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Consumers Energy Data Agent in SAGINAW, Michigan

CMS Enterprises owns and operates independent power generating plants, natural gas assets and an energy marketing group for the non-utility segment of CMS Energy's business.  We are proud of our strong history of reliably serving our utility, municipal, commercial and industrial customers. To learn more about CMS Enterprises business, please visit https://www.cms-enterprises.com/about .

At CMS Enterprises, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture which supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're part of a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.

This position has opportunities to work in a virtual/onsite hybrid work environment. Consumers Energy has facilities all around the state of Michigan (Lower Peninsula only). Candidate must be located within 30 miles of a Consumers Energy Service Center OR willing to relocate.

General Summary

The Technical Analyst belongs to the MISO Settlements group, which is part of the EGI Contracts and Settlements department in Electric Supply. This department is responsible for validating and communicating the settlement of Consumers Energy’s Market and Transmission transactions with Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO). On an annual basis the Company sells approximately 36 million MWh of electricity with a value of $1.1 billion and purchases approximately 54 million MWh of electricity with a value of $1.6 billion plus transmission service and other services valued at $400 million from MISO.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

The Technical Analyst performs complex analytical, technical and administrative tasks. The scope of responsibility requires individual initiative to assimilate data from various sources and factor processes into decisions. The challenge of this position is to analyze and validate the MISO Settlements meter data and provide timely reporting to MISO, Operations, and General Accounting. Analysis includes, but is not limited to Wholesale Metering systems, MISO Settlement data, Consumers Energy’s wholesale electricity related contracts, Accounting data, PSCR, FERC, operational analysis, and software system troubleshooting. The successful candidate would need to perform (at a minimum) the following activities:

  • Maintain and update PCI Energy Accounting system

  • Manage the tracking, reporting and reconciliation of CE and LBA MISO Assets

  • Develop and maintain SQL Server Reporting Services reports for MISO Settlements

  • Participate in audits by assembling and supplying the required data

  • Prepare data reports to be filed with various governmental agencies regarding EGI Contracts and Settlements department activities.

  • Prepare reports on request to support Electric Supply work process.

In addition, this position will provide support and back-up for others within the Electric Supply organization

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline (IT), business or related area.

  • HS Degree or GED with equivalent experience may be considered.

  • 1+ years of related experience

The following skills will set you apart from others:

  • SAP experience

  • SQL experience

  • Microsoft Office application experience

  • Billing or accounting software experience

  • Familiarity with database concepts

  • Attention to detail

  • Audit experience

  • Ability to work well with various departments, as well as various levels of Company management

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent analytical skills

Essential Functions

The Technical Analyst performs increasingly more complex analytical or administrative tasks requiring the application of advanced knowledge, skills and creative insights in order to successfully complete the assignment. The tasks involve application of established standards and procedures, and may involve researching, recommending and implementing changes to department procedures and or processes. The work is varied and complex in nature, applying skills such as analysis, planning, coding and design, research, budget monitoring, coordination, facilitation, and communication with customers or outside agencies.

The Technical Analyst operates with substantial latitude for action or decision making and often involves matters which may have a major bearing on the Company’s business. The Technical Analyst will often lead projects or be designated as the Senior Management representative on corporate initiatives. The Technical Analyst may have supervisory responsibility for non-exempt and/or exempt employees or be an individual contributor. They have a high level of understanding of the processes and have earned the respect of department peers as well as counterparts outside the department and/or company.

Hours and Travel

This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week with the potential for remote work. This position may occasionally include nights and weekend/holiday timeframes.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee will be using a computer and the associated keyboard and mouse. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work

environment is usually moderate. Internal (employee) applicants must be in his/her current position for a minimum of twelve months to be eligible for this vacancy, unless otherwise approved by his/her Officer.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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