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Administrator, Transmission Contracts I, II, III & SR

PNM Resources

Location: Albuquerque, NM US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: November 20, 2022
Reference Code: 6087909
POSTING DEADLINE
This position is posted until filled.

DEPARTMENT
Department: Transmission /Dist/Plng Contracts

PREFERENCES
  • Utility experience, broad understanding of planning, engineering, operations, and principles affecting inter-utility activities
  • Broad understanding of generation and transmission systems
  • Knowledge of development, negotiation, and implemetation of transmission service, interconnection service and other related agreements.
  • Understanding of FERC regulations
  • Understanding of the OATT
  • Good negotiation skills, and customer relation skills.


JOB DESCRIPTION
Administrator, Transmission Contracts SR
Salary Grade: G04
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$99,778 - $134,699 - $169,622

SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision, supports the key role of managing PNM's inter-utility relationships by assisting in development of, and participation in, negotiations, contract development, implementation and follow-up activities of transmission products consistent with PNM's Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), existing bi-lateral transmission agreements, transmission participation agreements, and interconnection agreements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Supports the preparation and recommendation for approval of new contracts or modifications to existing contracts by authorized PNM personnel.
  • Reviews existing agreements to ensure appropriate implementation and application with guidance from Senior Administrators.
  • Supports the preparation of PNM correspondence related to contractual arrangements.
  • Supports the coordination efforts of various groups by obtaining information necessary to support activities that relate to PNM's business interests at both the state and federal level.
  • Supports the representation of PNM's business interests at multi-company forums with regard to industry wide restructuring such as, Desert Star, Open Access Transmission Tariff, Ancillary Services and other activities, as required.
  • Supports the representation of PNM's business interests with regard to multi-company business transactions including Southwest Regional Transmission Agreement, Southwest Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Participation Agreements and other activities, as required.
  • Supports the coordination efforts of various groups by obtaining information necessary to prepare new contracts or modify existing contractual arrangements.

COMPETENCIES:
  • Knowledge of contract language and contract provisions applicable to inter-utility contracts sufficient to prepare, review and amend existing contracts with support and guidance of Senior Administrators.
  • Knowledge of various types of contracts, sufficient to determine the most appropriate type of contract and the reasonableness of price for a particular procurement or sale of transmission products.
  • Knowledge of PNM, state, and federal regulatory agencies minimum requirements for contractual provisions to be included in new and amendment to existing inter-utility contracts.
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of various PNM departments and legal counsel to ensure new and amendments to contracts are complete, concise, and conform to PNM policy.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals who are either knowledgeable or unfamiliar with contractual matters.
  • Ability to coordinate department administrative activities including the annual budget process.
  • Ability to cooperate with and gain cooperation of others.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to support the assignments requiring unique, complex contracting considerations to reach a solution.

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with one to three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel spreadsheet software and MS Word processing software.

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk up to 1/3 of the time and regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time, talk and listen for long periods of time
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to reach is required to perform computer applications and good vision is required to perform all aspects of the job
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Some travel required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Office environment.

DEGREES:
  • Bachelor's Degree


JOB DESCRIPTION
Administrator, Transmission Contracts I
Salary Grade: G09
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$50,991 - $67,562 - $84,134

SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision, supports the key role of managing PNM's inter-utility relationships by assisting in development of, and participation in, negotiations, contract development, implementation and follow-up activities of transmission products consistent with PNM's Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), existing bi-lateral transmission agreements, transmission participation agreements, and interconnection agreements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Supports the preparation and recommendation for approval of new contracts or modifications to existing contracts by authorized PNM personnel.
  • Reviews existing agreements to ensure appropriate implementation and application with guidance from Senior Administrators.
  • Supports the preparation of PNM correspondence related to contractual arrangements.
  • Supports the coordination efforts of various groups by obtaining information necessary to support activities that relate to PNM's business interests at both the state and federal level.
  • Supports the representation of PNM's business interests at multi-company forums with regard to industry wide restructuring such as, Desert Star, Open Access Transmission Tariff, Ancillary Services and other activities, as required.
  • Supports the representation of PNM's business interests with regard to multi-company business transactions including Southwest Regional Transmission Agreement, Southwest Reserve Sharing Group, Transmission Participation Agreements and other activities, as required.
  • Supports the coordination efforts of various groups by obtaining information necessary to prepare new contracts or modify existing contractual arrangements.

COMPETENCIES:
  • Knowledge of contract language and contract provisions applicable to inter-utility contracts sufficient to prepare, review and amend existing contracts with support and guidance of Senior Administrators.
  • Knowledge of various types of contracts, sufficient to determine the most appropriate type of contract and the reasonableness of price for a particular procurement or sale of transmission products.
  • Knowledge of PNM, state, and federal regulatory agencies minimum requirements for contractual provisions to be included in new and amendment to existing inter-utility contracts.
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of various PNM departments and legal counsel to ensure new and amendments to contracts are complete, concise, and conform to PNM policy.
  • Ability to communicate with individuals who are either knowledgeable or unfamiliar with contractual matters.
  • Ability to coordinate department administrative activities including the annual budget process.
  • Ability to cooperate with and gain cooperation of others.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to support the assignments requiring unique, complex contracting considerations to reach a solution.

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with one to three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
  • Working knowledge of MS Excel spreadsheet software and MS Word processing software.

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk up to 1/3 of the time and regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time, talk and listen for long periods of time
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to reach is required to perform computer applications and good vision is required to perform all aspects of the job
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Some travel required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Office environment.

DEGREES:
  • Bachelor's Degree


JOB DESCRIPTION
Administrator, Transmission Contracts II
Salary Grade: G07
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$66,267 - $87,804 - $109,340

SUMMARY:

Under direct supervision, supports the key role of managing PNM's inter-utility relationships by assisting in development of, and participation in, negotiations, contract development, implementation and follow-up activities of transmission products consistent with PNM's Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), existing bi-lateral transmission agreements, transmission participation agreements, and interconnection agreements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Analyzes, prepares, and negotiates agreements with other utilities dealing with various TDC services and joint project participating agreements.
  • Prepares, analyzes, coordinates, recommends, and negotiates PNM level of participation, strategies, and costs of services to be provided by PNM or to be purchased by PNM from other utilities.
  • Coordinates the approval of agreement principles and negotiation strategies with other PNM departments, and middle and upper PNM management.
  • Interprets agreement provisions and translation of such provisions into operational requirements for various PNM departments.
  • Supports preparation for the negotiation of new contracts and amendments to existing contracts.
  • Reviews existing agreements to ensure appropriate implementation and application with guidance from Senior Administrators.
  • Supports the coordination efforts of various groups by obtaining information necessary to support activities that relate to PNM's business interests at both the state and federal level.
  • Supports representation of PNM's business interests at multi-company forums with regard to industry wide restructuring such as, Desert Star, Open Access Transmission Tariff, Ancillary Services and other activities, as required.

COMPETENCIES:
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of overall Company activities as they relate to agreements.
  • Thorough knowledge of latest PNM costs of transmission, ancillary services and applicable overhead costs.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current markets, expansion plans of PNM and other utilities, and relationships between PNM and the utilities with which PNM does business.
  • Occasionally required to prepare, present, and sell Company positions and strategies to other utilities and regulatory bodies.
  • Ability to establish guidelines, objectives, and required approaches for various transactions.
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of PNM's contracts into operational requirements and monitor to ensure compliance with these provisions.
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of various PNM departments such as Engineering, Rates, System Operations, and Legal to ensure new and existing contracts are complete and meet PNM's objectives and policies.
  • Ability to coordinate administrative activities including the annual budget process.
  • Ability to cooperate with and gain cooperation of others.
  • Knowledge of and the ability to support the assignments requiring unique, complex contracting considerations to reach a solution.

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with five to seven years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to write correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Excel spreadsheet software and MS Word processing software.

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
  • Ability to identify and resolve complex problems with minimal supervision.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand and walk up to 1/3 of the time and regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time and talk and listen for long periods of time
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to reach is required to perform computer applications and good vision is required to perform all aspects of the job
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Some travel required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Office environment.

DEGREES:
  • Bachelor's Degree


JOB DESCRIPTION
Administrator, Transmission Contracts III
Salary Grade: G06
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$74,796 - $100,975 - $127,152

SUMMARY:
Under limited supervision, supports the key role of managing PNM's inter-utility relationships by assisting in development of, and participation in, negotiations, contract development, implementation and follow-up activities of transmission products consistent with PNM's Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT), existing bi-lateral transmission agreements, transmission participation agreements, and interconnection agreements.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Analyzes, prepares, and negotiates agreements with other utilities dealing with various TDC services and joint project participating agreements
  • Prepares, analyzes, coordinates, recommends, and negotiates PNM level of participation, strategies, and costs of services to be provided by PNM or to be purchased by PNM from other utilities
  • Interprets agreement provisions and translation of such provisions into operational requirements for various PNM departments
  • Supports preparation for the negotiation of new contracts and amendments to existing contracts
  • Reviews existing agreements to ensure appropriate implementation and application with guidance from Senior Administrators
  • Prepares and presents testimony and responses to interrogatories before the Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) and the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NM PRC) relative to PNM contractual arrangements
  • Assists Senior Administrators with the interpretation and application of regulatory policy and application of industry wide restructuring at multi-company forums
  • Supports the coordination efforts of various groups by obtaining information necessary to support activities that relate to PNM's business interests at both the state and federal level

COMPETENCIES:
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of overall company activities as they relate to agreements
  • Thorough knowledge of latest PNM costs of transmission, ancillary services and applicable overhead costs
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of current and future transmission market and expansion plans of PNM and other utilities
  • Technical knowledge of generation and transmission systems, their capabilities, and limitations
  • Understanding of contract law, FERC regulations, and administration principles and practices
  • Understanding of planning, engineering, operating, and principles affecting inter-utility activities
  • Ability to prepare, present, and sell company positions and strategies to other utilities and regulatory bodies
  • Ability to establish guidelines, objectives, and required approaches for various transactions
  • Ability to interpret the provisions of PNM's contracts into operational requirements and monitor to ensure compliance with these provisions
  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of various PNM departments such as Engineering, Rates, System Operations, and Legal to ensure new and existing contracts are complete and meet PNM's objectives and policies
  • Ability to coordinate administrative activities including the annual budget process
  • Ability to cooperate with and gain cooperation of others
  • Demonstrated experience in customer relations and the ability to negotiate to profitable win-win solutions

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in a related field with six to seven years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

COMPUTER SKILLS:
  • Thorough knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
  • Ability to stand and walk up to 1/3 of the time and regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time and talk and listen for long periods of time
  • Manual dexterity and the ability to reach is required to perform computer applications and good vision is required to perform all aspects of the job
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
  • Office environment.
  • Some travel required.

DEGREES:
  • Bachelor's Degree


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About this Employer

PNM Resources is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2020 consolidated operating revenues of $1.5 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources provides electricity to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. PNM serves its customers with a diverse mix of generation and purchased power resources totaling 3.0 gigawatts of capacity, with a goal to achieve 100% emissions-free energy by 2040. PNM Resources is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as PNM.

PNM Resources strives to create enduring value for customers, communities and shareholders built on a foundation of Environmental, Social and Governance Principles. At the core of our business we are focused on our Vision, our Purpose and our Values.