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Senior Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst

Date:  Nov 22, 2021
Job ID:  2145

Bellevue, WA, US, 98004

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

As a federal contractor, PSE is requiring that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – and provide proof. As a condition of employment, you will need to provide proof of vaccination. However, accommodations will be considered for those unable to be vaccinated due to a disability/medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance.

PSE's Resource Acquisition & Risk Control team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Senior Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst position!

Job Description

Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis and/or creation and modification of detailed financial proformas in support of resource acquisitions.  Develops and builds interdepartmental consensus on analytical approaches and related critical input assumptions that will shape the Company’s long-term resource strategy and/or its implementation.  Researches trends in long-term energy markets including policy issues that will impact the Company’s long-term resource strategy.  Effectively communicates 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 comprehensive financial models and various ad-hoc strategic analyses using spreadsheets. 
  • Visualizes complex energy, financial, and modeling data and be able to tell the data story to broad stakeholder groups in simple terms.
  • Proficient in visualizing complex unstructured data sets using data visualization tools such as Tableau, Power BI. Experience in unstructured dataset automation using scripting tools such as Python, R, Tableau Prep.
  • Plans and performs long-term resource analysis to support resource decisions using production cost and long-term capacity expansion models such as Aurora and Plexos.
  • Serves as task lead for preparation of financial forecasts related to revenue requirements, operating expenses, capital expenditures, EBITDA, net income for resource acquisition and integration candidates. 
  • Coordinates with internal teams to perform power cost, margin and risk analysis for resource acquisitions. 
  • Promotes best practices of modeling techniques, methodologies, controls and documentation. 
  • Develops consensus around analytical approaches and cultivates ties across business groups. 
  • Identifies and develops means to address critical energy policy issues that may affect the Company’s long-term resource strategy.
  • Effectively communicates results of research and analyses both written and in presentations.
  • Works with external stakeholders to develop consensus around resource planning issues and effectively communicates acquisition issues.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in energy related industry involving performance of complex analysis.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Math, or related field.
  • Experience building complex spreadsheets to analyze questions.
  • Demonstrated ability to be supportive team member.
  • 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 or other models used for long-term resource planning and/or acquisition.
  • 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