Senior Manager Smart Grid & Innovation

Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 227523
Date Posted: Oct 15, 2020

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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:

This job is responsible for managing, organizing, and controlling various engineering and strategic initiative activities within designated function of accountability. This may include managing Smart Grid programs, Innovation program, Research & Development program, Data Analytics use cases for the Grid, Smart Grid Deployments, Emerging Technology Advancements, evaluation and development of Smart Sensors, Technology demonstrations in utility labs, etc. in support of Exelon’s strategy. Responsible for technology evaluation, business case development, implementation of various innovative technology initiatives and ensure operational readiness. Work across EU and respective utility to lead and monitor all R&D activities and ensure effective technology transfer. Assure the focus and attainment of business goals and objectives. Responsible for budget, work scope development of new technology and evaluate risk and change management needs. Establish, enhance and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders including, Engineering, Regulatory, Legal, Governmental Affairs, and universities, national laboratories, research institutions, and key vendors. Develop and maintain an environment that promotes safety, diversity and inclusion, innovation, and high productivity.


Position may be required to work extended hours including 24x7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES:

Provide central and focused leadership and management of technologies across Exelon. Consistently monitor technology activities to facilitate decision making to maximize operational excellence while meeting business case deliverables. Manage the development and implementation of short and long term strategic initiatives. Support regulatory initiatives for new technology.


Manage the performance and development of assigned personnel relative to site and corporate objectives and provide focus on the attainment of high-quality results. Manage Business Planning, Budget, and Business Performance review regarding assigned staff. Ensure scope control to contain costs and manage engineering estimates to within +/- 10% of actual project costs.


Directly and through subordinates, fulfill engineering and technical leadership accountability by driving the development and implementation of short-term and long-term strategic initiatives and programs that impact company operations, assure highest levels of customer services, and achieve Exelon’s safety, reliability, and performance goals.


Develop and maintain an environment that fosters a high performance culture, innovation, and a learning organization. Promote safety and diversity. Serves as a change agent for business initiatives. Assure timely recognition of employee contributions.


Establish, maintain and improve relationships with other departments in Exelon.


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.


POSITION SCOPE:

Manages staff reporting directly or indirectly to this position. Accountable for assigned budget as well as staffing, development, compensation, and related human resource needs of assigned employees. Ensures all plans are coordinated with all pertinent areas across the company. Determines the effect of various actions and policies on the reliability, economics and operability of the distribution systems. 


This job has regular interaction with senior management, managers, regulators, and government officials to support the Utility in it’s various programs and strategic initiatives that may include:

• Responsible for leading Innovation program including setting direction, implementing, training, and reporting results to achieve successful outcomes for the Utility.

• Responsible for managing Research & Development program. Coordinate across Exelon to fully position Exelon to achieve improved results through industry partnerships and organizations.

• Promote and implement strategies to advance Grid Data Analytics usage towards positive results in operating and maintaining the distribution grid more reliably, economically, and safely.

• Responsible for evaluating, piloting, developing business cases and implementing various transformation technological tools such as Distributed Energy Resources, UAVs, Smart Sensors, Community focused technologies and programs,etc. to drive greater reliability, safety, efficiency and operability for the Utility.

• Develop, manage and continuously evaluate Smart Grid strategy development and implementation, optimizing automatic asset health notification, internal and external resource demands and field device data management usage.

• Responsible for providing a centralized evaluation and demonstration for new Smart Grid devices/initiatives and oversee the development of Smart Grid standards through engagement of the distribution, substation, and transmission standards organizations.

• Prioritize, challenge, and sponsor the execution of all Smart Grid operational technologies, establishing performance goals to obtain first quartile performance in cost, reliability and satisfaction.

• Lead partnership efforts with universities, national labs, research institutes, and technology vendors.

Qualifications

POSITION SPECIFICATIONS


MINIMUM: 


• Bachelor Degree in Engineering, equivalent technical degree, or in other applicable field

• At least 10 years Professional experience, or relevant experience including at least 5 years utility/technology related experience

• Experience in providing leadership and innovation in a high performance culture

• Knowledge, understanding, and experience in distribution systems and emerging technologies

• Ability to communicate

• Ability to independently represent the Company in various industry and regulatory forums

• Ability to perform highly complex analysis; formulate recommendations to improve current processes; make sound decisions; understand industry and regulatory trends; evaluate impact of new developments and information involving market conditions

• Business acumen, customer awareness and ability to create value / eliminate non-value activity


PREFERRED:

• Professional Engineering Registration

• Graduate degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or other applicable field

• At least 3 years people management experience

• Lead member of industry working group, standard organization or committee.

• Demonstrated experience working with the DOE, national labs and universities.

• Working experience with data analytics tools and understanding of data analytics methodologies

• Demonstrated Publication record


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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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