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Director Power at OXY

Director Power

OXY Houston, TX Full-Time
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Occidental is an international energy company with operations in the United States, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. We are the largest onshore oil producer in the U.S., including in the Permian Basin, and a leading offshore producer in the Gulf of Mexico. Our midstream and marketing segment provides flow assurance and maximizes the value of our oil and gas. Our chemical subsidiary OxyChem manufactures the building blocks for life-enhancing products. Our Oxy Low Carbon Ventures subsidiary is advancing leading-edge technologies and business solutions that economically grow our business while reducing emissions. We are committed to using our global leadership in carbon dioxide management to advance a lower-carbon world. Visit Oxy.com for more information. Occidental strives to attract and retain talented employees by investing in their professional development and providing rewarding opportunities for personal growth. Our goal is to meet the highest employer standards by ensuring the health and safety of our employees, protecting the environment and positively impacting our communities where we do business

Oxy’s Power group manages approximately 1,500 MW of generation and 1,000 MW of load in the ERCOT and MISO markets, and an additional 1,000 MW of load in regulated markets across North America. In addition, the Power group interacts with all of Oxy Business units in North America in support of their current and future power needs, including the fast-growing Oxy Low Carbon Ventures division.

Oxy’s Power group is looking for a Power Director whose primary objective is to maintain a sustainable strategy to ensure access to affordable, reliable and low emission power for Oxy’s assets within a specific region.  The role will lead the implementation of power purchasing strategies aimed to lower the carbon intensity of Oxy’s power consumption. The Power Director position will have responsibilities for overseeing Oxy’s participation in Power Trade Associations, ISO/RTO stakeholder processes, State Commission rulemakings/rate cases, and utility negotiations. The position will require the ability to effectively engage with both internal and external senior leadership. 

Job Responsibilities:

Lead all energy aspects of Oxy’s domestic assets, including electricity and steam (as applicable).

Lead the company’s strategy in the assigned power market(s) through effective participation in market regulatory, including ISO/RTO stakeholder processes, trade groups, and utility commission cases. 

Engage with internal and external senior level stakeholders to execute action plans necessary to ensure the availability of cost-effective, low-CI and reliable power for the respective business units.

Identify and execute power purchasing strategies to reduce Oxy’s Scope II emissions from power consumption. 

Develop a detailed understanding of the electric market and accompanying rate structures within assigned geographic areas and optimize their impact upon Oxy’s electricity costs.

Ensure proper analysis of the power costs of each domestic business unit.

Create and implement strategies which reduce Oxy’s overall power costs.

Advise internal stakeholders of rule and tariff changes affecting ongoing project evaluations.

Provide leadership and support of energy related projects as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience with utilities, industrial energy management or power regulatory areas.
  • Detail oriented with superior problem solving and organizational skills (business and financial).
  • Experience with wholesale market design and rules.
  • Ability to influence without authority.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work across multiple disciplines, organization levels and functions.
  • Ability to travel to Oxy sites, various meeting and training locations as necessary, estimated at 15% to 25%.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or Law Degree (J.D.) from an accredited law school
  • MISO knowledge and experience

Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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