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Associate Energy Transaction Trader - Portland, Oregon - 104290

Date: Nov 28, 2020

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

Negotiates sales and purchases of wholesale power, transmission and financial instruments, consistent with the strategic direction of the Company for the purpose of reducing Net Power Costs. Identifies sales/purchase opportunities and aggressively negotiates energy sales and purchases with other utilities/organizations and/or financial institutions. Manages bids for resources participating in the Energy Imbalance Market, or any other formal independent system operator or regional transmission organization. 

Responsibilities
  • Sell or purchase energy, to balance current system load and resource requirements. 
  • Collaborate with other real-time traders to optimize available generation assets such as thermal, hydro and wind to reduce Net Power Costs.
  • Negotiate the sale or purchase of power within the day to maximize profitability and utilization of resources to reduce Net Power Costs. 
  • Collaborate with resource management, forward and gas trading to develop the most efficient operating strategy to reduce Net Power Costs.
  • Monitor the dispatch of the Company’s generating assets on an hourly basis, including use limited resources and renewable resources to reduce Net Power Costs.
  • Focus on outcomes that benefit external and internal customers.
  • Manage bid submissions for resources participating in Energy Imbalance Market, or any other formal independent system operator or regional transmission organization.
  • Manage data interface with Energy Imbalance Market, or any other formal independent system operator or regional transmission organization.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Marketing or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Analysis skills in order to understand market conditions and to identify sales/purchase opportunities.
  • Master problem solving skills while adhering to timelines
  • Master decision dynamics
  • Master written communication skills
  • Provide documentation for root cause analysis
  • Negotiating skills in order to identify, negotiate, and close on 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.
Preferences
  • Prior experience in energy trading.
  • Analysis skills in order to understand market conditions and to identify sales/purchase opportunities.
Additional Information

Req ID: 104290 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland 
Department: PacifiCorp 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 70,400.00 - 82,800.00 

 

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.


Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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