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Real Time Trader/Senior Real Time Trader (R-19-1194)
Portland, OR


For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love.

PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Real Time Trader/Senior Real Time Trader (R-19-1194)
In this role, you’ll purchase and sell energy on an hourly/daily basis to meet fluctuations in supply and demand not covered by day-ahead schedules; you’ll ensure that pricing and terms are favorable and consistent with company risk management guidelines.


You will support our journey by:

  • Monitoring reservoir levels, wind forecasts and fuels supply to optimize use of generation resources and arrange generation operations to meet load and reserve requirements for each hour; utilizing outage information to ensure efficient commodity market dispatch of PGE generating facilities; developing and submitting base schedules and energy bids to the commodity market operator on an hourly basis; scheduling short-term interutility exchanges of power and related power products; negotiating and purchasing hourly and daily supplies of energy; determining price/risk tradeoffs of various power system operating strategies; implementing term and day-ahead contracts based on negotiated terms; developing day-ahead schedules for controllable resources.

  • Negotiating real-time energy sales, purchasing and wheeling arrangements with other entities, including hourly and daily sales of surplus power throughout the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC); analyzing and developing near-term wholesale marketing and commodity market bidding strategies; identifying and evaluating price/risk tradeoffs of various power sale/supply/transmission scenarios; implements near-term wholesale market strategies to meet revenue objectives; monitoring West Coast power markets to capture market information that will facilitate economic transactions.

  • Documenting and maintaining records for PGE’s Merchant Real Time Operations’ activities and wholesale power transactions; producing reports for governmental agencies, merchants, balancing authorities, accounting and contracting personnel and others as required.

  • Redirecting and/or purchasing transmission to meet PGE’s needs for Merchant Real Time Operations’ activities; reselling PGE purchased transmission that is surplus; providing for efficient and economic transfer of system resources within the EIM footprint; accounting for all transmission activities.

  • Developing working relationships with scheduling personnel, energy marketers and utilities to transact business.

  • At the senior level, you will serve as a lead trader, training and guiding less experienced team members and operating with greater autonomy than less experienced traders. You will also be recognized as an authority of the power trading/scheduling system.


You will bring the following skills to our team:

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, finance, business, economics or other related field or equivalent experience.

  • Typically five or more years in the energy industry or related field. Experience preferred in generation dispatching or real-time operation of power plants or transmission systems.

  • Intermediate knowledge of electric bulk power generation, transmission and operating systems

  • Intermediate knowledge of regional electric utilities, Northwest and Southwest power markets and power and wheeling market pricing and practices

  • Intermediate skills in analyzing energy market conditions or trends

  • Intermediate knowledge of the theory, precepts, practices and requirements of balancing authority operations

  • Intermediate knowledge of contract law, rules and regulations.

  • Intermediate knowledge of water management policies and procedures for hydro facilities

  • Intermediate skills in negotiating contracts

  • Intermediate computer skills in using spreadsheets

  • Intermediate analytical thinking skills

  • Intermediate decision-making skills

  • Intermediate diplomacy skills
    Intermediate problem-solving skills

  • Intermediate written and oral presentation skills

  • Ability to work shift and on-call schedule

  • At the senior level, eight or more years of related experience in required and knowledge, skills and abilities listed above would be at the advance level.

Join us today and power your potential!

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law. 

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

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Power Dispatcher
cation: Louisville, KY


Job Summary:

Primary responsibilities include scheduling, dispatching, and marketing of Trane Energy Supply Service’s clients’ resources in response to the requirements of each clients’ generation & load obligation, while maintaining system integrity and reliability.


Primary Duties:

  • Provide dispatch and scheduling services to clients with generation facilities or dispatchable/curtailable loads

  • Act as centralized point of communication between clients, facilities, and RTO/ISO

  • Update the RTO/ISO on changes in generating capability, including submitting outage tickets

  • Evaluate SCADA alarms and irregularities, taking corrective action accordingly

  • Perform settlement related processes and procedures in accordance with defined controls to produce daily market settlement statements, compliance evidence, and clear and concise reports for clients


Key Competencies: 

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Ability to monitor minute-by-minute conditions of both power markets and client resources

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • An ability to deconstruct invoices or large data sets, verify data, and present reports to clients

  • Within the first year of being hired, candidate must take and pass the PJM Generation Dispatcher exam

  • Ability to work rotating 12 hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays to ensure 24/7 hour coverage


Preference will be given to candidates with the follow knowledge:

  • Understanding of FERC, NERC and Eastern Interconnection market rules. Strong working knowledge of electric system operations, generation dispatch, scheduling, tagging between interconnections and understanding of transmission constraints. Knowledge of power plant operations, economic dispatch and operational limitations.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze market data and develop sound strategies. Accomplished user of spreadsheet applications to perform power supply cost modeling. Knowledge of OASIS sites and their functions for the purchase and scheduling of transmission rights. Familiar with SCADA/EMS systems. Knowledge of electronic tagging and deal capture systems.


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SaltHill Group 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 positions include:

  • FTR/CRR Traders, Position #1

  • Transmission Trading Analyst, Position #2

  • PJM Fundamentals Manager, Position #3

  • Quantitative Trading Strategist, Position #4

  • FTR Quant Trading Strategist, Position #5

  • Power Quantitative Structuring Manager, Position #6

  • Power Risk Control Lead, Position #7

  • Credit Risk Strategist, Position #8

For information on these open positions, please contact by e-mail and visit our website

SaltHill Group
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone 312-422-1392  

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 environment.

Position #2: Transmission Trading Analyst
provides analytical support for the nodal and ICE/OTC power traders across an assigned US ISO. 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 #3: PJM 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 similar.

Position #4: Quantitative Trading Strategist
Position enhances the existing analytic structure and provides quantitative research to further drive systemic trading strategy and commercial decisions. Key responsibilities include developing, testing and implementing new tools to be used by the trading team; extracting, analyzing and managing Big Data from multiple internal and external sources; optimizing large data sets into meaningful data; applying rigorous machine learning, statistical analysis, regression and optimization techniques to data for purposes of identifying signals and predictive patterns; evaluating and testing trading strategies; communicating analytical and modeling results through easy to understand visualization platforms; and researching and evaluating new technologies/tools associated with Big Data. Required: Masters or PhD in a quantitative field (math, physics, computer science, engineering or statistics); 2 years' experience in signal generation and predictive modeling in a front-office trading environment (energy or capital markets considered); excellent programming skills (C#, R, Python preferred) and advanced knowledge of scripting; ability to write and optimize database queries to extract and analyze large data sets; strong understanding of statistics, machine learning, regression models and optimization techniques; and strong communication skills.

Position #5: FTR Quant Trading Strategist
Position uses financial engineering techniques with existing fundamental analytics to drive trading strategy and commercial decisions for a power/FTR trading team. The team trades in the nodal and ICE/OTC power markets across PJM, MISO, ERCOT and SPP.  Responsibilities are to identify trade signals in the fundamental and historical power data (price patterns, generation, congestion, load) using statistical analysis (time series, regression and machine learning techniques) and portfolio construction and optimization skills. Required: an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a quantitative field (financial engineering, math, statistics, etc.); and 2+ years of front-office quantitative experience in a trading environment (financial or energy markets) with a focus on working with Big Data and trading signal generation.

Position #6: 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.); 2-5 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 #7: 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, valuations, 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 #8: Credit Risk Strategist
Position supports North American gas, power and oil portfolios.  Responsibilities include evaluating credit and assessing risk for complex structured finance and derivative transactions in a deal-oriented environment; interacting with trading desks to understand commercial deals from a credit control and risk perspective; negotiating contract, collateral and credit terms with trading and other counterparties; monitoring credit exposure including mark-to-market exposure and net accounts receivable/payable exposure; and evaluating and implementing processes and procedures for compliance and efficiency. Required: bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field; 5-7 years’ experience related credit risk experience in power, gas and/or oil; ability to negotiate master service agreements (NAESB, ISDAs, EEIs); and strong communication skills.



ACES provides a broad suite of energy trading and risk management services. ACES has the following exciting opportunities available.


Hourly Trader
Locations: Benson, AZ | Carmel, IN | Raleigh, NC

This position will be responsible for the management of generation and native load requirements of any participating member or client. This position will be accountable for generation and load scheduling, demand side management, transmission purchases, energy transactions, market interaction, hourly sales of member’s generation or contract resources and purchasing as required. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field or an Associate’s degree with applicable power trading experience from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education.  

  • Previous business experience preferred to include price negotiation, data analysis and customer service. 

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computers, specifically Microsoft Excel. 

  • Competence with mathematics and technical concepts. 

  • High degree of analytical, attention to detail and organization skills. 

  • Effective written and oral communication skills as well as computer skills. 

  • Application and use of critical thinking skills. 


SCADA / EMS Engineer
Carmel, IN

This position is responsible for providing management, support, and configuration activities for our Energy Management System (EMS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. This role will work with a talented team of generator operations, network administrators, network engineers, and other cyber security staff to ensure the reliability and safety of our electronic assets consistent with established security policies, procedures, and requirements. This position must adhere to, administer, and maintain NERC CIP compliant IT practices and procedures. 



  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering or related degree preferred

  • Understanding of NERC CIP standards

  • Solid understanding of electric power transmission and distribution, system equipment and control, including breaker control and monitoring, transformers, and electric system switching operations

  • Experience managing SCADA/EMS and AGC Systems

  • Knowledge of ICCP, DNP3 and various networking protocols

  • Knowledge of SQL Server database programming preferred

  • Automation and scripting experience preferred

  • Ability to develop and execute short term plans

  • Effective written communication, oral communication and presentation skills

  • Strong organization skills and technical writing skills

  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional customer service skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and resolve problems quickly

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Works independently with minimal supervision 






Merced Irrigation District

Deputy General Manager, Energy Resources

FLSA Status – Exempt



Under direction of the General Manager, provide leadership, direction and management of the Energy Resources and Hydroelectric departments. Major functions include: Planning, budgeting, engineering, construction, operation, maintenance, marketing, staffing, training and administration.  Perform other related work as required. Serve as acting General Manager as required. This is a department head position



  • Energy resources and Hydro Project planning and management

  • Wholesale power negotiations , contracts and agreements

  • Development and maintenance of electric rate structure and schedules.

  • Short and long term strategic planning for the departments

  • Hydro power, marketing and sales; facility planning for Energy Resources and Hydroelectric departments.

  • Representation of the District in California Public Utilities Commission, California Energy Commission hearings, and other State and Federal agencies related

  • to the District’s energy resources matters.

  • Develop and implement strategies for competition and growth.

  • Meet with industrial and commercial customers and the public in general, as necessary, to represent the District’s activities.

  • Manage and provide direction to all department personnel including

  • the areas of business development, customer account management, marketing,

  • public benefits, energy efficiency, financial analysis, engineering, construction and maintenance.

  • Assist the General Manager in any matters related to the operation of the District

  • Maintain a current knowledge of electric utility techniques and best practices.

  • Provide business, technical, and managerial input to the General Manager, management team, and Board of Directors as requested.

  • Manage and coordinate day to day operations, special projects, personnel and financial matters, including budget preparation and monitoring, of the department.

  • Manage the District's Energy Cost Risk Management Program in compliance with Board approved policy

  • Manage the District's regulatory compliance program including regulations from NERC, WECC, CDOC, FERC, CPUC, CEC, DOE and others

  • Manage the District's Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in compliance with State law and CEC regulations

  • Manage compliance with State Greenhouse Gas (GHG) requirements.

  • Management of monthly settlements for power purchases and power sales.

  • Manage major capital projects for Energy Resources and Hydro Project.

  • Perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned.



Any combination of experience and education that would prepare the candidate for the duties and responsibilities of the position is acceptable.


• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Electrical or Mechanical engineering or a related field. MBA and P.E. license desirable.


• A minimum of ten (10) years of increasing responsibility and experience in an electric utility, with a minimum of six (6) years in a management role.


Ability to:

  • Oversee the research and analysis on internal and external industry issues including renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions, photovoltaics, solar thermal electric, wind, certain biomass resources and hydroelectric facilities to ensure the District’s compliance with the current government-mandated renewable energy source requirement goal for the District of 33% by 2020.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;

  • Prepare and present oral and written reports;

  • Interact and communicate with a broad spectrum of internal employees and external customers;

  • Provide leadership and management of the department through coaching, enabling and facilitating employees working in a team environment;

  • Build constructive relationships by promoting effective partnerships with department peers, consumers and employees;

  • Understand electric industry power purchase principles and utilize strategies to ensure District electric customers experience competitive rates.

  • Interpret and apply federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures and regulations;

  • Exercise good judgment in structuring and organizing work and setting priorities, balancing the interests of clients and readily readjusting priorities to respond to customer demands;

  • Prioritize workload;

  • Work safely and independently.


Knowledge of:

  • Effective leadership and management principles and practices;

  • Electrical transmission and distribution, hydro generation, power markets, electrical rates and electric rate development, energy management and efficiency strategies;

  • Industrial processes, corporate economics and competitive threats;

  • Contract preparation and administration;

  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws and regulations;

  • Recent developments, current literature andsources of information regarding the electric utility industry as they relate to the District;

  • Proficient in the use of personal computer operation and related software applications, peripheral equipment operation and computer interface.


Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Must file a Statement of Economic Interests in compliance with Government Code Section 8100.

  • Must complete a two hour Ethics training course every two years in compliance with California AB 1234.

  • Must complete two hours of Sexual Harassment training every two years in compliance with California AB 1825.

  • A valid California Class C Driver License and the ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance program.

  • Abide by all District policies, guidelines and rules



  • Exposure to the sun: 10% or less work time spent outside a building and exposed to the sun.

  • Irregular or extended work hours: Occasionally required to change working hours or work overtime.

  • Work performed in an office environment


The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:



  • Exercise independent judgment.

  • Self-directing and organized.

  • Reason objectively.

  • Assess, project and plan work activities on a daily and weekly basis.

  • Interpret state/ federal/agency regulations.

  • Document concisely, accurately and timely.

  • Handle a variety of duties which may be interrupted or changed by immediate circumstances.



  • Communicate orally and in writing with District management, co-workers, outside auditors, customers, and the public in face-to-face and one-on-one settings.

  • Transport, set-up and removal of promotional equipment and materials at various public functions.

  • Use of office equipment such as computer, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.

  • Capable of negotiating stairways and uneven ground from time to time.


Sitting: Remains in a seated position for up to eight (8) hours per day
Hands/Arms: Operates computer for up to eight (8) hours per day
Lifting: Raises and lowers boxes and supplies up to twenty-five (25) pounds.
Stooping: Bends body downward and forward by bending at the knees or waist
Talking: Expresses ideas and shares information by means of spoken word in person and by telephone.
Hearing: Hears well enough to receive communications in person and by telephone.
Vision: Reads written and video messages for up to eight (8) hours per day. Operate vehicles and office equipment.


SUPERVISION:  The position receives general supervision from the General Manager.


SALARY:                                           $152,113.30 to $228,169.95 Grade W DATE OF POSTING:                           March 21, 2019


LOCATION OF JOB:                           744 West 20 Street, Merced, CA


ANTICIPATED DATE OF HIRE:            To be announced


Applications/Resumes will only be accepted via the Merced Irrigation District's online application system.


New users must set up an account at


Assistance with this new feature can be obtained in Human Resources




Western Region Vice President, Sales

Location – California or Houston


Client Overview: Client is a US retail energy supplier that assist businesses how to successfully manage their energy consumption, costs and risk management in deregulated energy markets. They provide large C&I customers with, energy risk management, market intelligence, demand management, enrollments/scheduling services, settlements and billing. Client is a publicly traded company with revenues of $7+ billion.


Primary Functions: Reporting to the Vice President, Sales, the RVP, Sales will lead energy commodity and risk management solution sales efforts across all markets, segments and channels to clients within the Western Region.



  • Lead a high-profile sales team responsible for generating gross margin.

  • Recruit, hire, coach, train and supervise employees.

  • Work with regulatory affairs to push for the further expansion of Western markets.

  • Stay current on market and regulatory events within the region.

  • Develop new distribution channels as opportunities arise that can generate net growth.



  • 10+ years of sales and marketing working in deregulated energy commodity markets.

  • 5+ years of managerial / leadership experience with sales teams.



  • Polished and proven leadership skills.

  • Ability to professionally present to internal and external audiences including senior managers.

  • Knowledge of FASB hedge accounting treatments.

  • Knowledge of risk valuation methodology is preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience in transactions that involve renewable energy sources.


***All offers of employment will be contingent on a clear background check and drug screen***


If you are interested, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 –




Director of Engineering – Federal ESPC

Remote Location


Client is one of the largest and most respected energy services companies in the U.S., utilizing design-build and performance-based contracting vehicles to deliver energy and maintenance savings and significant infrastructure upgrades to Federal facilities.


The Director of Engineering will report to the SVP and will lead/manage engineering and development teams performing development over a portfolio of energy savings projects. Responsible for engineering/financial leadership support of all ESPC engineering activities.



  • Overall performance of the Federal Engineering Group

  • Provide mentoring and leadership to the engineering group

  • Assess group capabilities and optimize staffing and assignment of resources

  • Lead engineering group to ensure that creative and cost effective energy conservation measures are identified, developed and completed on time and on budget

  • Flawless collaboration with leadership and other internal departments, including sales, business development, energy conservation engineering, construction, commissioning, measurement & verification and Central Plant O&M

  • Actively recruit new talent and retain top talent



  • Education - BS Engineering/equivalent

  • 10+ years’ experience in HVAC and EMS Design, and/or energy analysis

  • Experience in managing multiple technical teams

  • Experience with CHP, HVAC, and control systems preferred

  • Experience in FEMP Measurement &Verification protocols preferred


If you are interested, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 –