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Manager-Energy Planning

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 676055BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Jul. 17, 2019

Job Summary:

The Walt Disney Company is seeking an experienced energy planning professional to join its energy management team as a Manager, Energy Planning. The Manager, Energy Planning at Reedy Creek Energy Services (RCES), a Walt Disney World (WDW) subsidiary, is a part of an organization responsible for operating and maintaining the utility infrastructure that serves the WDW Resort on behalf of Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID). The utilities consist of both traditional and non-traditional systems including traditional electricity generation, solar generation, transmission and distribution systems, potable water, wastewater collection and treatment, reclaimed water, natural gas, solid waste collection, central chilled water and hot water systems, compressed air systems, roadway and sign maintenance, drainage facilities, and landfill operation.

As the Manager, Energy Planning you would manage the electric and natural gas long-term planning on behalf of the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID). You would be responsible for optimizing all electric purchases and natural gas commodity purchases and hedging activity. You would also administer RCID’s risk management program, manage the natural gas pipeline activity and regulatory requirements, regulatory interface and compliance with state and federal authorities as it relates to RCID’s integrated resource plan (IRP). Finally, you would also evaluate and optimize term transactions ranging from 6 months up to 20 years, prepare long-term load forecasts, prepare annual electric and natural gas budgets, and actively participate in electric and natural gas contract development and negotiations.

This position will report to a Director of Reedy Creek Energy Services and will lead a team of Energy and Business Analysts.


You would:
  • Manage the integrated resource plan for RCID which includes the electric and natural gas resources to serve customer load within the RCID service territory:
  • Prepare electric and natural gas operating budgets
  • Coordinate hedging activity with respect to natural gas and electricity
  • Conduct, summarize, and report monthly hedge settlements
  • Develop long-term load forecasts for electric and natural gas consumption
  • Optimize long-term energy costs by leveraging business relationships with business partners
  • Develop energy tracking mechanisms, modeling methods, and modeling tools to assist in the decision making process for electric and natural gas supply portfolio:
  • Prepare comparative and summary reports for the management team
  • Coordinate OASIS requests, System Impact Studies, Transmission Service Agreements, and Designation of Network Resources with Transmission Providers
  • Prepare regulatory reports for DOE, FERC, PSC, NERC, and FRCC
  • Prepare analysis of special projects as assigned by leader
  • Prepare monthly electric and natural gas summary activities for RCID Board submission

Basic Qualifications:

Please apply if you have:
  • Demonstrated exceptional analytical skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of electric planning tools such as production costing and econometric modeling required for the decision making process
  • Demonstrated understanding of regulatory issues at the FERC, PSC and NERC with working knowledge of the FRCC
  • Demonstrated understanding of utility contracts including OATT, EEI, NAESB, FERC tariffs
  • Working knowledge of the International Swap and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) Master and CSA agreements
  • Exceptional supervisory skills to lead a team of engineers and analysts
  • Exceptional external business relationships in the utility industry
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word

Preferred Qualifications:

It would be great if you also have:
  • Five (5) years conducting and managing long-term power supply plans and implementation
  • Five (5) years managing natural gas operations including nominations, commodity procurement and counterparty hedging
  • Demonstrated understanding of natural gas pipeline operating and regulatory environments

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics or Industrial Engineering concentrations or similar

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration

Additional Information:

We strongly encourage applicants to upload a copy of their resume and to print a copy of this role description so they can refer to it in the event they are selected for an interview.

About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Photo Imaging, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Disney Photo Imaging, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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