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Economic Dispatch Planner

Position Description:
As one of the world’s largest fully integrated energy enterprises, Saudi Aramco not only looks for individuals who can meet our expectations, but for those individuals who can exceed them. Our intent is to become the world’s leading integrated energy company by 2020, and in order to accomplish our goals, we want, and encourage you, to Dream Big. The professional rewards at Saudi Aramco are amazing, but so too is the lifestyle and benefits.
The Power Systems Planning Department is currently seeking an Economic Dispatch Planner to join their team in Saudi Arabia.

Duties And Responsibilities:
Review, develop and critique load forecast models using regression techniques.

Forecast demand and plan generation dispatching, while focusing on generation efficiency and dispatching economics.

Review, develop and critique power plant data used in planning, including but not limited to (1) gross and net power outputs, (2) efficiency, (3) availability, (4) maintenance cycles, (5) technology types, and (6) intermittent operating profile for renewable generation.

Run generation planning models, such as Plexos, PROMOD, Strategist, Arora, etc.

Analyze model outputs, make presentations and recommendations.

Set up processes and tools for automatic consolidation of data, updates and routine models.

Minimum Requirements:
As a successful candidate you need a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, or related field, a Master’s degree in Economics or Finance is preferred. You need at least 5 years of experience working with a utility or as a consultant providing services to utilities. In addition, expertise of electric utility planning systems, processes, models and other requirements is needed. Also, you will have experience in load forecasting, unit commitment, efficiency improvements, and plant optimization.

Job ID: 9767BR

Power Systems Planning

Saudi Aramco plans to reach new heights in energy efficiency, as well as harness Saudi Arabia’s solar, wind and geothermal resources. By offsetting local energy demand we can positively influence the impact on our communities at a regional and global level. The opportunities to innovate are endless.

With a career in renewable energy, you’ll play an integral role in transforming our business as we move forward into an exciting new era. We are committed to reliably supplying the energy needs of the future through both petroleum and alternative energy sources. To do so, we need the drive and expertise of a host of professionals – from engineering and project management to science and business development.