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Sr Energy Market Design Analyst


Phoenix, AZ, US

Date:  Feb 9, 2024

Requisition ID: 16681


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



The Senior Market Design Analyst is responsible for SRP’s participation and engagement in organized wholesale market design, recommending and analyzing the impact of design modifications, and supporting the development of market design expertise throughout the organization. This position serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for market operations and market participation for the Supply, Trading and Fuels organization. 

This position will participate in multiple working groups in support of market design changes and issues. This position will facilitate internal and external discussion, design changes and market analysis for the CAISO EDAM, SPP Markets+, and other Western Markets efforts. This position may also interact with NERC, Regional Entities, market stakeholders in the West, as well as RTO members and stakeholders. 

What You'll Do

  • Participate in industry forums including in-person meetings, conference calls, and webinars with representatives from multiple entities to represent SRP’s interests related to emerging markets.
  • Provide technical expertise, primarily for Day Ahead activities to internal and external committees and working groups related to Western market developments.
  • Provide project management and technical support to track, manage, and implement CAISO and/or Markets+ stakeholder initiatives and market enhancements. 
  • Collaborate with other current and future market participants (e.g. APS, NVE, TEP, WAPA), as needed. 
  • Analyze/model proposed regulatory and policy changes to assess impacts on system operations and develop, coordinate, and execute plans to adapt SRP’s operational strategies, as necessary.
  • Recommend market design changes to management and facilitate market design changes through relevant stakeholder processes, tariff modification, and business practice/protocol development.
  • Assess areas of needed change and/or improvement leading to the resolution of market issues.
  • Develop analyses, position papers, comments and other work products that support SRP’s priorities and interests, as well as provide presentations to effectively inform SRP decision-makers of developing market trends.
  • Prepare and conduct written and oral reports/presentations to effectively communicate to external entities and industry groups (e.g. CAISO, SPP, NATF & others).
  • Coordinate, track and lead reviews of market business processes.  
  • Engage with industry consultants and operations personnel to establish robust paths for interdepartmental coordination and collaboration.
  • Support FERC filings through providing data and assist in drafting testimony.
  • Review and develop education materials related to market design and support the training and development of relevant internal stakeholders.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of market operations matters related to reliability and economics.
  • Support the development, implementation and integration of SRP’s enterprise-wide strategy for participation in new energy markets and regional transmission operator (RTO) organizations.
  • Ensure that market activity information is effectively, accurately, and timely disseminated to SRP personnel from multiple departments.
  • Review market intelligence, interface with regulatory teams and energy traders and gather research to help SRP navigate the energy landscape.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Preference will be given to individuals with experience and knowledge of organized wholesale markets (including energy imbalance markets and ISO/RTO markets), stakeholder processes, real-time or day-ahead trading, utility market policies and practices, and electric utility operations.
  • Familiarity with market monitoring, generally accepted ratemaking, cost allocation and pricing principles, resource planning, policies and procedures of FERC and state regulatory commissions also desired.
  • Operational knowledge and experience in the Eastern and Western Interconnections strongly preferred.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with an emphasis on presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, including ability to manage changing and multiple priorities.
  • Manage relationships with peers and other support groups to ensure departmental and project objectives are met in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work effectively with various organizations within SRP.
  • Position requires occasional travel to industry functions/meetings, as well as contact with outside agencies.


Minimum 5 years cumulative and progressive post-degree experience.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


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

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