City of Tacoma WA Term Energy Trader in Tacoma, Washington
Term Energy Trader
$149,926.40 - $211,099.20 Annually
3/31/2023 5:00 PM Pacific
Tacoma Public Utilities Power Management division is looking for a Term Energy Trader to join their team. This position takes a lead role in developing innovative strategies to hedge portfolio risk and optimize the value of the Tacoma Power resource portfolio. We are looking for a term trader to hedge the Tacoma Power portfolio through structuring wholesale energy and energy-related transactions within defined policies and procedures.
Lead the wholesale marketing team’s understanding of impending industry changes, specifically due to climate legislation, organized markets, and resource adequacy. Track and understand the impacts of these changes to our wholesale trading. Determine optimal wholesale trading strategies to best take advantage and/or mitigate the impacts of market changes. Actively contribute to high level thinking around energy markets, customer needs, and our business’s strategy. Advocate for Tacoma Power’s interests in regional forums and wholesale energy trading organizations.
Lead the deal origination and structuring function. Identify, develop, and value non-standard wholesale products that Tacoma Power can offer from our carbon-free hydroelectric portfolio. Develop strong professional relationships with counterparties and negotiate mutually beneficial deals. Keep abreast of industry trends and new products that are needed in the region.
Develop a thorough understanding of the volatility and uncertainty of managing a resource portfolio that is predominately hydroelectric and customer loads that are highly variable and weather dependent. Use this knowledge to proactively refine wholesale trading strategies.
Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering or related field
5 years of experience in wholesale energy marketing/planning, quantitative analysis or related utility operations
*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education
Knowledge & Skills
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Experience in power generation and energy/utilities sector
Experience managing an uncertain and volatile market position
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
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City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.
Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 180,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.
Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.
Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.
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If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.
The City of Tacoma provides excellent medical, dental and vision plans for the whole family; paid holidays and paid leave; participation in the Tacoma Public Employees' Retirement System (alternate plan for Police/Fire); continuing education and advancement opportunities and a growing variety of City-sponsored health and wellness opportunities and incentives.
Medical Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.
Dental Coverage: For eligible employees and their families, including domestic partners and dependent children age 26 or younger.
Vision Coverage: For eligible employees and their eligible dependents.
Paid Leave: City employees are entitled to received paid holidays, sick/vacation leave or personal time off (PTO), depending upon union affiliation and appointment type.
Insurance Plans: Employees are covered by a long-term disability plan. Short-term and expanded long-term disability insurance plans are also available to employees. The State Industrial Insurance Act also covers employees.
Deferred Compensation: Income can be set aside on a pretax basis and invested for supplementation of normal retirement income.
Retirement: All employees of the City, except members of the Police and Fire services, Tacoma Rail and certain project employees, are included in the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System. Information on the Tacoma Employees' Retirement System can be found at www.cityoftacoma.org or by calling (253) 502-8200.
Other Employment Information
Direct Deposit: Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule by direct deposit.
Salary Increases: Based on satisfactory job performance, the City provides for a regular progression of salary increases for most classifications according to the salary schedule.
Union Affiliation: Many job classifications are covered by union security provisions which require union membership, dues, or payment of equivalent service fees.
Note: The provisions of this job announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained herein may be modified and/or revoked without notice.
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