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Southern Company EEP Evaluation & Measurement Analyst in Naperville, Illinois

EEP Evaluation & Measurement Analyst

Description

The position is responsible for management and analytic support of all evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) activities of energy efficiency programs, will help develop the strategy for energy efficiency programs and measures in the future. The position will work closely with internal and external stakeholders such as commission staff, independent evaluators, and implementation vendors to accurately evaluate and measure energy savings.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education: BA or BS in business, economics, engineering, accounting, mathematics or related field required.

Preferred: Master’s degree in business, public policy or engineering. Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) or Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

Special Skills:

•MS Excel and Excel Models, Visual Basic, Power BI, Azure, Statistical Analysis, Database management, MS Access, SQL, or equivalent.

•Knowledge of the gas industry (electric a plus); energy efficiency program planning, design, implementation and evaluation, state and national energy policy.

•Regulatory experience, including managing regulatory processes or contributing to regulatory filings.

•Knowledge of relevant industry practice and legislation.

•Knowledge or experience in Process Excellence / Lean Six Sigma is a plus.

Position Related Experience: 5 years of related experience in energy efficiency evaluation or energy industry related analytical and/or regulatory work.

OR any combination of education and work experience which permits the candidate to meet position work requirements.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Evaluation, Measurement and Verification Support and Mgmt.

•Manage EM&V studies including procurement of external consulting resources, oversight of study methodologies and execution, management of time and budgets, and review of study results.

•Lead a team of contractors, employees and consultants charged with successful evaluation, measurement and verification of residential, commercial, and income qualified EE programs.

•Support the Company's EM&V process in regulatory proceedings including filing of testimony and serving as an expert witness in Docketed proceedings.

•Manage legal agreements associated with EM&V consultants.

•Manage cost effectiveness screening of energy efficiency measures and programs.

•Manage planning efforts for EM&V activities associated with new energy efficiency programs, products and services that meet statutory objectives.

•Facilitate data delivery to study consultant/market research contractors by interpretation of study data requirements for study managers and data developers.

•Analyze, interpret and report on EMV and cost effectiveness study results, and make related recommendations and manage implementation of recommendations.

•Assist in reviewing work products for accuracy.

Program Planning and Analysis

•Manage the multi-year and annual strategic planning process; oversee the preparation of efficiency potential assessments; establish targets; and participate in the state wide Planning process.

•Plan long term and short term future energy efficiency programs and services by collaborating with implementation, product development, marketing and external stakeholders; analyzing cost-effectiveness; analyzing large data sets; researching new technologies; incorporating customer or study feedback.

•Review innovative research methods and methodologies to be used for EM&V, cost effectiveness, customer and market studies.

•Organize large amount of raw data and perform complex statistical analysis. Map forecast and planning data into excel planning models. Generate and perform quality assurance on the planning model inputs and output results for regulatory reporting and presentations.

•Participate in regulatory efforts related to energy efficiency approval including stakeholder meetings, technical sessions, hearings, preparing reports or information requests, preparing regulatory filings and plans.

•Identify, develop and validate assumptions related to energy efficiency for the various analyses (i.e. economic impacts, fairness, prudency, customer equity, costs, risks, etc.) required for defining the department’s strategic plan and to support the decision making process.

TRM Management

•Maintain knowledge of all energy efficiency measures in TRM and have the ability to understand algorithms used, and impacts of changes to the energy efficiency programs.

•Implement processes to monitor, maintain, and change the TRM, including tracking of annual filings with the ICC.

•Coordinate TRM efforts with other utilities and stakeholders including the statewide SAG members.

•Responsible for incorporating results from market potential studies, program evaluation results, and research activities as necessary to develop new or modify current TRM measures.

•Provide regular reports, analysis and recommendations of TRM changes and status to energy efficiency program for use in marketing strategies and tactical plans.

Duties Discretion:

Employee receives clear instructions from supervisor regarding what to do and how to do it.

Tasks follow set guidelines or procedures.

Employee must consider alternative courses of action and then make a decision after considering the options.

Employee has the authority to make significant choices and decisions, without specific guidance or direction from the supervisor.

Explanation: The position does require significant understanding of the industry, and evaluation theory and strategies. Consolidation of changes in EM&V activities, and incorporation into the TRM, and ultimately the planning efforts is key to assure the portfolio constantly adjusts to changing key parameters. There is engagement with many external entities, where key decision making occurs through this role.

Task Complexity:

Tasks are straight-forward, routine, and often repetitive.

Tasks are varied and fairly complex.

Assignments are quite varied and highly complex.

Explanation: There is significant acumen required to manage the complexity associated with the coordination and implications of changes that ripple through the entire planning and design systems as a result of evaluation changes annually. This role does require a high degree of attention to detail, and command of policy and implications of changes when negotiating with third parties to identify and minimize changes to the portfolio.

Southern Company Gas provides for the energy needs of millions of U.S. households and businesses. As the largest natural gas-only distribution company in the United States, with more than 150 years of history behind us, we're working to ensure that Americans have access to an abundant, safely delivered supply of natural gas for decades to come. We offer our customers a wide range of energy services under one umbrella: seven regulated utilities as well as non-regulated businesses that offer retail, wholesale and storage services.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at www.southerncompany.com.

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Administrative & Clerical

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Illinois-Metro Chicago-Naperville

Operating Company: Nicor Gas

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Work Location(s):

G O Naperville - 1844 W Ferry Rd. (1844NapervilleCODE)

1844 W Ferry Rd.

Naperville, 60536

Req ID: GAS2002960

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