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Transmission Construction Services Admin I,II,SR

PNM Resources

Location: Albuquerque, NM US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: July 26, 2022
Reference Code: 6087685
POSTING DEADLINE
This position is posted until filled.

DEPARTMENT
Department: Transmission Distribution Planning Contracts

PREFERENCES
Given the financial nature of this position, this position has been defined as a position requiring a credit check. Prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a credit background check.

Prior Transmission Contract experience preferred

JOB DESCRIPTION
Transmission Admin Sr.
Salary Grade: G04
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$99,778 - $134,699 - $169,622
SUMMARY:

Represents, defends, modifies, retracts or advances positions in negotiations and ensures integrity and reliability of PNM's bulk transmission system while recognizing, legal implications, rate impacts, and financial impacts of such action. Oversees the conception, design, development, and analysis of products and market opportunities while coordinating with PNM internal support areas and operation of the real time-time transmission system. Provides a wide range of highly technical expertise and services and takes the lead role and responsibility for representing PNM's business interest at the FERC, the NMPSC, and multi-company forums with regard to industry wide restructuring and manages the TDC's administrative activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assesses and evaluates the market for new and existing wholesale transmission products

Develops, promotes, and markets a portfolio of new and existing transmission products and services which build business unit profitability

Oversees the economic and operational analysis and associated documentation required to support new proposals and business recommendations

Prepares and presents written proposals to potential customers

Develops and negotiates transmission agreements or appropriate application of the Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) with other utilities and marketing organizations

Develops and maintains positive exposure and strategic business relationships with other utilities and marketing organizations throughout the Western System Coordinating Council power grid

Coordinates efforts with the operation of the PNM bulk power system and other strategic areas within PNM including senior management to meet common objectives and corporate goals

Develops, maintains, and coordinates the OATT

Serves as a focal point for training, assisting, and overseeing personnel perform assigned duties

Directs the preparation and implementation of the department's marketing plans

Directs the preparation and presentation of testimony and responses to interrogatories before the FERC and the NMPSC relative to PNM contractual arrangements

Directs the interpretation and application of regulatory policy

Directs the interpretation and application of industry wide restructuring at multi-company forums

Directs TDC administrative duties

Responsible for employee development and performance management skills. Ability to supervise and train assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments

COMPETENCIES:

Comprehensive knowledge of and ability to apply advanced theories, methodologies, principles, and practices utilized in all aspects of the development and negotiation of the OATT, bi-lateral transmission agreements, transmission participation agreements, interconnection agreements, and jointly held miscellaneous transmission plant activities

Broad understanding of planning, engineering, operating, and principles affecting inter-utility activities

In-depth technical knowledge of generation and transmission systems, their capabilities, and limitations

In-depth operational knowledge of the interconnected bulk power generation and transmission systems

In-depth knowledge of development, negotiation, and implementation of wholesale transmission agreements

Extensive knowledge and understanding of the latest and projected PNM costs of transmission and overheads applicable thereto and their affect to PNM's bottom-line

Extensive knowledge and understanding of current and future transmission market and expansion plans of PNM and other utilities

Comprehensive understanding of rate and regulatory theory to analyze and repudiate interpretations supplied by the other party during contract negotiations, FERC, and NMPSC activities

Comprehensive understanding of contract law, FERC regulations, and administration principles and practices

Demonstrated expertise in effective customer relations and the ability to negotiate to profitable win-win solutions

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with seven to nine years related experience including two years of management experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

Master's degree preferred.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

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 to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

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 define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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.
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION
Transmission Admin 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:
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION
Transmission Admin 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:
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION
Transmission Admin 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:
Bachelors 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.