Sorry, this job is no longer accepting applications. See below for more jobs that match what you’re looking for!

Power Supply Engineer

Expired Job

City Of Seattle, WA Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 5 months ago

Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

We are seeking a Power Supply Engineer to oversee the day-to-day operation of the System Control Center to ensure the City's electric system is operated in a safe, reliable and economic manner. You will plan, coordinate and direct the real-time activities of personnel responsible for directing and controlling the production of electricity, the delivery of appropriate levels of electric power for the utility's service area, and the distribution of electric power interchanges between Seattle City Light (SCL) and interconnected power utilities.

The Power Supply Engineer will serve as the subject matter expert for all aspects of the complicated array of reliability standards as they affect electric utility operations including generation, inter-change schedule, transmission and distribution of electric power and regional energy systems. This role will be responsible for compliance associated with the requirements of North American Electric Reliability Corporation reliability standards.

This position will work with a variety of contacts including departmental executive management regarding operating conditions and system status; engineers and field operations management to coordinate work on electric power system projects; counterparts from other utilities regarding operating conditions and contractual matters; and federal and regional regulatory agencies to ensure safety and compliance; and other City departments to coordinate projects.

The successful candidate will also oversee the safe operation of the bulk electric system by working with numerous regulatory standards, safety and technical guidelines, agreements, procedures and operating manuals,and applying independent judgment in scheduling electric power generation and interchanges based on the analysis of system conditions.

This position will report to the Systems Operations Director and will report out the System Control Center in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises, coordinates and directs the personnel and the activities responsible for the operation of Seattle City Light's electric power system.

  • Approves and supervises delivery of electric power interchange schedules between SCL power sources and with other utilities, ensuring system requirements, regulatory compliance and contractual obligations are met.

  • Monitors, provides input and implements enhancements to the outage management, energy management and other systems used to manage Seattle City Light's electrical system.

  • Conducts, analyzes and provides recommendations and resolutions to power system problems.

  • Coordinates with other utilities activities related to electricity production, transmission and distribution.

  • Ensures appropriate response to emergency situations 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

  • Oversees preparation for and execution of compliance audits and provides annual certification of compliance.

  • Prepares reports on performance including compliance, reliability, etc.

  • Develops and implements System Operations policies and procedures. Provides guidance in developing and administering training for power dispatching staff.

  • Advises department executive management on policy issues related to operations of SCL and regional electric power systems.

  • Authoritative representative of the utility at citywide and regional electric power supply meetings.

  • Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in a normal City work/office and control room environments.

  • May be required to work nights, evenings, weekends and/or holidays.


Education: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or a related filed.

Experience: At least 10 years experience in all aspects of power system operation of high voltage electrical systems and a demonstrated ability to supervise.

A combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class will be evaluated on case by case basis.

Certification/License: Current State of Washington driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility. Must maintain the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) System Operator certification at the "Reliability Coordinator" level.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate with executive management and field personnel.

  • Ability to work under extreme pressure, while responding to various emergency operation conditions.

  • Broad understanding of electrical utility design and operational principles and practices, as well as detailed knowledge of the Seattle City Light electrical system and its operations.

  • Must possess a working knowledge of information technology as applied to electric utility operation and energy transmission equipment.

Additional Information:

To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a completed application via this bulletin and attach the following:

  • A cover letter describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required and desired for the position.

  • Resume

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history, education verification, employment verification and driving history review.

Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page:

upload resume icon
See if you are a match!

See how well your resume matches up to this job - upload your resume now.

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Power Analyst Senior

City Of Seattle, WA

Posted 6 days ago

VIEW JOBS 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM 2019-04-10T00:00 Position Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation's largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. Position purpose is to provide lead CAISO EIM daily metering validation, settlement, and dispute activities, including data analytics, analysis of trading patterns, bidding strategy and recommendations to traders. The positions further SCL's Risk Management goals and mission, and will report to the Manager, Wholesale Power Credit & Settlements. Job Responsibilities:Responsibilities involve the following: * Validate daily meter data, resolve exceptions, and provide related analysis; * Ensure daily loading of CAISO data is successful, and review message logs and job scheduling; * Daily settlement of CAISO transactions via shadow settlements encompassing hourly, 15-minute and/or 5-minute interval transactions; * Validate EIM settlement statements, invoices, and bid-cost recovery payments, including over/under scheduling penalties, GHG payments and uplift charges; * Validate charge codes for correctness, including but not limited to grid management, bid transaction fees, scheduling coordinator ID charge, instructed imbalance energy, uninstructed imbalance energy; flexible ramping, tax rider, transmission losses, congestion, and applicable entity charge codes; * Monitor CAISO settlement calendar for settlements and resettlements; * Identify CAISO charge discrepancies for settlement dispute, timely submit complete disputed support documentation to CAISO including incremental dispute changes, and track disputes through resolution; * Validate weekly invoices, including back to settlement statements, for timely payment and market clearing; * Identify any non-routine billings; * Developing P&L metrics to provide feedback to traders, management, and key stakeholders on effectiveness of EIM bidding strategies, including key performance indices; * Create daily/weekly/monthly reports for management review; * Conduct and lead technical exploratory trade data analysis and visualization; including regression models or best methods for linear, integer and quadratic optimization for structured CAISO EIM transactions; * Provide lead Risk Oversight analytics support regarding Power Marketing daily trade bidding strategy for real-time and day-ahead markets, including optimal recommendations where appropriate; * Coordinate and collaborate in a lead role with various internal business units to verify power and transmission transaction details, including CAISO, SCL senior staff, City Treasury, SCL General Accounting, Power Marketing and Wholesale Contract Managers and Supervisors, Real-Time, Day-Ahead, Forward Trade Marketers, and Power Dispatchers to ensure trade data is accurate; * Develop and maintain shadow settlement programs and processes, including profit and loss reports and related information; * Providing overall subject matter expertise by demonstrating strong technical and business knowledge in addition to identifying and resolving potential issues: * Assist in preparing regulatory fillings; * Assist in settlement of bilateral counterparties, and resolve settlement issues; * Provide data collection and reporting assistance during internal and external audits; * Develop and/or revise Risk policy and procedures to reflect updated and accepted CAISO EIM settlement business practices; * Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned that may encompass other areas of settlements, risk control, meter and deal validation, evaluation of bidding strategy, and credit worthiness evaluation. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics, Finance, Risk Management, Business, Information Management, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science or other quantitative and/or scientific field (Combinations of education, training and experience with be evaluated on an individual basis for comparability). Experience: Five years' experience in energy/generation settlements using ETRM's and shadow settlement tools or two years' experience as a Power Analyst with a Bachelor's Degree in one of the above disciplines having commensurate experience as indicated. Expertise and/or Familiarity: * With any of these: Java, R, C++, Python, MATLAB, @Risk, SQL, VBA, Tableau, MS Office suite of products; * Risk Management, Finance, and Probability Analysis, Applied Mathematics, Statistics; * Comprehensive understanding of Western Energy and CAISO market rules, energy products and compliance obligations; * Proficient in trading and risk management systems; * Excellent time management skills, detail and deadline oriented; * Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; * Motivated, self-directed and results-driven approach to work, also takes ownership of assigned tasks; * Strong verbal and written communication skills including strong presentation skills. Desired Qualifications: * Shadow settlements and ISO experience preferred; * Graduate level degree in Risk Management, Finance, Applied Mathematics, Economics, Business, Computer Science, and/or Information Management Systems. Additional Information:Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process. Components of the background check may include a review of criminal history, identity verification, driving history, education, employment, professional licenses/certificates, and additional information as deemed necessary. Want to know more about Seattle City Light? Check out our web page: City Of Seattle, WA Seattle WA

Power Supply Engineer

Expired Job

City Of Seattle, WA