Generation Controller (Dispatcher)

Vistra Energy Irving , TX 75061

Posted 5 days ago

If you have what it takes to become part of the Vistra Energy family and would like to start a promising career with a global leader, take a look at the exciting employment opportunities that are currently available and apply online.

Job Description


This position is for an hourly Generation Dispatcher to manage assets PJM power markets. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, attentive to details, responsive to deadlines, and able to make precise high quality decisions. This position reports to the Director, Asset Management.


  • Will be a member of the Asset Management and Trading group and will be responsible for the hourly optimization of generation assets

  • Coordinate dealings with real-time generation in and out of ISO markets

  • Serve as the first point of contact between plant operations, asset management, traders, and ISO's

  • Ensure that power generation assets are economically dispatched into the Real Time and Day Ahead Markets

  • Maximize profits in the hourly energy market

  • Analyze and react to market conditions

  • Monitor scheduling spreadsheets

  • Monitor gas usage and communicate changes to gas traders

  • Carry out the NERC reporting responsibilities related to Dynegy's fleet

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Dynegy counterparties and ISO's

  • Work 12 hour shifts which include working nights, weekends, and holidays to ensure 24 hour coverage of trading desk


  • BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, or Logistics

  • Minimum 2 years of energy (or related industry) experience preferred

  • NERC Certified preferred

  • MISO Knowledge and PJM Certified preferred

  • Strong organization skills

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Strong systems aptitude with proficiency in Excel

  • Able to work 12 hour shifts which includes working nights, weekends, and holidays to ensure 24 hour coverage of trading desk

  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative to think creatively

Other Preferred Skills:

  • Experience, understanding and responding to power market fundamentals

  • Experience creating and interpreting business case scenarios

  • Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills and participate in solution implementation

  • Ability to be a self-starter capable of working effectively in a high energy, high stress, fast paced environment.

  • Detail oriented and able to effectively work under deadlines and ability to communicate effectively

Job Family



Luminant Energy Company LLC


Irving, Texas


We are a company of people committed to: Exceeding Customer Expectations, Great People, Teamwork, Competitive Spirit and Effective Communication. If this describes you, then you will have a good career here!

If you currently work for Vistra Energy, TXU or Luminant please apply via the internal career site.

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Generation Controller (Dispatcher)

Vistra Energy