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Portland General Electric Real Time Trader (Mid or Senior Level) in Portland, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

Department Summary

The Energy Supply Team purchases and sells energy and energy products directly to/from end users and intermediaries under negotiated rates and terms and trades energy. Responsible for strategy development/implementation, commercial negotiations, outbound marketing, transaction origination, structuring and negotiation, risk management and trading of energy and distribution and/or interconnection and transmission of energy through other organizations' transmission and distribution systems. Facilitates development of strategic business cases and leads commercial negotiations during implementation of these projects. Optimizes PGE’s portfolio assets by trading in the electricity and gas market to serve PGE’s load demand reliably and economically.

Position Summary

This position purchases and sells energy on an hourly/daily basis to meet fluctuations in supply and demand not covered by day-ahead schedules; ensures that pricing and terms are favorable and consistent with company risk management guidelines. The position will start out as a remote position and will transition to the World Trade Center in downtown Portland full time. This opening may be filled as a mid or senior level role and salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.


  • Monitoring reservoir levels, wind forecasts and fuels supply to optimize use of generation resources and arrange generation operations to meet load and reserve requirements for each hour.

  • Negotiates all real-time energy sales, purchases and wheeling arrangements with other entities, including hourly and daily sales of surplus power throughout the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC).

  • Documents and maintains records for PGE’s Merchant Real Time Operations’ activities and wholesale power transactions.

  • Redirects and/or purchases transmission to meet PGE’s needs for Merchant Real Time Operations’ activities.

  • Develops or is recognized as an authority of the power trading/scheduling system and develops working relationships with scheduling personnel, energy marketers and utilities to transact business.

  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Mid-Level: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, finance, business, economics or other related field or equivalent experience. Typically, five or more years in the energy industry or related field.

Senior Level: Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, finance, business, economics or other related field or equivalent experience. Typically, eight or more years in the energy industry or related field.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in Western United States energy or gas trading is highly desired.

  • Experience in generation dispatching or real- time operation of power plants or transmission systems.

  • Ability to analyze data, find solutions and make decisions quickly.

  • Strong communication skills; verbal and written.

  • Ability to learn and understand changing technologies.

Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

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This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:

At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.