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MidAmerican Energy Company Associate Resource Manager/Resource Manager in Des Moines, Iowa

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Function) The resource manager operates MidAmerican Energy Company's portfolio of resources (primarily, but not limited to, electric generation) in accordance with criteria and procedures established by MISO to serve MidAmerican Energy Company's native load, joint dispatch customers, municipal customers and committed wholesale sales and purchases while adhering to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved North American Electric Reliability Council Reliability Standards. The resource manager provides key resource portfolio information to manage operational parameters to maximize trading opportunities. The resource manager reports timely and accurate operational information to the balancing authorities, direct supervision, senior management, and owners. On a 12-hour continuous rotating shift, this position responds to MISO directives and manages plant operational information and issues through communications with generation plant personnel. Oversees automatic generation control and works with traders to manage wind production. Works to achieve optimum economic resource utilization while considering plant performance, regulatory compliance, and reliability of the interconnected system. (80%) Effectively responds to MISO directives related to unit commitments and actions taken in abnormal and emergency operational events within the MISO footprint. Serves as point of control and communication for actions to correct capacity and energy deficiencies through active, direct control, and indirect notification. (10%) Provides joint dispatch on behalf of joint dispatch customers. (5%) Responds to transmission loading relief and re-dispatch events through the modification of generation patterns as directed by reliability coordinator at Midwest Independent Systems Operator-St. Paul. (5%) Performs additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. This is a multi-level posting. Candidates may be considered for any of the posted levels, depending on their level of experience and depth of expertise. Bachelor's degree in business or engineering-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience specifically related to electric system operation or energy trading. (Typically six years of related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a bachelor's degree.) The associate resource manager position requires a minimum of one to three years of electric control center or electric trading center experience, demonstrated understanding of forecasting electric system loads, evaluating options to serve the forecasted system load, analyzing quotes for trading activities, or evaluating transmission costs and/or savings through purchases. Prefer past experience coordinating electric energy resources such as generation; load control, energy trading, supply contracts, and/or electric system operation. The resource manager position requires four years of control center, power plant or trading experience. The resource manager position requires NERC Balance and Interchange certification or higher certification. Demonstrated ability to forecast electric system loads, evaluate the best options to serve the forecasted system load, evaluate economic options to serve system forecasted load, perform agency services, determine quotes for trading activities savings through purchases and sales and perform multi-task during very stressful conditions. Experience with Generation Management Systems/Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition. Knowledge of power system economics, especially economic dispatch and generator efficiency characteristics and energy trading. Technical skills and mechanical knowledge related to understanding electric generation and power system operations. Demonstrate problem-solving, resourcefulness and analytical skills to forecast and evaluate operational problems, energy production costs scenarios and system reliability concerns to promote continuity of service to customers at the lowest cost while assuring reliability standard and guideline compliance. Verbal and written communication skills. Effective interpersonal skills and leadership abilities. Project management skills; ability to prioritize and handle multiple issues and projects concurrently. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Job: Energy Trading* *Organization: Market Operations and Supply *Title: *Associate Resource Manager/Resource Manager Location: IA-Des Moines Requisition ID: 2200991