Resource Valuation/Planning Analyst or Senior Resource/Valuation Planning Analyst - Portland, Oregon

Date: May 9, 2024

Location: PORTLAND, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose


This position operates and maintains optimization models used for long-term resource planning, asset valuation, production cost analytics, and resource acquisition. 



The responsibilities of the Resource Valuation/Planning Analyst:


  • Assist in maintaining and operating optimization models used to develop the integrated resource plan (IRP), asset valuation studies, production cost analytics, and resource acquisition including the following activities:
    • Ensure model assumptions are current and accurate (examples include loads, unit characteristics, fuel costs, environmental policy, transmission, resource retirements, and resource additions)
    • Document inputs and outputs
    • Troubleshoot model errors
    • Review forecast/model results for qualify control
    • Update model when new versions of the software are released.
  • Assist with compiling and interpreting large data sets
  • Complete ad-hoc analysis in support of resource investment & procurement 
  • Complete writing assignments that describe model methods, assumptions, and results
  • Perform assignments requiring analysis, integration and creativity for which the purpose, objectives, and methods may or may not be well defined
  • Assist in the production of communication materials used to explain moderately complex information to internal and external stakeholders (written memorandum, slide presentations)
  • Provide recommendations for improvements to model and database processes and practices
  • Gather data, complete analysis, and accurately populate data used for external reporting consistent with requirements established by regulators and other external parties
  • Support discovery and regulatory requests related to modeling activities.



In addition, the responsibilities of the Senior Resource Valuation/Planning Analyst include:


  • Support discovery and regulatory requests related to modeling activities.



The Requirements of the Resource Valuation/Planning Analyst:


  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience performing analytical work.
  • Knowledge of economic and production cost modeling principles, concepts and techniques.
  • Knowledge of applicable Company policies and procedures; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.
  • Ability to analyze complex alternatives.
  • Strong planning and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Proficient with personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications to gather, analyze, and model information.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult with internal and external customers regarding matters/issues which may be sensitive in nature.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to present alternatives and recommendations.



In addition, the requirements of the Senior Resource Valuation/Planning Analyst include:


  • A minimum of five years’ experience performing analytical work


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.



The preferences:


  • Prior experience with optimization models, production cost analytics, forecasting power prices, and/or forecasting natural gas prices within the Western U.S.
  • Familiarity with PacifiCorp’s transmission system and knowledge of the bulk electric transmission system in the Western U.S.
  • Knowledge of power system economics
  • Experience working in a regulated environment.


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Additional Information


Req Id: 112153 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon     
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: Full-Time 
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $76,200 - $103,100  
This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of up to 12% of salary 

Benefits: Health care, retirement, paid time off, tuition assistance, paid short-term and long-term disability, paid bereavement leave. For more information, please visit: 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. PacifiCorp is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law.

Unless otherwise required by law, all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening including for marijuana. While marijuana is legal in several states, including Oregon, a positive test for positions in Oregon may disqualify a candidate. The company complies with the laws of Washington and California and only obtains and considers positive tests for marijuana in safety-sensitive positions or those covered by U.S. Department of Transportation regulations.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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