Power Transmission Analyst (1655)

Houston, Texas
20 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Skilled Trades
Contract Type
Full Time
At ENGIE North America, innovation and excellence create a platform for growth. We have a range of businesses in the United States and Canada, including clean power generation, cogeneration, and energy storage; retail energy sales; and comprehensive services to help customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimize energy and other resource use and expense. Nearly 100 percent of our power generation portfolio is low carbon or renewable. Globally, ENGIE is the largest independent power producer and energy efficiency services provider in the world, with operations in 70 countries employing 150,000 people, including 1,000 researchers in 11 R&D centers.
We are looking for talented and motivated individuals to create the future of energy and customer solutions. Join a rewarding and flexible work environment that encourages innovation and creativity to help customers meet their energy challenges today and in the future.

The Role: Power Transmission Analyst

Engie North America Asset Optimization ("ENA AO") is looking for a Power Transmission Analyst to develop and maintain ENA AO's platform for power system study and market simulation in North America, and to support short- and long-term commercial activities.

Houston, TX / Asset Optimization

Salaried - Exempt

Essential Job Functions
  • Develop and maintain ENA AO's platform for power system study and market simulation in North America
    • Customize/Optimize SCUC/SCED (Security Constrained Unit Commitment and Economic Dispatch) models from venders such as UPLAN, DAYZER and PROMOD to the need of ENA AO
    • Utilize database/programming/spreadsheet techniques to streamline the input and output of SCUC/SCED models
    • Communicate the model output to various functional groups and senior management
    • Train other members to the tools and ensure business continuity by putting in place the relevant procedures and back-up
  • Perform power system analysis to support short-term trading activities
    • Run SCUC/SCEC models on to support trading for Financial Transmission Right and short-term power
    • Perform scenario and sensitivity analysis to determine the risks and opportunities of portfolios
  • Perform power system analysis to support long-term fundamental research, deal valuation, and business development opportunities
    • Utilize Generation and Transmission Expansion Model to study the evolution of power grid due to renewable penetration, battery development and coal/nuclear retirement
  • Implement various scenarios of power grid topology in SCUC/SCED models to support the fundamental analysis on long-term electricity market
    • Support traders, originators and structurers on valuation of structured transactions. Evaluate basis risk associated with renewable projects and its implication in market and credit exposures
  • Oversee external consultants and due diligence of congestion and basis studies
    • Manage and coordinate the activities of external consultants running congestion studies for renewable project development
    • Provide alternate scenarios and assumptions for study parameters
    • Critically evaluate SCED results and consultant prognosis

  • Experience with physical modeling of large-scale power system including power flow solution algorithm and techniques
  • Experience with economic modeling of large-scale power system including unit commitment, economic dispatch and optimal power flow by using commercial package such as UPLAN, DAYZER and PROMOD
  • Working knowledge of market operation and regulatory change in ERCOT, PJM and other North American ISOs
  • Strong database and programing skills to automate the data flow in power system models
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated spirit with creative and inquisitive mindset

Essential Physical Abilities
  • Ability to meet highest attendance requirements
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.
  • Could involve some lifting.

  • Master's in electrical engineering with a focus on Power System Analysis
  • 5+ years of experience in power system analysis

Working Environment
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

For this role you must have authorization to work in the United States. Qualified applicants are considered for employment, and employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or expression, genetic information or any other legally protected status.

This job advertisement is supported by the ENGIE Talent Acquisition team. Agency involvement is not required. All related inquires must be done to the Talent Acquisition team, not direct to ENGIE North America Managers.

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: May 9, 2019

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