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Energy Market Analyst

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Energy Market Analyst
Job Requisition Number AE501534
Position Number 113877
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name Power Supply & Market Ops
Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university,plus three (3) years of experience in a related field.

  • Master’s degree with major course work in a field related to the job may substitute for experience up to one (1) year.

  • PhD. with major course work in a field related to the job may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.


Licenses or Certifications:

None




Notes to Applicants

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
• To be considered, all relevant employment information must be included in your on-line application. Any information not included in your on-line application will not be considered.
• Describe your specific experience for each position.
• You must use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable.
• Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from your employment application, not your resume or cover letter.
• Supplemental information or changes to your application will not be accepted after the job posting closes.
• The responses to the supplemental questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on your application.
• This position is not eligible for employer sponsorship of a work-related visa. Applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis without employer sponsorship.
• This position requires the use of an ERCOT Digital Certificate (EDC) and, therefore, will require a Security Review to determine if the candidate meets all the requirements for issuance of the EDC.

Pay Range

$38.60 – $51.01 per hour

Hours

Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. – 40 Hour Work Week

May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holiday. Hours may change based on business needs.

This position requires the ability to be on call on a 24X7 rotating basis.

Job Close Date
01/21/2018
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Energy
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Professional
Location 721 Barton Springs Rd. Austin, TX 78704
Preferred Qualifications

1. Master/PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering.
2. Experience and understanding of the ERCOT Nodal Market or other nodal power markets including Day Ahead and Real Time Market Operations as well as nodal market shadow settlement.
3. Working experience and proficiency with software development using Java programming language.
4. Experience managing Linux servers.
5. Experience with Oracle database design, SQL development, and database administrations.
6. Knowledge and experience with Unit Commitment and Economic Dispatch.
7. Ability to work on call on a 24×7 rotating basis to support real-time computer applications.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.


  1. Projects short and long-term electric energy and fuel requirements.

  2. Assists with forecasting daily wholesale power and fuel prices and market trends. Optimizes power and fuel purchases among multiple supply and transportation options.

  3. Allocates wholesale power and fuel purchases in accordance with contractual obligations.

  4. Assists with daily, monthly and other purchases of wholesale power and fuel; the execution of energy risk management transactions, the planning and designing of energy risk management strategies: wholesale power and fuel contracts and agreements.

  5. Nominates and schedules daily wholesale power and natural gas purchase and transportation volumes.

  6. Monitors daily natural gas consumption and re-nominates as needed. Monitors and controls natural gas transportation imbalance accounts.

  7. Performs Qualified Scheduling Entity (QSE) bidding and scheduling functions. Monitors Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) transmission congestion and determines impacts to Austin Energy (AE) energy schedules.

  8. Issues generating unit dispatch and commitment orders to the power plants. Monitors and coordinates generating unit status and performance among affected parties.

  9. Supports ERCOT market design and development process.

  10. Analyzes monthly wholesale power and fuel purchases, sales, and risk activity reports.


Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 AE’s wholesale fuel and energy requirements.

  • Knowledge of applicable processes, techniques, and methods.

  • Knowledge of federal, state, local laws, and ordinances governing fuel and energy markets.

  • Skill in purchasing and selling wholesale power and fuel.

  • Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing to convey information in a clear and concise manner.

  • Skill in using computers and related software applications.

  • Skill in analyzing detail and complex data to make sound decisions.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a demanding and face pace environment.

  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.

  • Ability to quickly recognize and analyze irregular events.

  • Ability to cross train in related areas.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, plus three (3) years experience in a related field. A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job may substitute for experience up to one (1) year. A PhD. from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to the job may substitute for experience up to two (2) years. Do you meet these minimum requirements?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Are you able to work on call on a 24x7 rotational basis?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Choose the answer below that matches the years of experience you have of direct hands-on technical designing or administering Oracle database architectures?
    • None
    • Less than 1
    • 1 - 3
    • 3 - 5
    • More than 5
  4. * How many years of experience do you have managing Linux servers?
    • None
    • Less than 1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • More than 5
  5. * Do you have experience on Web development using JSP?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience on software development using JDBC?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Please describe your experience with ERCOT Protocols, Planning, and Operating Guides. If none, indicate N/A as this question requires a response.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Please describe your software development experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Please describe your web programming and support experience, including web programming languages or tools you have used.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * If identified as a top candidate, do you agree to a Criminal Background Investigation (CBI)?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * This position requires the use of an ERCOT Digital Certificate (EDC) and, therefore, will require a Security Review to determine if the candidate meets all the requirements for issuance of the EDC. Do you consent to a Security Review?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
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