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Company Name:
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
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, Sr.

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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.  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.

               JOB DUTIES

  • Understands and applies principles, theories and concepts related to the profession and ERCOT's culture.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Impact is generally limited to specific assignments or projects.
  • May respond to inquiries and/or provide assistance and/or guidance to lower level workers.

    ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES

  • Market Operations Engineer 1 & 2
    •             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

    Market Operations Engineer 3
    •             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

    Market Operations Engineer Senior
    •             Serves as Subject Matter Expert
    •             Uses expert judgment to provide remedies for Market Participants disputes within the ERCOT market
    •             Communicates frequently and upon own initiative to stakeholders regarding the application of protocols
    •             Generates and/or reviews presentation materials for stakeholder, industry, and ERCOT board meetings
    •             Lends professional expertise to guide projects and help teammates as assigned by management

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)
  • Minimum of five years working experience (in excess of degree requirements stated above) in electric utility industry. (Senior)

Position is open to an Engineer 2,3, or Senior depending on the level of the experience of the candidate identified.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor's Degree : Electrical Engineering (Required) or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required

The foregoing description reflects the minimum qualifications and the essential functions of the position that must be performed proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities.  It is not an exhaustive list of the duties expected to be performed, and management may, at its discretion, revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.  This job description is not intended to create a contract of employment with ERCOT.  Both ERCOT and the employee may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.

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