Texas Energy Fund Coordinator (Program Management Specialist)

  • Public Utility Commission of Texas
  • Austin, TX 78711, USA
  • Apr 01, 2024
Full time Sales

Job Description

Perform moderately complex program management work developing, coordinating, implementing, and overseeing the Texas Energy Fund established in Texas Utilities Code Chapter 34, which promotes greater resiliency of the Texas electric grid by establishing loan and grant programs to support the construction, maintenance, and modernization of dispatchable electric generating facilities in Texas. Work involves monitoring and managing the progress, schedule, and quality of the Texas Energy Fund implementation to ensure that program deliverables are acceptable, fulfill the terms of the project contract and legislative specifications, and are completed within budget.  Work requires extensive contact with internal and external stakeholders, including Commission attorneys, engineering and regulatory staff, industry representatives, the Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company, and other professional staff. Work under general to limited supervision with moderate to considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.



  • Plan, develop and implement functions of the Texas Energy Fund programs implemented under Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT) oversight.
  • Assist the Project Manager and Contract Administrator for contracts awarded as a part of the Texas Energy Fund project, specifically including oversight of the professional services firm engaged to develop and administer Texas Energy Fund programs.
  • Develop program information and status reports.
  • Develop and approve program budgets, schedules, work plans, resource requirements, and cost estimates and projections.
  • Review any proposed changes to program parameters and changes to original program plan and budget; track the implementation of changes.
  • Develop and review program plans including timelines and milestones, and contingency planning.
  • Assist in the development of program goals and objectives consistent with the enabling legislation and the objectives of the Texas Energy Fund programs.
  • Analyze data and establish criteria for evaluating programs, projects, proposals, and other pertinent information related to program assignments.
  • Develop and implement plans to communicate program methodology and processes to interested groups and team members.
  • Establish comprehensive strategies and methodologies for identifying, assessing, reporting, managing, and mitigating risk for the programs.
  • Monitor and manage program quality and cost to ensure that program deliverables are acceptable, fulfill the terms of the project contract or specifications, and are completed within budget.
  • Identify and implement process improvements in the area of program management.
  • Coordinate program activities with other state agencies, governmental entities, or private sector partners and contractors.
  • Assist with the development and management of the loan and grant application processes.
  • Review loan and grant applications, reports, and funds release requests.
  • Identify and implement process improvements throughout program administration.
  • Identify potential program risks and design strategies to mitigate or avoid and difficulties. Review the financial reporting associated with the Texas Energy Fund programs.
  • Coordinate program activities with internal and external stakeholders.


  • Compile and distribute program information, program status reports, and program budget expenditures. May testify before legislative and interested groups on program status and other issues of public interest.
  • Demonstrate a spirit of teamwork, offering positive and constructive ideas, encouragement, support to other members of the staff and team, and respond professionally to constructive feedback from others, while upholding the PUC’s mission and core values.
  • Adhere to all PUC personnel policies and division procedures and perform other work as assigned.



  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college university; and
  • Two (2) years of full-time program management experience supporting loans and grant management, and financial activities.



  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in finance or business.
  • Experience overseeing grant or loan programs with a state government agency.
  • Experience with regulatory, statutory, or policy analysis.
  • Work experience in the Texas electric utility industry.