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Arizona Public Service Power Procurement Analyst, Senior / Consultant in United States

Responsibilities

As part of the APS team, you are important to the success and future of our organization. You can be a part of a unique industry and work with us to provide reliable service, our community can count on us for safe, clean and reliable energy. APS, Arizona’s largest and longest-serving electric company, has announced a goal to deliver 100 percent clean, carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. This is the boldest clean-energy goal of any Arizona electric company, and one of the most ambitious nationwide.

At APS, we believe in creating a workplace where belonging matters. Inclusion at APS, is embracing the perspectivethat each employee brings to work every day across our enterprise.

Power Procurement Analyst, Senior / Power Procurement Consultant - Develops purchase power agreements and other legal contracts, documents, and correspondence as required for the procurement of both conventional and renewable resources. Responsible for RFP (Request for Proposal) development and manages the process to ensure smooth transition from initial bidder proposals to final shortlisting. Represents the Company in solicitations with outside counterparties in the long term procurement of power for both conventional and renewable generating resources resulting in the execution of successful contractual agreements for either purchase power agreements or equity ownership. Ensures that Company positions are reflected in contract terms and conditions across the broad spectrum of resource technologies.

Minimum Requirements Power Procurement Analyst, Senior

  • Bachelors degree in Business, Engineering or Finance
  • andminimum five (5) years advanced experience and knowledge of power purchase agreements (PPA) and other energy contract requirements, contract language, business law applications, and business principles,
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of (PPA) terms and conditions related to transmission and interconnection requirements, risk management and credit concerns, settlement process, damage provisions, and power scheduling procedures.
  • Detailed understanding of the differing application of contract terms across a broad spectrum of technology specific contracts.
  • Must have ability to analyze contract problems, establish priorities and make sound conclusions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent skills in using Company's word processing and database software programs.
  • Prefer to have some ability in the areas of project management, negotiation and contract development, business law principles and economic and financial analysis techniques.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills are essential.

Minimum Requirements Power Procurement Consultant

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related discipline
  • and a minimum of three (3) years experience in commercial wholesale power negotiations, power marketing & trading, power contracts environment, an area of regulatory interface or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of wholesale power contracting and credit and risk management principles that relate to the electric utility wholesale business, including federal and state regulatory policies, as well as a working knowledge of both renewable and conventional power plant technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability in the areas of project management, negotiation and contract development, business law principles and economic and financial analysis techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills are essential. An understanding of power system operations, dispatch process, organization and resource planning functions as well as knowledge of the wholesale power market.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with outside parties during the solicitation and negotiation processes is required.

Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications

  • Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability, and ability to build consensus among diverse groups and interests.
Export Compliance/EEO

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Pinnacle West”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 20200670

Location: Phoenix

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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