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Portland General Electric Senior Strategy & Planning Analyst in Portland, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

PGE has committed to reducing emissions associated with the power we serve to our customers by 80% by 2030, with an aspirational goal of zero emissions with the power we serve to our customers by 2040. We also aim to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across the rest of our company’s operations by 2040. With these ambitious goals in mind and our customers’ needs at our core, we are looking to build out our Strategy and Planning team and are open to exploring candidates with varied levels of experience. This opening is posted at two levels: Senior and Intermediate.

At the Senior level, this Analyst will bring in-depth knowledge and experience; use best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services; Solve complex problems; take a new perspective using existing solutions; Work independently, receive minimal guidance and will act as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Analyst:

  • Specializes in integrated resource planning, strategic analytics or commercial analytics but may perform work in more than one area of specialization.

  • Evaluates resource needs to meet forecasted loads and load patterns; performs technical and economic analysis of resource options using simulation models to evaluate and identify the mix of resources that support corporate objectives and meet applicable regulatory rules and guidelines. Uses simulation models to evaluate the cost and risk of multiple portfolio scenarios; contributes to the formulation of long-term resource strategies. Recommends improvements to analytical and evaluation approaches to better capture and understand the trade-offs between different supply, demand, energy and capacity resource options.

  • Provides complex analyses for individual resource and project investment decisions. Tracks status of new generation projects and resource options in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Contributes technical analyses to the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), resource action plans and other technical and administrative reports and recommendations. Ensures personal technical work product meets all analytical and procedural requirements, including Oregon Public Utilities Commission (OPUC) and other state and federal requirements. Prepares graphic displays for use in presentation of study results and recommendations.

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering or related financial or scientific discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Typically five or more years in utility or similar energy sector experience in the area(s) of engineering, power operations, economic forecasting, accounting, finance or regulatory affairs or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At the Intermediate level, this Analyst will bring expanded professional-level knowledge and experience in own area; incumbents continue to acquire higher-level knowledge and skills; expand on high-level knowledge of the company, processes and customers; solve a range of more complex problems; analyze possible solutions using advanced knowledge and applying protocols and operate independently with only a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Key Responsibilities for the Intermediate Analyst:

  • Specializes in integrated resource planning, strategic analytics or commercial analytics but may perform work in more than one area of specialization.

  • Participates in evaluation of resource needs to meet forecasted loads and load patterns and supports technical and economic analysis of resource options using simulation models to evaluate and identify the mix of resources that support corporate objectives and meet applicable regulatory rules and guidelines.

  • Participates in simulation exercises and assists in evaluating the cost and risk of different portfolio scenarios; participates in the formulation of long-term resource strategies. Assists in identifying possible improvements to analytical and evaluation approaches to better capture and understand the trade-offs between different supply, demand, energy and capacity resource options.

  • Provides routine analyses for individual resource and project investment decisions. Tracks status of new generation projects and resource options in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Performs discrete analytical assignments in support of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), resource action plans and other technical and administrative reports and recommendations. Prepares graphic displays for use in presentation of study results and recommendations.

  • Conducts analysis to identify, quantify or otherwise support long-term PGE strategic objectives. Conducts analysis to support the identification of near-term targets consistent with PGE’s long-term strategic objectives.

  • Provides analyses for individual resource and project investment decisions and commercial activities. Participates in the implementation of procurement processes to evaluate and select new supply and demand- side alternatives to meet the resource requirements identified in the IRP.

Education/Experience/Certifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, engineering or related financial or scientific discipline or equivalent experience.

  • Typically two or more years in utility or similar energy sector experience in the area(s) of engineering, power operations, economic forecasting, accounting, finance or regulatory affairs or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Staffing@pgn.com

This job posting will close at 12:01 am Pacific Time on the closing date listed below:

At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.

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