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Energy Scheduler

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc.
Palmer, AK
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $82,411 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

 

Position – Status

ENERGY SCHEDULER - RFT

Who Can Apply

For MEA Employees & the General Public

Posting Date

January 21, 2022

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Department

Power Supply

Annually

$82,411

Grade

10

Req No

705-598

Union Representation

N/A

Hours of Work

8AM-5PM

Work Location

EGS – Eklutna Generation Station

 

PURPOSE

As an essential part of the day-to-day operations of the Association, this position will be responsible for ensuring reliable fuel supply deliveries, economic dispatching of power generation as well as performing ad hoc analyses to improve the overall efficiencies of the Association.  An Energy Scheduler will be involved in a fast-paced day-to-day environment but will also work interdepartmentally to facilitate accurate reporting of fuel and power generation data and will be responsible for maintaining positive working relationships with other Alaska Railbelt Utilities and Cook Inlet gas producers.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION

1.     Manage, schedule and coordinate activities relating to generation facilities and purchase power resources with economic consideration and to maintain system integrity.

2.     Document daily generation irregularities that may impact daily settlement processes.

3.     Program management of daily, monthly, and annual settlement transaction data is accurate, complete and in compliance with all processes/procedures and contracts.

4.     Communicate with Regulatory and Accounting departments to facilitate daily, monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting of generation and fuel supply data.

5.     Manage generation modeling software for items such as: fuel costs, fuel supply limitations, generation characteristics, and productions costs.

6.     Responsible for coordinating with natural gas transporters and suppliers, along with other Alaska Railbelt Utilities on a daily basis to ensure adequate natural gas deliveries to support power generation.

7.     Manage. negotiate, execute, schedule, and document power sales and purchases and/ or ancillary services.

8.     Manage, develop, and maintain economy energy and ancillary services pricing.

9.     Monitor and review relevant utility and pipeline regulatory filings.

10.  Establish and sustain excellent business relationships with other Alaska Railbelt Utilities.

11.  Track, trend, and analyze the performance of daily generation schedules/ dispatch.

12.  Manage and keep abreast of all contractual commitments, pipeline rate, and tariff regulations.

13.  Responsible for creating and analyzing data, while developing new efficient processes.

14.  Provide ad hoc analyses.

15.  Manage, update, and maintain department’s process and procedures.

16.  Performs other duties as assigned.

17.  Promote a safety culture in which safety is a value.  This culture is based on joint and individual engagement, ownership, and accountability regarding job safety and responsibility to perform work safely and adhere to safe work practices.

18.  Perform the essential functions of the position in a safe and efficient manner.

The above items are not intended to be all inclusive of the essential functions or requirements of this type of work as they are subject to change based on operating necessity.  The employee will also perform other related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management personnel.

 

ESSENTIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Qualified candidates are required to have:

-         A bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration, finance, management, or a related field or equivalent relevant experience.

-         Three (3) years’ experience in energy planning, trading, marketing, operations, or related field.

-         A valid Alaska driver’s license and a driving record, which is acceptable and insurable by the Association and the Association’s insurance carrier at standard group rates

·         PCI GenTrader software suite experience preferred.

·       A relevant combination of professional certification, academic qualifications and progressive experience in logistics operations, supply chain management, or fuel supply preferred.

·         Utility generation and transmission system operations, power purchases/ sales, operating policies and contractual requirements experience preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

·         Supports a culture of safety excellence through active involvement in safety improvement and promotes a sense of shared responsibility for safety.

·         Knowledge of Windows environment, including the use of Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

·         Knowledge of power generation and natural gas scheduling.

·         Knowledge of Cook Inlet fuel supply history, infrastructure, and current situation.

·         Advanced skill in ad hoc analyses and data modeling.

·         Skill in effective and professional verbal, telephonic, and written communication.

·         Skill in researching and analyzing data.

·         Advanced ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in order to communicate complex, technical information to technical and general audiences.

·         Ability to develop processes, procedures and policies.

·         Ability to use computer-based software for analyses and scheduling.

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a variety of cultural environments.

·         Ability to work in fast-paced, multiple daily deadline environment and achieve results with accuracy and precision.

·         Ability to perform moderate analysis and reconciliations.

·         Ability to work non-standard hours including on-Call, weekends, and holidays.

·         Ability to facilitate cooperation between work groups and work functionally across all levels of the organization.

·         Ability to self-motivate improvement based on successes and failures.

·         Ability to analyze processes for efficiency and make recommendations for improvements.

·         Embrace and embody the Association’s Core Values through decisions, actions, attitude, and behavior to directly contribute to the success of the organization.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; this list is not inclusive of all the physical demands that may be required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demand activity percentages:

-         Major occurs 60% or more of work time.

-         Moderate occurs between 20-60% of work time.

-         Minor occurs less than 20% of work time.

Physical demand requirements:

-         Ability to understand, read, and carry out written instructions.

-         Ability to understand, read, and verify documents electronically, verbally, or hard copy.

Matanuska Electric Association, Inc.

Address

Palmer, AK
99645 USA

Industry

Manufacturing

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