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Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34584
Date Posted: Jan 3, 2023
Salary: $90250 to $148750 Annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

This position is responsible for developing and managing customer relationships to support the company’s goal to generate structured transactions and energy management agreements in the mid and long-term energy markets.  Manage existing long and short-term purchase power agreements for retail and wholesale customers.  Monitor market policy to ensure Black Hills Energy’s interests are protected. 

SALARY RANGE:   $90,250 - $148,750

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Manager of Origination

LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota  

  • A comprehensive relocation package is offered for this position! Details about this package will be shared during the interview and offer process.


  • Represent the Company at industry events to help drive company awareness and build new relationships.
  • Identify and support execution of profitable long term wholesale power transactions and energy management agreements.
  • Identify Request for Proposal (RFP) and bilateral Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) opportunities. 
  • Analyze long-term power sale agreements that support the development of renewable assets and energy storage meeting the customers’ needs for sustainability and carbon free goals creating bilateral trading opportunities.
  • Manage and optimize existing wholesale contracts and long-term purchase/sale agreements.
  • Monitor market rules and rule changes to ensure the Company’s interests are protected and communicate internally.
  • Conduct business in accordance with NERC, FERC and WECC standards and business practices, corporate risk management and compliance policies.


  • Monitor renewable energy opportunities and national trends impacting the future of renewable development opportunities and their competitiveness as they relate to customers and the company.
  • Support the Company with the plan to ensure the electric utilities comply with renewable mandates


  • Minimum of (5) five years of experience in power origination, generation dispatch, energy trading, interchange scheduling, resource planning or business analysis required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Business or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience required. 


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze market data and develop sound strategies.  
  • Accomplished user of spreadsheet applications to perform power supply cost modeling.  
  • Ability to work in a changing environment and handle multiple tasks and projects.
  • Proven ability to understand and exercise excellent judgment in a complex, high stress, marketing environment.
  • Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills.
  • Understanding of FERC, NERC, WECC and Eastern Interconnection market rules.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have effective human relations skills in dealing with management, staff, and customers.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual discretionary bonuses, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off benefits, including paid holidays and parental leave, company paid life insurance and disability benefits (short and long term), an employee assistance program and well-being benefits, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.  If you require reasonable accommodation, please visit for more information.   

Wage: 90250 to 148750
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