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Real Time Power Scheduler

Calgary, AB
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Who We Are

Heartland Generation is one of Alberta’s largest power generators, supplying more than 2,660 MW (gross) of power for the benefit of industrial, commercial and residential consumers.

Our balanced portfolio of contracted and merchant facilities provides reliable and efficient baseload power, as well as dispatchable generation with the ability to meet peak electricity demand. At Heartland Generation, we are focused on building a better bridge to a clean energy future through our innovative decarbonization strategy. As the first large-scale power generator in Alberta to transition completely off coal and one of the largest cogeneration operators in the province, we are now driving toward further industry decarbonization and our goal of net zero by 2050.

We are actively pursuing new technologies, including the integration of carbon capture and sequestration, hydrogen production and hydrogen-fueled power generation and renewable opportunities. By utilizing our existing assets, we will further reduce emissions, generate clean, reliable electricity and continue our investment in the communities where we live and work.

Heartland Generation is owned by ECP, a leading investor across the energy transition, electrification and decarbonization infrastructure assets, including power generation, renewables and storage solutions, environmental infrastructure and sustainability, efficiency and reliability assets.

The Heartland Way

As we focus on building a better bridge to a clean energy future, we are equally focused on how we get there. The Heartland Way guides how we operate our business, treat each other, our customers and our communities through integrity, inclusion and respect, teamwork, collaboration, trust, accountability, honesty and transparency. Our people, from across the business, exemplify our principles at work and in our communities.

How Do You Fit In?  

The Power Scheduler is part of a shift rotation (12-hours) to ensure 24-hour coverage of the Real Time Desk. This position is responsible for analyzing the market conditions and making strategic decisions to optimize Heartland’s generation portfolio and merchant exposure. This role is also responsible for controlling the operation for Heartland’s managed generating units and ensuring operational compliance through the dispatch and monitoring of generation assets. The Real Time Desk has tens of thousands of interactions with the AESO per year and is expected to ensure Heartland’s assets are compliant with market rules for all interactions

What You Will Be Doing:  

  • Analyze recent market fundamentals for trends and positioning portfolio accordingly to maximize profitability.
  • Collaborate with plant operators, front office managers and gas marketers to develop opportunities and maximize profit.  
  • Identify potential issues and implementing strategies to prevent incidents from occurring.
  • Develop a daily same-day price forecast for Asset Optimization Group.
  • Monitor and verify dispatch information of Heartland units.
  • Ensure compliance with all rules of the Alberta Electricity Market.
  • Remote operation of gas generating units from our Calgary office to meet dispatches and contract obligations.
  • Present market reports to Senior Management and Executives on the performance of our assets both financially and operationally.
  • Maintain a strong understanding of control area rules and operations.
  • Understand the commercial structures in place for the portfolio and the constraints these may place on operations and/or offer strategy for the portfolio or specific generating units.

What You Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Economics, Engineering Accounting or related discipline.
  • 3+ years’ experience in a real time, power/commodity marketing, or scheduling role
  • Must be a flexible team-player willing to work 12 hour rotating shifts.  Experience working shift work would be ideal.
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on detail and follow established procedures.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills that enable effective decision making to meet tight deadlines in stressful situations.
  • Ability to lead and solve complex problems with confidence.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively present analysis and/or reports to large audiences at all levels of the organization.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Considered A Benefit:

  • Experience or exposure to NGTL operations as it relates to gas day operations.
  • Exposure to understanding how constraints apply and the potential impact to select areas of the province.
  • A related professional designation (or in progress) such as: ERP, CFA, PRM, FRM, MBA would be considered an asset.

The Heartland Generation Experience:

Heartland Generation provides an attractive Total Rewards package including competitive compensation and benefits and the ability to make a meaningful impact on a company shaping the energy future.

The Heartland Generation Experience embodies:

  • Meaningful work and career development
  • Work life balance
  • Accessible leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Work Culture
  • Compelling Purpose
  • Competitive Market Based Total Rewards

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Heartland Generation follows a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) practice whereby all our people experience fair treatment, equal opportunities and a sense of belonging when it comes to being part of the Heartland Generation team.

Where you’ll be working:

This position is located in our Head Office in Calgary, Alberta. Existing and well-documented COVID-19 Guidelines and Protocols remain in place across all Heartland Generation worksites, and we continue to follow the guidance provided by Alberta Health Services.

Ready to join our team?

Please submit your resume in confidence to our Human Resources team.

This position requires the satisfactory completion of background and education verification checks and satisfactory pre-employment alcohol and drug screening.    

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Ready to join our team?

If you would like to be a power player who can contribute to the spirit of a forward thinking, proactive, agile and professional team that puts customers first. Learn more about what joining the Heartland Generation team could look like for you!

We appreciate your interest in working with us, but only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

To apply, please submit your resume in confidence to our Human Resources team.

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Why work at Heartland Generation Ltd?

The Heartland Generation team is always expanding. We’re looking for power players who share our values and can contribute to the spirit of a forward thinking, proactive, agile and professional team that puts customers first. Learn more about what joining our team could look like for you.

As we begin to shape the Heartland Generation story, we embrace our roots and are inspired to create a dynamic, fresh company. Looking forward, we will build on our foundation of operational excellence as we define our unique place within Canada’s energy markets.

As a group of passionate team members, we provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers. With integrity, agility and a deep dedication to building trust, we’re here to power and empower the lives of our team, our customers and the communities where we live and work.