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Supervisor, Resource Forecasting and Analysis

Electric Reliability Council of Texas

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Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 15, 2022
Reference Code: R1253
AT ERCOT, our diverse and dynamic work environment provides a platform on which employees can work together to build the future of the Texas power grid and wholesale market utilizing the latest technologies and resources. We encourage you to join our talented, dedicated workforce to develop world-class solutions for today and tomorrow's energy challenges while learning new skills and growing your career.

ERCOT is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels of our company. It is the cornerstone of our corporate values of accountability, leadership, innovation, trust, and expertise. We accept and celebrate those that join us and recognize that individuals with a wide variety of talents, ideas, and experiences propel the innovation that drives our success. A diverse and inclusive workforce strengthens us and allows for a collaborative environment to solve the challenges that face our industry today and in the future.

ERCOT offers the flexibility to work both in and out of the office within the state of Texas, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance.

Supervises daily tasks conducted in the Resource Forecasting and Analysis team. Coordinates the development of forecasting methodologies, including machine learning techniques, to forecast operational behavior of variety of emerging technologies that are integrating into the ERCOT grid and implements solutions to incorporate these new forecasts into grid operations. Coordinates evaluation of the sources of grid variability, including the impacts of prices, and provides analytical and technical support to ensure continuing reliable operations of the electric power grid in compliance with NERC Standards, ERCOT Protocols and Market Guides. Serves as subject matter expert (SME) for the planning and operation of the electric power system. Supervises system studies, ensures appropriate system modeling techniques are utilized; analyzes simulated or actual operating results; develops solutions to current or future system issues; develops tools and procedures tasks; develops solutions to current or future system issues, and appropriately reports findings and recommendations. Serves as a mentor for junior staff.

JOB DUTIES
  • Responsible for hiring, coaching, training, and performance management of staff.
  • Frequently interacts with direct reports and functional peer groups. Interaction normally requires the ability to gain cooperation of others.
  • Provides direct supervision to professional individual contributors and/or skilled, support individual contributors. Acts as an advisor to department and may become actively involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems. A small portion of time is normally spent performing individual tasks related to the department. Typically has full responsibility for direct reports.
  • May provide input to budgeting and financial decisions that impact the department. Requests approval for financial actions beyond a limited scope per policy.
ADDITIONAL JOB DUTIES
  • Oversees the day-to-day activities of the Resource Forecasting and Analysis team
  • Provides technical operations support to staff to support the analyses of resource and load forecasts; system frequency control, events and disturbances, Ancillary Services qualification and supply side resource performance monitoring
  • Coordinates evaluation of actual events and disturbances experienced on the System to determine if system performance meets Protocols and NERC standards and develops operational plans to improve power system performance, as appropriate
  • Serves as the SME for resource forecasts that the team develops or supports including wind and solar power forecasting
  • Serves as the SME for system performance standards and strategy for the reliable operations of ERCOT System
  • Coordinates evaluation of Ancillary Service requirements to ensure that they aid in meeting system reliability requirements.
  • Provides technical support for the Ancillary Services qualification tests of supply side resources
  • Maintains compliance with NERC Standards, ERCOT Protocols, Operating Guides and other binding documents, as appropriate, and supports revision process for assigned sections
  • Develops and sustains a high-level understanding of the competitive energy markets
  • Coordinates closely with other teams across System Planning and Operations
  • Represents ERCOT on various ERO and ERCOT committees, subcommittees, working groups, and task forces
  • Represents ERCOT at the State Operations Center during emergency events
CERTIFICATION
  • NERC Certification as a Reliability Coordinator is preferred
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
  • Requires minimum 5 years job related work experience and 1 year in a leadership role preferred in excess of degree requirements. Minimum years of job-related experience can include time in leadership roles.
  • Minimum of 5 years technical experience in systems operations required
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
  • Power Systems Studies Tool such as PSS/E, PowerWorld, DigSilent GmbH, GE EMS
  • Experience in SAS, R, Python, Matlab, VB/VBA, Tableau
EDUCATION
  • Bachelor's Degree : Electrical Engineering or related field (Required)
  • Master's Degree : Electrical Engineering, Business Administration, or related field (Preferred)
  • or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required
CERTIFICATION
  • PE Professional Engineer (Preferred)
Work Location:
  • There are requirements in this role that will be required to be performed on-site in Taylor, TX. It is estimated that your business area will require this position to be on-site at least (2) days per week. Circumstances and business needs may require you to be on-site more often. On-site requirements are at the discretion of Management.
  • Remote work schedules shall be performed within Texas. Log-ins during out of state business travel, and any temporary remote work arrangements must be submitted and approved by HR.
The foregoing description reflects the minimum qualifications and the essential functions of the position that must be performed proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. It is not an exhaustive list of the duties expected to be performed, and management may, at its discretion, revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description is not intended to create a contract of employment with ERCOT. Both ERCOT and the employee may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.
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About this Employer

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers -- representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 52,700+ miles of transmission lines and 1,030+ generation units, including PUNs. It also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for 8 million premises in competitive choice areas. ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature. Its members include consumers, cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities, transmission and distribution providers and municipally owned electric utilities.