Senior Real Time Power Trader


Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Feb 20, 2024

Requisition ID: 16712


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Pension Plan (at no cost to the employee)
  • 401(k) plan with employer matching
  • Available your first day: Medical, vision, dental, and life insurance
  • Over 200+ hours of PTO (includes vacation days, holidays, floating holidays, and sick leave)
  • Parental leave (up to 4 weeks) and adoption assistance
  • Wellness programs (including access to a recreation and fitness facility)
  • Short and long-term disability plans
  • Tuition assistance for both undergraduate and graduate programs
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



Procures cost effective wholesale power for SRP retail load on a "next hour" basis. Sells wholesale power to other utilities and power marketers on a "next hour" basis. Identifies, negotiates and executes wholesale purchases and associated sales when opportunities for arbitrage exit. Coordinates generating unit commitment plans to optimize the use of acquired gas supply while minimizing fuel and purchased power expenses. Identifies and secures cost effective transmission paths to facilitate wholesale power transactions. Coordinates emergency actions related to wholesale power transactions. Complies with all applicable FERC, WECC, and NERC policies and standards, including the exchange of electronic tagging information (ETAGS) with all counterparties.

What You'll Do

  • Evaluates the daily generation plan for meeting SRP retail load, and procures wholesale power supplies to improve plan economics.
  • Identifies energy that is surplus to SRP's retail need and markets that energy on a next hour basis.
  • Negotiates with other utilities and marketers to buy and sell wholesale power.
  • Identifies and procures cost effective transmission paths to facilitate wholesale power transactions.
  • Manages the daily plan for generating unit commitment to optimize the use of SRP's gas supply.
  • Coordinates emergency actions relating to wholesale power transactions with generation dispatchers.
  • Updates the same-day load forecast.
  • Provides data and computations in response to management's request for information beyond that supplied in the normal course of business.
  • Identifies, negotiates and executes wholesale purchases and associated sales when opportunities for arbitrage exist.
  • Complies with applicable FERC and WECC requirements regarding energy transactions.
  • In accordance with NERC policy, exchanges electronic tagging information (ETAGS) with all counterparties.

What It Takes To Succeed

**Completion of Power Plant Control Room Operator Training may substitute for the education requirement.**


A minimum of two years of directly relevant experience is required for entry level.  Minimum 5 years experience is required for Senior level.


Experience as a Real Time Power Trader, Power Dispatcher, Power Plant Control Room Operator, Power Accounting Specialist, Engineering Technician, Design Engineer, or other relevant experience is required.


Completion of an Associate's degree, Apprenticeship, or 60 college credit hours from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.
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Hybrid Workplace

SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix