Power & Energy Programs Analyst

Company Name: Benton PUD
Phone Number: (509) 582-1270
City: Kennewick
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 99338
Job Title: Power & Energy Programs Analyst
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Energy Services / Energy Efficiency
Posting Start Date: October 27, 2016
Salary: $67,642 - $88,578
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours
Duties:

Power and Energy Programs Analyst II or III

Benton PUD is looking for an individual with strong competency in the fundamentals of conservation program development and implementation while performing financial modeling and analysis.  New conservation program development will utilize state of the art electric utility technologies and evolving electric industry business offerings. The work is diverse and includes managing various conservation contract requirements, participate as a member of various Districts teams, and assist in electric Power Purchase Agreements.  This position is an exciting role that will help shape and meet future conservation and renewable energy requirements and provide related opportunities for our electric customers.  The work is challenging and our company is small and personal.

Accountabilities and Essential Functions Power and Energy Programs Analyst II:

1.     Support the District’s mission to serve our customers and foster a positive workplace by personally choosing behavior aligned with our values and ethical code.

2.     Ensure reporting requirements for all programs (BPA, EIA, etc.) are met by working as program manager for the development and maintenance of complex models that track all components of District conservation programs.

3.     Assist in the analytical processes for the District’s Commission approved Conservation Potential Assessment by ensuring the District has sufficient data to make conservation program decisions.

4.     Represent District priorities by participating in regional and national forums regarding power supply, rates, marketing, proposed legislation, and conservation issues.

5.     Contribute as a member of the District’s distributed generation, energy storage, electric vehicle and demand response teams through research and analysis for assigned program development and implementation efforts.

6.     Contribute to communication efforts by developing alternatives for presentation to management, board or others for adoption, preparing PowerPoint presentations and technical papers as needed.

7.     Validate compliance with State, BPA and or Federal Regulations and Grants by researching and compiling data and preparing formal reports for the District.

8.     Demonstrate teamwork by providing support to other analysts in the District, and by performing research and analysis on special projects as requested by other departments.

9.     Serve as a team lead on major District projects such as Power Supply Plan and as a team member of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP).

10.   Support power management technical reporting and planning activities by preparing the initial forecast of and ensuring the accurate determination of monthly reconciliation of budget vs actual power and gas expenditures; and preparing other analysis and reports as assigned.

11.   Facilitate completion of distribution efficiency projects through coordination with BPA and District Engineering staff on development and review of custom project proposals for Distribution Efficiency conservation measures that qualify for EIA.

12.   Demonstrate teamwork by providing support to other analysts in the District  such as creating criteria and preparing Request for Proposals (RFPs), forming project teams, models, tracking conservation programs for BPA, Energy Independence Act, etc.

13.   Coordinate and ensure accuracy through analysis of new or existing contracts including Bonneville Power Sale Agreement.

Power and Energy Programs Analyst III:

1.     Support the District’s mission to serve our customers and foster a positive workplace by personally choosing behavior aligned with our values and ethical code.

2.     Ensure renewable energy credit (REC) tracking requirement for Energy Independence Act (EIA) compliance including development and maintenance of annual District REC activity reporting to Commission and Department of Commerce.  Act as project manager for additional REC purchases including leading analysis efforts and involvement in requests for proposal (RFP) as needed.

3.     Contribute to the analytical processes for the District’s Commission approved Conservation Potential Assessment by ensuring the District has sufficient data to implement robust and diverse conservation program offerings that qualify for BPA and EIA requirements.

4.     Provide research and analysis as a member of the District’s distributed generation, energy storage, electric vehicle, and demand response teams by acting as the project manager and point of contact for assigned program development and implementation efforts.

5.     Represent District priorities by participating in regional and national forums regarding power supply, rates, marketing, proposed legislation, and conservation issues.

6.     Contribute to communication efforts by developing alternatives for presentation to management, board or others for adoption, preparing Power Point presentations and technical papers as needed.

7.     Manage completion of conservation projects within budget by creating project plans, creating criteria and preparing requests for proposals (RFPs), forming project teams, and by leading, directing, educating and coaching team members to achieve project milestones.

8.     Ensure reporting requirements for all programs (BPA, EIA, etc.) are met by working as program manager for the development and maintenance of complex models that track all components of District conservation programs.

9.     Ensure smooth daily business operations and enhance conservation programs by managing daily activities of Energy Efficiency Advisors and managing accurate and timely resolution of daily production issues.

10.   Provide utility input to BPA on existing and future conservation program offerings by participating on regional workgroups such as BPA Utility Sounding Board (USB) or Regional Technical Forum (RTF).

11.   Ensure District requirements are met by working with Manager of Power Resources and District attorneys to develop and negotiate a variety of retail and wholesale contractual agreements.

12.   Serve as a team leader on major District projects such as Power Supply Plan, Integrated Resource Plan, Demand Response, Home Automation, and Electric Vehicles.

13.   Facilitate completion of distribution efficiency projects through coordination with Bonneville Power Association (BPA) and District Engineering staff on development and review of custom project proposals for Distribution Efficiency conservation measures that qualify for EIA.

14.   Demonstrate teamwork by providing support to other analysts in the District.

15.   Coordinate and ensure accuracy through analysis of new or existing contracts including Bonneville Power Sale Agreement.

Experience Required:

Power and Energy Programs Analyst II:

  • BA/BS in Economics, Business, Engineering, Science or a related field.
  • Three (3) to four (4) years related energy efficiency, financial, analytical, or business experience, preferably with at least two (2) years in the public sector required
  • Prefer certification related to the public power industry or analytics

Power and Energy Programs Analyst III:

  • BA/BS in Economics, Business, Engineering, Science or a related field
  • Five (5) to seven (7) years related energy efficiency, financial, analytical, or business related, with at least two (3) years in the public sector required
  •  Prefer certification related to the public power industry or analytics

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of the District’s systems and procedures; detailed understanding of the various laws and regulations affecting District operations
  • Statistics including descriptive statistics and hypothesis testing
  • Business concepts/theories/practices
  • Project management techniques and practices; coaching, consulting and facilitating techniques
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with all levels in the organization, outside agencies and the public, using strong oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coordinate and adapt to a variety of complex tasks and assignments simultaneously and set priorities
  • Ability to interpret complex information and solve complex problems
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential information
  • Ability to write formal reports and make presentations
  • Proficient in MS Office with strong Excel and PowerPoint skills
How to Apply:

Submit an online application through Benton PUD’s Job Openings and Application Portal on our Web Site located at www.bentonpud.org/careers.  A cover letter is strongly preferred and can be uploaded, along with a resume, into the system during the online application process.

Posting End Date: November 18, 2016