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Sr Contract Specialist (Exelon Utilities Transmission Planning)

Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States
Organization: PECO Energy Company
Job ID: 234265
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2021

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Job Description

Description

At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

Negotiate and administer interconnection activities and all other related contracts, obtain all regulatory approvals, and manage the contractual relationships with all current and future generators, transmission owners, town/municipal/cooperative utilities and new load interconnections. This position organizes both the contracts and the relationship for all joint-owned transmission facilities. Serve as a liaison between the Company and interconnected generation owners. Track, and maintain the PJM interface with respect to all interconnection issues and process. Support activities to completion various assigned transmission projects as required implementing Company goals and objectives. Note: Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24x7 coverage during storms and other Energy Delivery emergencies.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
  • Monitor and coordinate all related activities (technical, legal, regulatory, financial) to ensure that a required transmission, distribution, or generation interconnection project is successfully connected to the system. Manage the progress of assigned interconnection studies, develop initial cost estimates, and provide project management to ensure all regulatory requirements are met. Negotiate, manage, and mediate all interconnection contracts/agreements with existing generators, generator interconnection customers, transmission owners, RTOs, town/municipal/cooperative utilities, distributed generators, and all other parties interconnected to the Company systems. (40%)
  • The Sr Contract Specialist serves as the liaison between the Company and the interconnected generation owners. The Sr Contract Specialist interfaces with Operating, Engineering, Work Control and Maintenance for all regulatory, operational, technical, maintenance and administrative issues among the organizations. The Sr Contract Specialist also co-facilitates and conducts meetings between the involved organizations to address/resolve issues and performs schedule review. Manage various Transmission projects as required to implement Company goals and objectives. (30%)
  • Coordinate and prepare the contracts and the relationship with joint-owned transmission facility owners through representation on Administrative Committees that govern all contractual terms and conditions of the various joint-owned transmission facility agreements. Executes the budget requirements, which includes both payments and revenues, and the proper allocation of funds between the joint owners. Submits invoices and budget requests for appropriate approval as required by policy and contract. (15%)
  • Active participant and represents the Company interest(s) as directed to serve on pertinent PJM and industry committees to evaluate tariff filings, develop positions, and prepare responses. Represent Company interests as required when Regulators, such as the NRC, INPO, FERC and NERC request to interview the Transmission Operator for interconnected generating stations. (15%)

JOB SCOPE

Develop, negotiate, establish, and manage the contractual terms for the physical interconnection of non-Exelon Utility assets to the Company transmission & distribution systems, while ensuring compliance with Company interconnection policies, technical standards and requirements; PJM tariffs, guidelines and manuals; and project specific designs, plans, and milestones. Ensure that all studies are completed, cost estimates are accurately developed, and all regulatory project requirements are met. Negotiate, maintain, manage, and amend, as required, the existing Company interconnection agreements. This includes, but is not limited to, the administration of contractually required administrative meetings, the issuance of all required notices, the management of audit compliance (NERC, FERC, RFC, internal), issue management/resolution, and focused proactive relationship efforts. - For PHI this includes: the (112) interconnection agreements with merchant generators, the (30) interconnection and mutual operating agreements with transmission owners/ towns/municipal/cooperative utilities, and the (9) O&M/Interface agreements. - For ComEd/PECO this includes: the (83) interconnection agreements with merchant generators, the (35) Exelon, Nuclear and Fossil Station agreements, and the (12) interconnection agreements with Midwest Generation. Review and approve the Interconnection Maintenance invoicing of and accounting for $900,000 to $1.8 million in annual revenue. This includes the client management for all related ComEd and PECO Transmission activity. Establish and manage required NERC Nuclear Power Interface Requirements (NPIRs) and related interface agreements for the Exelon Utilities'. Serve as the major interface between ComEd, PECO and Exelon Nuclear Generation. Arrange to provide services as requested by Nuclear Generation from ComEd and PECO Construction and Maintenance, Transmission and Substation, Asset Management, and Support Services. Interface between ComEd and PECO Technical Studies Group and Nuclear. Provide, as requested, technical information and support on electrical power equipment issues, such as troubleshooting, emerging degraded equipment conditions, and future electrical power equipment replacement and modifications. Communicate, negotiate, and influence PJM committee and stakeholder activities to select the most appropriate course of action in the development of tariff language and business rules that pertain to all PJM interconnection queues, processes, and procedures. Administer the (5) Joint-Owned Transmission Facility contracts. As a member of the Administrative Committees influence decision-making on issues to positively benefit Exelon. Manage the joint-owned facilities budget of $10 million in payments and $27 million in revenue. Ensure that both payments and revenues are properly allocated between the joint owners. Manage various transmission projects and contracts that may be needed to meet the goals and objectives of the Company; such as contracts that provide voltage support to the Transmission System, replace Black Start capability, and others. This job has high levels of interaction with interconnected generation owners,, PJM, Exelon Legal, Project Management, Transmission/Capacity Planning.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Business and 5 - 10 years of relevant work experience in the Energy Industry OR in lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, a minimum of 9-12 years relevant experience is required.

Must have solid negotiation skills and possess a high customer focus.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of tariffs, regulatory, and other related legal issues

Proven leadership ability in a high performance culture Demonstrated ability to build consensus, establish trust, communicate effectively and foster culture change

Demonstrated ability to develop and implement process enhancements and efficiencies including technology and performance

Demonstrated business acumen, customer awareness and ability to create value

Proven ability to work independently, as a team member and as a team leader including the ability to handle conflicting priorities in a multi task environment.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Masters in Business Administration or Law

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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