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Optimizer: ERCOT

Optimizer: ERCOT

  • Location United States of America - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Supply & Trading Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ058357
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Trading & Shipping

Job Family Group:

Supply & Trading Group

Job Summary:

Optimizer: ERCOT is responsible for operational duties for bp's physical power obligations in ERCOT. The role's main focus is scheduling, managing, and balancing all physical schedules within bp's ERCOT Power Portfolio while being 100% compliant and maintaining internal and external customer relationships.

bp offers a hybrid working environment, allowing employees to work remotely Monday and Friday and in the office Tuesday through Thursday.

Job Description:

Key accountabilities:

  • Day ahead scheduling duties for bp's physical power obligations in ERCOT for BPERC activities
  • Must be aligned with all internal and external requirements
  • Support the development and implementation of the Power team's business strategy
  • Provide analytical support to Power traders when requested
  • Assist all bp affiliate relationships
  • Help optimize ERCOT assets

Essential education:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience

Essential experience:

  • 3-5 years proven experience scheduling and trading power
  • Knowledge of ERCOT market rules and protocols
  • Proven understanding of the optimization and scheduling of power assets
  • Able to multi-task and manage high pressure situations in a dynamic environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, computational, and problem-solving skills including proficiency in Excel
  • Ability to develop analytical models and interpret market data is highly desired
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with critical time deadlines
  • Experience with electrical systems operations, scheduling, tagging, power flows and generation technologies.

Desirable criteria:

  • Multilingual; preference of Spanish or Portuguese
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy

Why join us:

At bp, we believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to encouraging an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life, including a generous paid parental leave policy and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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