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Senior Resource Planning Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Tacoma, Wash.
  • $119,142.40 - $152,713.60
  • Posting End Date: December 15, 2022

Website City Of Tacoma

Wage or Salary:
$119,142.40 - $152,713.60

Position Description
Tacoma Power’s Power Management division is looking for a Senior Power Analyst to join their team.

As a Senior Power Analyst, you will help navigate Tacoma Power’s path into the future. This is a time of unprecedented change for electric utilities. New technologies, clean energy policies and changing markets are shifting the energy landscape and presenting new opportunities and challenges. Despite all of these changes, one thing remains constant: Tacoma Power will need to make sure it can keep the lights on and keep rates low. Your work will be instrumental in ensuring that Tacoma Power can continue to provide customers with clean, low-cost and reliable power into the future, regardless of what the future holds.

In this role, you will:

Model: Collaborate in the development, operation and refinement of the models we use to assess the benefits and costs of key long-term decisions (resource acquisition, market participation, etc.) under various scenarios of the future.
Analyze: Analyze and interpret data and modeling outputs and provide meaningful explanation of results.
Advise: Serve as a subject matter expert within areas of expertise and provide technical guidance and support to team and staff in other groups.
Collaborate: Contribute your ideas to the team. Present results and recommendations to peers and management. Participate in discussions in regional forums.

An equivalent combination to:

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in engineering, economics, finance, data science, statistics or a related field AND
Five years of increasingly-responsible experience in system design and operations, planning, engineering, energy policy or economics.


Knowledge & Skills

We are looking for someone with some or all of the following:

Strong investigative and exploratory skills
Experience performing quantitative analytical work (economic analysis and modeling, forecasting, financial planning or analysis, etc.)
Deep knowledge of power system economics, wholesale energy markets and/or energy policy
Ability to present technical information clearly and concisely
Previous experience with Integrated Resource Planning or wholesale power marketing
Data visualization skills (Tableau, Power BI, etc.)
Experience successfully leading analysis projects
Experience with script-based data analysis tools (Python, R, SQL, Matlab, etc.)
Excellent writing skills
Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Kye Merritt if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn!

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma’s diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma’s entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress.  One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Tacoma Power
Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 180,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you’ll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.

Interested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Applications will be reviewed at the end of December and interviews will be held early January.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
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If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400.

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