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Strategic Analyst

Requisition ID # 14600 

Job Category : Business Operations / Strategy 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy and Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Company

 

Based in San Francisco, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric utilities in the United States.And we deliver some of the nation's cleanest energy to our customers in Northern and Central California. For PG&E, Together, Building a Better California is not just a slogan.It's the very core of our mission and the scale by which we measure our success. We know that the nearly 16 million people who do business with our company count on our more than 24,000 employees for far more than the delivery of utility services.They, along with every citizen of the state we call home, also expect PG&E to help improve their quality of life, the economic vitality of their communities, and the prospect for a better future fueled by clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy.

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity employer that actively pursues and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability status, medical condition, protected veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic informationor any other factor that is not related to the job.

 

Department Overview

 

Energy Policy & Procurement (EPP) secures electricity and natural gas from wholesale markets for PG&E customers to ensure system reliability. In addition, EPP is responsible for long-term planning, risk management, and compliance functions related to PG&E’s energy portfolio. EPP also actively participates in regulatory and legislative proceedings that shape the design and implementation of state, regional, and federal energy regulation and policy.   The Strategic Analyst position resides within EPP’s Portfolio and Resource Forecasting (PRF) team. PRF is responsible for forecasting volumes, costs and impacts of demand- and supply-side energy resources, and portfolio positions for commodity market products and services and compliance instruments. The team is also responsible for market intelligence and assessment of supply-side and demand-side energy resources. PRF supports long-term planning for supply-side and demand-side resources, electric transmission and distribution infrastructure, and business strategies to meet the future energy needs of PG&E’s customers reliably, at a reasonable cost, and consistent with company and regulatory/legislative environmental policies.

 

 

Position Summary

 

PG&E is seeking a highly motivated Analyst with experience in electric portfolio forecasting analytics, capacity expansion and production simulation modeling, supply-side resources, utility business model, and business process management. The analyst will work closely with stakeholders to develop forecasts of electric portfolio positions; generation and costs associated with utility owned and contracted generation resources; and costs associated with other market transactions that are required to serve PG&E’s bundled electric load. The analyst will generate high-value business insights by identifying, framing and executing analyses related to the business impacts of forecasts.

As part of this work, the analyst will systematically evaluate and recommend improvements to the forecasting process, models, inputs and platforms for production and delivery of forecasts.  The candidate will be capable of developing and managing cross-functional projects, products or processes. The candidate will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and demonstrated experience informing and influencing senior leadership and external stakeholders.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Forecasting: Develop forecasts of electric portfolio positions; generation and costs associated with utility owned and contracted generation resources; and costs associated with other market transactions that are required to serve PG&E’s bundled electric load. Ensure that the forecast is systematically and appropriately integrated into long-term planning strategic, policy and planning processes. Conduct research to inform/validate inputs, assumptions and scenarios. Conduct market and policy research to identify critical uncertainties and inform the key inputs, assumptions, and the range of scenarios to be forecasted.
  • Market Intelligence and Assessment: Perform market assessment of supply-side and demand side energy resources for electricity.
  • Analysis:. Produce analytics that guide PG&E’s resource planning, infrastructure planning, strategic planning and/or public policy position development. The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of the California utility regulatory context and PG&E’s business model to help contextualize the forecasts. Communicate results to client organizations.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive continuous improvement to forecasting to increase the efficiency, persuasiveness and pervasiveness of electric portfolio forecasting. Provide support for the development and implementation of a roadmap to systematically identify improvements to the forecasting processes, analytics, inputs and capabilities. Research and document forecasting best practices, client use-cases, product specifications, analytical methods, processes, and platforms for production and delivery of forecasts. 
  • Policy Advocacy: Help develop analysis and testimony, work papers and exhibits to support policy position development with respect to forecasting. Review, analyze and respond to interveners' testimony, comments, etc. to ensure the best possible outcome.

 

 

Qualifications

 

Minimum:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Finance, Business, Physics or related disciplines
  • 3 years of work experience

Desired:

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated experience performing energy-related quantitative analysis, probabilistic dispatch modeling, production simulation modeling, technology market or program assessments or similar functions
  • Demonstrated project, process or product management experience
  • 2 years working at electric or natural gas utilities, independent power producers, wholesale energy market participants, regulatory agencies, consulting firms, or similar organizations
  • Knowledgeable about PG&E’s business model, including interdependencies and interrelationships of the electric and natural gas industries and supply/demand-side businesses
  • Familiarity with California regulatory context for investor-owned utilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including communicating with technical and managerial audiences
  • Demonstrated experience performing advanced Excel modeling. Working knowledge of Word and PowerPoint. Prior exposure to data-base management techniques.
  • Working knowledge of advanced applications programming: R, SQL, SAS, Stata, Matlab or other data analysis/statistical software

 

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