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Net Power Cost Analyst/ Specialist- Portland, Oregon #51994

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Date: May 10, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

General Purpose for the Senior Net Power Cost Analyst:

Conducts analysis through research, gathering and interpretation of data, development of alternatives and recommendations for the Net Power Cost department. Presents analysis and recommendations to management and may implement selected alternative. Analyses include, but are not limited to, feasibility studies, cost/benefit analysis, trending/forecasting, financial analysis, budget analysis and reporting.

 

General Purpose for the Net Power Cost Specialist:

Provide advice, counsel and leadership to the net power cost group and makes and presents recommendations to management and client organizations regarding net power cost filings and cost modeling. Gather, analyze and interpret data for trends, forecasts and modeling. Develops and implements new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Senior Net Power Cost Analyst:

  • Prepare and defend net power cost regulatory filings, including general rate cases, transition adjustment mechanisms, power cost adjustment mechanisms, and avoided cost filings.    
  • Prepare and analyze production cost model simulations utilizing the company’s GRID model.
  • Assist in GRID model maintenance, including maintaining current resource attributes and updating data series inputs.
  • Analyze the impact of changes to modeling inputs and support changes to department management.
  • Coordinate with other company departments to ensure consistent practices for production cost modeling.  
  • Assist in the preparation of responses to discovery requests.
  • Assist in representing and supporting the company’s net power cost initiatives to regulators and/or their staffs, key community and customer groups, and other company departments.
  • Interface and work with state regulatory commissions regarding appropriate application of company and commission administrative rules.  
  • Act as the project leader in preparing regulatory filings, testimony, exhibits, and supporting documentation relating to regulatory rules.
  • Present analysis and provide alternatives and recommendations to department management and influence their decision regarding regulatory policies and strategies.
  • Interpret rules and regulations to internal and external parties.

Responsibilities of the Net Power Cost Specialist include:

  • Develop regulatory filings, including testimony, exhibits and supporting documentation.
  • Prepare and defend net power cost regulatory filings, including general rate cases, transition adjustment mechanisms, power cost adjustment mechanisms, and avoided cost filings,     
  • Prepare and analyze production cost model simulations utilizing the company’s GRID model.
  • Responsible for GRID model maintenance, including maintaining current resource attributes and updating data series inputs. 
  • Analyze the impact of changes to modeling inputs and support changes to department management.
  • Coordinate with other company departments to ensure consistent practices for production cost modeling.  
  • Research relevant data, evaluate complex situations, develop creative alternatives, provide recommendations to management, and negotiate and influence outcomes.
  • Assist in representing and supporting the company’s net power cost initiatives to regulators and/or their staffs, key community and customer groups, and other company departments.
  • Interface and work with state regulatory commissions regarding appropriate application of company and commission administrative rules.  
  • Prepare final responses to discovery requests.
  • Interpret rules and regulations to internal and external parties.
  • Identify prospective and pending policy issues affecting the company’s business units. 
  • Provide regular reports on pending and anticipated activities to supervisors.

Requirements

Requirements for the Senior Net Power Cost Analyst:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • A minimum of five years of related analytical work experience.
  • Understanding of utility economics, as well as utility commission rules and regulations. 
  • Ability to independently perform analysis and prepare regulatory filings. 
  • Project management skills including project leadership, task identification, and scheduling.
  • 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 the ability to consult with internal and external customers regarding matters/issues which may be sensitive in nature.
  • Ability to present alternatives and recommendations.

     

Requirements for the Net Power Cost Specialist include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of seven years of experience in revenue requirement preparation, net power cost simulation modeling, cost of service analysis, pricing analysis or related analytical experience.
  • Requires a complete understanding of the company’s resource system including transmission systems and constraints, thermal resources, reserve requirements, resource availability determination, resource commitment logic and dispatch, fuel costs, portfolio of complex wholesale sales and purchase contracts, risk management and mitigation.
  • Ability to independently perform analysis and prepare regulatory filings. 
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Project management skills including project leadership, task identification, and scheduling.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, and understand social behavior and interactions.
  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively through oral and written means.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data.
  • Knowledge of research, analysis, and consulting techniques, company policies, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.

Preferences

• Advanced degree in related field.

Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: [[personnelSubarea]]

Hiring Range: 76,500-107,300

 

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.


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