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Director of Market Operations & Strategy - CAISO

Company: Gridstor
Location: Portland
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

OUR IMPACTGridStor is a rapidly growing, grid-scale energy storage developer, owner and operator backed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management ("GSAM") and led by experienced clean energy industry professionals. We acquire, develop and operate stand-alone battery storage projects in markets across North America. GridStor is based in Portland, Oregon.YOUR IMPACTThe Director of Market Operations & Strategy is responsible for leading bidding strategy development, coordination, implementation, and analysis for energy storage projects in CAISO. - You will work in close coordination with internal teams and third-party service providers to optimize dispatch activities in Real-Time and Day-Ahead markets. - In this role, you will have the opportunity to shape internal capabilities as part of a growing entrepreneurial company in the energy storage space.RESPONSIBILITIES

Lead bidding strategy development, coordination, implementation, and analysis for CAISO assets.Oversee bidding and dispatch activities in real-time and day-ahead markets and provide active commercial oversight of third-party services engaged for schedule coordination and dispatch optimization support.Update key assumptions in simulation and optimization models for forecast and operational data changes.Evaluate dispatch optimization model performance and develop new analytical models to improve optimization strategies. - Collaborate with Market Analytics to inform the optimal utilization of energy storage, including performing look-back analyses to enhance planning processes and bidding strategies.Monitor, analyze, and report on material market fundamentals and federal, ISO, and state regulatory issues.Assist internal teams in the development of analytics, reporting, and risk management tools.QUALIFICATIONS
Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Finance, or a related field.5+ years trading physical and financial positions in CAISO with a minimum of 3 years of experience dispatching and trading thermal or battery storage generation. -Specialized experience in one or more of the following areas: - battery storage dispatch optimization, nodal trading with CRRs and Day-ahead/Real-Time Virtuals, origination, structuring, market analytics, and fundamentals.Experience in operational planning, trading, and analysis of power generation portfolios in CAISO.Experience in bidding strategy development and optimization.Strong understanding of electricity market design, federal and state regulatory rules and issues, tariff structures, renewable energy, renewable incentives, and their impact on price formation and revenue streams.High degree of proficiency in MS Excel and excellent communication skills.
Strong analytical and coding capability and proficiency with programming tools such as Python, R, and SQL is preferred.Compensation and Benefits:
GridStor offers an attractive Total Rewards package, including:Competitive base salaries commensurate with experience with an annual cash bonus (based on Company and individual performance)Generous paid leaveEmployee participation in Long Term Incentive PlanComprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, including coverage for domestic partners and eligible domestic partner childrenHSA/FSA for participating employees401(k) plan with company match and immediate vestingContinuing education and professional developmentCellphone reimbursement, hybrid work environment, healthy snacks, volunteer opportunities, company outs, and more.About our Location:GridStor's main office location is in Portland, OR. The office is easily accessible by commuter train and bus and includes onsite parking. In addition, the building offers amenities such as a fitness center, a rooftop employee lounge with an outdoor deck, and periodic social events onsite. -Powered by JazzHR

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