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Market Operations Engineer 3

Ercot

This is a Full-time position in Austin, TX posted June 20, 2021.

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 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

QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Bachelors 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
Qualified candidates need to have solid experience in the area or Power Systems and Data Analysis work, as this position will require that.

Minimum two years working experience (in excess of degree requirements stated above) in electric utility industry (Level 2) Minimum of three years working experience (in excess of degree requirements stated above) in electric utility industry.

(Level 3) Position is open to a Level 2 or Level 3 Engineer, depending on the candidate’s level of experience that is identified.

All level requirements are specified in the description.

There is only one position available.

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