EWEB seeks an entry-level Energy Resource Analyst to support its long-term Power Planning team. The Energy Resource Analyst I will support the development and implementation of EWEB’s integrated energy resource plan and work with internal and external staff to influence policy and regulatory decisions related to energy, capacity, transmission and environmental attributes. This position will speak on behalf of EWEB in regional working groups, subcommittees and task forces as needed. The candidate’s initial focus will be EWEB’s power purchase agreements (specifically, the Bonneville Power Administration Regional Dialogue Contract), and their relationship to EWEB’s long-term resource portfolio.
The Energy Resource Analyst I will analyze the impact of regional, state, and local policy on EWEB’s power and transmission contracts, resource portfolio, finances, and operations. This position will develop a comprehensive understanding of regional markets (including but not limited to northwest wholesale markets, Energy Imbalance Markets (EIM), Resource Adequacy, Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) or Independent System Operators (ISOs), and carbon pricing) and will support development of the complex models and analyses necessary to determine their impact to EWEB’s power portfolio. In order to understand EWEB’s power portfolio, the successful candidate will develop operational knowledge around EWEB’s trading, scheduling, risk management and hedging practices. The analyst will strive to align emerging policy and business practices with EWEB’s organizational goals and operations. The successful candidate will have the ability to analyze and communicate complex ideas, build relationships internally throughout the NW region, and identify and advocate for those policies that are in the best interest of EWEB and its customer owners.
The Energy Resource Analyst I may also:
Participate in energy related planning efforts and support coordination of community involvement processes to determine public preferences related to energy issues. Coordinates efforts with other departments to develop action plans to implement policy direction.
Represent EWEB in regional/state energy planning and regulatory forums and influences policy and regulatory decisions. Contribute to studies or analyses to help resolve complex public policy issues.
Support review and development of systems for assuring compliance with regulations.
Support the development of integrated resource planning analytics for supply and demand-side programs and resources; the performance of resource optimization, trading and client services activities; and, support the impact evaluation and makes recommendations for changes.
Contribute to negotiation and management of wholesale and retail contracts with major customers, and other duties as assigned.
Assist in economic, technical, and environmental analyses concerning potential energy supply and demand-side resource alternatives.
The successful candidate will :
Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to communicate complex analytical concepts and translating them for both technical and non-technical audiences.
Have experience managing relationships and negotiations with stakeholders.
Demonstrate initiative and and ability to seek value-added work.
Possess experience analyzing complex information, including reading and interpreting contracts, forecasting and analyzing regulatory impacts, and an understanding of applicable or state and Federal policies.
Be able to travel and work in the Portland metro area approximately 25% of the time, including overnight travel.
The starting salary for this position is between $67,910.35 -$84,888.10 annually, commensurate with knowledge, skills, education, and experience as it relates to the position.
EWEB offers a generous benefits package including:
Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage (EWEB pays 95% of premiums for employees and 75% of premiums for eligible dependents)
Health Reimbursement Account (VEBA) and Flexible Spending Account
Employee Wellness Program with up to $750 in program incentives
Employee Assistance Programs
Public Employee Retirement and IAP plans
Voluntary Deferred Compensation Plan
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
Voluntary supplemental benefit plans
Vacation leave, sick leave, and holiday pay
Membership at EWEB Employee Credit Union
Relocation/House Hunting reimbursement package for qualifying candidate
Minimum Training & Experience Required:
Minimum Experience: At least one year of progressively responsible experience in one or more of the following: project or program management, resource planning, contract management & negotiations, Policy/regulation development and implementation (including governmental affairs), risk management, analyzing complex data or statistical modeling.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, economics, accounting, mathematics, science, engineering or related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may qualify.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be qualifying.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Eugene Water & Electric Board
Founded in 1911, we are Oregon's largest customer-owned utility. We provide water and electricity to the Eugene community, as well as parts of east Springfield and the McKenzie River valley area.
As a public utility, we do not operate to earn a profit or to serve the investment needs of stockholders. Instead, EWEB is chartered by the City of Eugene to serve the interests of its citizens. We are owned by the people of Eugene and it's our job to provide reliable, affordable water and electricity for our customers.
Our mission is to enhance our community's vitality by delivering drinking water and electric services consistent with the values of our customer-owners. And our vision is to do so while being a local utility that inspires our customers to invest in and rely on us.