The Senior Power Scheduler is responsible for on a day ahead basis transaction negotiation, execution of commodities supporting asset maximization, assisting with the scheduling of capacity and energy resources to meet Tri-State load requirements and determine excess power availability for sale and identify the capacity for economic purchases; administering scheduling requirements of long-term contracts; administering reserve sharing group requirements; perform pre-schedule load and resource check-out and validation with Balancing Authorities. Monitors and manages electricity transactions within approved authority matrices of Tri-State’s Energy Risk Management Policy. Reviews and updates, as appropriate, load forecasts prior to executing day-ahead electricity products. Monitors Open Access Same Time Information System (OASIS) to assure transmission availability supports electricity transactions and pre-scheduled load/resource balancing processes with Tri-State’s system.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Math, Science, Engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Ability to develop highly credible and effective relationships with marketing counterparts.
Flexible, inquisitive and able to thoroughly understand electricity market dynamics.
Proficient in computer applications including database and spreadsheet applications and word processing.
Strong analytical, quantitative and economic evaluation skills.
Working knowledge of Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) generation/transmission and Rockies gas pipeline systems.
Familiarity with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and WECC policies and a general understanding of how they apply to Tri-State.
Must sign a FERC Standards of Conduct Confidentiality agreement.
Able to remain calm in stressful conditions and make rational decisions.
Working knowledge of Tri-State’s contractual rights and obligations on the system, the Southwest and Rocky Mountain Reserve Sharing Groups and the Western Systems Power Pool (WSPP).
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Five (5) years’ experience and the completion of Tri-State’s Energy Portfolio Program (or similar approved program) or Eight (8) years of related experience including transaction negotiation, commodities transactions, managing energy resources, economic based purchases, and administering long-term contracts.
Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
Willingness and ability to work outside of core business hours to match market trading hours of operation.
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Strong commercial trading, orientation and knowledge preferred.
Knowledgeable of power and gas system operations, preferred.
Experience in an organized market such as Southwest Power Pool desirable.
Electric utility experience with electric load scheduling preferred.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to twenty-five pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform complex math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to a moderate level of noise. All of the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.