System Generation Trader (Associate, Mid or Senior level) Portland, Oregon 31703 - (portland, oregon)
Posted: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 8:18 PM
General Purpose 13;
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 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 Companys 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 of the Associate level include the following:
:Bachelors 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 Certificati
• Location: Portland
• Post ID: 26572517 portland