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Resource Ops Analyst (Associate or Mid-Level) Portland, Oregon #49151

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Date: Jun 22, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Provides technical advice and operating guidance to management, staff and field control operators as required for resource operations, water management, generation schedules and generation planning. Primary responsibility is to ensure consistent and reliable planning and scheduling of the company’s generation assets capacity and energy. This includes the preparation of detailed production plans for portfolio management, system position reporting, risk management and optimal resource utilization.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities for this position include the following:

 

  • Assist in the development of hydro generation schedules and operating plans to effectively manage water supply to satisfy all multi-use objectives. 
  • Provide general guidance to business unit staff, field, and union personnel, both internal and external to PacifiCorp related to hydro generation and project operations to ensure delivery of production plans and operational modifications.
  • Provide field and office operational and hydrologic support for project licensing efforts.
  • Develop and implement optimal maintenance strategies.
  • Analyze data and develop reports as required.

 

 

In addition to the above, the responsibilities for the mid-level include the following:

 

 

  • Develop operating plans to effectively manage water supply to satisfy all multi-use objectives.
  • Responsible for fulfilling PacifiCorp’s resource stewardship commitment to the environment and license compliance.
  • Perform routine water balance and scheduling calculations related to water management, environmental and recreation objectives.
  • Provide general resource operations and/or water management guidance to business unit staff, field, and union personnel, both internal and external to PacifiCorp related to hydro generation and project operations to ensure delivery of production plans and operational modifications.
  • Perform various tasks associated with trade capture system and position reporting software systems.
  • Coordinate with thermal plants both derates and outages with ESM personnel to optimize outages and derates.  Update various systems to track and capture derates and outages.
  • Provide technical operational and hydrologic support for project licensing efforts.
  • Proactively seek and plan optimal maintenance and outage planning strategies.
  • Prepare seasonal water supply forecasts as required for near term and long term hydro operations planning.
  • On call 24 hours for generation and water management assistance to hydro resource and field operations personnel.

Requirements

Requirements for this position include the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Mathematics, Hydrology, Business, Financial Analysis or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Excel, and Word applications.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a diverse team atmosphere.
  • Demonstrated experience as a self-starter

 

In addition to the above, the requirements for the mid-level position include the following:

 

  • Minimum of three years of water management, power system operations, and/or environmental management.

Preferences

  • In-depth understanding of Company policies practices procedures, applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
  • In-depth understanding of the WECC transmission grid, power plants, market hubs, and interchange points between companies. 
  • Strong working knowledge of hydrology and water management strategies.
  • Strong working knowledge of water supply forecasting techniques.
  • Strong working knowledge of environmental issues related to rivers.
  • Strong working knowledge of resource optimization strategies and modeling.
  • Strong working knowledge of hydroelectric facilities and power system operations

 

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

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 60,800 - 81,200

 

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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