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Omaha Public Power District Manager Load Forecasting and Analytics in Omaha, Nebraska

The Manager of Load Forecasting and Analytics leads development of OPPD's medium to long-term electric load forecasting activities and plays a critical role in developing OPPD's future growth strategy and operational planning. The Manager collaborates closely with key departments such as resource planning, customer service, energy marketing, risk management, financial planning, and engineering to bring together a broad picture of customer electric demand, trends, and the impact on OPPD's system.

As the leader of OPPD's Load Forecasting and Analytics team, this individual is entrusted with the critical responsibility of overseeing the design, development, and maintenance of load forecasting models. These models play a crucial role in accurately predicting electrical demand over various timescales, ranging from daily and seasonal to multi-year horizons. The ultimate goal is to develop information that allows OPPD to optimize energy supply, manage costs and effectively, and enhance grid reliability.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future of OPPD, leveraging advanced analytics and interpreting trends to support future growth plans and adaption to the evolving industry landscape.



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, statistics, data science, economics or other business-related area

  • Proven experience in load forecasting, data analytics, and predictive modeling

  • Experience and knowledge of data analysis tools and programming languages (e.g. Python, R, SQL)

  • Strong understanding of statistical models, machine learning, and data visualization techniques

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and present findings to diverse audiences

  • Ability to apply advanced analysis methodologies, giving appropriate consideration to risk and potential impacts,

  • Interpret and present findings in a clear, concise manner

  • Proven ability to develop relationships and clearly communicate technical issues with internal and external customers in ways that can be understood by non-technical individuals

  • Leadership qualities and the ability to build and manage a team of analysts and data scientists.

  • A forward-thinking mindset with a passion for staying up-to-date with industry developments and emerging trends.

  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint


  • Master's engineering, statistics, data science, economics or other business-related area

  • Prior management experience

  • Broad knowledge of the electric utility industry, including accounting practices and OPPD operations

    Closing Statement

Salary Grade: S8

Minimum: $125,014

Midpoint: $156,268

Where the Light Starts

What does it mean to be the source of light? On a basic level, it means operating from a place of honesty and integrity. It's how we achieve things. How we provide affordable, reliable, environmentally sensitive energy. Because it matters. We've pledged to serve, honor, and care for this community. That means the 13 counties we service, and it means one another. It means the people right here at OPPD-proudly comprised and welcoming of every creed, race, age, orientation, and color. Being -where the light starts- means showing up for each other and the people we serve. Doing the right thing even when no one's watching. We're proud of our commitment. We reward creative problem solving. We recognize that consistency and reliability are tremendous resources. That providing these things to the community and each other is a privilege. Because we are leading the way the future is powered. We are the source of light. Out there. In here. Everywhere.

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EOE: Protected Veterans/Disability

How To Apply

Apply online at on or before February 24, 2024.

Recruiter: Laura Fritson - #LI-LF