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Associate Energy Transaction Trader - Portland, Oregon - 105210

Date: Mar 29, 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

Analyze market conditions, develop and communicate strategies to lower Net Power Costs including; negotiate sales and purchases of wholesale power, transmission and financial instruments, consistent with the strategic direction of the Company. Manage bids and monitor performance for resources participating in the Energy Imbalance Market, or any other formal independent system operator or regional transmission organization. 


  • Sell or purchase energy, to balance current system load and resource requirements and to reduce Net Power Costs. 
  • Collaborate with Energy Supply Management personnel to develop strategies to optimize available generation assets such as thermal, hydro and wind to reduce Net Power Costs. 
  • Manage bid submissions for resources participating in Energy Imbalance Market, or any other formal independent system operator or regional transmission organization. 
  • Monitor the dispatch of the Company’s generating assets on an hourly basis, including use of limited resources and renewable resources to reduce Net Power Costs. 
  • Manage data interface with Energy Imbalance Market, or any other formal independent system operator or regional transmission organization. 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Mathematics or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Ability to analyze market conditions and to identify opportunities and strategies to reduce Net Power Costs and effectively communicate to Energy Supply Management personnel.
  • Ability to problem solve and obtain results within time constraints
  • Ability to provide clear documentation for the purpose of root cause analysis
  • Ability to identify, negotiate, and close on sales and purchase opportunities.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to develop collaborative relationships with internal and external personnel 
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers and tools used to perform essential duties
  • Understanding of financial modeling, risk assessment, commodity management, electricity and natural gas trading practices. 
  • Position work hours are non-standard


  • Prior experience in energy trading, scheduling or utility resource management.

Additional Information

Req ID: 105210 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: No Selection 
Personnel Subarea: EXEMPT 
Hiring Range: 71,100.00 - 83,600.00 


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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