Real-Time Market Transmission Operations Adviser - Portland, Oregon - #111020

Date: Feb 8, 2024

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97216

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 Real-Time Market Transmission Operations Adviser will provide subject matter expertise to PacifiCorp System Operations in regional strategy and policy recommendations related to energy market activities including the real-time energy and day-ahead market operations.  Oversee development of plans, specifications/requirements, design documents and performance assessments associated with real-time energy and day-ahead markets. Act as a liaison with internal business units to ensure PacifiCorp coordination is achieved in market-related stakeholder activities.



  • Plan and manage the work of the functional group. Lead projects and initiatives
  • Lead the functional team; direct day-to-day activities, and provide guidance and recommendations
  • Plan, analyze, design, and support projects enabling PacifiCorp real-time energy and day-ahead markets continued participation/integration in market initiatives, new adjacent entities, market model/design corrections, and market expansion initiatives
  • Oversee and manage all Balancing Authority Area market tools, as well as procedures utilized in real-time operations
  • Act as a SME in the market stakeholder processes and/or other market related initiatives which relate to, or directly impact PacifiCorp System Operations
  • Collaborate with PacifiCorp Energy Grid Operations (EGO) desk in identifying, analyzing, and resolving real-time issues, real-time projects, and event cutovers
  • Identify and coordinate changes needed to accommodate market enhancement releases and integration for new real-time energy and day-ahead market entities, specifically focused on the areas of interchange schedule submission and intertie representation in real-time energy and day-ahead markets
  • Partner and collaborate with other PacifiCorp business units to manage change through stakeholder processes, development of design documents, and implementation of processes and procedures
  • Participate on various advisory committees and task forces on behalf of PacifiCorp System Operations interests, to stay abreast of current reliability and market issues providing input and recommendations
  • Provide input into team employee performance reviews. Flag performance and personnel issues for people manager resolution



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Economics, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in market-related functions, or a related field performing the duties of this position. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to facilitate team efforts, provide guidance and direction to team members.
  • Knowledge and understanding of electric utility balancing functions as required to implement market and transmission schedules.
  • Ability to work with all organizational levels, to influence actions and negotiate outcomes.
  • Thorough knowledge of market applications in the Western Interconnection.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in and manage ambiguity; capable of dealing with issues that do not always have a process or a system in place.



  • Previous experience as a System Operator / Market Operator / Operations Planner.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of established operational practices and procedures for utility transmission, distribution, and generation systems.
  • Specific knowledge of issues affecting individual utilities and balancing areas within the Western Interconnection, system topology, and western competitive markets.
  • Project management experience delivering small to large technically complex projects.
  • Knowledge of PacifiCorp’s strategic plan, objectives for specific areas, as well as company policies, procedures, and practices.

Additional Information


Req Id: 111020 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon
Department: Rocky Mountain Power 
Schedule: Full-Time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $129,800 - $152,700  

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 20% of salary. 

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 

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

At Pacific Power, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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