To assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of department activities and projects to assure an adequate and economical power supply.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prepare data and reports for regional load/resource forecasts, reports and studies including the PNUCC Regional Forecast, WECC, BPA, and Pacific Northwest Coordination Agreement regulation studies.
Prepare reports demonstrating compliance with Renewable Portfolio Standards.
Perform studies and analyses of existing, new and proposed power supplies.
Coordinate resource planning and operation for District-owned resources, and provide oversight and input on operation of the District’s BPA Slice resource.
Develop and implement optimal economic dispatch plans for the District’s hydro resources.
Direct and review the continuing operation and development of computer applications for engineering studies, system load data acquisition and application of automation to industrial billing processes, power purchasing, power sales, and other departmental functions.
Assist the Director of Power Management on power supply issues.
Manage contract implementation, amendments, and billing of power purchases and sales for the District’s major industrial customers.
Manage the accounting and inventory management of the District’s purchases, sales, and retirements of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs).
Maintain certain electronic field monitoring and data login equipment and devices, their calibration, and their related configuration programs at the District’s Swift No. 2 Hydroelectric Project.
Coordinate with The Energy Authority to manage and prepare the District’s power cost models used for budgeting and financial management.
Perform studies related to and assist in negotiations of District power supply activities.
Represent the District at meetings, conferences and on various committees as assigned.
Assist the Director of Power Management in the administration, operation, maintenance, and construction of power resources in which the District has contractual or ownership responsibilities.
Assist the Director of Power Management in arranging power purchases, sales, and hedging activities as required to meet load, to dispose of surplus power or RECs to reduce the District’s power supply risk.
Prepare contracts and agreements related to retail sales or wholesale power purchases and sales.
Assist in the administration and interpretation of various contracts and agreements associated with the purchase, maintenance of, and utilization of power resources.
Cooperate with department staff in developing plans and programs to carry out routine power scheduling and accounting functions, including review and/or preparation of power billings.
Participate in and provide input to the District’s Risk Management Committee including analysis and input on decisions related to swaps, options, forward sales and purchases, and other hedging activities.
Perform after-the-fact settlement of certain power supply and REC sales and purchase activities.
Performs tasks as assigned by the Director of Power Management to help the Power Management department meet District goals and expectations.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
Bachelor level degree in Engineering (BSEE preferred), Economics, Mathematics or equivalent experience with power supply exposure within a utility setting. An equivalent or similar technical degree and experience may also be considered.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrates positive interpersonal and customer service skills to courteously deal with and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other District employees, outside vendors, and the general public.
Ability to work in multi-task work environment, with regular interruptions and distractions while maintaining and meeting strict deadlines for projects.
Attention to detail and strong organizational, analytical, and knowledge of advanced arithmetic/statistical skills required.
Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated in order to make independent decisions using sound judgment.
Requires conflict resolution skills.
Ability to communicate clearly in a professional business-like manner, both orally and in writing. Must understand and follow oral and written instructions.
May require work hours in excess of 8 hours per day, 5 days per week.
Must wear proper apparel for assigned working conditions in accordance with the District’s dress code policy.
May require some travel (20%).
Observe and abide by all District policies, goals and objectives.
Must be able to remain in a stationary position for 50% of the time with up to 4 hours of consecutive computer work.
Must be able to exchange phone conversations with office background noise.
Must be able to position self to move up to 30 lbs.
Must be able to pass post-offer background check.
Must have a valid Driver’s license and be able to drive safely in all-weather/road conditions.
This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Its intent is to be a general guide of the duties and tasks we may ask you to perform as part of your employment with us. It is by no means an exhaustive list of all of your duties or responsibilities with us. Job descriptions are dynamic living documents that change, as business needs change. We may elect to clarify, change or even add to this job description and your list of assigned duties in the future. We operate as a team and from time to time, you may be required to complete other related duties as assigned. Be able to perform all tasks asked or assigned of you is an important part of being a team member and a key expectation for your position.