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Business Intelligence Supervisor
CA - Newport Beach

Opportunity Snapshot

In this role you will have the unique opportunity to leverage everything you have learned to influence our architecture and the foundation for all our applications. You will lead the support and development of our business intelligence and reporting solution (we use Zap BI for MS Dynamics), including both completing the recent implementation and bringing fresh ideas for getting the most out of the system. Quick question for you - click here You'll enjoy a steady stream of diverse challenges, as our business includes construction, manufacturing, retail, financing and more -- we're involved in every aspect of the natural gas industry. In the process you'll support Clean Energy's commitment to environmentally responsible fuels and to America's energy independence. Your success in this role could set you up to pursue career growth in our organization.

Clean Energy is North America's leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation, and a global leader in expanding international natural gas vehicle markets. With experience and expertise built over more than a decade, we are committed to helping our customers -- companies operating all kinds of fleets from the goods movement sector, to refuse and public transit, to shuttles and taxi fleets -- gain the measurable economic and environmental advantages of natural gas fueling. We have more than 1000 employees and are continuing to expand our 280-station portfolio.

Pictured: the political climate is ripe for expansion in environmentally friendly fuels, and Clean Energy is in the vanguard of the industry. Among the diverse business operations you will help support is an extensive transportation and logistics network.

The Requirements

While our preference is that you already have experience supervising others, this could be an opportunity for you to move up as long as you have the functional expertise as well as evidence of leadership potential, such as experience leading teams or projects. To be a good fit for this opportunity you will have:
  • At least five years of experience providing business intelligence (BI) solutions, either as an employee or consultant.
  • Experience in managerial or supervisory roles is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with BI architecture, technologies and tools (Hyperion, MicroStrategy, Cognos, etc.) in enterprise environments.
  • Experience contributing directly to strategic decisions around BI solutions is a strong plus.
  • Experience with data quality and data modeling principles.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office applications, specifically Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of MS Project.
  • Knowledge of e-mail and scheduling software applications.
  • Experience with ERP software, such as Oracle, JD Edwards, Microsoft Dynamics AX, Epicor or SAP. Quick question for you - click here
  • Extensive experience working with business stakeholders in a team-oriented and collaborative environment.
  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in Business or other related field.
Just as important as your experience and skills will be the following characteristics and competencies:
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with people at multiple levels of the organization, including senior level colleagues, vendors and partners.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present technical ideas effectively to non-technical people and to translate user ideas into technical language.
  • Exceptional customer service orientation and the ability to drive user adoption.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong self-motivation and a results orientation.
Preferred but not required:
  • Experience with Microsoft SSRS, SSAS and SSIS, SharePoint and / or PerformancePoint.
  • Knowledge of implementation methodologies.
  • Experience with SDLC methodologies, ideally agile and scrum.
  • Experience with ETL tools, data warehousing and / or system architecture.
In June 2013, we are planning to move our new corporate headquarters in Newport Beach. Most likely the move will be completed by the time you come on board, but if not, you may start working in our Seal Beach location and, very shortly afterward, move to Newport Beach.

Pictured: IMW, a Clean Energy company, manufactures compressors used in fueling and other facilities, as well as gas dispensers, control systems, storage systems and equipment enclosures.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Vice President, Information Technology, you will lead a team that includes two employees and two contractors. The team is made up of:
  • An AX Developer with expertise in the ERP system.
  • A Report Developer with deep experience in SSRS and ERP as well as web services, ETL development and data warehousing; this individual is strong on the MS stack (we are a Microsoft shop).
  • A Station Data Developer who works with POS data coming in from fueling stations around the country to help better understand customer behavior; this individual has strengths in SQL, Access, C+ and data warehousing.
  • A Global Information System (GIS) Analyst who supports transportation and logistics.
You will be responsible for leading the development and support of our BI and reporting solution. We recently implemented Zap BI, which is designed to integrate easily with AX. You'll continue to fine-tune implementation issues and ensure the different business groups get the most out of this system.

Your key objectives will include:
  • Collaborating closely with business stakeholders to determine the reporting and analytical requirements necessary to meet the needs of the business.
  • Leveraging those requirements to implement the data and reporting tools / framework required to meet those requirements.
  • Taking a hands-on approach to managing your team in implementing all BI initiatives and providing ongoing support for all BI systems.
  • Serving as a member of our architecture team and keeping a finger on the pulse of overall development to ensure solutions are aligned with BI objectives.
Note: this is a high level overview of the role. To take a deeper dive into the details, see the Role Specifics tab.

Pictured: NorthStar Industries, a Clean Energy company, designed, fabricated and installed new process equipment to expand this LNG station for Long Beach Transit's growing fleet of natural gas buses. NorthStar is a premier provider of engineered LNG/LCNG (liquefied to compressed natural gas) fueling systems and stations.

Role Specifics

Your specific activities will fall into three main areas. In the area of Business Analysis you will:
  • Work with business stakeholders to identify the information requirements of the business.
  • Work with business stakeholders to document the business definition and logic for the key performance metrics of the company.
  • Manage and lead our BI team to implement IT projects, on time, that meet the business requirements of the users.
  • Oversee all aspects of BI projects, including requirements, design, development, testing and support.
  • Oversee all aspects of BI technologies and architecture such as delivery mechanisms (i.e. portals, dashboards, OLAP), data model / architecture, data integration / ETL and reporting tools.
  • Own the data quality between our transactional source systems and our reporting environment, leveraging your familiarity with data integrity issues.
  • Manage BI hardware, software and services vendors, including negotiating and structuring contracts favorable to the organization.
  • Assume responsibility for the support and corresponding operational and quality service levels of our BI environment.
  • Understand the ongoing operational considerations of changes to the BI environment.
With regard to Project Management you will:
  • Define project scope and objectives.
  • Create and maintain project schedules by developing project plans and specifications, estimating time requirements, establishing deadlines, monitoring milestone completion, tracking all phases of the project product / service lifecycle, providing timely reporting of issues that impact project progress, coordinating actions, and resolving conflicts. This will include documenting, prioritizing and tracking requests (changes, enhancements, etc.) and coordinating with the Change Control Board (CCB).
  • Conduct project meetings, including:
    • Meeting with project team(s) regularly to review project deliverables and deadlines.
    • Meeting with appropriate personnel for periodic reviews of prototypes and final products.
  • Provide a single point of contact for assigned projects. In this effort you will:
    • Coordinate interaction and communication among business and IT personnel.
    • Identify and coordinate assignments of internal resources and external contractors to meet project requirements.
    • Work with appropriate personnel to allocate personnel time to project tasks and to track progress of their work.
  • Assess and prepare to address the operational impacts, workflow, training, etc. issues of a project.
Your Training activities will include:
  • Proactively assisting with the identification of training and development requirements of various business units.
  • Presenting findings and working with business unit leaders and other personnel to design and implement training and development initiatives that will continuously upgrade the skills and capabilities of personnel in the business unit and company overall.
Note: this is a detailed description of the role. To get the 30,000 foot view, see the Role Overview tab.

Pictured: Clean Energy constructs, supplies, services and supports private fueling facilities for fleet operators as well as public use facilities, like this mixed-use facility near Los Angeles International Airport.

Why Clean Energy

Broad, strategic impact -- unlike BI leader roles at other organizations, you will support a variety of business activities. You also will influence our architecture and foundation . . . you'll definitely call on all your skills and experience, and add to them as well.

High visibility -- if, in your current position, you are feeling like just one of many, at Clean Energy you will be the BI subject matter expert. In addition to reporting directly to the VP IT, you'll interact with senior leaders throughout our organization.

Proven strong leadership -- you will join a team of accomplished, seasoned professionals at Clean Energy, led by Andrew Littlefair. Mr. Littlefair served as President of Pickens Fuel Corp (PFC), predecessor company of Clean Energy, which he co-founded in 1997 with Boone Pickens and was Staff Assistant to then President Ronald Reagan in the Office of Presidential Advance from 1983 to 1987. Our executive team's profiles can be viewed at CleanEnergyFuels.com.

Solid growth -- Clean Energy has the right solutions at the right time, as more and more organizations are exploring alternative fuel vehicles and solutions. We fuel over 30,000 vehicles at more than 340 strategic locations across the United States and Canada with a broad customer base in the refuse, transit, trucking, shuttle, taxi, airport and municipal fleet markets.

Excellent compensation -- in addition to a competitive salary and bonus incentive program, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, such as a discretionary match on our 401(k) plan -- in four of the last five years the company has matched 50% of the employee's annual contribution.

Pictured: Clean Energy Renewable Fuels (CERF) develops biomethane production facilities in the United States that deliver renewable natural gas (RNG) to the nation's gas pipeline network for power generation and transportation fuel.

Keys to Success

If you're looking for a position in which you can focus on business request documents or be a BI "tool jockey," this is not the position for you. You'll do those things, of course, but this position involves much, much more -- at both the tactical and strategic level. If you enjoy the spotlight, then this IS a great role for you; at the same time, you'll need to be on your toes so that the spotlight always catches your best performances.

In addition, in order to be an outstanding BI Supervisor, you will:
  • Use your leadership and interpersonal skills to influence and motivate your own direct reports as well as people over whom you have no direct authority.
  • Complement your technical knowledge with strong business acumen.
  • Bring strong organizational skills to manage multiple activities and priorities effectively.
  • Be proactive about getting projects started and keeping them moving forward.
  • Achieve goals independently but also know when to escalate issues.
  • Stay abreast of technology trends and emerging best practices.
We maintain a business formal environment and display a high level of professionalism here at Clean Energy, as customers and investors visit our offices frequently. The culture is casual, entrepreneurial and results oriented, and people truly enjoy working here.

Pictured: Clean Energy subsidiary BAF, Inc. is the leading provider of natural gas vehicle systems and conversions in the United States and supports global clients with alternative fuel systems.

About Clean Energy

Taking the Lead in Clean-air Transportation

Clean Energy has a broad customer base in the solid waste, transit, ports, shuttle, taxi, trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets, fueling more than 21,000 vehicles at 280 strategic locations across the United States and Canada.

Clean Energy owns and operates two LNG production plants, one in Willis, TX and one in Boron, CA, with combined capacity of 260,000 LNG gallons per day and designed to expand to 340,000 LNG gallons per day as demand increases. It also owns and operates a landfill gas facility in Dallas, TX that produces renewable methane gas or biomethane for delivery in the nation's gas pipeline network.

The Clean Energy vision extends beyond servicing the high fuel-use requirements of fleet operators. We are committed to helping businesses access the measurable advantages of clean-fuel solutions. Simultaneously, we are committed to protecting our environment as the leader in clean-air transportation. Clean Energy has proven that business and environmental goals can indeed find common ground, with mutually profitable results. Our vision and efforts have received recognition and awards from business and environmental organizations alike.

Pictured: Clean Energy is building America's Natural Gas Highway, a coast-to-coast infrastructure to deliver compressed natural gas (CNG), liquid natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) to an expanding customer base.
Clean Energy is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
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