NiSource Mgr. Demand Forecasting in Columbus, Ohio

Purpose: To manage the development of short and long range demand forecasts and studies for the NiSource distribution companies (both gas and electric). To oversee the development of monthly forecasts used to support rate proceedings, financial planning, supply planning, and other management needs. Key Results:

Accurate and reliable demand forecasts for all NiSource distribution companies

Comprehensive statistical analyses, functional data bases and quantitative and mathematical models

Reliable regulatory support and expert witness support

Reliable and timely weather data and related impact

Reliable, accurate and timely CHOICE demand curves

Essential Responsibilities:

Manages the development of short and long range demand forecasts for each NiSource gas and electric distribution company by using demand models employing such techniques as econometrics, time series and end use analysis.

Advises management regarding the demand forecasts and inherent implications.

Coordinates forecast data for presentation and communication to Corporate management.

Testifies before regulatory agencies concerning projected requirement forecasts and methodology.

Responds to interrogatories from various groups including state regulatory agencies. Assists in the preparation of demand related flings. Coordinates the preparation of the forecast reports required by regulatory agencies.

Manages and oversees the development of CHOICE marketer demand curves and related applications.

Administers contracts with outside consulting firms for data relating to demand modeling.

Analyzes, determines and communicates strengths and weaknesses of the forecasting methodologies currently employed and further identifies, coordinates and integrates appropriate data into the demand forecast modeling system.

Collaborates and consults with energy supply, regulatory and financial planning personnel concerning demand forecasts and uncertainty/risk analysis related to demand.

Manages the development of demand forecast and weather variance analyses.

Performs normal supervisory/managerial functions in accordance with established Company policies, including providing performance evaluations, development, and training.Directs, motivates and develops subordinates to improve performance and capabilities. Leads subordinates during the completion process of this areas responsibilities including but not limited to those noted above.

Key Work Experiences/Education: Required for Selection:

BS/BA in Economics, Statistics, or other quantitative discipline.

3 to 5 years experience in forecasting and statistical methods.

Bachelors degree in relevant area, team player, ability to work well with a wide variety of people at all levels, ability to adapt readily to change and flexibility to undertake different roles.

Preferred for Selection:

Graduate degree in Economics, Statistics, or other quantitative discipline.

5+ years experience in forecasting and statistical methods.

Written and oral presentations of statistical and economic analyses.

Demonstrated track record of adhering to rigid time schedules, and coordination of efforts with other departments.

Demonstrated record of creative and innovative thinking

Technical/Functional Competencies:Required for Selection:Excellent analytical capabilities, strong leadership skills, effective communication (oral and written) skills, ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and manage through conflicting deadlines, in-depth understanding of the natural gas and electric industries, a sound understanding of economic and econometric theory, ability to evaluate the reasonableness of data received and disseminated, ability to effectively employ computer skills.

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others perspectives/convictions, engaging others opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.Treat others with respect and consideration. Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

Promote a safe work environment by actively participating in all aspects of our employee safety program. Report any unsafe conditions and take actions to prevent personal injuries. Support our interdependent safety culture by ensuring the safety of your co-workers. Stay focused on the task at hand and promote productivity through good work habits.

Job Family: Finance