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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
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Location:
Taylor, Texas
Country:
United States
Industry:
Engineering - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Market Operations Engineer - CRR

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Engineering support for the wholesale electricity market in Texas. Monitors system conditions and market performance. Works closely with both internal and external stakeholders concerning issues related to the wholesale market construct within the ERCOT Protocols. Helps ensure consistency and stability of the market.

JOB SUMMARY 

Acquires the skills and knowledge to provide engineering and analytical support for the wholesale market and grid operations. Prepares and validates models of the electric power systems.  Applies principles of electricity market theory to understand market behavior and outcomes.  Investigates methods for data analysis to develop improved analytical tools.  Monitors and analyzes the wholesale electricity market. Generates and maintains market reports per requests and protocols.  Assists the management team and senior experts in providing technical assistance to PUCT, industry and stakeholder groups.  Recommends, reviews and tests proposed changes to the ERCOT wholesale market systems and design. Under supervision, helps to ensure all wholesale market activities have been successfully completed per protocols and works closely with Market Participants to resolve issues concerning wholesale market and grid operations.

Essential Job Duties and Tasks

Level  II

  • Assists in monitoring and analyzing the ERCOT wholesale market.
  • Develops understanding and knowledge of competitive energy markets and trends.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of the wholesale market and ERCOT grid operations in order to support Market Participant business needs.
  • Acquires the skills and knowledge to begin to anticipate and resolve issues within the ERCOT wholesale market and grid operations using power engineering knowledge.
  • Generates and maintains market reports per requests and protocols.
  • Assists the management team and senior experts in providing technical assistance to PUCT,    industry and Stakeholder groups.
  • With guidance from senior team members and/or management, assists in addressing Market Participant questions pertaining to the daily market and grid operations activities.
  • Attends stakeholder, industry, and PUCT meetings under the direction of the ERCOT  management team.
  • Escalates issues to the Supervisor and/or Manager in a timely manner when necessary.
  • Develops strong working relationships with other internal departments.
  • Performs engineering studies using the ERCOT network models to analyze conditions and events on the system.
  • Tests and validates changes to market applications.

Level III 

  • Monitors and analyzes the ERCOT wholesale market and recommends design/system modifications and enhancements as needed.
  • Develops and maintains extensive knowledge of the wholesale market and ERCOT grid operations in order to support Market Participant business needs.
  • Anticipates and resolves issues within the ERCOT wholesale market and grid operations using power engineering knowledge and experience.
  • Generates and maintains market reports per requests and protocols.
  • Proposes and creates new solutions for data acquisition and reporting.
  • Assists the management team and senior experts in providing technical assistance to PUCT, industry and Stakeholder groups.
  • Attends stakeholder, industry, and PUCT meetings and provides input when requested.
  • Uses judgment and provides remedies for Market Participants disputes within the ERCOT market.
  • Addresses Market Participant questions pertaining to the daily market and grid operations activities.
  • Works independently and escalates issues to the Supervisor and/or Manager in a timely manner when necessary.
  • Develops strong working relationships with other internal departments.
  • Performs engineering studies using the ERCOT network models to analyze conditions and events on the system.
  • Tests and validates changes to market applications.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electric Engineering or related discipline or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields.

Work Experience

  • Minimum two years working experience (in excess of degree requirements stated above) in electric utility industry (Level II)
  • Minimum of three years working experience (in excess of degree requirements stated above) in electric utility industry. (Level III)
  • Demonstrates proficient technical skills with common business applications such as SQL, EXCEL and PowerPoint.

Position level is open to a level 2 or 3 depending on the candidate identified and their level of experience.

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