provides a broad suite of energy trading and risk management
services. ACES has the following exciting opportunities available.
Trading Control Analyst
is responsible for maintaining a sound trading control environment
at the West Regional Trading Center.
Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate discipline or 3+ years of work
experience in risk management/trading/trading control.
Strong verbal and written communications skills and attention to
Strong analytical, research, organizational, and interpersonal
Solid aptitude for math, market economics, accounting, auditing
Strong working knowledge of computer/PC and various software,
especially the risk system and associated reporting tools.
Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and Access.
High quality external and internal report preparation experience.
Analytical report writing experience.
Must be able to identify risks.
Must be able to effectively prioritize and follow through on
projects and duties.
Ability to solve problems, make decisions and prioritize their
Must be a team player that is also capable of leading a team.
Must be innovative, self-motivated and proactive.
Must possess sound business judgment and professional skepticism.
Must be able to manage and complete several projects
Must be willing to travel between Tucson and other ACES offices as
Enters transactions executed by ACES clients into the energy
transaction and risk management system.
Validates the integrity of the data and transactions captured in
the risk systems and client systems by performing various
reconciliations and reports errors accordingly.
Promptly reports trading authority policy and operational
exceptions to the Executive Director of Trading Control.
Monitors the deal capture, verification, and reporting functions
to ensure compliance with the trading control desk procedures and
ensures desk procedures are updated as processes change.
Investigates transactions executed by ACES traders for execution
at fair market value.
Works closely with the Director of Trading Control and Trading
Control Specialist and functions as a backup for West RTC specific
matters as necessary.
Develops or improves transaction queries and reports relative to
the trading control function using available software tools.
Coordinates and schedules training for new and changing markets
Analyzes long-term contracts and/or complex deals and captures the
associated transactions in the appropriate risk management
Continues to develop innovative deal capture processes to improve
accuracy, efficiency, and controls.
Updates long term deals and makes revisions to existing trades in
the risk system as needed.
Assists with the SOC 1 Review by complying with auditor requests.
Reviews external confirmation letters and broker reports for
Assists with the implementation of new clients, services, markets,
or commodities and ensures effective controls are in place.
Assists with the implementation of new systems or processes
related to trade execution, deal capture, risk management, or
settlements and ensures effective controls are in place.
Participates as an active team member by joining committees and
working groups, attending/conducting meetings and training,
showing respect for co-workers, encouraging feedback, contributing
insights and opinions, and reflecting a positive attitude and work
Monitors and distributes transaction requests received from
members and customers and logs on member websites.
Investigates discrepancies identified by Settlements during the
mid-month and end-of-month tie-out processes.
Develops and updates Trading Control desk procedures.
Ensures confirmation letters are generated, reviewed and
distributed to counterparties for all applicable transactions.
Assists in training new Trading Control and Front Office
Monitors trader compliance with established trading authority
limits and maintains records of approval documentation.
Monitors time parameters and price triggers on transaction
Reviews and maintains the Limits Monitoring query tables.
Submits daily transaction data to price index publishers.
Participate as an active member during internal ACES ERO
Will adhere to all ACES corporate policies and comply with all
ACES regulatory requirements, including but not limited to NERC,
FERC, and relevant state regulations, as applicable to this
Any additional responsibilities assigned by management.
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Power Trader, Real-Time West
Location: Bellevue, WA
Provides asset optimization services
including; portfolio management, system monitoring, resource
scheduling, and the execution of real-time energy transactions on
behalf of The Energy Authority and its Members and Partners.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following:
● Simultaneously manages portfolios in real-time for multiple
o Forecasts hourly loads
o Analyzes energy and transmission alternatives to
optimize profits and ensure delivery
o Interacts with the market participants to develop,
negotiate, and execute opportunistic business transactions that
create value for the company
o Evaluates the current value of thermal and storage
resources relative to the market
o Evaluate market conditions and develop trading
strategies to optimize the use of available resources
o Coordinate client and intra-TEA communications on
power supply needs and transactions
● Monitors real-time data feeds to provide timely and
reliable response to changing portfolio conditions including:
o SCADA alarm system
o Real-time system metering
● Coordinates the scheduling of resources to serve
o Scheduling of energy and reserve transactions
o Tagging of energy transactions
o Manage transmission reservations and negotiate
transmission sales / purchases
o Pro-actively pursues transmission opportunities on
behalf of Members, Partners and TEA
o Coordinate between clients, counterparties, control
areas and transmission providers to ensure the reliable receipt and
delivery of power
● Maintains working knowledge of Trading environment
o Client’s resource and obligation mix
o Current tagging methodologies and requirements
o Current scheduling methodologies and requirements
o Current applications, web sites, spreadsheets and
other tools needed to effectively manage the portfolios under their
● Data Entry Tasks
o Accurately records purchase and sale transactions
on appropriate blotters or trade tickets and ensures that all
necessary transaction details are entered into TEA’s deal capture
o Obtains market discoveries and market clearing
o Confirms hourly transactions, including total MWh’s,
transaction price, Point of Receipt or Point of Delivery with
counter-parties in order to ensure accuracy
Work on a rotating 12-hour shift to provide trading coverage on a
7/24/365 day basis and be prepared to provide trading support during
natural disasters, at back up facility, and/or team related
emergencies. This position may be called on to fill in for other
trading floor positions (Support Specialist, Day-Ahead Power
Management Specialist, etc.) when needed. Provide training and
support to new traders and support specialists about TEA business
practices, processes, and procedures. Ensure that all relevant
aspects including energy price, transmission, counter party
contractual and credit limits terms, are in compliance with TEA’s
and member risk policies (if applicable).
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelors’ degree from a four year accredited college or university
required, advanced degree a plus. Previous experience in the energy
industry and with trade capture systems is a plus.
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Real-Time Trader Application
of Tacoma, WA
Analyst position will focus on optimizing and tracking transactions
with the California ISO (CAISO) in the Day-Ahead and Hourly markets
as well as with any future implementation of the Western EIM.
The ideal candidate will draw on their CAISO/EIM technical expertise
to help lead the team with analysis, marketing, development,
enhancement and implementation of effective bidding strategies to
maximize wholesale revenue within organized markets.
Function as the subject
matter expert and strategic lead for market opportunities within
the CAISO and EIM.
strategies, evaluate their effectiveness, identify opportunities
to increase value and communicate these strategies with the
trading team (Day-Ahead and Real-Time Energy Traders).
technical workshops and forums. Communicate technical and market
intelligence information to the Resource Operations and Trading
team, senior management and other groups within Tacoma Power.
Enhance the development
of in-house tools and models to assist with trading, decision
support, settlement, resource optimization, water management, unit
efficiency, resource constraints and regulatory requirements.
Develop and deliver
executive presentations that are accurate, thoroughly researched,
timely, analytically sound, and with visual and verbal
communication that is easy to understand, tailored to the
audience, and provides a clear path for decision making.
Work with the After the
Facts Group to ensure that CAISO transactions are correctly
billed, accounted for, and processed through SAP and OATI.
Maintain and account
for Tacoma Power's carbon obligations in CITSS.
products and services that Tacoma Power can supply with
competitive advantage. Utilize sound analytical, statistical and
mathematical techniques to determine expected opportunity costs
and risks associated with supplying these products and services.
Collaborate with other department representatives and represent
Power Management's interests on regional issues concerning the
wholesale energy market especially in the area of CAISO and the
Bachelor's degree in a
relevant field (Engineering, Economics, Finance, Statistics, or
2-5 years of experience
working in wholesale energy market, preferably in an analyst role
2 years of experience
working with CAISO and/or EIM are required for a senior level
Knowledge of energy
markets and market fundamentals
Advanced skills in MS
Office, especially Excel
skills; excellent communication, writing and presentation skills
Self-starter with the
ability to work effectively without direct supervision in a fast
paced, stressful and multitasking environment
Project Manager (Energy Efficiency)
San Francisco Bay Area
As Project Manager, your
primary responsibility will be to execute and manage multiple new
building commissioning, energy efficiency, and retro-commissioning
projects simultaneously. You will oversee all aspects of projects
including technical work, scheduling, budget management and client
relationship management. You will be responsible for setting
deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring the progress of
each project, and preparing reports to company management regarding
Key Responsibilities: Execute and project manage the delivering
of energy and commissioning related services to end-use customers,
Project management of
commissioning, energy consulting, and/or engineering projects
Oversee all aspects of
a project including scope, schedule, budget, and quality
Set deadlines, assign
responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of projects
assessments to review systems and collect data from facilities
Conduct and manage
whole building energy modeling by engineers
Lead project teams
consisting of internal staff and sub-consultants
Understanding of new
building commissioning/building systems/energy efficiency/ HVAC
Consistently able to
lead customer meetings
Background and prior
experience in the energy sector
Degree in technical
Practical experience in
new building commissioning, building commissioning, HVAC, energy,
CITY OF ANAHEIM
invites applications for the position of:
Integrated Resource Planner
Integrated Resource Planner I
$86,117.00 - $118,411 Annually
Integrated Resource Planner II
$99,690 - $137,074 Annually
The Public Utilities Department seeks a talented and
knowledgeable professional to fill the position of Integrated
Resources Planner I or II. The ideal candidate will perform a
variety of professional level duties and responsibilities in the
analysis, forecasting and planning of the electric utility's
integrated resources; to administer the Public Utilities bulk power
contracts; will plan, develop, and implement advanced technologies
including renewable energy resources and alternative fuel programs;
coordinate the development and implementation of such
programs/projects with the department's integrated resources
objectives, including demand side management programs; and
coordinate, forecast, schedule and account for utility power
generation and transmission according to system demands; and to
monitor, purchase, and sell power resources on a real-time basis to
and from other utilities.
One vacancy exists in the Power Supply section, with
the Utilities Department having the discretion to fill at either
level (I or II) based on the qualifications of the applicant and the
needs of the department.
www.anaheim.net/jobs for a
full list of functions.
The vacancy can be filled at either level.
Qualifications for both classifications are as follows:
For Integrated Resource Planner I: An
equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to
perform the essential job functions and provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying.
For Integrated Resource Planner II: Two years
of progressively responsible professional experience in the
procurement and administration of bulk power contracts, engineering
and/or project management, and/or forecasting, analysis of
integrated resources, electric load dispatching, scheduling, and
For both I and II:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or
university with major course work in business, economics,
engineering, accounting, or a related field. An equivalent
combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the
essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and
abilities is qualifying.
For both I and II:
Knowledge of: Accounting principles; principles and
practices of statistical, economic and financial analysis;
principles of contract preparation and administration; statistics
and statistical programming; principles of technical report
preparation; methods used in the economic evaluation of bulk power;
power contract development; principles of contract law; power
scheduling and accounting principles; integrated resources planning
theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide
variety of electrical systems; principles of power generation
expansion and probability analysis; standard and advanced generation
technologies; resource types and their attributes, including
baseload, peaking, capacity factor, emissions, and reliability;
alternative fuel systems; state and federal environmental policies
and procedures; principles of project planning and management;
methods of gathering and analyzing data; units of power measurement;
basic transmission and generation and cogeneration of power
resources; concepts of power plant operations; principles of power
system operation including power flow concepts; load forecasting,
power scheduling techniques, energy accounting, and electrical
theory, principles, and practices; principles of mathematics as
applied to energy and rate calculations, CAISO tariffs and
protocols; identify scheduling problems, make decisions, and
implement corrective action immediately; applicable power scheduling
software; office procedures, methods, and equipment including
computers and applicable software applications such as word
processing, spreadsheets, and databases; pertinent federal, state
and local laws, codes and regulations.
Ability to: Perform economic analysis; analyze
and interpret statistical data; conduct studies and evaluate models;
read, interpret and apply complex laws, regulations and changes in
policies and procedures; evaluate and recommend future bulk power
resources based on negotiated proposals; negotiate, interpret,
prepare and maintain power contracts; analyze program performance
and prepare recommendations for improvement; review financial,
statistical and feasibility analysis of program projects; coordinate
cooperative efforts between various groups; evaluate and resolve
policy and technical issues; coordinate, direct and administer
multidisciplined teams and coordinate and interface with various
groups, departments and individuals to achieve program goals and
responsibilities; set and develop priorities, methods, standards,
objectives and strategies for project development and funding; read,
interpret and use technical documents, laws and data sources;
identify, analyze and resolve problems with multiple input
priorities between multidisciplined departments internal and
external to the department; prepare and implement energy
pre-schedules and forecasts; identify scheduling problems and
implement corrective action; perform analysis of data and prepare
reports; negotiate the purchase of power from other utility
agencies; prepare electric system pre-schedules and forecasts;
identify economic energy resources; economically schedule energy
resources; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, contracts
and/or other reports and documents; evaluate options and
alternatives and make effective negotiating decisions; communicate
clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and
maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the
course of work.
License/Certification Required: Possession of an
appropriate, valid driver's license.
This position is open on a continuous basis with a
first review date of Wednesday,
September 26, 2018. You are
advised to submit your application prior to this date to assure
consideration. The recruitment may be closed at any time after the
first review date.
For full application instructions and position
Energy Solutions Developer – Federal Discipline
Client is one of the
largest and most respected energy services companies in the U.S.,
utilizes design-build and performance-based contracting vehicles to
deliver energy and maintenance savings as well as significant
infrastructure upgrades to existing Federal facilities.
Looking for a Business
Developer to sell complex energy efficiency projects within the
As a Senior Account Executive, you’ll be involved in the following:
selling and marketing of energy infrastructure solutions in the
federal sector through performance-based Federal IDIQ contracts
Identify new business
opportunities, markets and cultivate new customer prospects
Develop new RFP/RFQ
Work on highly
competitive RFP/RFQ responses in a primary authorship role
internal project development teams and others throughout the sales
Account management to
maintain relationships with existing customers and drive new
business to help customer meet Federal goals or unfunded site
infrastructure requirements through performance-based energy
Experience / Qualifications
Experience in the
Federal ESPC, UESC, Energy Management and/or Design/Build market
Experience with complex
sale cycles that include complex financial arrangements
speaking and presentation skills required
The ability to travel
Senior Business Developer – Retail
We have been retained to
recruit a Sr. Business Developer (BDM) to lead the ERCOT/PJM
retail energy expansion efforts for one of the largest independent
power producers in North America. Looking to expend their footprint
in the competitive energy space, our client has the distinct
advantage of strong brand recognition, exceptional leadership and
highly competitive products/pricing.
Must have previous
success selling power/gas. As a Sr. BDM, you will sell
competitive electricity to the commercial and industrial marketplace
throughout PJM and into the ERCOT market as well. You will be
responsible for prospecting new business opportunities, presenting
company services, lead generation, qualifying, and aggressively
closing new sales. Additional responsibilities include implementing
a business plan to effectively manage assigned territory, acquiring
signed contracts from new and existing customers, preparing
agreements and conducting sales presentations. The appropriate
profile of a BDM is uncompromising; quantifiable benchmark power/gas
sales success, an understanding of the ERCOT and PJM regions and a
commitment to above average performance.
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
PJM FTR Hedge Trader,
Virtuals Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM),
Nodal Power Engineer, Position #4
PJM FTR Transmission Engineer,
Power Structuring Quant,
Renewable Origination (Battery Storage
Manager of Thermal Development, Position #8
(Electricity) Markets Controller,
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 Masters 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 is part of a commercial team and is focused on hedging
generation (not spec trading). Additionally, this new FTR hire is
involved in the ARR selections and/or doing the analysis behind
the ARR selections with respect load deals. Required: Masters’ or
PhD in electrical engineering (power systems focus) with 3-7 years
of related PJM congestion trading experience; experience at a
utility, IPP, power trading firm; strong modeling and programming
skills; and power flow analysis skills using UPLAN, PowerWorld,
Dayzer, PROMOD or PSSE, etc. Consideration will be given to a
congestion trader or trading analyst with market experience in
other ISOs (ERCOT, MISO, NYIO, NEISO, SPP or CaISO).
Position #3: Virtuals Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM)
Position is responsible for developing the CaISO, MISO or PJM
Virtuals trade seat (conceptualizing, developing, and back-testing
the trade strategies, trade execution and risk management of the
book). Required: bachelor’s degree; experience with the market
fundamentals of CaISO, MISO or PJM; strong modeling skills; and a
historical PnL track record of $1M trading CaISO, MISO or PJM
Position #4: Nodal Power Engineer
Position provides analytical support for the senior nodal traders
and their portfolios (trading in the nodal and ICE/OTC power
markets across all ISOs). Key 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 3-7 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, CaISO, ERCOT or SPP); 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 #5: PJM FTR Transmission Engineer
Position is responsible for fundamental research and key analytics
in support of the PJM FTR trading portfolio. Responsibilities
include running production cost models, transmission and
congestion modeling, price forecasting, development of trader
tools and identifying strategies for the PJM FTR auctions. The
focus of this position is hedging power generation but the
Transmission Engineer also gets involved with analytical support
for the commercial physical and financial power trading teams.
Required: Masters or PhD in electrical engineering (power systems
focus) with 3-7 years of related PJM transmission experience;
experience at a utility, IPP, power trading firm, power research
firm or ISO as a transmission planning engineer or a congestion
analyst with an expertise in the market rules of PJM; strong
modeling and programming skills; and power flow analysis skills
using UPLAN, PowerWorld, Dayzer, PROMOD or PSSE, etc.
Position #6: Power Structuring Quant
Position is part of a commercial trading team and is responsible
for designing complex valuation and price models for structured
products with an initial focus on pricing load-following deals
(load auctions), and ongoing modeling enhancements and
back-testing to the pricing engine/pricing library. Secondary
responsibilities include providing quantitative support for the
speculative power and FTR traders with optimizing the ARR/FTR and
Day-Ahead/Real-Time portfolios and developing trading tools.
Required: an advanced degree in a quantitative field (hard
sciences required - mathematics, engineering, physics, etc.); 5+
years’ experience in a power quantitative role with prior
experience pricing and structuring complex transactions (exotic
options, bespoke structures) or experience building or enhancing
pricing models (required); strong understanding of embedded
optionality and drivers; and experience with coding (required).
Position #7: Renewable Origination (Battery Storage Focus)
originates and executes battery storage technology
for its wind and solar business with a customer focus on
utilities, coops and munis, large C&I customers and power
marketers. This is a newly created role and business line. The
focus of the role is origination/sales/marketing, but this
individual will work closely with the business development team on
implementation of the storage projects. Required: a bachelor's
degree; 5+ years' experience in an origination or sales &
marketing role in the renewables industry with at least a year of
experience working with battery storage projects; strong knowledge
of current market dynamics including ISO and state regulations
around battery storage as well the technical requirements of
battery storage projects; a rolodex of customer contacts; strong
project management and communications skills and advanced
technical skills (Excel, etc.).
Position #8: Manager of Thermal Development
manages the development of utility-scale thermal
projects throughout the United States. Responsibilities include
identifying and evaluating sites; leading the process to obtain
permits and approvals; directing activities with ISO/RTO to obtain
transmission interconnections; evaluating fuel procurement
options; engaging consultants; and working with local
organizations. Required: a bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Civil
or Electrical Engineering (advanced degree strongly preferred); 7+
years' experience in the thermal power industry; strong project
development experience and skills; and strong organizational and
Position #9: Energy (Electricity) Markets Controller
Position is a hands-on Controller for a retail
electricity provider and is responsible for monthly general ledger
accounting, monthly and quarterly accounting close processes,
financial statement preparation and other reporting, cash flow
analysis, assisting the CFO with treasury activities, liaison to
the external auditors, managing accounting policy decisions, and
overall accounting processes (automation, streamlining, etc.).
Required: bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (required);
advanced degree preferred; CPA license is strongly preferred; 8+
years’ corporate accounting experience in the retail electricity,
renewables or wholesale power & gas trading industries, including
supervisory responsibilities; strong accounting and analytical
skills; knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS required; strong Excel
skills and ability to manage large data sets; and excellent
communication skills and ability to work in a lean, start-up
environment in a hands-on and independent manner.
#10: Plant Accountant
Position performs the accounting, reporting and
analysis activities for multiple power plants. Accounting
responsibilities include preparing journal entries, reconciling
general ledger accounts, preparing and analyzing financial
statements, assisting internal and external auditors and improving
accounting processes and procedures. Position also is expected to
analyze existing cost structures (operating costs, capital
expenditures) to assist in streamlining plant operations.
Required: a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related
field (advanced degree preferred); 5+ years’ accounting experience
including 3+ years’ experience in the energy industry (IPPs
preferred); and public accounting experience with large SEC and/or
power industry clients is preferred.