Sunday, September 6, 2009

Customer Account Executive (Real-Time Trader)

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Headquartered in Portland, OR, we are the Bonneville Power Administration (best known as BPA). We've been providing over a third of the electricity consumed in the Pacific Northwest for more than 70 years operating an extensive electricity transmission system and marketing wholesale electrical power at cost from federal dams, one non-federal nuclear plant and other nonfederal hydroelectric and wind energy generation facilities. While we take pride in helping to "keep the lights on" we also fund and manage one of the largest fish and wildlife programs in the world; invest in new renewable generating resources such as wind and geothermal projects; and are proud to be a leading partner in the design and implementation of energy efficiency programs.

How are we able to accomplish so much? It's simple - our people! Not only is our work diverse but so are our employees who excel in a challenging work environment, where career opportunities and development are encouraged and achieved. We enjoy a range of competitive benefits including flexible work schedules, generous leave, secure retirement, and much more. And the best part of all, our employees know they make a difference every day providing a critical service to the public while they get to work, live, and play in the great Pacific Northwest! You can learn more about BPA at


Business success depends on people - talented, motivated, agile people. To ensure this success, we are seeking desirable candidates that possess a strong background and knowledge of a utility market such as:

* power billing;
* power scheduling, energy accounting, power contract/agreement development and/or administration;
* power rate analysis;
* financial management;
* commodities trading;
* risk management;
* or comparable work in a natural gas utility operation.

If you're a seasoned professional looking for a fresh new challenge please consider the following.

As BPA's Customer Account Executive (Real Time Trader) you will:

* execute hourly, daily, and balance of month sales and purchases of power and reserve services, including within month acquisition and sales of transmission products and services to support within month marketing activity.
* monitor the hourly bi-lateral markets;
* develop hour-ahead energy bids and offer into various markets and market (purchase and sell) energy as directed;
* monitor and bid into the hour ahead spinning, non-spinning and replacement reserves market;
* optimize trading opportunities between real-time markets and day ahead markets;
* bid into supplemental energy markets;
* prepare e-tags; and
* arrange transmission service for appropriate schedules.


BPA was selected as one of the top companies and agencies in Oregon to receive the "Families in Good Company" award for demonstrating community leadership in assisting employees in balancing work and family responsibilities. Here are a few examples of how we do it: Up to 13 days of vacation time to start, 10 paid holidays per year, unlimited sick leave accrual, affordable health insurance, life insurance provided, secure retirement program, long-term care Insurance, tax deferred, agency matching investment plan, family friendly leave, federal credit union, on-site fitness facility, public transportation subsidy and on-site daycare.


Please note that only complete applications will be considered. For specific application instructions and detailed information please visit and click on CUSTOMER ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (Real Time Trader), announcement #6896-09-DE.

You will initially be evaluated based solely on the written material you provide in your application. At a minimum, a complete application includes your resume and your Knowledge, Skill, and Ability (KSAs) evaluation statement responses.

Applications will be accepted through October 02, 2009 from U.S. citizens only.

If you have any questions, please contact Chris, at 503-230-3302.

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