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Date: Feb 12, 2018

Location: Buffalo, NY, US

Company: nrg

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

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Role and Responsibilities 

The Operations Business Analyst will primarily be responsible for monitoring grid conditions and managing after hours notifications for demand response curtailment events. This role will work both individually and as part of a team to:

  • Ensure event monitoring platform is prepared for monitoring and use and  staff is available for in-event performance calls to customers
  • Ensure in-event performance calls are assigned and everything is documented in demand response event management software for compliance purposes
  • Act as a bridge between event personnel and systems personnel
  • Ensure all communications templates are prepared and accurate for use
  • Responsible for working with NOC staff to ensure all pre-event, day-ahead, day-of and post-event duties are completed
  • Responsible for handling after-hours inbound calls 


Work Schedule 

The Operations Business Analyst position will require working outside of normal business hours. The shift for this role will be determined upon hire, and may be either:

  • 5 am - 1:30 pm 
  • 2:30 pm - 11 am

***PLEASE NOTE: During the initial training phase (which may last up to 2 months), the hours will be 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. 


Minimum Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or a related field of study
  • Must have experience working with Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to fulfill storm/event duty requirements, which may include:
    • Working during winter storms and other possible catastrophic event conditions.
    • Reporting to the storm/event duty location(s) and perform the job functions as required.
    • Working extended shifts as necessary until storm or event conditions reside. 


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Analytical Background
  • Prior energy industry experience
  • Knowledge of demand response programs, distributed asset operation and/or behind the meter programs
  • NERC or PJM certification 
  • Prior experience working in one or more of the following markets:
    • CAISO
    • ERCOT
    • MISO
    • PJM
    • NYISO
    • IESO
    • ISONE 


Additional  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work well under pressure, remaining focused and calm in a fastpaced environment
  • Ability to work without supervision while carrying out duties
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks or assignments at the same time
  • Ability to communicate information clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem resolution skill
  • Organized, task-oriented, and strong attention to detail
  • Competence with mathematics and technical concepts


NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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