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NorthWestern Energy Asset Optimization Manager (Butte, MT preferred. Other major office locations in Montana may be considered) in Butte, Montana

Asset Optimization Manager (Butte, MT preferred. Other major office locations in Montana may be considered)

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  • 23-Sep-2022 to 07-Oct-2022 (MST)

  • Energy Supply

  • Butte, MT, USA

  • Regular Full Time

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Manager, Asset Optimization

Work Location : Butte, MT preferred (Other major office locations may be considered)

Pay range : 11-12 ($101,000 to $164,300)

Employment Status: Regular Full-time

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About this position:

The Manager is responsible for creating value for customers and shareholders by managing a team responsible for optimization, analysis and evaluation of NorthWestern Energy's participation in organized electricity markets and other regional initiatives. The successful candidate will also represent NorthWestern on various working groups, committees, and regional organizations.

This position will work within a team environment and require a strong understanding of energy markets, regulatory requirements, and asset operations for the company's Montana and South Dakota operations.

We offer great benefits:

NorthWestern Energy is a fully regulated electric and natural gas utility serving Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska. We employ 1,500 amazing people and serve 753,600 customers who are our neighbors in our communities. We are a top employer and offer competitive benefits, including:

  • 401K with company match up to 4% and non-elective contribution up to 7%

  • Healthcare and wellbeing programs, including dental and vision for you, your spouse and dependents, Health Savings Account (HSA), healthcare and dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)

  • Employee Assistance Program (Offering up to six free counseling sessions, per person, per issue, per year for employees, spouses and dependents)

  • Life Insurance (Company pays basic employee policy; spouse, dependent insurance also available)

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Competitive pay (Scheduled performance-based wage increases and annual incentive opportunities.)

  • Paid company endorsed volunteer opportunities

  • Paid training opportunities

  • Paid time off starting on your first day, plus 10 paid holidays

    Benefits may vary by position or as negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.

    About this job:

  • Represent NorthWestern Energy's interests in the Western Resource Adequacy Program ("WRAP"), Western Energy Imbalance Market ("EIM"), Extended Day-ahead Market ("EDAM"), SPP Markets +, and other market initiatives

  • Represent NorthWestern on working groups and committees related to markets and regional initiatives

  • Develop expertise on design issues related to markets and other regional initiatives

  • Direct and supervise quantitative and qualitative analysis related to regional market initiatives

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with staff at peer organizations, markets, and regional programs

  • Manage the development and maintenance of internal reporting related to NorthWestern Energy's market activity

  • Understand and support compliance with regulatory requirements related to regional markets and initiatives

  • Develop asset optimization strategies for Montana and South Dakota resources to efficiently meet customer needs

  • Assess opportunity resources for the supply portfolios

  • Supervise coordination of NorthWestern Energy's activities related to its membership in SPP

  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics

  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives

    Am I right for this job? Here's the success profile:

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record

  • Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or comparable field

  • Minimum of five years' experience in electricity markets, utility operations, or related field; experience in, EIM, CAISO, or SPP a plus

  • Ability to show initiative, manage a team, and work independently

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply complex market tariffs, standards, and procedures

  • Ability to work effectively with groups and teams to accomplish organizational goals

  • Demonstrated ability to represent NorthWestern Energy appropriately in public meetings and processes (add Regulatory)

    Requisition #3790

    Posting Dates: September 23, 2022 through October 7, 2022

    Department/Division: Energy Supply

    Employment Physical: Not Required

    Drug Test: Required

    Background Check: Required

    Relocation Benefit: Negotiable

    Telecommuting: Part-time within NorthWestern service terrirory negotiable

    We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department at 1-800-245-6977 or at