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Marketing & Trading Contracts Administrator (Senior /Mid / Assoc. level) Portland, OR # 108143

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

 

Administers program(s) and/or function(s) involving development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, communication and reporting. Specifically, the Marketing & Trading Contracts group keeps track of several hundred contracts under which the company carries out its wholesale energy trading business. Contracts include power sale and power purchase agreements, facility ownership agreements, power exchanges and transmission service agreements. The group is responsible for the record keeping, tracking, ongoing maintenance and regular administration of these agreements.

Responsibilities:

 

Responsibilities of the Assoc. level position include the following:

  • Participate as a member of the Marketing & Trading Contract administration team under general supervision.
  • Perform routine and administrative functions.
  • Ensure that transactions are conducted and reported in accordance with the requirements of federal and state regulatory agencies and company policies.
  • Process payments and reconciliation of payments made for studies associated with transmission service applications.  
  • Ensure that new contracts and related documentation are electronically stored and cross referenced with other documents in the department's document management system.
  • Attend to record keeping, document tracking, ongoing maintenance and regular administration of the agreements in order to support the mid- and front-office personnel in exercising the company’s rights and obligations under each contract.  


In addition to the above, Mid-level responsibilities include:

  • Analyze company documents to determine company responsibilities.
  • Receive, process and review contract documents and other related documents for completeness and prepare summaries as required.
  • Compute contract pricing updates.
  • Prepare formal applications for service to electric transmission service providers.
  • Coordinate and submit quarterly transaction data to be submitted to regulatory bodies.
  • Respond to requests for data and information from regulatory bodies and other authorities.
  • Process new contract information and facilitate document storage for later retrieval.


In addition to the above, Sr level responsibilities include:

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  • Act as the subject matter expert and provide guidance to associate and career level administrators to ensure, accurate and timely contract administration. 
  • Receive, process and review contracts and other related documents for completeness and prepare summaries as required in determination of Company responsibilities.
  • Responsible for the transmission book reporting, trade ticket processing and routing, and come-up spreadsheet tracking and distribution. 
  • Maintain lead responsibility for assignment of business department needs (REC book, etc.) and manages with little supervision while meeting goals and keeping management informed.
  • Act as liaison across several functional groups both internal (mid-office, back-office, front-office, legal and regulation) and external (WREGIS, Oregon Department of Energy, etc.).  
  • Coordinate and submit quarterly transaction data to be submitted to regulatory bodies.
  • Respond to requests for data and information from regulatory bodies and other authorities.
  • Manages and implements standard qualified facility contracts 
     

Requirements

 

Requirements for the Assoc. level position include the following: 

 

  • High School Diploma; for the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills with peers, colleagues and supervisors, including the ability to resolve internal or external customer issues which may be sensitive in nature. 
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds and ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to analyze, assess and investigate the requirement of contracts and proposals.
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, policies, procedures and practices; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations, especially federally mandated standards of conduct for merchant affiliate personnel of transmission service providers.

 

In addition to the above, the Mid-level requirements include:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business, Finance, Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience.
  • Ability to learn the rules, regulations, policies, procedures and practices; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations, especially federally mandated standards of conduct, for merchant affiliate personnel of transmission service providers.

 

In addition to the above, the Sr level requirements include:
 

  • A minimum of five years of experience and knowledge of power transactions.
  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with peers, colleagues and supervisors.
  • Ability to perform duties with little to no supervision and to provide guidance and direction relative to work assignments and projects to other staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds and ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, assess and investigate the requirement of contracts and proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn the rules, regulations, policies, procedures and practices; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations, especially federally mandated standards of conduct, for merchant affiliate personnel of transmission service providers.

Preferences

 

  • Three- Seven years of relevant work experience that has contributed to the development of proven administrative and development skills.
  • Knowledge of the basic components of an electric system and electric operations.
  • Experience in contract administration and contract writing. 
  • Familiarity with SAP, presentation and data base software.
  • Knowledge of Company and department policies, procedures, practices as well as applicable federal, state and local government laws and regulations.
  • Five years of experience in contract administration and contract writing.

Additional Information

Primary Location: PORTLAND

Department: Pacific Power

Schedule: FT

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 57,600 - 85,300

Target Incentive percentage: 0-12

 

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.


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