DentonRecruiter Since 2001
the smart solution for Denton jobs

(Senior) Energy Market Operator

Company: City of Denton
Location: Denton
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Job Description:

Summary

* DME is seeking a Senior or Regular operator for this role. Candidates with experience that do not meet the minimum qualifications at the Senior level, will be considered for an Energy Market Operator role.

Under minimal supervision, leads, monitors, analyzes and responds to real time, day ahead and short-term market operations, resource dispatch and QSE management, including commercial activities.

Essential Functions and Other Important Duties

Essential Job Functions:

* Performs energy management functions including operation of computerized energy market systems, provides network/market analysis, short term load/gen forecasts, generation dispatch, capacity optimization, and short-term portfolio management including bids/offers/transactions
* Determines generation requirements and issues/responds to dispatch/operating instructions to resources, including unit start up and shut down, load response and other QSE activities to meet market operations' responsibilities
* Analyzes data to discover patterns and or discrepancies by reviewing pricing trends and determines revisions to loads, daily load forecasts, ERCOT systems, and resource capabilities for meeting energy and capacity demands. Calls out support staff as needed
* Monitors and responds to market conditions and changes dispatch schedules as required
* Monitors weather conditions for dispatch impacts and revises schedules and bids/offers and takes market actions to mitigate or optimize market/operational risks
* Coordinates ERCOT instructions with power plant operators, resource staff and 3rd party partners/counterparties to meet market demands by determining resource requirements or load forecast
* Conducts short term purchases and sales of energy, capacity and ancillary services to meet market operations
* Runs day ahead market activities as required by reviewing forecast functions and makes any necessary adjustments for resource allocation, bidding, and fuel requirements
* Supports fuel purchases and scheduling as required and as part of the energy management team to optimize real time assets
* Records data in and on appropriate forms, logs, spreadsheets, and systems
* Maintains regular and punctual on-site attendance

Additional Duties:

* Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency:

(Senior Level):

* A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, or in a field related to the position plus three (3) years of related work experience

OR

* A Master's Degree in a related field or a CPA may be substituted for one (1) year of related work experience

OR

* Associates degree plus five (5) years of related experience to the job

OR

* Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Minimum Qualifications / Acceptable Equivalency

(Energy Market Operator):

* A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, or in a field related to the position plus one (1) year of related work experience

OR

* A Master's Degree in a related field or a CPA may be substituted for one (1) year of related work experience

OR

* Associates degree plus three (3) years of related experience to the job

OR

* Any combination of related education, experience, certifications and licenses that will result in a candidate successfully performing the essential functions of the job

Core Competencies:

* Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed
* Knowledge of procedures and methods used in energy market operations
* Knowledge of resource, power plant and transmission system dispatch/response operations
* Knowledge of ERCOT and / or NERC operating protocols and guidelines
* Knowledge of EECP and Black Start processes
* Knowledge of energy buying/selling, power markets and dispatch economics
* Knowledge of electric generation fuel requirements
* Skill in training and monitoring of work
* Skill in performing and recording basic mathematical calculations
* Skill in the use of software and equipment required to dispatch generation facilities and resources
* Skill in effective oral and written communication
* Skill in maintaining records
* Skill in analyzing data
* Ability to work independently and in teams
* Ability to work 12 hour rotating shifts
* Ability to obtain/maintain applicable ERCOT or NERC certifications
* Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
* Working knowledge of MS Office suite products including Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.

Preferences:

Bilingual in Spanish and English

Conditions of Employment:

* Must have and maintain a valid Class "C" Driver's License and valid state required minimum automobile liability insurance prior to employment (must obtain Texas Class "C" driver's license and state required minimum automobile liability insurance within 90 days of hire per state law)
* Must pass a drug test, driver's license check, criminal history background check, and social security number verification check

Licenses and Certifications:

* NERC and/or ERCOT System Operator Certification

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements:

Overall Strength Demands: The italicized word describes the overall strength demand of the functions performed by the incumbent during a typical workday.

* Sedentary - lifting no more than 10 pounds
* Light - lifting no more than 20 pounds; carry up to 10 pounds
* Medium - lifting no more than 50 pounds, carry up to 25 pounds
* Heavy - lifting no more than 100 pounds, carry up to 50 pounds
* Very Heavy - lifting more than 100 pounds, carry more than 50 pounds

Physical Demand Codes: The following describes if the incumbent is expected to exert the following physical demands during a typical workday and the overall frequency.

Codes for "how often":

Y = Yes

N = No

E = extensive (100-70%)

M = moderate (60-30%)

I = infrequent (20-10%)

A = almost never (

Task: Code:

* Standing: M
* Sitting: M
* Walking: M
* Lifting: A
* Carrying: I
* Pushing/Pulling: A
* Overhead Work: A
* Fine Dexterity: M
* Kneeling: A
* Crouching: A
* Crawling: A
* Bending: A
* Twisting: I
* Climbing: I
* Balancing: A
* Vision: E
* Hearing: E
* Talking: M
* Video Display: E
* Other

Machines, Tools, Equipment and Work Aids:

The essential functions of this position require the use of a telephone and computer.

Environmental Factors:

This position is required to work indoors in environmentally controlled areas.

This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement, or contract. Management has exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

ADA/EOE/ADEA

Keywords: City of Denton, Denton , (Senior) Energy Market Operator, Other , Denton, Texas

Click here to apply!

Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again!

I'm looking for
in category
within


Log In or Create An Account

Get the latest Texas jobs by following @recnetTX on Twitter!

Denton RSS job feeds