Utilities Services Coordinator-Capital Programs & Real Estate Services-Hybrid

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Utilities Services Coordinator-Capital Programs & Real Estate Services-Hybrid

Capital Program & Real Estate Services

Job Summary

The Utilities Services Coordinator has a dual role of working for Utility Services and Prairieland Energy Inc. (PEI). The primary mission of Utility Services is to provide staffing and management for PEI, a university-related organization that procures approximately $40 million annually in natural gas and electricity for the University of Illinois System (University). This position reports to the Associate Director of Commodity Planning and Procurement (PEI Assistant Vice President) and is responsible for performing energy procurement related tasks, including assessing need and monitoring use of energy commodities throughout the University of Illinois System.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare operational reports in support of system utilities and power plant activities.
  • Develop and maintain complex Excel spreadsheets for fuel procurement analyses.
  • Support reliable campus operations by monitoring electric demand, MISO day ahead entries, and gas nominations; perform gas balancing and communicate with plant staff, staff, suppliers, and market advisors as needed.
  • Import fuel and utility data for report preparation and analysis.
  • Support sustainability efforts for the University of Illinois System, including research into sustainability policies and duties related to renewable energy transactions in the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System (M-RETS) or related system such as reconciling, receiving, and retiring Renewal Energy Certificates.
  • Support development of procurement materials (i.e. RFPs) for fuel and various energy contracts.
  • Monitor actual power plant and solar generation asset activity in eDNA, an enterprise data management platform used for collecting and analyzing real-time operational information.
  • Analyze and support budget requirements and fuel supply plans for utility operations.
  • Oversee and audit reporting provided by the external market advisor to verify that the information provided is accurate.
  • Develop and oversee administration of fuel databases.
  • Develop variance analyses for utility related budgetary, financial, and operational results.
  • Analyze and prepare supplier transaction confirmations.
  • Other duties and responsibilities appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in business administration, management, or a field related to the position. Two (2) years of professional business, financial, and/or managerial work experience. (NOTE: A Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.)

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience with procurement solicitation such as Requests for Proposal.
2. Professional experience in a complex, energy-related organization or utility company is preferred.
3. Familiarity with federal/state energy regulatory requirements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

1. Knowledge of spreadsheet applications, databases and other analytical processing tools and software.

2. Strong verbal and written communications skills to effectively present information and respond to colleagues.

3. Strong interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

4. Ability to multi-task and produce accurate, detail-oriented work to meet stringent deadlines.


Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Civil Service 5010 - Business/Administrative Associate position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible. 

We are unable to sponsor an employment VISA or take over sponsorship for an employment VISA for this position now and in the future.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States with no VISA sponsorship. 

For more information on Civil Service classifications, please visit the SUCSS web site at https://www.sucss.illinois.gov/pages/classspec/default.aspx.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on  November 21, 2023. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. If required by the position, transcripts or other documentation of credentials are to be provided no later than the first day of employment. For further information about this specific position, please contact Amanda Bubonic at abubo2@uillinois.edu. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing accessibility@illinois.edu.

Requisition ID: 1021089
Job Category: Administrative
Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu