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ComEd - Manager Grid Strategy & Analytics (Emerging Technology)

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 245596
Date Posted: Feb 16, 2023

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Be a part of something powerful at America's leading energy provider!

At Exelon, our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are a Fortune 200 company united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are empowered to evolve and advance their careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come, stay and grow -- whether that's in the role and path they start in or in new and exciting career opportunities across our business. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives, opportunities for career path changes, and health and retirement benefits.


The Manager of Grid Strategy and Analytics partners with business leaders across the company to identify and develop solutions for key business, operational and strategic problems for which the application of advanced data analytics could yield solutions to create value for the organization. Designs, develops, procures and maintains decision-support systems including dashboards, and simulation and forecasting models for strategic initiatives. The Manager of Grid Strategy and Analytics manages a small team of highly skilled employees. The manager of strategy and analytics is responsible for technical performance measurements for Smart Grid technology deployments and pilots related to the Operations organization from initial technology selection though implementation to ensure the benefits are initially developed, accurately captured, documented and tracked.

Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


  • Build operating model/infrastructure to move ComEd to an analytics-driven operation that leverages data visualization, advanced analytics and big data to deliver on key business operational and strategic problems. 
  • Drives and oversees the development and implementation of short and long term strategic Smart Grid / Distribution System Operator initiatives designed to assure the highest levels of customer services and to achieve Exelon's safety, reliability and performance goals. 
  • Develop and maintain an environment that fosters a high performance culture and a learning organization. Leads management team in promoting diversity. Serves as a change agent for business initiatives and assures the human element is understood and considered. Assure timely recognition of employee contributions and develop technical capabilities in the organization. 
  • Lead strategic initiatives that monetize the value of analytics to create value for the company and drive improvement in key performance indicators. Develop 'business Cases' in terms of costs, benefits, requirements and sourcing of solutions. 
  • Positions ComEd as a thoughtleader in industry by participation on standard organizations, publications and trade magazines 
  • Ability to develop, manage and implement complex grid data algorithms and analytics 
  • Facilitates open and honest communication with staff. Assures that upward communication is integrated into the process, including employee concerns and complaints. Develop methods to assess communication effectiveness and implement continuous improvement initiatives.


Lead a team with the strategic focus to create value for the company from disparate data sources both internal and external to the company. The team made is composed of a small number of highly skilled employees with the ability to understand both the mining of data but also how to assemble to deliver tangible value. Responsible for and directs the development and design of all new Smart Grid operational technologies / new electric vehicle technologies, including development of business cases, establishing or enhancing standards and monitoring and reporting on Smart Grid / electric vehicle deployments to executive management. Develop, manage and continuously evaluate Smart Grid / electric vehicle strategy development and implementation, optimizing automatic asset health notification, internal and external resource demands and field device data management usage. Regular contact with senior management, managers, regulators and government officials as necessary to support transmission/distribution Smart Grid / and emerging technologies.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering
  • At least 8 years of delivery experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of distribution and transmission engineering practices.
  • Proven leadership ability in a high performance culture. Proven high level management skills in coaching and facilitating business competency.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus, establish trust, communicate effectively and foster culture change and ensure compliance to engineering processes and design procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement process enhancements and efficiencies including technology and performance.

  • Graduate degree or Graduate Level work in Engineering, Strategy, Business Administration or related field.
  • Industry leadership experience

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