To perform studies involving power supply, power management, and general resource analysis. Assist in the development, coordination, and implementation of department activities associated with management, procurement, and operation of the District’s wholesale power supply.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform studies and analysis regarding integrated resource planning, power supply, wholesale rates, power cost forecasting and estimating, power resource performance, resource comparison, and optimization.
Evaluate, revise and update load forecasts as required.
Perform economic screening and feasibility analysis of new resource opportunities, including renewable resources.
Conduct periodic site surveys at the District’s hydroelectric facility, including inspections of project works and collection of monitoring data.
Prepare or assist in the preparation of periodic statistical reports and analysis on power use or power costs.
Prepare large customer retail power bills, prepare or review power bills for wholesale power transactions.
Assist in the preparation of data to be supplied for regional load/resource studies including submittals for BPA, the Regional Forecast and PNW Coordination Agreement regulation studies.
Responsible for special projects as assigned including inter-departmental projects in a team atmosphere.
Responsible for maintaining the Department’s database consisting of hourly readings from all wholesale power delivery meters and power resources.
Assist with the design, implementation, and maintenance of computer software tools needed for departmental use as required (including WREGIS).
Along with other staff members, provide on-call assistance to the Dispatchers during all hours on matters related to power scheduling.
Coordinate with customers on end-use generation projects including renewable alternatives.
Assist the District’s Scheduling Agent in the preparation of the daily generation and transmission schedules for the District’s power resources.
Prepare bills involving scheduled exchanges of power and/or environmental attributes and assist in preparing monthly billing statements for the District’s major industrial customers.
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 or an Economics, Business, or Mathematics degree. An equivalent or similar technical degree and experience may also be considered.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Must have a basic understanding of engineering applications, statistical analysis and modeling techniques used in the Power Resources Department.
Demonstrates positive interpersonal and customer service skills to courteously deal with and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, 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.