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System Generation Trader Associate Mid or Senior level Portland Oregon 31703

Company name
PacifiCorp

Location
Portland, OR

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Job Description:

PacifiCorp is one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, providing more than 1.6 million customers with reliable, efficient energy.

General Purpose

Evaluate and execute the Day Ahead Resource Operations Plan and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) optimized market solution for feasibility of implementation, validation of economic value, and accuracy of load and variable energy resource (VER) forecasts.  Ensure optimization of the plan to maximize the reduction in net power costs while remaining in compliance with all applicable reliability requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Associate level include the following:

Maintain compliance with NERC/FERC/WECC and Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) requirements.

Maintain accurate unit capabilities in the EMS and CAISO Market Model.

Sell or purchase energy to balance current system load and resource requirements, if necessary.

Collaborate with real-time traders to optimize available generation assets such as thermal, hydro, solar and wind.

Negotiate the sale or purchase of power to reduce net power cost and increase optimization of resources.

Determine and communicate required reliability-based energy purchases and sales, and establish and coordinate economic-based energy purchases and sales opportunities with Energy Management System (EMS) Transaction Traders.

Collaborate with resource management, resource planning, day-ahead and gas trading to develop the most efficient and reliable operating strategy.

Monitor the economic and reliable dispatch of the Company’s generating assets on an hourly basis.

Implement the CAISO optimized market solution.

Inform the resource planning group, load and VER forecasting groups, and day ahead operations to areas of improvement in the Day Ahead Resource Plan.

Maintain professional and effective relationships with generating plant and reliability operations personnel.

In addition to the above, the responsibilities of the Mid level include the following:

Identify internal system failures and implement corrective action.

Author and maintain best operating practices and procedures.

Maintain and update internal tools and calculations.

Coach and train associate-level system generation traders.

In addition to the above, the responsibilities of the Senior level position include the following:

Create and maintain compliance and performance reporting.

Develop, maintain and update internal tools and calculations.

Requirements

Requirements of the Associate level include the following:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Finance, Economics, Marketing or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to obtain the NERC Balance and Interchange certification or equivalent within 90 days.

Analytical skills in order to understand market conditions and to identify sales/purchase opportunities and resource management improvements.

Negotiating skills in order to identify, negotiate, and close on energy sales and purchase opportunities.

Communication and interpersonal skills to develop industry contacts, establish relationships, influence others’ positions and negotiate outcomes.

Proficient with the use of personal computers and automated tools to support trading activity.

Understanding of financial modeling, risk assessment, commodity management, electricity and natural gas trading practices.

Position work hours are non-standard.

In addition to the above, the requirements of the Mid level position include the following:

Minimum of 3 years’ generation dispatch or energy trading experience; or 5 years’ experience in power system analysis/economic analysis or related field.

NERC Balance and Interchange certification or equivalent.

Completion of required training hours to maintain NERC Certification.

Leadership and teamwork skills to provide input into operational and policy decisions.

In addition to the above, the requirements of the Senior level position include the following:

Minimum of 5 years’ generation dispatch or energy trading; or 7 years’ experience in power system analysis/economic analysis or related field.

Demonstrated proficiency at the PacifiCorp Scheduling Desk or both the PacifiCorp East and West trading desks.

Preferences

• Analytical skills in order to understand market conditions and to identify sales/purchase opportunities.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 71,200- 121,100

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Company info

PacifiCorp
Website : http://www.pacificorp.com/

Company Profile
PacifiCorp is one of the lowest-cost electricity producers in the United States, providing 1.8 million customers with reliable, efficient energy. PacifiCorp has 10,894 megawatts of generation capacity from coal, hydro, renewable wind power, gas-fired combustion turbines, solar and geothermal. Learn more about PacifiCorp » Newsroom We are committed to keeping our customers, community leaders, regulators and other audiences informed. Get the latest company news » Regulatory Information State commissions and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission monitor our business to ensure safe, reliable electricity at reasonable prices. Review regulatory filings and documents » Financial Information Financial information is available here on our site as well as on Berkshire Hathaway Energy’s site and through the Securities and Exchange Commission website. Get information on stock and financial filings » In the Community PacifiCorp and our charitable Foundation are partners in our communities helping to educate youth, protect the environment, improve public safety and strengthen the economy. Learn about our community contributions » Outdoor Recreation We own and operate several recreation facilities along our hydroelectric projects. Enjoy camping, boating and hiking. Explore recreation sites » Employee Safety A good day at PacifiCorp is when employees go to work, give their best and return home to their loved ones. Learn more about our commitment to working safely »

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