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Senior Energy Resource Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Eugene, Ore.
  • Salary: $95,704.40 – $119,630.56 annually
  • Posting End Date: December 4, 2021

Website Eugene Water & Electric Board

Wage or Salary:
$95,704.40 – $119,630.56 annually

EWEB seeks a Senior Energy Resource Analyst to support its Power Planning team. Power Planning is responsible for the quantitative analysis and modeling required in development and maintenance of the utility’s Integrated Resource Plan, the utility’s shorter term operational resource portfolio planning and analysis, long-term load forecasting and analysis, power system and regulatory reporting, mid-term trading and hedging functions, and other risk management and portfolio and regulatory analyses. Through the IRP process, the unit guides long-term portfolio strategies using power resources to reliably meet customer needs while maintaining affordability, mitigating risks, and minimizing adverse environmental and societal impacts.

The Senior Energy Resource Analyst will support the development and implementation of EWEB’s IRP and work with EWEB staff and regional stakeholders to influence policy and regulatory decisions related to energy, capacity, transmission, and environmental attributes. This position will represent EWEB in regional working groups, subcommittees, and task forces as needed. It will report to internal stakeholders, executives and Board of Commissioners.

The Senior Energy Resource Analyst will provide both quantitative and qualitative analyses as to the impact of regional, state, and local policy on EWEB’s power and transmission contracts, resource portfolio, finances, and operations. The Energy Resource Analyst will maintain a comprehensive understanding of regional markets (including but not limited to northwest wholesale power markets, Energy Imbalance Markets (EIM), Resource Adequacy, Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) or Independent System Operators (ISOs), and carbon markets) and will lead or support the development of the complex models and analyses necessary to determine their impact to EWEB’s resource portfolio. The Energy Resource Analyst will develop an operational understanding of EWEB’s power trading, scheduling, risk management, and hedging practices, and will endeavor to align emerging policy and business practices with EWEB’s strategic plan, organizational goals, and operational priorities. The successful candidate will have the ability to analyze and communicate complex ideas, build relationships internally and throughout the NW region, and identify and advocate for those policies that are in the best interest of EWEB and its customer owners.

Depending on experience, the Senior Energy Resource Analyst may also:

  • Participate in or lead EWEB representation in regional/state energy planning and regulatory forums, and work to influence policy, regulatory processes, and decisions.
  • Perform and coordinate the analysis of the performance of EWEB’s resource portfolio and its interactions with the western wholesale power market under widely varying hydro conditions, natural gas prices, power prices, energy efficiency, and levels of electricity demand.
  • Develop summaries and present study results to internal management and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to or lead studies and analyses intended to resolve complex policy issues.
  • Participate in or lead the review and development of systems for assuring compliance with regulations.
  • Participate in or lead the development of Integrated Resource Planning analytics, including the evaluation of:
    • supply and demand-side programs,
    • resource development and optimization, and
    • recommend changes to improve portfolio performance.
  • Contribute to the negotiation and management of wholesale and retail power supply contracts,
  • Participate in or lead detailed economic, technical, and triple-bottom-line analyses concerning potential energy supply and demand-side resource alternatives.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in portfolio optimization, hydrologic, econometric or simulation modeling.
  • Knowledge of power generation planning and economic evaluations using production cost models such as AURORAxmp or Plexos.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability communicating complex analytical concepts and translating them for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Experience managing relationships and negotiations with stakeholders.
  • A history of demonstrating initiative and seeking value-added work.

Minimum Training and Experience Required:

Senior Energy Resource Analyst: Five years or more of progressively responsible experience in one or more of the following: quantitative analytics, resource planning, contract management & negotiations, policy/regulation development and implementation (including governmental affairs), risk analysis, analyzing complex data, or statistical modeling.

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, accounting, mathematics, science, engineering, or related field.  Advanced degree preferred and may substitute for experience.

Equivalency:  An equivalent combination of experience and education may be qualifying.

Oregon driver license:  Yes

Post-offer background check required:  Yes

Post-offer drug test required:  No

Post-offer physical / functional test required:  No

Type and frequency of personal contact required (general public, organizations, EWEB employees):  Daily and frequent contact over the telephone and in person with EWEB employees as well as other external parties and agencies.

Additional Information:

WORKING AT EWEB

EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:

  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)
  • Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans
  • Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary supplemental benefit plans
  • Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay
  • Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union
  • Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate

WHY THIS JOB

The Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB), one of the oldest publicly owned utilities in the Northwest, was founded in 1911. Today, EWEB is Oregon's largest customer-owned utility serving approximately 200,000 people in the greater Eugene and McKenzie Valley areas. Each year, EWEB is responsible for delivering 7.5 billion gallons of drinking water and 4.5 million megawatt hours of electricity. EWEB serves a city that is known for its dedication to action and self-sufficiency. Our vision is to be a local utility that inspires our customer-owners to invest in and rely on us.

EWEB offers employees a progressive work culture devoted to providing excellent public service. Our employees work in a fast-paced environment where creativity, innovation, involvement, teamwork and professional development are supported and encouraged. EWEB is also committed to providing a work environment conducive to the safety, health, and well-being of its workforce, and offers great benefits, including but not limited to health care, vacation and sick leave, pension, holidays, and employee credit union. In fact, in 2019 EWEB was the #1 Healthiest Employer in Oregon and the #4th Healthiest Employer nationwide. We are currently one of the top three healthiest employer’s in Oregon and consistently rank within the top 100 healthiest employer's in the nation!

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

EWEB takes pride in our commitment to diversity and inclusion among our employees. We embrace and value differences of culture, education, experience, physical ability and unique perspectives in our workplace. We invite applications from qualified candidates who share our commitment to diversity. Attracting, retaining and advancing talent from all sources strengthens our bond with the multifaceted community we serve.

TOBACCO, SMOKE, AND VAPOR - FREE CAMPUS POLICY

EWEB fosters an environment promoting good health for both employees and the public. We want to enhance the quality of air, appearance, and employee health in and around EWEB facilities and equipment. Employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors may not use, distribute, or sell tobacco.

To apply for this job please visit www.eweb.org.