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

 

Transmission Engineer II or Transmission Analyst II
Location:
Carmel, IN

 

Transmission Engineer II

This position will provide experienced support to the Transmission Services Group while providing technical detail and support to the Transmission Analysts in relation to model(s) set up, data mining, report writing, trade verification and participation in industry training. This position will also be involved in consulting work and everyday trade strategies for members and customers. The position will be responsible for providing support and answering questions relating to the physical operation of the transmission grid. The Engineer’s time will be divided approximately as follows: 30% trading, 40% engineering, 30% consulting work. 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s/Advanced Degree in Engineering, Electric Engineering preferred

  • 3+ years of industry experience

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills, plus strong attention to detail

  • Working knowledge of PC’s and demonstrated proficiency in Excel and Word; power flow modeling experience a plus

  • Ability to initiate, follow-through, and complete projects on time

  • Ability to solve problems, make decisions, and prioritize their resolution

  • Technically capable 

  • Knowledge of high voltage electric transmission system from coursework

 

Transmission Analyst II

This position will be responsible for analysis and management of the physical and financial transmission rights of members and service customers with primary responsibility for a regional energy market. The Transmission Analyst II will coordinate their work and analysis with several ACES departments including trading, portfolio modeling, scheduling, and regulatory and will be a key point of contact with each ACES member and customer. This position requires expertise in a regional market, an entrepreneurial mindset, a strong commercial background and work ethic, and the ability to meet frequent member, customer and market driven deadlines. The analyst’s time will be divided approximately as follows: 40% trading, 40% analytical work, 20% 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.

  • 3+ years of industry experience

  • 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

  • Experience in deal origination and price negotiation is preferred.

  • Familiar with the industry’s operating procedures and requirements regarding interconnected regions (NERC).

 

TO READ FULL JOB DESCRIPTIONS & APPLY:

https://www.acespower.com/careers/

 

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THE METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA


 

 

 

 

Power Operations and Scheduling Team Manager
Pay Range:  
$134,493 - $175,864 annually (eff. July 2018)
Location:
Los Angeles, California


The Power Operations and Scheduling Team Manager is responsible for managing the daily power scheduling, settlement, billing and invoicing activities related to Metropolitan’s wholesale power operations for the Colorado River Aqueduct (CRA) in the California Independent System Operator control area.  The manager is responsible for developing and verifying monthly energy invoicing for CRA and small hydro generator energy transactions, and analyzing projected CRA pumping operations to create and implement daily, monthly and yearly power plans for the CRA.  The manager also ensures the optimal use of the power resources available to operate the CRA pumps, including energy from Hoover Dam, Parker Dam, and third-party providers.  He/she directs staff and outside parties in power transactions for the CRA, including quantities, cost, and level of acceptable risk, and reviews the results of the transactions against the directives and energy industry pricing benchmarks.  The Power Operations and Scheduling Team Manager also manages Metropolitan’s compliance with contract provisions and regulatory requirements associated with power operations.  Responsibilities also include project management, cost projection, control and monitoring, and development and refinement of power planning and procedures.

 

Apply and see full job ad at:
https://metrowater.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=5568158&user_id=

 

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
 

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Real Time Power Trader
Job# 942065

 

Take the next step in your career and transition into a Real Time Power Trader position in Houston or Minneapolis.  We’re looking for someone to join our traded energy products team to help us drive revenue and promote our global 24-hour trading presence.  


You’ll build internal relationships and establish new connections with traders, asset managers, counterparties and clients.  Use your problem solving and analytical skills to forecast and manage operational and risk issues and implement real-time risk management and trading strategies to optimize portfolios.


If you have a knowledge of power system economics and physical/virtual energy trading and a strong desire to take the next step in your career, please apply now.  Willingness to work on a team that ensures rotating 24-hour coverage to clients is required to be successful in this position.  

 
Commodities and Global Markets provides clients with an integrated, end-to-end offering across global markets including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities.

 

Apply online here: http://www.careers.macquarie.com/CW/en/job/942065?lApplicationSubSourceID=

Find out more about Macquarie at www.macquarie.com/about.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, gender identity or any other impermissible criterion or circumstance. Macquarie also takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment of individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

 

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Power Trader, Real-Time West
Location: Bellevue, WA

 

SUMMARY
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 clients

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 PowerBiz

o Real-time system metering

o iCRS

● Coordinates the scheduling of resources to serve system obligations

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 including:

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 control

● 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 system

o Obtains market discoveries and market clearing prices

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

 

MISCELLANEOUS
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.

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • CRITICAL THINKING

  • COMMUNICATION

  • ACCURACY

  • COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING

  • PROGRAMMING

  • TECHNICAL DESIGN

  • PROJECT RELATED WORK

  • ISSUE MANAGEMENT

 

VALUES REQUIRED

  • Customer Focus

  • Integrity

  • Teamwork

  • Ownership

  • Excellence

 

FOR ONLINE APPLICATION CLICK HERE: Real-Time Trader Application

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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 project status.

 

Key Responsibilities: Execute and project manage the delivering of energy and commissioning related services to end-use customers, including:

  • 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

  • Conduct site assessments to review systems and collect data from facilities

  • Conduct and manage whole building energy modeling by engineers

  • Client main point-of-contact.

  • Lead project teams consisting of internal staff and sub-consultants

 

Core Skills:

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Understanding of new building commissioning/building systems/energy efficiency/ HVAC

  • Consistently able to lead customer meetings

 

Required Qualifications/Skills/Education:

  • Background and prior experience in the energy sector

  • Degree in technical discipline

  • Practical experience in new building commissioning, building commissioning, HVAC, energy, and/or controls

 

If you are interested, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 – scott@brownholtz.com.

 

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Business Development Director – Energy Solutions, K-12 MUSH

Location - Western PA

 

For over 20 years our award winning Energy Solutions client has provided clients with cost-effective options to reduce energy usage and a level of construction expertise that’s unmatched in the industry. Their cost-effective approach to energy savings includes: Identifying energy-saving technologies and practices, upgrading aging equipment, reducing maintenance expenses and utility bills, and improving occupant comfort. By combining our unique blend of low overhead with efficient and effective project delivery, we provide our clients with the highest value project possible.

 

This Business Development position will provide sales prospecting and technical sales support during project development for guaranteed energy savings (GESA) project, agency construction management projects and hybrid projects in the public sector MUSH market in western Pennsylvania.

 

What you will be doing...

  • Responsible for prospecting and calling on potential clients for building solutions / energy services throughout western Pennsylvania.

  • Target market is MUSH - primarily K-12 public education and public markets.

  • Responsible for proposal and presentation strategy, technical writing, and other proposal and presentation activities.

  • Identify opportunities to streamline sales/marketing collaboration through CRM, marketing automation, presentations and proposal development.

  • Contribute to advertising, communications, market research, public relations, social media and the Web footprint.

  • Establish relationships with industry trades, associations and regional media outlets to identify leadership opportunities and build brand awareness.

  • Work with government officials to promote brand awareness and acquire new customers.

 

If you are interested, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 – scott@brownholtz.com.

 

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Senior Business Developer – Retail Energy

Houston Location

 

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.

 

Highly competitive commission payouts.

 

If you are interested, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 – scott@brownholtz.com.

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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

  • PJM FTR Trader, Position #2

  • Virtuals Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM), Position #3

  • FTR Trading Strategist, Position #4

  • Power Structuring Quant, Position #5

  • Senior Fundamentals Analyst, Position #6

  • Asset Management Analyst, Position #7

  • Data Scientist, Position #8

  • Load Forecasting Analyst, Position #9

  • Asset Operations Director, Position #10

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

SaltHill Group
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 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 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 environment.

Position #2: PJM FTR Trader
An energy trading firm is searching for an experienced PJM FTR to help start an FTR Trading Desk. The team will consist of a trader, transmission analyst, quantitative professional and software engineer. The PJM FTR team will be constructing an FTR portfolio to leverage congestion risk with trades rooted in the fundamentals (deep understanding around power system economics and power flow drivers).  The PJM FTR Trader will also be involved in future initiatives to expand into new ISO markets. Required: Masters or PhD degree (ideally in Electrical Engineering with a power systems focus); 2+ years of profitable trading PJM FTRs at a power trading firm, utility, or IPP; expert knowledge in the market rules of the PJM region; power fundamental modeling skills; experience using a production modeling tools, PowerWorld and the ability to work with large data sets. Advanced technology skills desired for data mining purposes and building trading tools.

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 Virtuals.

Position #4: FTR Trading Strategist
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, MISO, 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: 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 #6: Senior Fundamentals Analyst
Position develops fundamental long-term forecasting models for power generation assets in East ISOs using a production cost modeling tool.  Responsibilities include developing long-term regional supply and demand models; evaluating new market builds/retirements; monitoring industry regulations, writing/ presenting white papers to key stakeholders, assisting with valuation of complex transactions (tolling transactions, load following/full requirements transactions, etc.) and collaborating with traders and originators to develop trade strategies.  Required: bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (advanced degree preferred); 5+ years’ experience developing long-term power supply and demand models; experience with production cost tools (Aurora, Prosym or PROMOD); expertise in Excel and proficiency with Access, SQL, Matlab or SAS; and strong communication skills.

Position #7: Asset Management Analyst
Position is part of a team that is responsible for financial and strategic management for a portfolio of power plant assets in a private equity company. The goal of the position is to commercially optimize their generation assets. Key responsibilities include: providing analysis in support of risk management and hedging; fundamental market analysis of power markets using third-party tools and modeling supply/demand; providing insights and views to the asset management team; reviewing regulatory policies and impacts to the power markets; analyzing gross margins of the plants; analyzing key risk metrics including mark-to-market, VaR and credit risk; weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting of portfolio performance including all KPIs; reporting to executives, internal deal teams and investors; participating in annual budget process; and supporting internal deal team as needed with modeling/due diligence analysis of acquisitions and disposition of power plants. Required: a Bachelor’s degree Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or related numerate field; 2-3 years’ experience in the power markets in asset management, structuring, fundamentals, trade strategy or private equity investing; strong working knowledge of the physical and financial electricity/power markets including experience in one or more of the following energy markets: PJM, ISO-NE, NYISO, MISO, ERCOT, SPP and CaISO; experience with the capacity markets; ability to communicate complex hedging transactions; analytical skills; and advanced technology skills including Excel/VBA/SQL/PowerPoint are required.

Position #8: Data Scientist
Position has the objective of enhancing the existing analytic structure to further drive trading strategy and commercial decisions. The ideal candidate is likely to have experience in the energy markets and who has also worked with Big Data. 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: a Masters or PhD in a quantitative field (math, physics, computer science, engineering or statistics); 5 years' experience in Big Data analysis and predictive modeling in the energy industry; 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 #9: Load Forecasting Analyst
Position develops and operates retail load forecasting models at the ISO, regional, zonal and congestion levels, as well as at the customer level (C&I and mass market customers); analyzes model results against performance metrics constructed through statistical analysis; communicates results and metrics to key internal stakeholders; researches industry trends and market, utility/ISO and contract/load data; and participates in ad hoc projects to improve load forecasting tools and processes. Model development will require statistical analysis and regression modeling skills, as well as the ability to extract/mine large data sets, develop front-end visualization tools and conduct user-testing.  Required: Bachelor or advanced degree in a quantitative field (Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field); Minimum 1-2 years’ experience in statistical modeling, data science or load forecasting; Background in data science including ability to extract and analyze large data sets and use Big Data/Data Science concepts; Knowledge of regression modeling neural-networks, regression, time series, etc.); Programming skills (SQL, scripting / object-oriented coding including Python, Matlab, R, SAS, VBA); Understanding of deregulated retail or wholesale power markets and customer profiling and segmentation.
 

Position #10: Asset Operations Director
Position provides operations-oriented asset operations leadership for gas-fired power generation assets located in ERCOT, NYISO and ISO-NE.  This role will interact with power plant facility personnel, vendors and internal commercial personal and leadership. Responsibilities include driving operational excellence; ensuring NERC and safety compliance; working with commercial, O&M and LTSA agreements; understanding environmental permits and requirements; participating in outage planning and execution; ensuring financial targets are met; and traveling to sites to meet with plant personnel. Required: a bachelor's degree; at least 8 years' experience in combined cycle power plant operation and management; strong leadership skills; and a strong understanding of ERCOT, NYISO and NEPOOL markets.

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Market Technical Support Representative Transformer Oils

Ergon Refining, Inc., in Vicksburg currently has an opening for a Market Technical Support Representative Transformer Oils in their product Services Department. This position is the liaison between the sales team and internal and external customers, including sample request management/follow-up, requests for compliance to standard notice, data requests and review, and customer support.

 

This position identifies and communicates potential technical challenges, product problems, or customer issues, offering solutions where applicable, and works with the team to address and implement solutions. The person selected will assimilate market trends, collect customer feedback, offer insight to the organization, and provide support for Product Development projects.

 

This position requires an undergraduate degree in a technical field preferably in chemistry or engineering with two to five years of experience in the transformer oil industry being desired.

 

Any offer of employment will be contingent on a routine background check, a pre-employment drug screen, and an acceptable motor vehicle report. Consideration requires a commitment to travel as the person selected will participate in industry events and/or customer visits.

 

Interested applicants should forward a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to jermaine.cooley@ergon.com. Only those responses with salary requirements will receive the courtesy of a reply.

 

Ergon Refining, Inc. is an EEO/AAP employer.

 

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