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Sr Balancing Authority Planning Analyst

Date:  Aug 4, 2022
Job ID:  3084
Location: 

Redmond, WA, US, 98052

Remote and Hybrid Work Opportunities:  Hybrid (WA Based)

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.

 

PSE's Policy & Energy Supply team is looking for qualified candidates to fill an open Sr Balancing Authority Planning Analyst position!
Specific details regarding the work arrangements for this position will be discussed in further detail during the interview process.

Job Description

Performs quantitative and qualitative analysis related to short-term energy resource planning in support of PSE’s Balancing Authority operations. Develops and builds interdepartmental consensus on analytical approaches and related critical input assumptions that will shape the Company’s short-term resource and balancing strategies and/or their implementation. Researches trends in energy markets including policy issues that will impact the Company’s resource and balancing strategies. Develops reliability requirements for the company’s resource mix to meet system regulation, ramp rate, unit contingency and frequency response NERC compliance standards or Northwest Power Pool requirements. 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.

 

Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct.  Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.
 

Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, develops interdepartmental consensus on, and performs short-term resource analysis using modeling tools such as PLEXOS, 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 short-term resource planning analysis.
  • Identifies and develops means to address critical energy policy issues that may affect the Company’s long-term resource strategy.
  • Researches energy industry issues and summarizes implications.
  • Performs short-term resource analysis to support resource operations.
  • 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 integration requirements and other operational issues.
  • Monitors energy load and supply trends and developments at the local, state, regional and national levels, particularly around distributed energy resources 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

  • 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.
  • 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 PLEXOS, Aurora, Sendout, Power World, or other models used for resource planning and/or operations.
  • 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.


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