Dispatch Operations Associate (non-US based)

  • Voltus
  • Remote
  • Aug 06, 2022
Full time role Operations

Job Description

Are you passionate about the decarbonization of the electric grid? Are you interested in learning about how distributed energy resources play a critical role in the grid of the future? The Dispatch Operations team at Voltus is looking for an Associate who is passionate about delivering MW to the grid during dispatches. These dispatches are called when the grid needs Voltus to take action, and the Dispatch Operations team quickly activates our portfolio of distributed energy resources in various programs across North America.
In this role, you will become knowledgeable about grid operators and utilities in North America, you will interact regularly with large industrial and commercial energy users, and you will build a foundation of operations experience across diverse systems and processes. This rapidly expanding landscape requires constant scrutinization of our processes, systems, and tools to efficiently deliver on dispatches.  You will have the opportunity to both lead tactical responsibilities and support strategic projects, and you will be part of an exceptional team that is laser focused on combating the climate crisis.
We are a 24/7 team, and we are looking for Associate candidates in Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, and Pacific Islands because time zones in these regions provide strategic coverage during the North America "evening/night". The role is shift-based and your availability and reliability are critical to succeed in this role; however, this role is remote, which means: no commute! We are looking for candidates who can work 8-hour weekday shifts between 6pm ET - 4am ET and provide occasional spot coverage.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain a state of readiness to receive dispatches from grid operators and utilities
  • Become an expert in executing dispatches across grid operator and utility programs
  • Maximize customer participation in dispatches through a dispatch management process that makes customer participation simple and successful
  • Support the optimization of customer site offers in real time and day-ahead markets
  • Lead seamless internal communication during dispatches, leveraging other internal team members in support of the shared goal for flawless dispatches
  • Capture lessons learned following a dispatch. Track and follow through on any customer inquiries or issues.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Ensure the timely and consistent collection of interval data for customer onboarding. Support the data pipeline for settlement as needed and in coordination with our Market Operations team.
  • Build a knowledge bank of interval data collection procedures in partnership with Voltus's Market Operations team and utilize that knowledge to systematize and standardize data collection procedure.
  • Ensure swift diagnosis, action, and resolution on lessons learned coming out of each dispatch. Collaborate across internal and external stakeholder groups to drive efficient and thoughtful action.
  • Monitor market participation and take necessary actions to ensure Voltus market compliance. Regularly audit our offers portfolio to locate any sub-optimal offers schedules (sites not in market, site kW offer values, etc)
  • Support process documentation, internal and external, stakeholder communications, and customer readiness
  • Create and deliver seasonal communications to customers in partnership with Voltus's Customer Success team
  • Schedule and conduct dispatch verification tests, which can include seasonal portfolio testing for market compliance
  • Take ownership of reporting tools and ad hoc analysis projects, supported by a fluency in at least one of Google Sheets, Python, and/or SQL
  • Become an expert in dispatching and help lead a continuous training program. Leverage recordings, Lessonly, and other materials to facilitate asynchronous training in Dispatch Ops and across the company.

  • The spring and summer seasons are focused on dispatch readiness and performance. Additional dispatch events occur throughout the year, but your secondary responsibilities will be predominantly conducted in the fall and winter.

Qualities

  • Bright, Gritty, and Good
  • Operations-minded
  • Reliable – this is a time-sensitive, quick reaction role
  • Ambitious and willing to learn quickly
  • Strong communicator
  • Self-motivated; bias for action
  • Disciplined
  • Well organized
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong computer skills: comfortable working with a variety of web-based tools

At Voltus, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer because we recognize that a diverse organization begins with a diverse candidate pool. This means we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind and are committed to providing equal employment opportunities regardless of your gender identity, race, nationality, religion, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or marital status.

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

101-250

Sectors

Energy

Drawdown solutions

Building Automation Systems, Building Retrofitting, Distributed Energy Storage, Grid Flexibility, Net Zero Buildings, Smart Thermostats, Utility-Scale Energy Storage, Utility-Scale Solar Photovoltaics