Director of Power Supply Planning

Position: Director of Power Supply Planning

Location: Denver, CO (Headquarters), Alexandria, VA or remote.

Company Overview: 

Tract is a team of digital infrastructure experts dedicated to accelerating responsible data center growth by developing master-planned data center parks with access to pre-positioned power and fiber in key markets.  Our approach is collaborative with cities and counties to ensure development is targeted for optimal locations to maximize revenue and economic development benefits for the community, while being good stewards of the land and minimizing the impact on neighbors.  Tract is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with real estate holdings throughout the United States.

Position Overview:

Tract is in search of a Director of Power Supply Planning to join our Energy team. In this role, you’ll be at the forefront of powering next-gen cloud and AI data centers while influencing the evolution of the energy grid.  You will deliver utility scale power capacity through strategic collaborations with electric utilities, RTOs, and other energy enablers.  The right candidate thrives in ambiguity and takes ownership, from strategic thinking to hands-on execution in fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. If you’re ready to shape the future of energy and data centers, Tract is the place to be.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Lead engagement with utilities and power companies to deliver at-scale power capacity solutions from inception to commercial certainty.
  • Evaluate the capability of utilities to meet Tract’s needs, especially related to future large load service at a system level and at a nodal/path level.
  • Develop and execute strategy for executive engagement across regional stakeholders including economic development, utilities, and policy makers.
  • Understand and document rates available to large power users, including cost allocation principles for line extensions.
  • Support Tract Energy team with utility engagement on details of system impact, design, costs, and timing of projects.
  • Drive assessment of large loads, system impacts, and facility impacts along with commercial constructs for power reservation/procurement.
  • Own the creation and execution of a power supply development program that is optimized across time, cost, reliability, sustainability and points the organization toward future business opportunities.
  • Coordinate with Tract’s Land Strategy team on initial market/utility screens for generation and transmission capacity to qualify land acquisition opportunities.

Required Experience Qualifications:

  • 7 to 10 years of demonstrated energy project management experience in any of the following domains: construction, operations, project finance, rate analysis, transmission, generation, or distribution development.
  • Track record of successfully collaborating with electrical utilities to plan, design, or contract for high voltage (69kV+) infrastructure.
  • Demonstrated expertise collaborating with real estate, economic development, and/or public policy stakeholders to deliver power infrastructure or capacity commitments.
  • Ability to translate technical engineering concepts to executives, potential investors, and/or Board members.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications:

  • Economic analysis, engineering or operational familiarity with battery storage, fuel cell, microgrid, grid-scale wind/solar, or similar energy technologies.
  • Transmission planning, including technical aspects of power flow models.
  • Substation engineering or high voltage project management experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of power market fundamentals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of electric utility development in regulated and deregulated markets for the following: RTOs/ISOs, investor-owned utilities, electric cooperatives, and county/municipally owned utilities.
  • Utility account management, regulatory, or economic development experience.
  • Demonstrated success writing and delivering due diligence reports for future substation and/or transmission projects for utilities, owner’s engineers, and/or EPC vendors.

Education, Professional Certification and Licensure

  • A/B.S. degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Power Engineering, Economics, or related field.

 Interpersonal/Soft Skills:

  • Ability to maintain focus in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Detail-oriented mindset with a commitment to accuracy and delivering high-quality work.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with team members and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, managing multiple tasks and meeting multiple deadlines.

Location and Travel:

  • Work location is flexible to Denver, CO, Alexandria, VA, or remote.
  • Regular travel (25%) to corporate office (Denver, CO) as well as to meet with local authorities/utility leaders in support of projects.

Expected Salary Range:  $165,000-$195,000 plus Bonus.

Tract employees enjoy competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits, including 100% employer-covered medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401K program, standard paid holidays, and unlimited PTO. 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned to meet the organization’s ongoing needs.

 Tract is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance applying for any of our open positions, please contact us at info@tract.com.

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