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Power Procurement Project Manager


Who We Are
Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is Southern California’s locally operated non-profit default electricity provider for 32 communities within Los Angeles and Ventura counties and the 5th largest electricity company in the State of California. We provide clean renewable energy at competitive rates to over three million residents and businesses through approximately one million customer accounts.
What You’ll Do
CPA is seeking a motivated, highly organized, and detail-oriented team member to provide compliance, analytical, and other support to our growing power procurement team, as we advance clean energy goals in a way that adheres to the local priorities of our member agencies.

The power procurement team performs various functions related to the development and management of CPA’s energy supply portfolio, including procurement of renewable, carbon free, conventional energy, and resource adequacy products to contribute toward CPA’s target portfolio mix, comply with CPA’s hedging strategies, achieve regulatory and legislative targets, and maximize benefits for CPA’s customers.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work at an important intersection of energy and climate policy in California, helping to restructure Southern California’s energy market to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide local choice in energy supply and services.

Who You’ll Work With
The Power Procurement Project Manager will report to the Senior Manager of Structured Contracts.  You will work closely with the power procurement team, middle office division, scheduling coordinator and other consultants as assigned. 
Commitment to Diversity
At CPA, we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We represent a diverse customer base and intend to hire employees that reflect our communities. Clean Power Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Culture
CPA fosters a culture of open communication, responsibility, and intellectual curiosity. As a small team building the largest CCA in California, high levels of trust, collaboration, and mission alignment are key. We value transparency, responsiveness, and innovation.
Successful Candidates Must Demonstrate the Following Abilities:

  • Have high attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Have strong project management skills.
  • Handle multiple priorities to meet deadlines and escalate key issues.
  • Work accurately and swiftly under pressure.
  • Demonstrate good judgement and integrity.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing and can translate complex technical information into non-technical language.
  • Have a high tolerance for uncertainty but know how to bring things to resolution.
  • Have a strong work ethic befitting a start-up environment.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Power Procurement Project Manager performs transactional, analytical, and compliance support activities for the Power Procurement team.  Duties include:

  • Compliance: Responsible for the preparation of various power supply compliance reports, including monthly and annual resource adequacy filings and external data requests. Stay informed of state, local and federal regulatory policies and actions that impact energy and capacity procurement and reporting.
  • Hedging Analytics:  Manage analytics and position tracking related to CPA’s short and mid-term hedging strategies to maximize the value of CPA’s power procurement portfolio while minimizing risk. Track performance of CPA’s Congestion Revenue Rights (CRR) portfolio and project manage monthly and annual auction process.
  • ERMP Compliance: Support monthly Risk Management Team meetings and track compliance with the CPA’s Energy Risk Management Policy (ERMP).
  • Origination Support: Support administration of CPA’s requests for offers (RFOs), including tracking and organizing proposals for energy and resource adequacy supply and assisting with RFO operations.  Support negotiation of transaction confirms and perform deal validation.
  • Portfolio Management: Support the development and ongoing maintenance of tools and systems related to position monitoring, contract and counterparty management, settlements support, and other financial reporting, in coordination with CPA’s scheduling coordinator, front, mid, and back-office functions.
  • Asset Management and Resource Optimization: Support the evaluation, optimization, and performance reporting of CPA’s portfolio resources to inform bidding strategies, outage scheduling, and other asset management activities.
  • Market Analysis: Research and assess market conditions and trends to guide CPA’s power procurement strategies.
  • Management Support: Prepare effective reports and presentations for management and Board communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in energy trading, compliance, market operations, or planning.
  • Understanding of California ISO (CAISO) and bilateral wholesale electricity markets, including energy, resource adequacy, renewables, and carbon-free products. CCA experience is a plus.
  • Experience with modeling and valuation of electricity products and physical resource assets.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Handle multiple priorities to meet deadlines and escalate key issues.
  • Have a strong work ethic and be comfortable taking initiative/working in a fast paced, start-up environment.
  • Work well on diverse teams and with consultants and be highly collaborative.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python and SAS is a plus.

 

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $110,000, with exact compensation to be determined by Clean Power Alliance, dependent on experience. Benefits include health care, a 401(k)-like match program, paid vacation, and sick leave. This is not a civil service position.

How to Apply

Candidates should send a succinct and well-written cover letter and resume with 3 references to jobs@cleanpoweralliance.org. The start date for the position is as soon as possible and will remain open until filled.

 

 

 

Grant County Public Utility District

Work, Live & Play in Central Washington State

Senior Manager Rates and Pricing

Grant County Public Utility District, a national leader in public power rate making, has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Manager of Rates and Pricing. The Senior Manager will have the opportunity to exercise innovation by leading the area of rate design and engaging in challenging projects spanning across the organization. With our investment in professional development and advanced technology, this is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Manager to join the Grant PUD team.

In addition to a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, the successful candidate must have significant utility, regulatory, or rates/forecasting consulting experience. Hands-on experience with load forecasting/cost of service is also required.

Grant County

Central Washington combines the best of all the Pacific Northwest has to offer:

  • With lots of sunshine and a dry climate (less than 10 inches of rain per year), enjoy the outdoors with plenty of opportunities for boating, fishing, and hiking. Also, Grant County is home to the world-renowned Gorge Amphitheatre, which attracts top musical acts from around the globe.
  • Our low cost of living; variety of healthcare options; excellent schools; and large variety of fresh, locally-grown farm, orchard, and vineyard offerings make it a great place to thrive and prosper.
  • Moses Lake, the county’s largest community, is rapidly growing and expanding services and amenities. It is also convenient to the regional hubs of Wenatchee, Ellensburg, Yakima, and Tri-Cities area (Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick). Plus, you’ll be within easy driving distance via I-90 of the metropolitan areas of Spokane and Seattle.

    It’s no wonder Central Washington is one of the fast-growing areas of the state!

    Grant PUD
    •Grant PUD was built by a community of forward thinkers. Residents formed the PUD to bring electricity to the county in the 1930s. In the 1950s, they encouraged construction of two dams on the Columbia River to provider renewable, low-cost power for themselves and future generations.
    •The utility serves more than 40,000 customers, with the capacity to produce more than 2,000 megawatts of clean, renewable electricity.
    •With two dams on the Columbia River, approximately 4,000 miles of transmission and distribution line, 20 shoreline-area recreation sites, multiple service and office locations, and strong cultures of safety and community engagement, we are Grant County’s premier employer.

    Learn more by visiting https://www.grantpud.org/careers

    Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Power Procurement Project Manager

Who We Are

Clean Power Alliance (CPA) is Southern California’s locally operated non-profit default electricity provider for 32 communities within Los Angeles and Ventura counties and the 5th largest electricity company in the State of California. We provide clean renewable energy at competitive rates to over three million residents and businesses through approximately one million customer accounts.

What You’ll Do

CPA is seeking a motivated, highly organized, and detail-oriented team member to provide compliance, analytical, and other support to our growing power procurement team, as we advance clean energy goals in a way that adheres to the local priorities of our member agencies.

 

The power procurement team performs various functions related to the development and management of CPA’s energy supply portfolio, including procurement of renewable, carbon free, conventional energy, and resource adequacy products to contribute toward CPA’s target portfolio mix, comply with CPA’s hedging strategies, achieve regulatory and legislative targets, and maximize benefits for CPA’s customers.

 

This is an outstanding opportunity to work at an important intersection of energy and climate policy in California, helping to restructure Southern California’s energy market to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide local choice in energy supply and services.

 

Who You’ll Work With

The Power Procurement Project Manager will report to the Senior Manager of Structured Contracts.  You will work closely with the power procurement team, middle office division, scheduling coordinator and other consultants as assigned. 

Commitment to Diversity

At CPA, we value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We represent a diverse customer base and intend to hire employees that reflect our communities. Clean Power Alliance provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

 

 

Culture

CPA fosters a culture of open communication, responsibility, and intellectual curiosity. As a small team building the largest CCA in California, high levels of trust, collaboration, and mission alignment are key. We value transparency, responsiveness, and innovation.

Successful Candidates Must Demonstrate the Following Abilities:

               Have high attention to detail with strong organizational skills.

               Have strong project management skills.

               Handle multiple priorities to meet deadlines and escalate key issues.

               Work accurately and swiftly under pressure.

               Demonstrate good judgement and integrity.

               Communicate effectively, orally and in writing and can translate complex technical information into non-technical language.

               Have a high tolerance for uncertainty but know how to bring things to resolution.

               Have a strong work ethic befitting a start-up environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Power Procurement Project Manager performs transactional, analytical, and compliance support activities for the Power Procurement team.  Duties include:

      Compliance: Responsible for the preparation of various power supply compliance reports, including monthly and annual resource adequacy filings and external data requests. Stay informed of state, local and federal regulatory policies and actions that impact energy and capacity procurement and reporting.

      Hedging Analytics:  Manage analytics and position tracking related to CPA’s short and mid-term hedging strategies to maximize the value of CPA’s power procurement portfolio while minimizing risk. Track performance of CPA’s Congestion Revenue Rights (CRR) portfolio and project manage monthly and annual auction process.

      ERMP Compliance: Support monthly Risk Management Team meetings and track compliance with the CPA’s Energy Risk Management Policy (ERMP).

      Origination Support: Support administration of CPA’s requests for offers (RFOs), including tracking and organizing proposals for energy and resource adequacy supply and assisting with RFO operations.  Support negotiation of transaction confirms and perform deal validation.

      Portfolio Management: Support the development and ongoing maintenance of tools and systems related to position monitoring, contract and counterparty management, settlements support, and other financial reporting, in coordination with CPA’s scheduling coordinator, front, mid, and back-office functions.

      Asset Management and Resource Optimization: Support the evaluation, optimization, and performance reporting of CPA’s portfolio resources to inform bidding strategies, outage scheduling, and other asset management activities.

      Market Analysis: Research and assess market conditions and trends to guide CPA’s power procurement strategies.

      Management Support: Prepare effective reports and presentations for management and Board communications.

      Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

·       2+ years of experience in energy trading, compliance, market operations, or planning.

·       Understanding of California ISO (CAISO) and bilateral wholesale electricity markets, including energy, resource adequacy, renewables, and carbon-free products. CCA experience is a plus.

·       Experience with modeling and valuation of electricity products and physical resource assets.

 

Requirements

 

·       Bachelor’s Degree.

·       Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills.

·       High attention to detail.

·       Handle multiple priorities to meet deadlines and escalate key issues.

·       Have a strong work ethic and be comfortable taking initiative/working in a fast paced, start-up environment.

·       Work well on diverse teams and with consultants and be highly collaborative.

·       Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

·       Experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python and SAS is a plus.

 

Salary and Benefits

 

The salary range for this position is $80,000 - $110,000, with exact compensation to be determined by Clean Power Alliance, dependent on experience. Benefits include health care, a 401(k)-like match program, paid vacation, and sick leave. This is not a civil service position.

 

How to Apply

 

Candidates should send a succinct and well-written cover letter and resume with 3 references to jobs@cleanpoweralliance.org. The start date for the position is as soon as possible and will remain open until filled.

 

 

 

Tacoma Power has an opportunity for a Real-Time Energy Trader (RTET) to join our team. Tacoma RTETs optimize our resource portfolio by scheduling Tacoma's generation and power supply contracts, along with energy purchases and sales to ensure that the power supply obligations of Tacoma's customers are met in the most economical and cost efficient manner. Seek out real-time market opportunities and create innovative transactions that maximize the economic benefits from hourly market fluctuations. Tacoma’s RTETs work closely with the Systems Power Dispatchers in the operation of Tacoma's generating resources.

Qualifications
•Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Engineering, Economics, Business, or related field)
•2+ years of experience working in power marketing or utility operations. Utility operations, marketing, or economics experience may be substituted for years of education.

Desired Qualifications
•Knowledge of energy markets and market fundamentals (prefer experience with CAISO and EIM)
•Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills
•Self-starter able to work effectively without direct supervision in a fast-paced, stressful and multitasking environment
•Ability to work rotating 12-hour shifts
•Ability to use personal computers, spreadsheets, word processing, and energy accounting packages
•NERC Balance & Interchange Operator certified within 12 months of appointment.

*TO APPLY, PLEASE VISIT OUR CITY WEBSITE AT WWW.CITYOFTACOMA.ORG/JOBS. PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY AT OUR CITY WEBSITE.*

 



GridSME’s mission is to help our clients accelerate the world’s energy future. To do this, we hire the industry’s best SMEs to solve the grid’s most complex problems. One of the fastest growing areas of our company is our GridSecurity team, which performs network operations and managed security services for approximately 300 generators and control centers throughout the U.S., focused mostly on the renewable energy sector that is rapidly growing.

For this Vice President of GridSecurity role, we are looking for an experienced and proven leader with a background in cybersecurity that wants to grow with us. The person filling this position will be responsible for recruiting, mentoring, managing, and leading the GridSecurity team. In addition, this person will be responsible for selling and communicating the value of our GridSecurity services to our clients, thereby helping us increase GridSecurity’s growth trajectory.

For more information, click here

Apply on GridSME’s website: https://www.gridsme.com/application.html

 

 

NCPA

Schedule Coordinator I-III

 

The Schedule Coordinator is responsible for scheduling energy in the California ISO Balancing Authority and other Balancing Authorities, submitting economic bids in the California ISO markets, monitoring and verifying schedules, and scheduling outages using the California ISO Outage Management System.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Ensures Agency scheduling and dispatch operations are following all applicable NERC and WECC Reliability Standards, and California ISO Tariff requirements, Business Practice Manuals and Operating Procedures.
  2. Coordinates energy production and purchase/sale schedules; including submitting schedules and bids into the CAISO Integrated Forward Market (IFM) and Real Time Market (RTM). Manages Interchange schedules and monitors market prices and conditions.
  3. Schedules, monitors, and submits load, energy, and ancillary bids as needed for NCPA, NCPA members, and customers.
  4. Issues notifications on any California ISO alerts, warnings, emergencies, and certain system operating messages.
  5. Issues notifications on any PG&E PSPS events, or any operationally based NCPA mass communication notifications.
  6. Schedules Ancillary Services, such as regulation and spinning/non-spinning reserves.
  7. Schedules Day Ahead and Real Time Market curtailments, derates, and communicates appropriate information to the NCPA System Dispatcher.
  8. Interfaces with other market participants concerning schedules and market conditions.
  9. Monitors status of market and inter-connected grid at all times to avoid excessive costs due to ever changing conditions.
  10. Procures market data to be used in CAISO settlements, billing and disputes.
  11. Works with settlements personnel to research and resolve billing issues and disputes.
  12. Procures forecasted market conditions for System Dispatcher, Pre-Schedulers, and clients.
  13. Monitors energy schedules through the course of the market run to ensure that deliveries are made in full.
  14. Creates electronic NERC tags for interchange schedules.
  15. Schedules forced and planned outages in the California ISO Outage Management System.
  16. Follows established NCPA, CAISO, and customer operating procedures and timelines.
  17. Identifies and recommends improvements to procedures and software to improve accuracy, efficiency and timeliness.
  18. Attends training as assigned.
  19. Reports to work on time and maintain satisfactory attendance in accordance with Agency attendance policy.

    Supervisory Responsibilities
    This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

    Qualifications
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Education and/or Experience
    High school diploma or equivalent; and minimum of one year related electric industry experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in related job within the electric industry. A Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in engineering, business, or related field is preferred. Additional knowledge, skills and experience are required for placement above the Schedule Coordinator I level. NERC Certification as a System Operator is preferred.


    Language Skills
    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Active listening skills, ability to speak clearly, ability to write effectively.

    Mathematical Skills
    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

    Reasoning Ability
    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to apply reasoned judgment to non-standard situations. Ability to think coherently and prioritize tasks to meet multiple deadlines.

    Multi-tasking Skills
    Ability to manage various job tasks simultaneously. Ability to prioritize job tasks to meet scheduling timelines. Ability to handle pressure and stay focused while ensuring accuracy and attention to detail.

    Computer Skills
    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: energy scheduling software systems, OATI software applications, Internet browsers, SharePoint, MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Outlook.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
    Valid California driver's license and insurance or the ability to obtain such within 30 days of hire.


    Other Skills and Abilities
    Ability to work 12 hour rotating day and night shifts as well as on Holidays and weekends. Ability to assess, define, and identify potential issues and what resources are available to provide assistance in resolving the issues.

    Other Qualifications
    NERC Certification as a System Operator is one of the requirements to advance to the highest two salary levels.

    Physical Demands
    The physical 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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and multi-task; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Contact:

Chelsea McNealy

NCPA

651 Commerce Dr

Roseville, CA 95678

9167814250

chelsea.mcnealy@ncpa.com,

 

 

 

 

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ASSOCIATE II

The City of Burbank has an outstanding opportunity available for a qualified individual to perform professional electrical engineering work in the planning, design or operation of an electric utility; assist with electrical engineering projects; and perform related work as required.

You will apply guidelines given by an electrical engineering group leader to project planning, design, and cost estimation; confer with electrical contractors and consulting engineers; prepare or direct preparation and checking of construction drawings, specifications and materials lists for electric generation, transmission and distribution facilities; perform system load flow, stability and short circuit studies; prepare difficult calculations for transmission and distribution system relay settings and voltage regulation problems; perform studies of alternative approaches to the additions to electrical power system; forecast electric system load; direct the preparation of data for reports to governmental and industrial agencies; and occasionally drive on City business. May supervise, train, and evaluate professional and technical electrical engineering personnel.

Requirements include a a Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college or university in
electrical engineering and two years of professional engineering experience at the level of Electrical Engineering Assistant or equivalent. Note: A Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering or science field other than electrical, but with upper class or professional level course work in electrical engineering, may be qualifying. Registration as an Electrical Engineer in the State of California may be substituted for the education requirement. A valid California Class “C” driver’s license or equivalent at time of appointment is also needed. Registration as an Electrical Engineer in California and proficiency in AutoCAD is desirable.

Additional requirements include knowledge of electrical engineering principles and practices,
electric utility distribution systems and equipment, sound personnel management and supervision, and basic project management principles and practices; and skill in drafting and engineering related drawing. Selected candidate will also possess ability to design and layout electrical engineering plans and programs; prepare and interpret electrical plans, specifications and wiring diagrams; plan and supervise the work of professional and technical personnel; prepare reports and studies relating to electrical engineering problems; make accurate computations in the electrical engineering fields; utilize computers in the performance of complex calculations; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, fellow employees, and the public.

We offer a starting salary of $7,126 - $9,823 per month plus superb benefits including City-contributed retirement plan, cafeteria-style health benefits, and tuition reimbursement. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a City of Burbank application. In addition, a Supplemental Questionnaire must also be submitted. Please apply online at: www.burbankca.gov/jobs. If you have a disability and need an accommodation with submitting your employment application online, please contact Human Resources at (818) 238-5021. Completed application and Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted NO LATER THAN 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 15, 2021. EOE

 

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

Transmission Analyst
Locations: Carmel, IN

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 markets. 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 a plus.
  • 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).

Quantitative Analyst
Locations: 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 business objectives.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 analytical 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 is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the industry’s operating procedures and requirements regarding interconnected regions is preferred.
  • Knowledge of programming languages (R or Python), database management is preferred.
  • Power plant asset valuations is preferred.

Energy Trader
Locations: Benson, AZ

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. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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. 
TO READ FULL JOB DESCRIPTIONS & APPLY: https://www.acespower.com/join-our-team/

 

 

Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.
This ought to do it.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary:
TransAlta is currently looking to hire a Term Trader, reporting directly to the Manager, East Trading. This role is responsible for generating P&L through term trading activities.



Accountabilities:

  • Accountable for determine areas of growth within trading parameters, including geographic and new product opportunities.
  • Accountable for implementing new strategies while respecting risk limitations and compliance guidelines.
  • Accountable for accurate reporting of positions and recording of market pricing and related process.
  • Accountable for ensuring adequate capabilities for pricing non-standard structured transactions (i.e., heat rate call options).
  • Accountable for maintaining strategy stops for each trader.
  • Accountable for delivering own P&L targets

    Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • University degree
  • Minimum of 3 years trading experience and demonstrated knowledge of Eastern energy markets (IESO, ISO-NE, NYISO, MISO, and PJM)
  • Proven history of positive trading performance
  • Understanding of financial risk measures
  • Understanding of energy derivatives
  • Demonstrated capability to make decision quickly and mitigate risks while ensuring compliance with prescribed parameters
  • Demonstrated capability to identify areas of growth and develop and implement plans and actions to achieve that growth
  • Demonstrated ability to build, lead and develop diverse teams
  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor others at various levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to influence, negotiate and facilitate buy-in with a variety of stakeholders across functions

    Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition

If interested, please apply on our website at https://jobs.transalta.com/job/Calgary-Trader-Real-Time%2C-West-AB/674511800/

Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!

A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.

TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.

Summary:

This position is accountable for real time trading and scheduling energy across geographically diverse markets with multiple counter parties and ISOs throughout Central and Western North America. Traders are expected to optimize corporate positions and assets, while mitigating plant contingencies and ensuring the integrity of firm contract obligations. Traders are accountable to develop and execute short-term physical and financial power strategies, to ensure the overall goals, growth targets and objectives of Energy Marketing are met.

We are currently seeking a competitive, results oriented individual, who can effectively operate in a Team based environment.  Individuals must demonstrate strong internal and external communication skills, with the ability to thrive in a high pressure and evolving workplace. This opportunity is currently available on our West desk located in our Calgary office. This position will work a 12-hour rotating schedule, days and nights.

Accountabilities:

  • Developing, implementing, and reviewing a 3 to 12 month financial and/or physical strategy and delivering the agreed outcomes for the West Desk.
  • Dynamically optimizing all corporate positions and assets.
  • Accountable for identifying and mitigating enterprise risk associated with West RT Trading.
  • Determining areas of growth within trading parameters, including geographic, time and fuel growth opportunities.
  • Asset management and leveraging asset optimization to maximize the gross margin and the value of TransAlta's energy assets while respecting risk limitations, safety, and compliance guidelines.
  • Managing and developing positive relationships with existing customers.
  • Develop and maintain functional understanding of key North American Trading Hubs, Regions, Power Pools, ISO’s, Control Areas and Electric Reliability Councils (i.e. AESO, Desert SW, Rockies) with specific trading development in Alberta, the Pacific NW, California, SPP, ERCOT and the surrounding WECC control areas.
  • Understanding and maintaining strict compliance to all of TransAlta's policies and procedures and applicable market regulation, rules, laws, business practices and other guidelines.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • University degree in Commerce, Economics, or Engineering
  • Understanding of financial risk measures is an asset
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and mitigate risks while ensuring compliance with prescribed parameters.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of energy markets is an asset.
  • Ability to identify areas of growth, develop, and implement plans/actions to achieve that growth.
  • Ability to work collaboratively across the Western Energy trading team to meet growth targets, operationalize new commercial initiatives and find efficiencies across the teams while working within risk parameters.

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If interested, please apply on our website at https://jobs.transalta.com/job/Calgary-Trader-Real-Time%2C-West-AB/674511800/

This position will require the successful completion of background checks.

Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.

Come on board!

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Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.

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TRI-STATE

POSITION SUMMARY

The 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.

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 decisions.
• 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.

Experience:

• 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 contracts.

Other:

• Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
• 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 desirable.
• Electric utility experience with electric load scheduling preferred.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:

The 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 under pressure.

• 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 equipment.

How to Apply:

Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance.

Please visit our careers site at https://www.tristategt.org/careers for more details.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

 

East Kentucky Power Cooperative

Generation System Operator

Location: Winchester, KY

About EKPC:
East Kentucky Power Cooperative is an electric generation and transmission company headquartered in Winchester, KY, just 15 minutes east of Lexington. We also have facilities across the state of Kentucky that generate electric power and service centers for local power lines and substations support.

EKPC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veteran

Job Roles:
This posting will remain open until the position is filled. We encourage you to apply early as we will review and consider candidates as they are received

Ensures the stable and reliable operation of the Bulk Electric system through timely and appropriate real-time actions during normal and emergency conditions. To maintain EKPC system reliability to ensure the continuity of service to the Member Cooperatives. To coordinate the dispatch of EKPC Generation resources as directed by PJM and utilize Power Market resources, to provide reliable, low cost energy to the Member Cooperatives.

Requirements:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent plus related education or technical training required. Associate’s degree in Power Systems, Electrical Technology, or other related technical field preferred.

Experience: Five (5) years of related experience required.

Skills and Abilities:
-Knowledge of transmission system operations preferred.
-Must understand operating risks and be able to recognize abnormal operating conditions.
-Must have a working knowledge of algebra, geometry, and the basic principles of electrical and mechanical theory, AC and DC currents, and the fundamentals of power flow.
-Must maintain certification with NERC and PJM System Operator Certification Programs.
-Basic knowledge of power plant operations, both fossil fuel and hydro, is preferred.
-Knowledge of system control concepts, dispatching techniques, and area control error helpful.
-An understanding of AGC, unit governor relationship, and economic operation concepts helpful.
-Detailed knowledge of PJM Operating Procedures and the interconnection agreements with other utilities helpful.
-Power accounting experience helpful.
-Must have an effective working knowledge of the application of personal computers.

Applicants must apply via our website at: http://www.ekpc.coop/work-ekpc

 

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Wholesale Power Marketing Project Manager

Location: Albuquerque, NM

This position is covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. Prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

Performs wholesale market research, gathers, assimilates and processes critical trade information, and provides essential analysis and strategic recommendations to the wholesale marketing group. Provides support for, and is involved in, the conception, design and development of wholesale strategy and products designed to assist the real-time and day ahead traders trading activities. Working with BTS, support the upkeep of all software applications and systems that are used in the wholesale marketing group. Assist in the development of strategy and policy recommendations to be applied to various markets in the western US such as those created to better integrate renewable and storage assets such as the Western EIM market. Participate in stakeholder processes or other initiatives in organized markets (CAISO) and NERC regions (WECC).

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/gp87shgj2snhpxr8

 

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

Commodity Quantitative Strategist, Position #2

Power Fundamentals Manager, Position #3

Power Trading Analyst (Data Science Focus), Position #4

Power Trading Analyst (Generation Focus), Position #5

Power Trading Analyst (Speculative Focus), Position #6

Power Market Risk Manager, Position #7

Power Market Risk Analyst, Position #8

 

For information on these open positions, please contact chynes@salthillgroup.com by e-mail and visit our website http://www.salthillgroup.com/candidates/opportunities/.

SaltHill Group
191 North Wacker Drive, Ste 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60606
chynes@salthillgroup.com
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: Commodity Quantitative Strategist
Position works directly with the originators, traders, quants and customers to price derivatives and structure complex, competitive deals and products. Key responsibilities include valuation and pricing of structured products including heat rate call options, revenue puts, load deals, tolling agreements, gas transportation, storage deals and other physical/financial complex structured products across power and gas. In addition, this position is responsible for developing and enhancing complex valuation models and back-testing to the pricing engine. Required: an advanced degree in a quantitative field; minimum 10+ years professional experience in a power or gas front-office quantitative role in an energy trading firm, investment bank, utility or IPP; experience pricing and structuring complex power and/or gas transactions (exotic options, bespoke structures, etc.); strong understanding of embedded optionality and drivers; experience with model development and back-testing prices; and experience with coding.

Position #3: Power Fundamentals Manager
Position develops internal points-of-view on key fundamental drivers of the East power markets (PJM, NEISO and NYISO) and to support Risk & Commercial decision-making. Additionally, fundamental analysis aids in corporate strategy initiatives including capital projects and M&A activity. This role reports to the Chief Risk Officer with extensive interaction with the commercial teams. Key fundamental research responsibilities include: developing short and long-term regional supply and demand models with a focus on 1-5 year modeling; developing supply and demand model for quantifying internal point-of view on regional capacity pricing: tracking market rule changes, plant retirements, new builds, transmission upgrades, near-term demand and fuel prices; providing power price forecasts, market drivers and related congestion impacts; forwarding view on generation, transmission, load and impact to power prices and heat rates; developing Stack Models in the East power markets; identifying market inefficiencies, price opportunities and strategies for the traders; monitoring industry regulations, writing/ presenting white papers to key stakeholders; and developing ad hoc trader tools. Required: a bachelor’s degree in a numerate field (master’s/MBA degree is a plus); 5-10+ years of professional experience of power fundamental modeling in the North American markets at a utility, IPP, merchant trading firm or energy consulting firm; strong modeling/programming skills; an understanding of North American power supply/demand and infrastructure fundamentals; proven ability to build analytical tools; and ability to think commercially with strong communication skills. The candidate must have market knowledge in PJM, NEISO and NYISO; and experience with Aurora, DAYZER, GE-MAPS, PROMOD, PSO or similar software package.

Position #4: Power Trading Analyst (Data Science Focus)
Position is responsible for the Data Science analysis of a CRR/FTR Trading portfolio.  This trading team manages the physical and financial congestion risk of generation and load. Specifically, this position conducts power market research using machine learning-based predictive models to analyze price patterns, load and other congestion drivers to evaluate risk and identify trade signals. It is highly interactive with Traders and other key internal stakeholders. Required: an advanced degree in economics, power engineering, data science/data analytics or computer engineering with a minimum of 2+ years’ experience in the power markets with strong data science/machine learning skills. Technology requirements include Python or R, Tableau, and Power BI.

Position #5: Power Trading Analyst (Generation Focus)
Position is responsible for managing the financial and physical transmission congestion risks for a power generation company supporting its FTR Trading team across multiple ISOs. The position uses both data mining and fundamental analysis techniques to support trading decisions in the long-term, quarterly 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 assigned ISO 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 1-4 years’ experience at a utility, IPP, power trading firm, power research firm or ISO as a transmission planning engineer or a congestion analyst; 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 #6: Power Trading Analyst (Speculative Focus)
Position is responsible for performing system studies and market simulations using power flow programs and market modeling platforms, and it focuses on ERCOT/MISO/PJM/SPP and other ISOs in the future. Key responsibilities include: analyzing fundamental congestion drivers (load, generation, transmission projects/retirements and outages etc.) and trends in regional power markets; collecting data from various ISO and power markets resources, database maintenance/updates, development of data-analyzing tools and in-depth data analysis; performing scenario and sensitivity analysis to determine portfolio risks, opportunities and returns; helping the traders to build FTR portfolios by developing and executing FTR trading strategies; managing/monitoring FTR portfolios; tracking market policy and regulatory changes; and participating in stakeholder meetings on issues related to congestion and FTRs. Required: a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related area (Masters of PhD preferred); experience with dispatch or commitment models and production cost models; experience with security-constrained optimal power flow (SCOPF) modeling is a plus; strong familiarity with programming languages for intensive data processing and database management, e.g. Python, R, SQL etc.; good teamwork and communication skills, willing to share and build tools as a team; and ability to handle pressure and tight deadlines in a trading environment. Consideration will be given to recent graduates who have demonstrated strong technical modeling skills via an internship, PhD papers or other research projects.

Position #7: Power Market Risk Manager
Position is a hybrid position that works closely with traders to communicate market risk and provide risk and PnL reporting. Responsibilities include: developing systems and tools in support of a risk control function, including participating in the implementation of the ETRM system; monitoring, analyzing and reporting market risk including Value at Risk (VaR), GMaR, Gen Delta, PFE and portfolio stress testing; producing and analyzing daily position reporting, P&L reporting and P&L attribution for wholesale trading, generation, and structured transactions; and communicating with traders and internal stakeholders to understand fundamental power market conditions and report on trends and risks associated with the power desk. Required: bachelor's degree in Finance or related field (advanced degree preferred); 10 years' experience in market risk analysis and risk valuation of wholesale power generation or wholesale power trading; strong supervisory/management skills; experience with financial derivatives; fundamental knowledge of US gas and power markets; experience with ETRM systems; and strong technical skills (VBA, Excel, etc.).

Position #8: Power Market Risk Analyst
Position supports a power trading desk focusing on the risk reporting within an IPP/Renewables Generation and LNG businesses. This position is a combination of market risk, risk reporting and PnL reporting activities. Responsibilities include: monitoring, analyzing and reporting market risk including Value at Risk (VaR), GMaR, Gen Delta, PFE and portfolio stress testing; producing and analyzing daily position reporting, P&L reporting and P&L attribution for wholesale trading, generation, structured transactions and retail businesses; communicating with traders and internal stakeholders to understand fundamental power market conditions; reporting on trends and risks associated with the power desk; assisting with modeling of capacity and congestion; enhancing existing valuation models; helping with the build out and launch of a new ETRM system; and developing tools to enhance analysis and improve processes. Positions are available at both the Analyst and Senior Analyst levels.

Required: a bachelor's degree in Finance or related field (advanced degree preferred); 2-10 years' experience in market risk analysis and risk valuation of wholesale power generation, wholesale power trading or of a retail power business; experience with financial derivatives; fundamental knowledge of US gas and power markets; experience modeling power plant generation; experience with ETRM systems (EKA/ION is a plus); and programming skills in VBA, Matlab, Python, R, SAS or other financial modeling language.

 

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