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Portland General Electric Meteorologist/Senior Meteorologist - Power/Gas Trading in Tualatin, 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!

Meteorologist/Senior Meteorologist – Power/Gas Trading

This role is located in the Portland, Oregon area (Tualatin) and will be hybrid with some days remote and some days in office

Portland General Electric is seeking an atmospheric scientist to work as a trade-support meteorologist within in its Power Operations department. The successful candidate will work closely with energy traders/schedulers, risk management, balancing authority operators, wind/thermal generation plant personnel, and others on a day-to-day basis and will provide them with clear and concise weather forecasts to support their operations. The successful candidate will collaborate extensively with the Day Ahead and Real-Time traders.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide weather forecasts to energy traders to help them gain insight into how the weather affects power and natural gas prices.

  • Provide daily written and spoken wind forecast for Day-Ahead and Real-Time.

  • Participate on long-term trading strategies regarding renewables energy.

  • Load forecasts that inform PGE’s risk management procedures, and plant and balancing authority operations

  • Create hourly wind forecasts for day-ahead schedulers using a combination of publicly available models and wind vendor forecasts

  • Analyze historical weather and energy production data and deliver reports to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Be point of contact for PGE’s wind/solar vendors, and work with vendors to ensure timely and consistent delivery of forecasts.

  • Interpret meteorological data and forecasts and communicate the forecasts/impacts to end-users.

  • Provide energy forecasts for PGE’s wind/solar portfolio to energy traders and schedulers.

Backup Responsibility:

  • Assist storm preparedness and power restoration efforts by providing concise, detailed forecasts during periods of extreme weather to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Work with Wildfire Mitigation and Resiliency department to create/improve risk-assessment models for wildfire and other weather-related hazards

*This role can be hired at Meteorologist or Senior Meteorologist level. Please see qualifications below for detailed minimum qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Meteorologist

  • Bachelor’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences or other related field or equivalent experience. Five or more years of related work experience, or combination of work and education.

Senior Meteorologist

  • Bachelor’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences or other related field or equivalent experience. Eight or more years of related work experience, or combination of work and education.

Desired qualifications:

  • Three or more years of weather forecasting experience in the energy and renewables sector

  • Advanced knowledge and application of meteorological methods, techniques and theory

  • Advanced knowledge of Pacific Northwest weather patterns

  • Some experience with scripting languages like Python and SQL for data analysis

  • Ability to write technical documentation for internally developed products and modules

  • Experience preparing findings and presenting complex technical information to both technical and nontechnical audiences.

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to efficiently handle multiple projects and requests.

  • An understanding of the fundamental drivers of power and gas prices other than weather, such as transmission congestion & natural gas storage reports

  • An understanding of how LMP electricity markets work, particularly the CAISO Energy Imbalance Market (EIM)

  • Familiarity with basic energy trading and risk management concepts

  • Some knowledge of the power and gas trading

  • Some experience with Tableau

  • Experience with Excel

Competencies

  • Advanced analytical thinking skills Intermediate conflict management skills Intermediate interpersonal skills Intermediate negotiation skills

  • Advanced organization and prioritization skills

  • Advanced problem-solving skills

  • Advanced written and oral communication skills

  • Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).

  • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks

  • Ability to follow accuracy standards Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment

  • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change

  • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather

  • Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance

  • Ability to work on-call schedule and assist with storms as required

  • Driving/travel/commute: Hybrid commute, travel within service territory occasionally

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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.

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Staffing@pgn.com

The posting closes at midnight (Pacific Time) on the closing date 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.

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