Lead Energy Market Advisor

Location: Albany, NY, US

Summary

The Lead Energy Market Advisor represents NYPA in NYISO, PJM and FERC stakeholder groups, developing NYPA positions on issues related to the Northeast market design and FERC wholesale market regulatory matters, and provides recommendations on emerging NYPA initiatives. 

Responsibilities

  • Represent NYPA at the highest levels of the NYISO governance process, before the NYISO Board, before the CEO’s of the Transmission Owners and among NYS entities.
  • Coordinate the work of the Market Issues Group to achieve an optimum work balance while staffing issues commensurate with employee talents.
  • Meet regularly with the Senior Director to identify and create action plans for developing Market Issues that have significant financial and/operational impacts on NYPA.
  • Be capable of independently briefing the highest levels of NYPA Executive Staff in the absence of the Senior Director.
  • Meet regularly with the Senior Director to develop NYPA’s positions consistent with NYPA’s Strategic Plan and members of NYPA’s Senior Staff.
  • Responsible for formulating and casting NYPA’s vote on wholesale market matters at Voting Committees of the NYISO Governance.
  • Monitoring current energy issues to identify issues relevant to NYPA and develop recommended NYPA action.
  • Work in conjunction with the Senior Director Market Issues to brief NYPA Executive Staff.
  • Hire, work with, and manage outside legal counsel as part of the larger Transmission Owner Group.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superior knowledge of wholesale market structure and rules in the Northeast required.
  • Working knowledge of ISO rules throughout the United States.
  • Superior, conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to lead the team in problem-solving and effectively operate within a large, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to identify problems and business threats and independently develop tactical and/or strategic solutions, including an assessment of the policy and financial solutions of those solutions.
  • Ability to independently make decisions as necessary and willingness to take positions with minimal oversight.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks as required.
  • Ability to lead meetings at the highest executive levels, knowing when to talk and when to listen.
  • Superior judgment and discretion.
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with diverse internal and external constituents.
  • Ability to independently draft comments to be submitted to NYIO, FERC and PSC and work with Legal Dept. to get comments filed.
  • High emotional quotient to navigate sensitive positions among entities with differing positions.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite ... Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, computer science, engineering or the equivalent.
  • A graduate or law degree is strongly preferred or the equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of ten years of utility experience and a thorough working knowledge of wholesale market design in the Northeast and other ISOs in the United States.

Physical Requirements

None

Location

White Plains or Albany Office

 

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       


Nearest Major Market: Albany