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Load Forecast Analyst- Portland, Oregon #50816

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Date: May 9, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Conduct analysis through research, gathering and interpretation of data, development of alternatives and recommendations. Critically review model input and output, provide support for and verify the accuracy of the load forecast, identifying any issues which have the potential to impact the forecast.


  • Assist in the development of sales and revenue forecasts using statistical and end-use modeling techniques.
  • Critically analyze load research data to be able to project usage impacts.
  • Develop long-term energy sales and customer forecasts using statistical and end-use modeling techniques.
  • Design load research samples and process customer class loads.
  • Interpret data, for purposes of formulating significant model inputs.
  • Provide modeling and other analytical support to the unit's senior staff and internal clients.
  • Research and utilize outside sources of information to interpret and support forecasted results and actual load evaluations. 
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, testimony, and business presentations on the load forecast, highlighting the various drivers such as economic factors, weather, and energy efficiency programs.
  • Prepare responses to data requests in support of the load forecast.
  • Provide analytical support for state and federal regulatory proceedings.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Statistics, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years experience with financial analysis and modeling.
  • Knowledge of economic analysis and modeling principles, concepts and techniques.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Data gathering, analysis, interpretation, trending, forecasting, and modeling skills.
  • Knowledge of applicable Company policies and procedures; applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications to gather, analyze, and model information.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills including 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.


  • Knowledge of business planning and forecasting concepts, practices and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and statistical forecasting software, including IBM Cognos, SAP Business Objects, SQL, SAS, Itron MV90, Itron IEE and Oracle Utilities Load Analysis (OULA).Experience with manipulating large data sets.
  • Knowledge of statistical modeling concepts and techniques (familiarity with MetrixND and/or MetrixLT).
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to prepare well written reports or studies on complex technical topics.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.




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

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 66,600.00 - 81,200.00


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

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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