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Net Power Cost Specialist - Portland, Oregon - 106178

Date: Mar 17, 2023

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

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. Develop and implements new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions. Support regulatory filings impacting rates in each of the six states included in the company’s service territory.


  • 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     
  • Prepare and analyze production cost model simulations utilizing the company’s Aurora model, both for internal use and for distribution to external parties as part of regulatory filings. 
  • Responsible for Aurora model maintenance, including maintaining current resource attributes and updating data series inputs.  
  • Analyze and validate the impact of changes to modeling inputs and support changes to department management.
  • 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 and review 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.


  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the requirements and constraints impacting utility operations across the company’s service territory.
  • Advanced problem solving, negotiating, diplomacy, and analytical skills
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with others outside of the immediate organizational unit
  • Ability to provide positive and respectful guidance to more junior team members, coupled with the ability to receive and discern constructive feedback from all coworkers and stakeholders
  • A complete understanding of the company’s resource system including transmission systems and constraints, thermal resources, reserve requirements, resource availability determination, economic 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, prioritization, 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. 
  • Strong analytical capabilities, including working to summarize and troubleshoot large sets of data.
  • Ability to understand and explain to stakeholders the potential range of impacts on the company’s model results stemming from data updates. 
  • Knowledge of research, analysis, and consulting techniques, company policies, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.


  • Advanced degree in related field.

Additional Information

Req ID: 106178 
Company Code: PacifiCorp
Primary Location: Portland 
Department: Pacific Power 
Personnel Subarea:  
Hiring Range: 93,900.00 -110,500.00 


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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