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9 Mar 2023

Full-Time Transaction Scheduler (Hybrid) (#23-63004)

San Diego Gas & Electric – Posted by San Diego Gas & Electric San Diego, California, United States

Job Description

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.

For more information, visit or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.


Primary Purpose:
Work rotating 12-hour shifts where primary responsibilities are to perform scheduling, bidding, trading, outage management and other tasks in the CAISO hour-ahead and real-time markets to optimize resources and minimize cost to load.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Scheduling: Analyze and update load forecast incorporating weather in the CAISO Hour Ahead Market. Update bids and schedules in PCI for SDG&E resources in accordance with gas prices, positions, contract requirements and other factors. Monitor real-time dispatch instructions by the CAISO to ensure least cost dispatch. Submit and manage Outage Management System (OMS) cards for generator constraints/outages and to limit infeasible CAISO dispatches.  Monitor and Manage Customer Interface for Resource Adequacy (CIRA) for RA substitution. Submit supplemental bids to manage gas supply or price changes.
  • Dispatch: Communication with and notification to generators of schedules of CAISO dispatch instructions and changes to schedules on an hourly basis.  Maintain detail log of trades, market conditions, and operational events by inputting information into the Elogger.  Scheduling of Variable Energy Resource (VER) and Energy Storage resources.  Submit Ancillary Service bids and input and dispatch of generation based on Ancillary Service awards.  Manage intertie schedule cuts and tagging functions using supplied software programs.
  • Support: Learn and periodically back up Day Ahead scheduling desk. Respond to various data requests that require data retrieval, analysis and formatting.  Review tags, OMS cards, bids, schedules and forecasts to perform quality assurance.  Assist risk and settlements to resolve issues involving schedule cuts and trade discrepancies.  Participate in assigned training. Maintain compliance with all CAISO, CPUC, FERC and CFTC requirements and regulations.
  • Trading: Negotiate and execute both physical and financial hourly transactions, and schedule market energy trades as required.
  • Gas Scheduling: Assist electric fuels traders in after-hours gas scheduling.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 years – related work experience required.
  • Knowledge of CAISO and WECC scheduling practices is desirable.
  • Knowledge of economic dispatch theory highly desirable.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Excel, Word, Access and Outlook.
  • Must reside in Southern California or be willing to relocate upon hire.
  • We offer a hybrid work environment. Although the schedule may vary, typically this will allow you to work from the office two to three days per week and work remotely on the remaining workdays.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, such as business or finance.
  • Experience in electric scheduling and/or trading, transmission or distribution.
  • Experience with CAISO MRTU user interface applications, PCI applications, and OATI Tagging System is beneficial.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Work Schedule
HYBRID: Work a combination of onsite and remote days each week, typically 2-3 days per week.
Salary Range
$93,800.00 – $140,700.00
Total Rewards Philosophy

Note: SDG&E strives to ensure that employees are paid equitably and competitively. Starting salaries may vary based on factors such as relevant experience, qualifications, and education.

SDG&E offers a competitive total rewards package that goes beyond base salary. This position is eligible for an annual performance-based incentive (bonus) as well as other merit-based recognition. Company benefits include health and welfare (medical, dental, vision), employer contributions to retirement benefits, life insurance, paid time off, as well as other company offerings such as tuition reimbursement, paid parental leave, and employee assistance programs.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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