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Pacificorp Net Power Cost Specialist - Portland, Oregon - #100830 in Portland, Oregon

Net Power Cost Specialist - Portland, Oregon - #100830

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Date:Jan 16, 2021

Location:Portland, OR, US, 97232


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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General Purpose

Provide advice, counsel and leadership to the net power cost group and makes and presents recommendations to management and client organizations regarding net power cost filings and cost modeling. Gather, analyze and interpret data for trends, forecasts and modeling. Develops and implements new strategies, programs, and/or processes in response to changing internal and external conditions


  • Develop regulatory filings, including testimony, exhibits and supporting documentation.

  • Prepare and defend net power cost regulatory filings, including general rate cases, transition adjustment mechanisms, power cost adjustment mechanisms, and avoided cost filings,

  • Prepare and analyze production cost model simulations utilizing the company’s GRID model.

  • Responsible for GRID model maintenance, including maintaining current resource attributes and updating data series inputs.

  • Analyze the impact of changes to modeling inputs and support changes to department management.

  • Coordinate with other company departments to ensure consistent practices for production cost modeling.

  • Research relevant data, evaluate complex situations, develop creative alternatives, provide recommendations to management, and negotiate and influence outcomes.

  • Assist in representing and supporting the company’s net power cost initiatives to regulators and/or their staffs, key community and customer groups, and other company departments.

  • Interface and work with state regulatory commissions regarding appropriate application of company and commission administrative rules.

  • Prepare final responses to discovery requests.

  • Interpret rules and regulations to internal and external parties.

  • Identify prospective and pending policy issues affecting the company’s business units.

  • Provide regular reports on pending and anticipated activities to supervisors.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • A minimum of seven years of experience in revenue requirement preparation, net power cost simulation modeling, cost of service analysis, pricing analysis or related analytical experience.

  • Requires a complete understanding of the company’s resource system including transmission systems and constraints, thermal resources, reserve requirements, resource availability determination, resource commitment logic and dispatch, fuel costs, portfolio of complex wholesale sales and purchase contracts, risk management and mitigation.

  • Ability to independently perform analysis and prepare regulatory filings.

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

  • Project management skills including project leadership, task identification, and scheduling.

  • Communication and interpersonal skills involving the ability to establish trust, maintain confidence, and understand social behavior and interactions.

  • Ability to listen and communicate effectively through oral and written means.

  • Proficient with the use of personal computers to gather, analyze, and summarize data.

  • Knowledge of research, analysis, and consulting techniques, company policies, procedures, practices, and applicable federal, state, and local governmental laws and regulations.


  • Advanced degree in related field.

Additional Information

Req Id: 100830Company Code: PacifiCorp Primary Location: Portland Department: 00001027 Pacific PowerSchedule: FULLTIMEPersonnel Subarea: ExemptHiring Range: 93,000.00 - 109,400.00

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

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening

Nearest Major Market:Portland OregonCareer Segment:.NET, Engineer, Consulting, Law, Equity, Technology, Engineering, Legal, Finance

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