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Job - Realtime Asset Manager in California

California, United States
Job type
Commercial, Financial and Legal Jobs
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Posted on
3 Oct 2016
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About the Role:


Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, "Together, Building a Better California" is not just a slogan. It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services. They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Department Overview

The men and women of Electric Operations ensure the delivery of safe and reliable electric service to our customers. Electric Operations is responsible for every aspect of PG&E's electric distribution and transmission operations, including planning, engineering, maintenance and construction, asset management, business planning, restoration and emergency response.

Position Summary

Real-Time Asset Managers are responsible for monitoring, dispatching and controlling PG&E's portfolio of generating units and associated water conveyance systems to ensure energy and
ancillary service obligations are met. As part of this responsibility, the Real-Time Asset Managers are also required to make assessments, develop strategies and implement those results
throughout their assigned shifts. The decisions include instructing Hydro and Power Plant operators to shut down and start generating units, vary the generation output to achieve desired
energy schedules and water management.

The Real Time Asset Management function acts as PG&E's single point contact with the CAISO for real time generation dispatch communications and instructions on a 24 x 7 basis.

The position is staffed on a 24 x 7 basis. The shift rotation provides coverage which includes weekdays, weekends, nights, and holidays. This position is based in San Francisco and will also
require up to 30% travel time to Vacaville and San Ramon.

Staffing the department's emergency backup facility is also part of the responsibility of the RealTime Asset Manager. PG&E is seeking a dedicated individual that can work in a fast paced environment and possess the ability to work as an effective team member to perform these duties while complying with all required regulations, such as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the CAISO Tariff. Key capabilities include the ability to multi-task, maintain situational awareness, effectively communicate and make decisions quickly. As this is a role that covers a diverse portfolio, qualified candidates will need to have a strong motivation and capacity for learning. Additionally, this is a very team oriented environment where team members rely heavily upon one another so the ability to work well with others in a professional manner is critical.


Minimum Qualifications:
•Bachelor's Degree in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Math, Economics or related discipline, or equivalent experience
•Requires a minimum of one year relevant experience •The position requires strong computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

Desired Qualifications:
•Direct experience with PG&E electric load characteristics and supply side assets
•Excellent knowledge of electric system operations or resource planning knowledge
•Strong communication skills required
•Knowledge of CAISO protocols, tariffs and tools
•Demonstrates advanced understanding and mentor others on generation and impacts to the electric markets
•Demonstrates advanced understanding of the PG&E hydroelectric system including a mechanical understanding of units and components
•Demonstrates advanced understanding of production generators, pumps and basic electricity •Demonstrates advanced understanding of renewable resources including wind, solar, biomass and geothermal resources


• Real Time Operations is seeking a dedicated individual to fill the position of a Real-Time Asset Manager that can work in fast paced environment and possess the ability to work as an effective
team member
• Monitor PG&E portfolio generating unit status. Ensure energy and ancillary service obligations are met. Monitor: (1) current water conditions (river flows and reservoirs levels) and adjusts plant
output as needed, (2) the availability of generating units, (3) system constraints and market conditions. Modify generation schedules using ISO market transactions in the Day Ahead and Hour
Ahead Scheduling Process markets
• Manage all CAISO directed generation dispatch orders
• Manage all real time generator outages designated as planned or emergency outages and complete associated documentation within prescribed CAISO tariff timelines
• Provides input and recommendations to Day Ahead Asset Managers on generation schedules and or water management issues
• Develops solutions to increase efficiency of team operations
• Monitor CAISO activities/initiatives
• Expand knowledge of the CAISO Wholesale Market Rules and Market Participants
• Analyze/quantify impacts of new initiatives (e.g., advanced components of Multi Stage Generation ,intermittent generation, Demand Response, new supply within and outside the PG&E Service
Territory and CAISO control areas) on PG&E's supply portfolio's operations and costs and document changes to existing processes to integrate new initiatives
• Organize and prepare reports and presentations for commercial team and officers
• Contribute and assist in the development of regulatory filings

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