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Risk Management Analyst (Mid or Senior Level)- Portland, Oregon #52404

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Date: Jul 12, 2019

Location: Portland, OR, US, 97232

Company: PacifiCorp

General Purpose

Conduct analysis through research, gathering and interpretation of data, and development of alternatives and recommendations. Provide support for PacifiCorp’s energy supply management activities related to power, natural gas, and renewable energy portfolios. Analyses include, but are not limited to, valuations, scenario analyses, forecasting, financial analysis, and reporting. Present analyses and recommendations to the front office and management and implement selected alternatives.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities for the mid-level include the following:

 

  • Responsible for risk identification, measurement and reporting for PacifiCorp's energy supply management organization.
  • Monitor electricity and natural gas positions, value-at-risk, and other metrics on a daily basis and work closely with the front and middle office in the identification and resolution of discrepancies or any limits breach.
  • Review and analyze forward price curves using independent sources of pricing data on a daily basis.
  • Review and analyze volatility curves, discount rate curves, scalars and other key model inputs and assumptions.
  • Prepare analyses and reports and respond to data requests from internal and external sources.
  • Develop and enhance energy trading system and reporting tools to facilitate accurate reporting of risk metrics.
  • Maintain and enforce the PacifiCorp energy risk management policy.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Assist senior analysts as necessary.

 

 

In addition to the above, responsibilities for the sr-level include the following:

 

  • Act as a subject matter expert and provide assistance to associate and mid-level analysts.
Requirements

Requirements for the mid-level position include the following:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three years of risk analysis experience in energy, regulated utility, commodity trading, or commodity risk management industries.
  • Understanding of regulated utility operations and wholesale power and natural gas markets.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office for preparation and communication of analyses, including experience with the creation, maintenance, and validation of Excel spreadsheets using lookup and reference logic, financial and statistical functions, and pivot tables.
  • Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced, unstructured environment managing multiple concurrent priorities.
  • Motivated self-starter and problem solver with strong attention to detail.
  • 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 productively both individually and as a member of a team; ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds.

 

 

In addition to the above, the requirements for the sr-level position include the following:

 

  • A minimum of five years of risk analysis experience in energy, regulated utility, commodity trading, or commodity risk management industries.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office for preparation and communication of analyses, including experience with the creation, maintenance, and validation of Excel spreadsheets using lookup and reference logic, financial and statistical functions, and pivot tables.
  • Project management skills including project leadership, task identification, scheduling, resource management, and communication.
Preferences
  • Experience with Endur or other energy trading system.
  • Experience with linear optimization models including PCI GenTrader & GenPortal, IRM (iOpt), ABB (System Optimizer, PaR), Aurora, GRID, or other power and natural gas system optimization models.
  • Proficiency in Visual Basic or other programming packages for automation of processes including preparation and loading of inputs and extraction and compilation of outputs.
Additional Information

Primary Location: Portland

Department: 00001027 Pacific Power

Schedule: FULLTIME

Personnel Subarea: Exempt

Hiring Range: 66,600-81,200 or 88,000.00 - 107,300.00

 

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.


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