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Consulting Energy Resource Planning/Development Analyst

Job ID:  988

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

Puget Sound Energy is looking to grow our community with like-minded, top talented individuals like you!  With our rapidly growing, award winning energy efficiency programs, our pathway to an exciting and innovative future is now.


PSE's Clean Energy Strategy team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Consulting Energy Resource Planning/Development Analyst position!

Job Description

Develops quantitative and qualitative analytical and research methods to support long-term energy resource planning for the company’s energy supply development portfolio and/or creation and modification of detailed financial proformas in support of self-build generation or transmission development investments.  Leads efforts to build interdepartmental consensus on analytical approaches and related critical input assumptions that will shape the company’s long-term resource development strategy. Coordinates and oversees research activity to identify trends in long-term energy markets including policy issues that will impact the company’s long-term resource development strategy.  Leads and develops communication processes to effectively communicate analytical methods, assumptions, and results with key external stakeholders to lay the foundation for recovering costs of future resource acquisitions.


Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

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 such as Aurora, Power World, Plexos, PSM, etc.
  • Plans, leads development of interdepartmental consensus on, 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.
  • Oversees the prudence case and business case development for transmission investments necessary to transform the PSE energy portfolio to comply with Clean Energy Transformation Act requirements.
  • Develops analytical ties between resource planning, resource acquisitions, and development strategy teams.
  • 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.
  • Monitors regional transmission expansion developments and incorporates that data into 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.
  • Supports regulatory affairs in demonstrating prudence of transaction as needed, including preparing and providing testimony in WUTC rate cases.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Experience building complex spreadsheets to analyze questions.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a 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.
Desired Qualifications
  • Ph.D. or Master’s Degree in business, economics, engineering, finance, math, or related field.
  • Experience using Aurora, Plexos, 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.
Additional Information

Families and businesses depend on PSE to provide the energy they need to pursue their dreams. Our steadfast commitment to serving Washington communities with safe, dependable and efficient energy started in 1873. Today we're building the Northwest's energy future through efforts like our award winning energy efficiency programs and our leadership in renewable energy.


At PSE we value and respect our employees and provide them opportunities to excel. We offer an expansive pay package that includes competitive compensation, annual goals-based incentive bonuses, comprehensive benefits, 401(K), a company paid retirement pension plan, and an employee assistance and wellness program.


Puget Sound Energy is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status or presence of a disability that with or without reasonable accommodation does not prevent performance of the essential functions of the job, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law.


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 jobs@pse.com or 425-462-3017.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue