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Senior Resource Specialist (Power)

Los Angeles, California 90012
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

COMPANY NAME: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California JOB TITLE: Senior Resource Specialist (Power) COMPANY DESCRIPTION: DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position is that of subject matter expert for power operations and scheduling, power sales, and procurement activities related to Metropolitan’s retail loads, hydroelectric power plants, federal hydro entitlements, and CRA pumping operations. In this role, you will use your broad based experience with power and transmission contract management and administration, power markets and market operations, power settlements, energy risk management practices, renewable and emission credit markets, and retail energy service options. You will utilize your in depth knowledge and experience with the CAISO market place (or other Independent System Operator experience), business practices, and tariff structure. You will also provide strategic recommendations for CAISO and non-CAISO bidding and scheduling processes, and evaluation and tracking of CAISO and third party power settlements. Your experience with energy market analysis methods utilizing statistical or market simulation models, and historical and forward market prices will also be emphasized when implementing risk management policies and procedures. In addition, your knowledge and experience with energy and capacity contracts and contract valuation methods, will support negotiations of key contract terms and conditions. You will also coordinate with WECC and California regulatory agencies such as the CEC, CAISO, CARB and CPUC and understand their stakeholder procedures and policies.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job. To view the full job description click here: Senior Resource Specialist


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, majoring in Business Administration, Economics, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Geology, Geography, Hydrology, or other directly related field, and 8 years of progressively responsible experience in policy development, project management, resource negotiations, and development and implementation of solutions to complex problems related to water resources, 1 year of which must have been at a supervisory level for supervisory positions.

Relevant Experience is defined as: Experience with day to day company load requirements and power assets, contract administration, risk management, integrated resource planning, settlement experience, business analytics, experience working with regulatory agencies (CAISO, CARB, WECC, CPUC, CEC), and strategy assessment; experience organizing, formatting and calculating data with formulas using a spreadsheet system.


License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.



20% Technical knowledge/skills
15% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
20% Analytical Skills
5% Customer Service

10% Risk Management

5% Leadership
15% Teamwork

5% Resource Planning
5% Oral Communication
5% Written Communication
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

• On-site fitness center


For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: jobs@mwdh2o.com.


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

REQUIRED SKILLS: BENEFITS: INDUSTRY: Energy and Utilities CATEGORY TIER 1: Business and Financial Operations CATEGORY TIER 2: Business Operations Specialists CATEGORY TIER 3: Cost Estimator CLASSIFICATION TYPE: Permanent CLASSIFICATION TIME: Full-time JOB PAYMENT: Salary SALARY RANGE: 121264-158392 % TRAVEL INCLUDED: % TELECOMMUTE: EDUCATION:



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Posted: 2020-08-05 Expires: 2021-06-19

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Senior Resource Specialist (Power)

Metropolitan Water District
Los Angeles, California 90012

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