Google Program Manager, Energy Market Development, Global Infrastructure in Sunnyvale, California

Google's projects, like our users, span the globe and require managers to keep the big picture in focus. As a Program Manager at Google, you lead complex, multi-disciplinary projects. You plan requirements with internal customers and usher projects through the entire project lifecycle. This includes managing project schedules, identifying risks and clearly communicating goals to project stakeholders. Your projects often span offices, time zones and hemispheres, and it's your job to keep all the players coordinated on the project's progress and deadlines.

As an Energy Policy and Market Development Program Manager, you will coordinate and manage energy market development initiatives that ensure Google’s data centers and operations have access to cost-effective and reliable power supply options, and that advance market solutions to help Google meet its 100% clean energy goal. This role will require you to effectively collaborate across a variety of internal teams focused on energy and infrastructure issues. It may also involve engaging external stakeholders including utilities, government officials, regulators, industry, and public interest groups to develop and implement energy policy solutions in the marketplace.

The role requires a deep handle on energy industry trends and a strategic perspective on the sector’s future, a solid understanding of how electric utilities operate and the fundamentals of their regulatory environment. You will also be able to identify and build partnerships with utilities, regulators, and energy industry stakeholders, including NGOs. You have a strong analytical ability to navigate today’s complex electricity market structures.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

  • Analyze Google’s data center energy supply and electricity markets to assess risks and opportunities around the company’s energy procurement needs; scope regulatory and policy environments, evaluate political trends, and understand stakeholders and institutional structures.
  • Provide analytical support to team members to further market solutions to electricity supply needs, design regulatory and market engagement strategies to address risks and opportunities around the globe where we operate; determine both short- and long-term strategic vision as well as implementing tactics.
  • Build relationships from the ground up with senior stakeholders in key institutions, and execute these strategies to success, work cross-functionally with the Google Public Policy team to establish and implement strategies to integrate Google’s energy story into the a broader Google-wide narrative and communicate policy positions to key constituencies.
  • Work with energy trade associations, industry partners, non-profit groups, and other allies to advance Google’s strategic energy interests and priorities; and support energy supply negotiations, working closely with the senior Strategic Negotiators.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in technology, science, law, policy or economics or equivalent practical experience.
  • 7 years of experience working with the various institutions of government, including regulatory commissions, local, state and federal agencies, international policy making bodies.
  • 7 years of relevant experience working with electric utilities, regulators, clean energy advocates, energy policy makers, or other energy industry stakeholders.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MBA or relevant advanced degree.
  • Direct experience working with electric utilities, direct or indirect experience with renewable energy (policy, investment, development, and representing the interests of buyers).
  • Direct experience working with the various institutions of government, including regulatory commissions, local, state and federal agencies, international policy making bodies and exemplary business judgment, problem solving and analytical skills, along with the ability to effectively communicate with highly technical management team.
  • Creative approach to solving nebulous multi-stakeholder challenges, ability to thrive in environments with ambiguity and uncertainty, robust executive presence, ability to build relationships to success, exceptional oral and written communication ability and superb project management skills.

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