Friday, March 27, 2015

Puget Sound Energy - Consulting Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst (Bellevue, Washington)

Consulting Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst or Below #20944
Location : Bellevue
Job # : 20944
At Puget Sound Energy (PSE) we have a long tradition of service, and an exciting and innovative future ahead! Consider PSE for the next step in your career.

Job Summary & Responsibilities
Puget Sound Energy’s Resource Planning and Analysis Department is looking for a Consulting Energy Resource Acquisition Analyst or below, depending on qualifications, to join our team! This role performs quantitative and qualitative analysis related to long-term energy resource planning and/or acquisition for the Company’s Integrated Resource Plan. In addition, these roles will create and modify detailed financial preform as in support of resource acquisitions. The ideal candidate will research trends in long-term energy markets including policy issues that will impact the Company’s long-term resource strategy. In order to excel in this role, the selected candidate will need to be able to effectively communicate the chosen analytical methods, assumptions, and results with key external stakeholders to lay the foundation for recovering costs of future resource natural gas related resource acquisitions.

This is an excellent opportunity to play an integral role within PSE to help us better serve the environment, our customers and the communities in which they live. PSE provides an environment where all employees are valued, respected and provided with the opportunity to achieve maximum performance. We offer a comprehensive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive cafeteria-style benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan and an employee assistance and wellness program. Gain the energy to do great things through a career with Puget Sound Energy!

Job Responsibilities
• Develops analytical approaches, using long-term resource models, spreadsheet analysis, or other tools as necessary, to analyze long-term resource analysis using models including Sendout.
• Plans and leads development of interdepartmental consensus on and builds, and performs long-term resource analysis using spreadsheets.
• Directs development of input databases necessary to perform long-term resource planning analysis.
• Identifies and oversees development of means to address critical energy policy issues that may affect the company’s long-term resource strategy.
• Serves as strategic lead on special projects, technical analysis and complex matters.
• Directs and performs research on energy industry issues and communicates implications to senior management and high-level external stakeholders.
• Develops analytical ties between resource planning, natural gas resources, and resource acquisitions departments.
• Creates communication strategies with regard to results of research and analyses both written and in presentations.
Creates communication materials, such as PowerPoint slides, charts, etc..
• Leads efforts to communicate with external stakeholders to develop consensus around resource planning issues and to effectively communicate IRP issues.
• Monitors energy load and supply trends and developments at the local, state, regional and national levels, and incorporate
that data into the models as necessary.
• Leads, trains, and mentors staff in the development, administration, and analysis of programs to assess financial implications and alternatives of specific resource opportunities and evaluation of fuel supply alternatives.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering, finance, math, or related field.
• 10 years of experience in energy related industry involving performance of complex analysis.
• 5 years of experience in natural gas markets, preferably in the Pacific Northwest
• 3 years of experience using the Sendout model to analyze gas supply questions, preferable for long term resource planning/integrated resource planning.
• Experience building complex spreadsheets to analyze questions.
• Demonstrated ability to be supportive team member.
• Demonstrated experience and ability to lead and influence cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to develop and cultivate strong working relationships with contractual counterparties, regulators and other industry participants.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Solid written, interpersonal, and group communication skills.

• Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in business, economics, engineering, finance, math, or related field.
• Experience using Aurora, Sendout, Power World, or other models used for long-term resource planning.
• Experience performing statistical analysis.
• Demonstrated creative problem solving abilities.
• Experience analyzing risk.
• Experience creating and using database applications to support analysis.

This opening will be filled as a Consulting Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst, Senior Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst, Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst, or Associate Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

PSE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources Staffing department at or 425-462-3017.
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