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Associate Realtime Asset Manager - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 26425 

Job Category : Energy Services / Trading 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Law, Strategy & Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The Energy Policy and Procurement (EPP) organization procures electricity, capacity, and ancillary services to serve the needs of bundled electric customers. In addition, EPP procures natural gas, pipeline capacity, and storage capacity on behalf of residential and small commercial customers, and for both utility-owned and contracted third-party electric generation. EPP is responsible for the front-office and back-office functions associated with power and gas procurement. Front-office functions entail planning, contracting, trading, scheduling, and dispatching electricity and natural gas for PG&E’s customers. Back-office functions entail administering procurement agreements and ensuring timely and accurate payments to the CAISO and third-party power and gas suppliers. EPP also actively participates in regulatory and legislative proceedings that shape the design and implementation of state, regional, and federal energy regulation and policy. In addition, EPP is responsible for long-term planning, risk management, and compliance functions related to PG&E’s energy portfolio.


The Real Time Operations group is part of the Short-Term Electric Supply department within Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Energy Policy and Procurement organization. Key activities include procuring and scheduling electricity to meet PG&E’s retail load in a least cost fashion by utilizing PG&E owned generation, contract generation and market transactions in the real time market. The portfolio of generation the group is responsible for is large and diverse, ranging from nuclear power plants, hydro, gas power plants, geothermal, biomass, wind, solar and batteries. The Real Time Operations group acts as the single point of contact between PG&E and the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) for generation dispatching, planned outage implementation, generator emergency outage notification, water management and all other scheduling activities including energy imports and export schedules. The department also manages and documents transactions across transmission tie points between control areas, including confirming import and export information with counterparties; source, sink and each transmission segment for each schedule and tagging. The Department supports the Utility’s long-term electric procurement activities, including renewable resources and acquisition of power from outside the Utility’s service area, by providing operational and marketing expertise as well as system integration requirements. The Real Time Operations Department is an integral element of the Short-Term Electric Supply team and contributes/ receives input from the Day Ahead Operations team and the Electric Fuels Department to manage real time transactions.


Position Summary

Real-Time Asset Managers are responsible for monitoring, dispatching and controlling PG&E’s portfolio of generating units and associated water conveyance systems to ensure energy and ancillary service obligations are met. As part of this responsibility, the Real-Time Asset Managers are also required to make assessments, develop strategies and implement those results throughout their assigned shifts. The decisions include instructing Hydro and Power Plant operators to shut down and start generating units, vary the generation output to achieve desired energy schedules and water management.


The Real Time Asset Management function acts as PG&E’s single point contact with the CAISO for real time generation dispatch communications and instructions on a 24 x 7 basis.


The position is staffed on a 24 x 7 basis. The shift rotation provides coverage which includes weekdays, weekends, nights, and holidays. This position is based in San Francisco and will also require up to 30% travel time to Vacaville and San Ramon.


Staffing the department’s emergency backup facility in Vacaville is also part of the responsibility of the RealTime Asset Manager. PG&E is seeking a dedicated individual that can work in a fast-paced environment and possess the ability to work as an effective team member to perform these duties while complying with all required regulations, such as the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the CAISO Tariff. Key capabilities include the ability to multi-task, maintain situational awareness, effectively communicate and make decisions quickly. As this is a role that covers a diverse portfolio, qualified candidates will need to have a strong motivation and capacity for learning. Additionally, this is a very team-oriented environment where team members rely heavily.


Job Responsibilities


  • Real Time Operations is seeking a dedicated individual to fill the position of a Real-Time Asset Manager that can work in fast paced environment and possess the ability to work as an effective team member.
  • Monitor PG&E portfolio generating unit status. Ensure energy and ancillary service obligations are met. Monitor: (1) current water conditions (river flows and reservoirs levels) and adjusts plant output as needed, (2) the availability of generating units, (3) system constraints and market conditions. Modify generation schedules using ISO market transactions in the Day Ahead and Hour Ahead Scheduling Process markets.
  • Manage all CAISO directed generation dispatch orders.
  • Manage all real time generator outages designated as planned or emergency outages and complete associated documentation within prescribed CAISO tariff timelines.
  • Provides input and recommendations to Day Ahead Asset Managers on generation schedules and or water management issues.
  • Develops solutions to increase efficiency of team operations.
  • Monitor CAISO activities/initiatives.
  • Expand knowledge of the CAISO Wholesale Market Rules and Market Participants.
  • Analyze/quantify impacts of new initiatives (e.g., advanced components of Multi Stage Generation ,intermittent generation, Demand Response, new supply within and outside the PG&E Service Territory and CAISO control areas) on PG&E’s supply portfolio’s operations and costs and document changes to existing processes to integrate new initiatives.






  • High school diploma / GED
  • The position requires strong computer skills, including but not limited to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).





  • Bachelors Degree or job-related experience
  • PG&E is seeking an enthusiastic and driven candidate to fill an associate-level position.
  • Possess the personality traits, work habits, communication, social skills, and attention to detail necessary to work effectively within a fast-paced process-driven 24x7, 365 days operations environment.
  • Due to the pressures of this environment, those with the ability to think clearly under pressure, prioritize and manage time effectively will be most effective in this role.
  • Strong communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of CAISO protocols, tariffs and tools.
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding and mentor others on generation and impacts to the electric markets.
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of the PG&E hydroelectric system including a mechanical understanding of units and components.
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of production generators, pumps and basic electricity.
  • Demonstrates advanced understanding of renewable resources including wind, solar, biomass and geothermal resources.




Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the job.

Employee Privacy Notice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020. CCPA grants new and far-reaching privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles  job applicants, employees and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information PG&E collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed through the following link: Employee Privacy Notice

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland