Sr Resource Valuation Planning Anlyst or Resource Valuation Planning Spclist - Portland,Or - #108053

Date: Apr 2, 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 Sr. Resource Valuation/Planning Analyst position:

  • Maintain and operate 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 to ensure they are reasonable and consistent with input assumptions.
    • Update model data and model configuration when new versions of the software are released.
  • Compile and interpret large and complex data sets to formulate model inputs.
  • Complete ad-hoc analysis in support of resource investment, resource acquisition, and structured commercial transaction opportunities.
  • 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 complex information to internal and external stakeholders (written memorandum, slide presentations).
  • Provide input and recommendations for improvements to model and database processes and practices.
  • Gather data, complete analysis, and accurately populate data templates used for external reporting (i.e. fuel mix reports, load and resource reports, etc.) 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 Resource Valuation/Planning Specialist include:

  • Update model data and model configuration when new versions of the software are released.
  • Identify and implement appropriate modeling methods and techniques consistent with project scope and intended deliverables.
  • Provide direction and advice to junior staff within the Valuation/Planning group. Sets critical milestones, manages assigned project schedules, and leads production of project deliverables. 
  • Develop memorandums and presentations that clearly communicate model results, assumptions, and recommendations.


The Requirements of the Sr. Resource Valuation/Planning Analyst:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of five 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 Resource Valuation/Planning Specialist position include:

  • A minimum of seven years of related analytical experience. 
  • Research and analysis skills including the ability to obtain relevant data, evaluate complex situations, develop creative alternatives, provide recommendations, and negotiate and influence outcomes.
  • Project management and leadership skills including the ability to work as a team member to maintain project timelines, budgets, and deliver on commitments.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, and understand social behavior and interactions.
  • Ability to work under limited supervision in a fast paced work environment.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data.  Strong spreadsheet skills.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.


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



  • Advanced degree.
  • 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.

Additional Information


Req ID: PacifiCorp
Company Code: [[compCode]] 
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon 
Department: Pacific Power 
Schedule: Full-time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $83,400 - $112,700 

This position is eligible for an annual discretionary performance incentive bonus of 12% - 15% of salary. 

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.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

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