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Sr Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst

Job ID:  341

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 Financial Planning & Analysis team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Energy Resource Planning Acquisition Analyst position!

Job Description

The Business Initiatives team plays a critical role in performing quantitative and qualitative analysis to support resource acquisition decisions for the Company’s energy supply portfolio. This position in an exciting opportunity to help shape PSE’s clean energy future.


The Sr. Energy Resources Planning Acquisition Analyst builds detailed financial pro-forma statements and performs quantitative and qualitative analysis in support of resource acquisition decisions. He/she 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.  This individual researches trends in long-term energy markets including policy issues that will impact the Company’s long-term resource strategy.  He/she effectively communicates analytical methods, assumptions, and results with key external stakeholders to lay the foundation for recovering costs of future resource acquisitions.

Job Responsibilities
  • Plans, develops interdepartmental consensus on, and performs long-term resource analysis using models such as Aurora, Power World, Sendout, PSM, etc.
  • Plans, develops interdepartmental consensus on, builds, and performs long-term resource analysis using spreadsheets.
  • Develops input databases necessary to perform long-term resource planning analysis.
  • Identifies and develops means to address critical energy policy issues that may affect the Company’s long-term resource strategy.
  • Serves as task lead for preparation of financial forecaster related to revenue requirements, operating expenses, capital expenditures, EBITDA, net income for resource acquisition and integration candidates.
  • Researches energy industry issues and summarizes implications.
  • Performs long-term resource analysis to support resource acquisitions.
  • Effectively communicates results of research and analyses both written and in presentations.
  • Works with external stakeholders to develop consensus around resource planning issues and to effectively communicate IRP and/or acquisition issues.
  • Monitors energy load and supply trends and developments at the local, state, regional and national levels, and incorporates that data into the models as necessary.
  • Creates communication materials, such as PowerPoint slides, charts, etc..
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
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, Sendout, Power World, or other models used for long-term resource planning and/or acquisition.
•    Experience performing resource flexibility analysis using Plexos.
•    Experience in resource adequacy modeling and understanding resource adequacy standards and metrics.
•    Experience using Python or other programming languages.
•    Experience performing statistical analysis.
•    Demonstrated creative problem solving abilities.
•    Experience analyzing risk.
•    Experience creating and using database applications to support analysis.
•    Knowledge about the transmission system.

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. 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