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Senior Day Ahead Analyst - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 48322 

Job Category : Energy Services / Trading 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy & Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The Short-Term Electric Supply Department (STES) is primarily responsible for managing, scheduling and bidding into California Independent System Operator (CAISO) markets PG&E's generation and demand side resource portfolio to meet PG&E's electric sales obligations in a reliable and economic manner. Procurement of physical and financial power/instruments is an integral element of the Department's activities.  Analytical tools, models and technology systems are extensively used to support decision making and to meet regulatory requirements.


The department is responsible for: (1) interacting with the CAISO day-ahead markets; (2) developing day ahead and real-time operating strategies; (3) developing business requirements for systems to interact with the CAISO and for analytical tools that are needed to meet Day Ahead Operations' and Real Time Operations' procurement responsibilities; (4) justifying procurement decisions before regulators; and (5) supporting the development of energy policy with the objective of implementing such policy at least cost and compatible with the supply/demand portfolio.


STES creates and submits to the CAISO bids/schedules for a complex portfolio of several hundred generating resources including multiple technologies of natural gas fired generation, nuclear power, Qualifying Facilities (QFs), Combined Heat and Power (CHP’s), renewables; and over 4,100 mw of hydroelectric generation.


Market Design Integration (MDI) is part of STES and supports STES’ analytical and reporting tools.  MDI also develops new tools and provides ad hoc analysis to support decisions made by the department with respect to its Least Cost Dispatch mandate, PG&E’s goals and mission, and new market design features implemented by the CAISO, the California Public Utilities Commission, or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.



Position Summary

The successful candidate will provide modeling, optimization tools, and data analysis for the development of electric procurement decisions and recommendations of strategies for physical and financial procurement.  The position requires interpersonal and written communications skills and a demonstrated focus on quality and efficiency. 


The Senior Day Ahead Analyst reports to the Manager of Market Design Integration, Short Term Electric Supply in Energy Policy and Procurement.


Job Responsibilities


  • Support existing data analysis and optimization models used to support Short-Term Electric Supply’s least cost dispatch business processes
  • Develop new data analysis and optimization models using available optimization software and tools
  • Interpret data analysis and optimization model results
  • Validate or recommend changes to bidding/scheduling strategies used to participate in CAISO electric markets
  • Support software and decision processes for electric resource and customer load bidding, scheduling, and optimization
  • Provide technical guidance to schedulers and analysts in making least cost dispatch plans for PG&E’s electric generation resources





  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative disciple such as engineering, math, economics, operations research, or related disciple; or equivalent experience. 
  • Three years of relevant experience



  • Theoretical background in forecasting, machine learning, AI
  • Foundation in use of optimization tools such as FICO XPRESS or Gurobi
  • Data science programming skills (Python or R and data science/machine learning packages)
  • Data visualization and presentation (e.g., Tableau) skills
  • Theoretical background in the required optimization and/or data science tools
  • Demonstrated desire to expand knowledge and ability to learn quickly
  • Knowledge of CAISO products, market operations, and settlement
  • Knowledge of hydroelectric operations and planning and hydrology

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 climate 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.

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PG&E will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment in a manner consistent with all state and local laws.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland