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Hydro Scheduling Consultant (ESC) - Auburn or Oakland

Company: PG&E Corporation
Location: Auburn
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Requisition ID -# 140407 -Job Category: Maintenance / Construction / Operations; Power Generation -Job Level: Individual ContributorBusiness Unit: Electric OperationsWork Type: HybridJob Location: Auburn; Oakland - - - -Department Overview -PG&E's Power Generation Department manages and operates the largest privately-owned hydroelectric system in the nation. These clean and affordable electric generation resources, located mostly at high elevation in California's Sierra Nevada and southern Cascade mountains include over 60 powerhouses, 150 miles of canals, 90 reservoirs, and 100,000 acres of watershed lands - all covered by operating licenses issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). -Position Summary -This position forecasts water runoff and optimizes hydro schedules including the water releases from PG&E and/or Partnership Reservoirs, and in the process forecasts hydroelectric generation. This position also provides PG&E energy traders with optimized reservoir release guidance. -The position is responsible for most hydro meteorological questions and information requests that refer to their assigned watersheds. - -PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the -job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. - The actual salary paid to an individual will be -based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, -market value, geographic location, collective bargaining agreements, and internal equity. - -Although we estimate -the -successful candidate hired -into this role will be placed towards the middle or entry point of the range, the decision -will be -made on a case-by-case -basis related to these factors.---A reasonable salary range is:---Bay Area Minimum: $---113,196Bay Area Maximum: $---139,896&/OR---California Minimum: $------113,196California Maximum: $139,896 -Job Responsibilities -

  • Forecast runoff and provide continuously updated, revised water release guidance in a timely manner to energy traders, generation supervisors, hydrographers, hydro maintenance planners, and partnership agencies as may be needed.
  • Performs hydro studies and analysis as may be needed and/or as requested. Examples include reservoir top-off planning under various hydrological scenarios, water duty analysis, and flood frequency analysis.
  • Forecast and schedule one or more watersheds, perform probabilistic hydro meteorological analysis with opportunity cost type tradeoffs. -
  • Represent PG&E as the hydrologic expert for assigned watershed(s) to outside groups/agencies.
  • Safely meet all regulatory scheduling requirements and modeling constraints while optimizing the hydro resource to capture maximum generation and capacity value.
  • Coordinate storm operations. Advise appropriate parties when forecast evolves. Forecast spill and flood watch.
  • Provide guidance on reservoir top-off.
  • Support hydro powerhouse outage planning though scenario modeling. -
  • Support license compliance, including forecasting and tracking water year types and assisting with flow variances.
  • Assist with FERC hydro project re-licensing or other hydrology related work. Specific assigned duties may include contributions to hydrographic work and hydrological model development, testing, and support.
  • Quarterly review of hydro powerhouse flow data for annual submission to USGS.
  • Performs water billing if required. -ScopeResponsible to autonomously forecast runoff and provide continuously updated, revised water release guidance in a timely manner to energy traders and generation supervisors in the field as may be needed. Performs water studies and analysis as may be needed and/or as requested. -InteractionExternal contacts are with contractors, vendors and local public agencies with ministerial authority. Internal contacts are with clients (energy trading hydrographers, and other field personnel), project team members, and company management. Represents PG&E as the hydrologist for assigned watersheds. -Qualifications -Minimum: -
    • Bachelor's -degree or higher in water/hydrology, meteorology, geology or related science or mathematical field. -Alternate bachelor's degree may be considered with extensive experience and knowledge of PG&E, Partnership, or similar watersheds. This position must possess the technical and scientific skills characteristic of a professional hydrologist. -Desired: -
      • Has detailed expertise and understanding of PG&E's hydroelectric system, contracts, licenses, and instrumentation.
      • Ability to quickly apply hydrological knowledge, statistical probability, and computer skills to optimize water releases and provide credible water operation guidance in a time-constrained environment.
      • Ability to present water management plans in a credible and professional manner, consistent with best practices.
      • Ability to quickly assess storm situations and provide recommended guidance for flood or high-water situations.
      • Must have excellent computer skills in quantitative analysis and running hydrologic models.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including experience using Excel for modeling and analysis.
      • Ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external clients and public agencies.
      • Have, in addition to a hydrology knowledge base, a basic understanding of California geology and the principles of meteorology. -#featuredjob

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