Real Time Trader/Dispatcher

Date:  May 26, 2023

Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the real time operation of the energy management team client generation portfolio.
  • Monitor client generation portfolio assets utilizing system dispatch software and commercial tools on a real-time basis.
  • Respond to power and gas system emergencies and all real time dispatch deviations from day-ahead scheduled awards.
  • Adjust the daily fuel forecast and present balancing transactions to owners for trader execution.
  • Update and maintain commercial tools, logs, and operating procedures as required.
  • Maximize generation optimization opportunities per owners’ instructions.
  • Maintain all training requirements and obtain PJM certification within one year.


Working Conditions:

  • Maintain the assigned position shift schedule including all holiday and weekend coverage requirements.
  • Support additional coverage requirements which may include team vacation, sickness, or system emergency responses.
  • Travel may be required to meet training requirements and emergency operations at the NRG backup facility.


Minimum Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or GED.
  • 0-5 years of experience in trade or real time operations or equivalent military experience. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Commodity trade experience including electricity, natural gas, and/or liquid fuel.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The candidate must perform in a fast-paced and stressful environment.
  • Organizational skills are essential to execute multiple tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  • The candidate must possess superior oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
  • The candidate must have computer experience in a Windows environment.

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: Houston