is searching for qualified candidates to fill several open
positions with our clients including global energy companies, oil
& gas majors, hedge funds, I-Banks, IPPs, proprietary trading
firms, utilities, retail energy providers, and market research
firms. We work with companies nationwide. Sample open
FTR/CRR Traders, Position #1
Senior ERCOT Power Originator, Position #2
Transmission Trading Analyst (Speculative Focus,
Lead Transmission Analyst (Generation Focus), Position
Power Trading Analyst, Position #5
PJM Power Fundamentals Manager, Position #6
CaISO Power Fundamentals Manager, Position #7
Power Quantitative Structuring Manager, Position #8
Power Risk Control Lead, Position #9
Strategic Solutions Specialist (Renewable Power),
Position #1: FTR/CRR Traders – CaISO, ERCOT, MISO, NY, NE,
Ontario, PJM or SPP Focus
Position trades in monthly, quarterly and annual auctions.
Required: advanced degree (PhD or master’s required, power
engineering preferred), strong fundamental market knowledge,
strong modeling and programming skills (power system economics,
power flow and dispatch models), and prior profitable trading
record trading FTRs/CRRs in a hedging or speculative trading
Position #2: Senior ERCOT Power Originator
Position targets municipalities, cooperatives, commercial &
industrial (C&I) customers, retail energy providers (REPs),
consultants and other end-user organizations that procure power
within a newly-entered ERCOT market. Position primarily will
build a client base within ERCOT, but also may source
opportunities in SPP and Gulf regions and generate other deal
flows. Required: a bachelor's degree; 3+ years' experience
originating business with municipalities, cooperatives, C&I
customers, REPs and/or consultants; and ability to work
collaboratively with traders.
Position #3: Transmission Trading Analyst (Speculative Focus)
Position provides analytical support for
the nodal and ICE/OTC power traders across an assigned US ISO
for a global energy trading firm (speculative). Responsibilities
include running production cost models / power flow models;
providing transmission and congestion research; forecasting
nodal power prices; and identifying trade strategies for the FTR
/ CRR auctions. Required: master’s or PhD in Electrical
Engineering (power systems focus) with 1-5 years’ experience in
transmission planning, power engineering or congestion analysis
at a utility, IPP, power trading firm, power research firm or
ISO; expert knowledge in the market rules of one or more of the
following regions (PJM, NYISO, ISO-NE, MISO, CaISO, ERCOT or SPP)
with a strong preference for PJM or ERCOT experience; power
fundamental modeling skills; and experience using UPLAN,
PowerWorld, Dayzer, PROMOD or PSSE. Advanced technology skills
desired for data mining purposes and building trading tools.
Position #4: Lead Transmission Analyst (Generation Focus)
Position is responsible for managing the financial and physical
transmission congestion risks for a power generation company
supporting its FTR team in the PJM and MISO markets. The
position uses both data mining and fundamental analysis
techniques to support trading decisions in the long-term and
monthly FTR auctions, and in Day Ahead and Real Time markets. It
also is involved in speculative basis trades in the term and
cash markets. Responsibilities include transmission and
congestion research, analysis and forecasting; strategy
development in the PJM and MISO FTR auctions; price risk
analysis and forecasting; analysis of the electric grid
performance in the short- and long-term; production cost, power
system and other market simulation modeling for power and FTR
trading; and quantitative development of models and trading
tools. Required: bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
(power systems focus) with 5+ years’ experience at a utility,
IPP, power trading firm, power research firm or ISO as a FTR
trader, transmission planning engineer or a congestion analyst
with an expertise in the market rules of PJM or MISO (PJM
preferred); strong modeling and programming skills; power flow
analysis and production cost/dispatch modeling skills using
PowerWorld, PSSE, DAYZER, UPLAN, PROMOD, PSO or PLEXOS, etc.;
and programming skills (VBA, Python, R, or C++).
Position #5: Power Trading Analyst
Position reports to the head of Power Trading and provide
analytics with a forecasting horizon over the next 12 months in
the East power markets (PJM main focus). The position supports
OTC traders across a variety of products (heat rates, spark
spreads, UTCs, virtuals), maintains dispatch and flow models,
builds fundamental models, and works on market and
trading-related special projects. Required: a bachelor's degree
in Engineering, Finance or Mathematics (master’s degree
preferred); a strong understanding of the North American power
supply/demand and infrastructure fundamentals; experience with
dispatch or flow models (Dayzer or PowerWorld preferred); a
familiarity with Tableau; and good coding experience with Matlab,
R and SQL. Consideration will be given to experience outside of
the East ISO markets.
Position #6: PJM Power Fundamentals Manager
Position develops and identifies fundamental drivers for the PJM
power market that are used by traders (commercial
decision-making and trade ideas) and corporate (strategy,
capital projects, M&A). Responsibilities include preparing
fundamental research and building supply and demand models
(day-ahead out 5 years); tracking market rule changes,
infrastructure changes and near-term demand and fuel prices;
providing a forward view on generation, transmission, load and
impact to power prices and heat rates; providing short-term
power price forecasts and market drivers; developing stack
models; identifying market inefficiencies, price opportunities
and strategies for the traders; undertaking capacity market
fundamentals to support bidding activity; and developing trader
tools. Required: bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field
(advanced degree is a plus); 5+ years’ professional experience
with the North American power markets in a power trading
commercial environment; experience analyzing the Cash and Term
power markets; strong modeling/programming skills; an
understanding of North American power supply/demand and
infrastructure fundamentals; proven ability to build analytical
trading tools; and ability to think commercially with strong
communication skills. The candidate must have market knowledge
in PJM; and experience with PSO, PROMOD, Aurora, GE-MAPS, or
Position #7: CaISO Power Fundamentals Manager
Position develops and identifies fundamental drivers for the
CaISO power market that are used by traders (commercial
decision-making and trade ideas) and corporate (strategy,
capital projects, M&A). Responsibilities include supporting Cash
and Term Trading by providing short-term and long-term
fundamental views as necessary, hedging, and transmission
congestion/valuation to assist FTR trading across the California
ISO (CaISO); determining market price and congestion impact due
to potential market changes including transmission upgrades,
supply / demand evolution, and market rule changes; performing
fundamental analysis to support investment decisions including
capital projects and M&A activity; and maintaining a detailed
knowledge of CaISO ISO rules and fundamentals to support market
bidding activity and other commercial decision-making. Required:
bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (advanced degree is a
plus); 6+ years’ professional experience with the North American
power markets in a power trading commercial environment; strong
modeling/programming skills; an understanding of North American
power supply/demand and infrastructure fundamentals; proven
ability to build analytical trading tools; and ability to think
commercially with strong communication skills. The candidate
must have market knowledge in CaISO; and experience with PSO,
PROMOD, Aurora, GE-MAPS, or similar.
Position #8: Power Quantitative Structuring Manager
Position is part of the commercial team and works directly with
the originators, traders, quants and customers to undertake
structuring activities for complex and bespoke derivative
transactions. This is a hands-on supervisor position with 2
quantitative direct reports. Responsibilities include designing
complex valuation and price models for structured products
including tolling agreements, full requirements / load-following
deals, PPA agreements, shaped products, revenue puts, swaptions,
weather contingent derivative products, basket options, heat
rate options, RECs and other physical/financial/derivatives; and
enhancing and back-testing pricing models on an ongoing basis.
Required: PhD in a quantitative field (mathematics, engineering,
physics, statistics, etc.); 5+ years' experience in a power or
gas quantitative role and ideally with prior experience pricing
and structuring complex and transactions (exotic options,
bespoke structures) or experience building or enhancing pricing
models is preferred; strong understanding of embedded
optionality and drivers; and experience with coding is required.
Position #9: Power Risk Control Lead
Position is a lead risk role focused on risk and middle office
activities of a physical and financial power portfolio including
structured deals and transactions (load deals, full requirements
contracts, tolling agreements, block and shaped products,
ancillary products, unit-contingency deals, options/heat rate
call options, etc.). There is close interaction with the power
& origination trading teams, as well as upper management.
Required: a bachelor’s degree in Finance or related numerate
field; 7-12 years’ experience in risk, trade reporting, product
control, or a middle-office PnL role supporting a power trading
desk; strong working knowledge of the physical and financial
electricity/power markets; ability to communicate complex
trading transactions; ability to communicate with company
executives on control issues and processes; and advanced
technology skills including Excel/VBA/SQL are a plus.
Position #10: Strategic Solutions Specialist (Renewable Power)
Position is responsible for developing and implementing new
products beyond the core electricity business for the Corporate
and Industrial (C&I) customer segments including distributed
energy (solar & batteries), energy efficiency, demand response,
etc. Responsibilities include engaging customer and researching
markets to identify new products; developing business cases;
leading development and management of new products; managing
vendor partners; developing sales process and target customers;
partnering with sales on strategies and targets; and reporting
on product performance. Required: bachelor’s degree in business
or related field; MBA or other related advanced degree
beneficial; 8+ years' related experience including 5+ years'
experience with financial modeling or customer margin analysis
and 5+ years' experience with project coordination/management
methods; experience with distributed generation and/or renewable
energy development a plus; and strong analytical and financial
Power Scheduler – Trainee (Energy Portfolio), II, III or Senior
Senior Power Scheduler is responsible for on a day ahead
basis transaction negotiation, execution of commodities supporting
asset maximization, assisting with the scheduling of capacity and
energy resources to meet Tri-State load requirements and determine
excess power availability for sale and identify the capacity for
economic purchases; administering scheduling requirements of
long-term contracts; administering reserve sharing group
requirements; perform pre-schedule load and resource check-out and
validation with Balancing Authorities. Monitors and manages
electricity transactions within approved authority matrices of
Tri-State's Energy Risk Management Policy. Reviews and updates, as
appropriate, load forecasts prior to executing day-ahead electricity
products. Monitors Open Access Same Time Information System (OASIS)
to assure transmission availability supports electricity
transactions and pre-scheduled load/resource balancing processes
with Tri-State's system.
NOTE: There is one position available and this position will
be filled at either the Energy Portfolio Trainee (NB18), Power
Scheduler II (NB20), Power Scheduler III (NB21) or Senior Power
Scheduler (NB22). This decision will be based on the qualifications
and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business
needs at the time of hire.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Math, Science,
Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of
education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Ability to develop highly credible and effective relationships
with marketing counterparts.
Flexible, inquisitive and able to thoroughly understand
electricity market dynamics.
Proficient in computer applications including database and
spreadsheet applications and word processing.
Strong analytical, quantitative and economic evaluation skills.
Working knowledge of Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC)
generation/transmission and Rockies gas pipeline systems.
Familiarity with North American Electric Reliability Corporation
(NERC) and WECC policies and a general understanding of how they
apply to Tri-State.
Must sign a FERC Standards of Conduct Confidentiality agreement.
Able to remain calm in stressful conditions and make rational
Working knowledge of Tri-State's contractual rights and
obligations on the system, the Southwest and Rocky Mountain
Reserve Sharing Groups and the Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Five (5) years' experience and the completion of Tri-State's
Energy Portfolio Program (or similar approved program) or Eight
(8) years of related experience including transaction
negotiation, commodities transactions, managing energy
resources, economic based purchases, and administering long-term
Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid
Willingness and ability to work outside of core business hours
to match market trading hours of operation.
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the
essential functions of the position.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Strong commercial trading, orientation and knowledge preferred.
Knowledgeable of power and gas system operations, preferred.
Experience in an organized market such as Southwest Power Pool
Electric utility experience with electric load scheduling
above requirements describe the experience and education
qualifications for the Senior Power Scheduler. Those with less
experience will be hired at the Trainee, Level II or Level III.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:
physical demands and work environment characteristics described here
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of the position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position,
the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and
occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below
shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and
lift up to twenty-five pounds. Incumbent is frequently required
to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or
controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the
incumbent is required to read, write, perform complex math,
analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans,
procedures and goals, and present information to others and work
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position,
the incumbent is exposed to a moderate level of noise. All of
the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale
electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that
it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its
member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory
across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded
in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based
supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about
1,480 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned
baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as
their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal
hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies.
Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission
system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites
and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.
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CITY OF PASADENA
Department of Human Resources
100 N. Garfield Ave., Rm S135, P. O. Box 7115
Pasadena, CA 91109-7215
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Senior Instrument Mechanic
An Equal Opportunity Employer
– $111,827.46 Annually
The Senior Instrument
Mechanic is a critical position in the Pasadena Water & Power Power
Plant facility that supervises and participates in the installation,
adjustment, repair, testing and calibration of hydraulic, electric,
electronic, pneumatic and mechanical controlling, analyzing,
measuring and recording power plant instruments; recommends
corrective treatment for generation systems.
The ideal candidate has
the ability to work independently on the most complex of duties and
responsibilities for directing and overseeing the work of
journey-level subordinates in the installation, repair and
maintenance of the Power Plant.
To learn more about our
Water & Power Department, please click here:
Water & Power.
major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more
detailed information, please review the
Makes visual inspections of power plant pneumatic, electronic, and
hydraulic automatic controls and indicating and recording
instruments to determine operating condition and perform
Removes instruments and controls and makes major shop repairs.
Tests, calibrates, adjusts and repairs pneumatic, electronic,
hydraulic and mechanical precision temperature, pressure and flow
measuring devices; replaces worn and fabricates new parts as
Maintains inventory of parts and supplies for the power plant's
instrumentation and control systems.
Troubleshoots, installs, adjusts, repairs, tests, configures and
calibrates various types of microprocessor, electronic and
pneumatic instrumentation and control equipment including Allen
Bradley, Wonderware, software and basics, DCS and SCADA Bailey
Net-90 system operation, and Continuous Emission Monitoring
associated with the department's power production facilities to
assure reliable, efficient, environmentally sound and safe plant
Plans, schedules, and evaluates work related to testing and repair
of the power plant instrumentation and control systems; maintains
all required records and reports related to power plant
instrumentation and control systems.
Requests and receives Lockout/Tagout clearances on equipment, and
directs the activities of Instrument Mechanics.
Uses test instruments such as electronic meters, manometers,
pneumatic loaders, pressure gauges and indicators and other
analyzing and electrical testing equipment and meters.
organize projects and direct power plant operators, and mechanics
in special tests and maintenance work.
Education and/or Experience
combination of education, training, and experience that provides the
required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical
example of this would be six years experience in the repair and
maintenance of mechanical equipment and machinery, of which two
years shall have been as an Instrument Mechanic with the City of
Pasadena or another municipal utility.
selection process may consist of a training and experience
evaluation, written test, interview panel, department-level
interviews and possibly a Work Preference Questionnaire.
Probationary work period is 12 months.
is currently one (1) vacancy in Power Supply Division of the Water &
Power Department. The resulting eligibility list from this
recruitment may be used to fill similar vacancies in the future.
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is
required at time of appointment and as a condition of continued
APPLICATIONS MAY BE OBTAINED AND FILED ONLINE AT:
provides a broad suite of energy trading and risk management
services. ACES has the following exciting opportunities available.
This position will be responsible for analysis and management of the
physical and financial transmission rights of members and service
customers with responsibility for several portfolios in multiple
The Transmission Analyst will coordinate their work and analysis
with several ACES departments including trading, portfolio modeling,
scheduling, and regulatory. The analyst will be a key point of
contact with members and customers whose portfolio they manage. This
position requires an entrepreneurial mindset along with a strong
understanding of economic fundamentals and work ethic. This role
will be required to meet frequent member, customer, and market
deadlines. The analyst’s time will be divided approximately as
follows: 40% trading, 50% analytical work, 10% consulting work.
Candidate should possess a college degree in an appropriate
discipline with experience in the electric utility industry
including energy commodities and physical markets.
Competence with statistical analysis, mathematics and technical
concepts and a high degree of analytical skill.
Effective technical writing and communication skills as well as
demonstrated proficiency in Excel and Word; programming experience
Knowledge of the transmission system and LMP based markets.
Team player willing to work in a group environment
Familiar with the industry’s operating procedures and requirements
regarding interconnected regions (NERC).
Location: Carmel, IN
This position will be responsible for the development, maintenance,
and enhancement of portfolio optimization and risk models.
Additionally, the analyst will interact with our clients to identify
portfolio risk exposures and develop hedging strategies that support
Candidate should possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in an
appropriate discipline with experience in power system operations,
wholesale energy transactions, trading and asset structuring,
finance or quantitative study.
Minimum of 1 year of experience
Demonstrated application of statistics, finance, mathematics, and
problem solving, and working knowledge of market mechanisms
including forward pricing and option pricing.
High degree of analytical and computer skills and the ability to
manipulate data and use complex models involving interrelated
factors and market movement.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Knowledge of buying and selling energy, transmission rights and
capacity in both traditional and ISO markets.
Knowledge of the industry’s operating procedures and requirements
regarding interconnected regions.
Power plant asset valuations.
Trading Analyst /
This position will participate in and support the ACES trading team
efforts regarding all aspects of the customer’s portfolio
optimization. This position will assist with the management
requirements of participating members and service customers,
including portfolio execution support and scheduling in addition to
portfolio strategy development.
Candidate should possess a college degree in an appropriate
Minimum of 2 years of experience of energy scheduling or
Experience in the process of scheduling physical and financial
transactions in the ISO and non-ISO market structures
Familiar with OATI tagging software, RTO/ISO market portals, and
scheduling software applications.
Ability to develop and maintain a strong network of marketing and
trading counter parties.
Working knowledge of risk management including risk mitigation
Competence with mathematics, commercial marketing, fuels
conversion and technical concepts.
High degree of analytical and conceptual skills.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Proficient with computers and Microsoft products such as Excel,
Word and Outlook.
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