Transmission Financial & Contracts Analyst III (R16-382)

Company Name: Portland General Electric
Phone Number: (503) 464-7250
City: Portland
State/Provence: Oregon
Zip: 97204
Job Title: Transmission Financial & Contracts Analyst III (R16-382)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Finance and Accounting
Posting Start Date: July 12, 2016
Salary: DOE
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time Type: Hours


Portland General Electric values the energy of teamwork, diversity, and innovation to provide our customers with safe and reliable power. As Oregon’s largest provider of electric service, PGE is helping to shape Oregon’s energy future.

What is it like to work at PGE? Well, it’s fun. It’s challenging. It’s enriching. And with the average employee spending nearly 14 years with us, we think you’ll like it too.

You’ll work with talented coworkers in a supportive and results-oriented environment. Our progressive vision and commitment to excellence in our service and operations will keep you and your coworkers engaged and aimed towards excellence.

Are you ready to be part of an essential, dynamic and motivating company? Join our team – apply for a position today.

Transmission Financial & Contracts Analyst III



Provide financial analysis and business contract solutions to ensure the success of the Transmission & Reliability Services (T&RS) department.

Analyze and monitor the financial performance of the department, including advising management on strategic budgeting decisions and making recommendations on cost savings. Originate customer transmission contracts or amendments to existing contracts to provide maximum value to the Company’s transmission position and ensure that all transmission contracts comply with corporate strategic goals and objectives. Act as Company resource regarding transmission contracting with all transmission customers and regional transmission providers. As part of T&RS, be responsible for ensuring that Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) service is provided to customers in compliance with federal and state regulations and lead T&RS employees in operational compliance with the OATT.


Financial Analysis, Budgeting, and Billing


  • Lead annual budgeting process for T&RS to ensure complete, accurate, and timely submission of department budget and supporting documentation. Coordinate among T&RS teams and with T&RS management to provide accurate and effective budget analysis. Suggest and implement improvements to budgeting process. Provide forecast updates and monthly analysis on results of operations. Identify areas of concern and raise issues to management as necessary. Research accounting issues and provide timely recommendations for decision making and implementation.
  • Lead transmission customer settlement and billing process. Have an in-depth understanding of PGE’s Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) terms related to billing, credit, risk, and deposits and lead others in interpreting tariff provisions. Ensure that the appropriate charges are applied to customers’ settlements and billings and that bills are accurate and conform to SOX requirements. Supervise others in generating billing statements. Interact directly with transmission customers to reconcile settlements and resolve conflicts, escalate issues to management as necessary and recommend resolutions that advance PGE strategic goals. Supervise others in preparing appropriate paperwork to Accounts Receivable for study deposit payments. Ensure that appropriate deposits and security are held to provide adequate corporate risk management. Supervise others in tracking costs and interest accrued on all study deposits held.
  • Perform work necessary to review and assure the proper accounting and reporting of scheduled, actual and inadvertent interchanges using PGE’s transmission scheduling, e-tagging systems and the WECC WIT systems.
  • Have a thorough understanding of PGE’s financial and regulatory reporting requirements and maintain knowledge of all current financial and operational techniques and applicable codes and regulations.




Experience Required:


  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, economics, marketing, science, math or a related field, plus 8 years of applicable experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of electric transmission principles and concepts and comprehensive knowledge of PGE’s (or related industry) corporate accounting and budgeting practices
  • Thorough knowledge of PGE’s Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT) including terms relating to services, scheduling, billing, generation interconnection, and transmission contracts
  • Thorough knowledge of NERC, NAESB, and WECC interchange scheduling procedures and practices
  • Knowledge of regional transmission and reliability policies, utilities, resources, contractual relationships, and transmission systems
  • Able to perform tasks in these areas with complete independence as well as leading others in their performance as necessary
  • Excellent negotiation skills, oral and written communication skills, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent analytical skills including modeling and financial analysis
  • Working knowledge of a variety of professional fields to support transmission transactions, including marketing, finance, accounting, planning, economics, and power system engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to provide innovative solutions to problems.
  • Excellent human relations skills.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

Interested in the extras? PGE offers a range of competitive benefits including medical insurance, paid vacation, a company matching gift program, tuition reimbursement and retirement savings that includes a 401(k) plan with matching company contributions and a PGE stock purchase plan. Additionally, PGE provides robust on-the-job development and training opportunities, as well as incentives for meeting company goals and encouraging health, safety and community volunteerism.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

Staffing Services Contact:

Sandy Banister


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Posting End Date: July 22, 2016