Innovation Tech Specialist (Smart Grid Programs)

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Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Organization: PHI Service Company
Job ID: 221630
Date Posted: Nov 19, 2019

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Job Description

Description

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION 

The primary purpose of this position is to support the identification and evaluation of potential investments in operating, information and customer-side technology consistent with the Company’s Utility of the Future strategic plan. Work closely with team responsible for developing the Utility of the Future strategic plan and Smart Grid & Technology department to support technologies, products and services that are needed to help realize the goals of the plan and to assess those technologies to determine feasibility, availability, economics, market potential and customer receptivity. 

 

Primary responsibility is to support the identification and investigation of technologies that enable producers and consumers to transact on a utility platform, including core utility technology, distributed resources, and information technology. Assist in analysis and report preparation to develop business cases for these technologies. Assist with conducting modeling, forecasting, trending, variance analysis, and other general financial and operational analysis to be included within business cases. 

 

Additional responsibilities are to plan and manage resources, finances, scope and services within a functional area of Innovation to deliver business results. Provide technology products, services and solutions on time, within budget and with the required functionality. Establish, maintain and enhance relationships with clients and vendors. Participate in developing and implementing strategy/policy. Integrate innovation and innovation driven processes within the utility operating environment.   

 

Works closely with operational units of the business to test, deploy and track the performance of technologies identified as critical to realizing the aims of the Utility of the Future strategic plan and to ensure strategic coordination and alignment. Develop, organize and present performance reports for both internal and external use. The position will work collaboratively with other departments within (Finance, Regulatory Strategy, Smart Grid and Technology, Customer Operations, HR and Communications) across the enterprise, including EU and Exelon, to ensure strategic coordination and alignment. 

 

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


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Identify and evaluate specific technologies required to support the Utility of the Future platform model/Smart Grid. Assist with identifying specific technologies and industry trends. Collaborate with Distribution and Customer Operations and other key stakeholders in EU and Exelon focused on technology evaluation to ensure strategic coordination and alignment with Smart Grid and distribution technologies.
  • Assist with analysis and report preparation to develop business cases for these technologies. Support initiatives regarding modeling, forecasting, trending, variance analysis, and other general financial and operational analysis to be included within business cases.
  • Support in the development and implementation of short and long term strategic technology initiatives designed to test the technical and economic feasibility and market appeal of emerging technologies – both physical and information/data-based. 
  • Works closely with operational units of the business to test, deploy and track the performance of technologies identified as critical to realizing the aims of the Utility of the Future strategic plan and to ensure strategic coordination and alignment.
  • Support Technology Innovation projects and associated system integrators to deliver projects of medium complexity. 
  • Maintain current business knowledge/acumen, including application of technology solutions to deliver business results.  

POSITION SCOPE

  • Independent contributor reporting to Manager of Smart Grid Technology.
  • Takes direction from VP, Directors, Managers and/or project teams.  Interacts regularly with other lines of business.  Provides periodic written/oral presentation to managers, key managers and other stake holders.
  • Able to travel across Exelon sites and business units (up to 20%).
  • The position requires integration of business knowledge and functional priorities to address problems and non-standard situations.  
  • Make judicious decisions in familiar and new situations 

 

 

 

 

Qualifications

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS

Minimum:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (business administration, engineering, finance, etc) with at least 2 years industry related experience. ‘
  • Customer focus driven with strong interpersonal skills and solid written and oral communication skills 
  • Proficient in business case development and ability to effectively present business cases to business unit leadership.
  • Strong knowledge of business practices and processes in technology and innovation.  
  • Demonstrated ability to apply strategic and critical thinking to problem solving
  • Ability to work productively with diverse teams 
  • Self-starter who can identify opportunities based on other industries and analogous businesses.  Creative thinker, intellectually curious, and interested in emerging technologies
  • Expert analytical skills for project evaluation including analysis of complex projects with economic, financial, risk and decision analysis.  
  • Ability to analyze organizational data and problems, interpret and recommend alternative courses of action, and implement intervention strategies to attain performance targets. 

 


Preferred:

Familiarity with technology, innovation and start-up culture 


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