packaging systems, c) a strong publication record, and c) a record of competitive grant funding.
  • Longmont, Colorado, Under direction of the Director of Energy Strategies and Solutions, the Energy Portfolio Development Manager is a bold, progressive innovator responsible for the consolidation of virtual and real energy production and curtailment at the local electric distribution level into a singular dispatchable renewable energy portfolio. The Deployment Manager manages the overall electric energy portfolio and will analyze the resource mix to identify and pursue elements of the portfolio that requires additional resources, alternative energy types, control systems, and other physical and electronic tools necessary for the dynamic, safe, and reliable operation of approximately 10% of Longmont’s overall energy consumption to enable and support the transition to 100% renewable energy by year 2030. Position works closely with internal teams in Strategies and Solutions, Engineering, Operations, and Consolidated Services, as well as external teams at Platte River Power Authority (PRPA) and the 3 other Owner Communities to meet these objectives. The Manager is the subject matter expert that links the portfolio resources to the control tools, data, algorithms, consumer tools, equipment, and other programs necessary to operate per LPC requirements, and to synchronize with other renewable energy resources from PRPA. Individual will directly, and through the Strategies and Solutions Team, perform a variety of professional, technical, administrative duties to create and assemble the portfolio including: prepare RFP/RFQ, negotiation and contracting; new energy resources; further DER development; leverage vendor, contractors, consultants for support; coordinate grants and financial tools; and development of IoT, coding, and other control system tools. Design, integrate, and manage LPC’s electric renewable energy portfolio capable of the dynamic, safe, and reliable operation of approximately 10% of Longmont’s overall energy consumption. Consolidation of virtual and real energy production and curtailment into a singular dispatchable renewable energy portfolio fostering innovation, emerging technology and techniques. Leverage energy systems that exist on both sides of the meter which may be owned by utility, customer, and through partnership. Analyze the resource mix to identify and pursue elements of the portfolio that requires additional resources, alternative energy types, control systems, and other physical and electronic tools. Initiate the development of the IT, IoT, logic functions, algorithms, and other tools necessary to monitor, control, and dispatch portfolio resources. Assemble and lead the support team of technical experts necessary to fulfill this duty. Coordinate with Electric Engineering system modeling for flow, dynamics, and contingencies related to portfolio capacity and deployment. Coordinate work effort with LPC Strategies and Solutions’ staff projects who may create individual components, systems, policies and tools that populate the portfolio. Manage overall portfolio renewable energy resources to optimize benefits to LPC system performance, reliability, safety, and energy delivery capacity. Coordinate portfolio resource deployment with PRPA and the Owner Communities to maximize benefit and ability to synchronize with broader PRPA and market renewable energy production. Prepare RFP/RFQ, negotiation and contracting for new renewable energy resources as maybe necessary to supplement the LPC portfolio. Coordinate closely with Consolidated Services (CS) teams analytical and cost benefit/effectiveness studies to ensure rates, price signals, rebates, and other financial tool are integrated and supportive of management of portfolio. Make recommendations to CS based on portfolio performance and capacity to achieve 10% operational goal. Position works closely and coordinates with internal teams in Strategies and Solutions, Engineering, Operations, and Consolidated Services, as well as external teams at PRPA and the 3 Owner Communities to meet these objectives. Conduct active research regarding best practices and grid transformation principles. Write management policies and plans to support implementation of portfolio to meet defined environmental, financial, reliability, safety and equity criteria. Initiate and coordinate with internal communication and marketing staff related to public outreach, education, promotional material that garners customer support and participation in portfolio programs. Respond to citizen, employee, and City Council inquiries, complaints and requests in regards to portfolio program. Manage consulting contracts and contractors with environmental and engineering firms. Provide reports and recommendations to management and Council on renewable energy, battery storage and resource management. Establish and monitor metrics that track the capacity and effectiveness of the portfolio related to its ability to achieve the 10% dispatchable goal. Make program adjustments to meet dispatchable goal in advance of the 2030 overarching goal of Longmont as a 100% Renewable electric energy community. Work is performed in typical office environment. Requires light (up to 15 lbs.) lifting and carrying, frequent reading, use of math, and reasoning. Requires ability to communicate in oral and written form both one-to-one and before groups. Occasional travel to attend meetings, conduct and attend training/presentations. Requires frequent customer contact, multiple concurrent tasks, maintaining confidentiality of customer account information, and working closely with others. A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree in engineering, information technology, mathematics, business, environmental science, or related field from an accredited college or university; A minimum of five years related experience; Prefer a minimum of two years working in a related electric utility sector with virtual and physical renewable energy resources. Special Qualifications: Possession of a valid Colorado Driver’s License. Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, Life & Survivor, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick, Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance. Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.

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