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Organized Markets Analyst - Portland, Oregon - 104785

Date: Apr 10, 2021

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

The Organized Markets Analyst provides critical analytical, operational and/or strategic support to the ESM team to ensure operational and financial objectives are met. Assists in the development of strategy and policy recommendations related to PacifiCorp’s activities in the California Independent System Operator (“CAISO”) markets and other regional ISO forums including the Energy Imbalance Market (“EIM”). Supports PacifiCorp’s ongoing work of adding unprecedented amounts of new renewables and storage to its system and works towards its mission of delivering customers affordable and reliable power without greenhouse gas emissions.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in CAISO stakeholder processes or other initiatives which relate to or impact the merchant business unit’s interests in EIM and other CAISO markets.
  • Analyze EIM-related proposals, comments, white papers or other position statements produced through CAISO stakeholder processes which have the potential to impact the merchant business unit’s interests.
  • Aide in the development of strategy and business recommendations for PacifiCorp’s positions, policies, and messaging related to various EIM/CAISO initiatives by conducting targeted data analyses and using data visualization. 
  • Develop supporting material used for internal and external communications on EIM which relate to or impact the merchant business unit’s interests, including data request responses, testimony, regulatory filings, etc.
  • Interface, liaise and collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders and departments within PacifiCorp to gather requirements, data, support and feedback on various assignments. 
  • Develop and maintain documentation that allows a third party to easily understand and replicate all aspects of analyses.
  • Develop coherent presentations that effectively communicate the results of analyses using best practices in communicating technical information to non-technical audiences.
  • Perform or coordinate analysis of EIM performance data related to use of merchant transmission rights. 
  • Coordinate internal dissemination of the results of analyses to affected business units and assist with development of downstream products or analysis.
  • Coordinate internal dissemination of information to affected business units and facilitate the development of coordinated company positions on CAISO and EIM-related issues.
  • Collaborate with the EIM Entity scheduling coordinator to communicate the EIM/CAISO requirements, processes, and changes.
  • Interface with the settlement/billing group related to EIM billing and transactions. 
  • Support the fulfillment of EIM-related data requests. 
  • Provide operational/vacation coverage to other ESM team members (e.g., EIM bid submissions, forecasting, etc.)

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, data analytics or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in power markets and electric utility business. 
  • A minimum of three years of directly related experience in an organized electric utility market or independent system operator or its substantive equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated project management, interpersonal and leadership skills necessary to manage cross-departmental projects. 
  • Ability to carefully and strategically time-manage priorities among a multitude of issues and processes.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills involving the ability to work cross-functionally to understand requirements, present alternatives, and recommendations. 
  • Ability to perform effectively in high-pressure situations while maintaining focus and calmness.
  • Ability to provide timely assessments with limited information and/or assumptions.
  • Desire and demonstrated capability to learn complex information quickly and rapidly apply new knowledge in day-to-day assignments.
  • Self-starter, problem solver and proactive team player who enjoys functioning in a highly fluid and tight-knit and team-oriented environment.  

Preferences

  • Knowledge of PacifiCorp’s system, regulatory environments or operations. 
  • Detailed knowledge of national, western interconnection, and northwest transmission/wholesale power business issues, competitive markets, and utility structures including RTO and ISO business practices. 
  • Specific knowledge of issues affecting individual utilities and control areas within western interconnection, system topology, and western utility wholesale competitive markets. 
  • Experience using Tableau or other data visualization tools
  • Familiarity with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
  • Familiarity with R (The R Project for Statistical Computing).

Additional Information

Req ID: 104785 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: PORTLAND 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 93,900.00 - 110,500.00 

 

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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