Powerex is seeking a Transmission Planning Analyst to join our Energy Team for a full-time, permanent role. As a market leader in energy marketing, Powerex is characterized by a high-energy environment where innovation and problem-solving talent are highly valued. This opportunity offers a unique chance to engage with a fun, highly talented team, providing that "something different" to fulfill your ambitions and stimulate your intellect.

This role will assist the Transmission Planning and Grid Innovations Manager in conducting comprehensive transmission planning and operational studies across the WECC footprint, including B.C. Hydro and the Pacific Northwest. The role demands a deep understanding of transmission limits, grid planning, and data analytics, focusing on short-term and long-term strategies. Your work will be crucial in assessing transmission risks, identifying opportunities, and developing solutions that enhance Powerex's market position.

What You Will Do
• Conduct and analyze power system analysis and modeling to support regional and inter-regional transmission planning and operational stability assessments.

• Proactively identify transmission access issues and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop effective solutions.

• Maintain and develop expertise in regional and national policy issues, transmission constraints, and market operations.

• Develop automation Python codes for the planning studies.

• Conduct data analysis and visualization.

• Engage in the continuous learning of new technologies and grid innovations, sharing knowledge and teaching others within the team.

• PhD in Electrical Engineering or MSc in Electrical Engineering with 4 years of experience in a relative field.

• Strong knowledge in power system analysis, transmission operational planning studies, or real-time operations.

• Proficient in advanced computing and software skills, with a preference for experience in Python.

• Demonstrated ability to perform detailed power flow studies and familiarity with NERC/WECC Planning Standards.

• Excellent problem-solving skills and a strong desire to take on new challenges.

• Detail-oriented with the ability to maintain perspective on the bigger picture.

• Effective team player with strong interpersonal skills and a great appetite for learning. 

• Occasional travel to the U.S. may be required for industry forums and meetings.

• Flexibility to work outside of standard hours to meet critical deadlines.

• Position can be adjusted based on the experience level of the candidate,

This is a full-time, permanent role. The role is hybrid with at least 4 days in office. Powerex is in downtown Vancouver on major transit routes (near both Skytrain and Seabus).

Starting salary range for this role is $73,000 - $90,000 based on experience, knowledge, and skill.

Powerex Corp. is a market leader in the trading and marketing of clean and renewable wholesale electricity and associated environmental products. We are at the forefront of the clean energy transition, helping our wholesale customers throughout Western North America meet their increasingly ambitious environmental goals. Our customers include electricity and natural gas utilities, global energy companies, large financial institutions, and global technology companies. We are an established, entrepreneurial, and consistently successful company that is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BC Hydro. Powerex's financial success directly benefits the citizens of British Columbia as Powerex's income helps lower BC Hydro’s electricity rates.
Fast-paced, dynamic, and empowering are words that describe a career with Powerex. We pride ourselves on having a supportive and fun culture, and a strong commitment to the development and wellbeing of our employees. With an average tenure of 15+ years on our trade floor, Powerex stands out as an employer of choice in Vancouver. Ask any Powerex employee what they love about their job, and their first comment will likely be “the people I work with every day.”

At Powerex we believe that a diverse team is a strong team, and our dedication to equity and inclusion is intertwined with our performance-based culture. We strive for excellence in everything we do, and we recognize that diverse perspectives and backgrounds fuel innovation and drive superior performance.

If you feel up to the challenge and want to be part of a high-performing team, within a fast-paced and dynamic company, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your resume and cover letter via our Careers page. Application deadline is June 12, 2024. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on Powerex and why we believe we are one of the best companies to work for, have a look at our website

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We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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