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MidAmerican Energy Company Intern - Electric Forecasting in Des Moines, Iowa

Purpose of Position

The position is designed for college students who are pursuing a bachelor’s and have interest in math, statistics, etc. The intern will create maintain and adjust customer specific load profiles for use in electric load forecasting. The intent is to give students an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in college and demonstrate abilities in the work place. The position is temporary, nonexempt, part-time/hourly.

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Provides Support to the Following Positions

Profiling analyst

Forecasting analyst

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Job Functions)

Assist the electric operations department by completing set up and maintenance of customer accounts.

Assure forecast accuracy while using customer usage data to create hourly profiles for electric retail pricing and electric retail load forecasting.

Maintain class load profiles by monitoring EDC websites for changes and analyzing trends in aggregate usage data and time series.

Use historical hourly usage data to create baseline profiles for measurement and verification of demand response and energy efficiency solutions.

Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned.

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Internal – Department and business unit staff

External – Retail electric customers, electric distribution companies

Performance Expectations (Key Success Factors)

Perform responsibilities as directed within determined time frames and with a high degree of accuracy.

Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the department and the company.

Maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively complete responsibilities; enhance job knowledge and abilities by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training.

Maintain sensitive and confidential information regarding company information.

Attend work on a regular basis and support the company’s employee policies and procedures, including workplace safety rules.

Undergraduate student with sophomore or higher standing currently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program in mathematics or statistics.

PC skills; experience in Microsoft Office software products.

Effective oral and written communication skills.

Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Job: *Energy Trading

Organization: *MidAmerican Energy Services

Title: Intern - Electric Forecasting

Location: IA-Des Moines

Requisition ID: 1901349