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Senior Gas Portfolio Assessment Analyst - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 30711 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Business Unit: Strategy & Policy

Job Location : San Francisco

Department Overview

The Core Gas Supply Department (CGS) procures and manages natural gas supplies, transportation and storage for Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Core (residential and small commercial) customers. CGS strives to ensure reliable gas supplies while minimizing costs where performance is measured through its annual Core Procurement Incentive Mechanism (CPIM) which benchmarks actual portfolio costs against a set of industry indicies.  CGS comprises an exciting and fast paced team which offers many learning opportunities through exposure to Regulatory approval process, Asset Acquisition, Trading, Portfolio Planning and Analytics, Risk and Compliance, and Reporting.

 

The Gas Portfolio Management and Analysis team is responsible for using various analysis techniques and models to support (1) asset acquisition and commodity trading optimization, (2) measuring actual performance relative to CPIM benchmark; (3) preparing metric and compliance reports, and (4) forecasting loads and costs.

 

Position Summary

The Senior Analyst position will work as part of a team to provide technical and commercial guidance based on analytical outcomes for the $0.8B natural gas commodity, storage and transportation portfolio.  The successful candidate will focus on developing a strong understanding of the portfolio’s cost models and participate in the team’s portfolio planning to guide strategies to optimize performance.  S/he will prepare cyclical reports on gas usage, trade data, and asset costs for ratemaking, compliance, and business finance reporting and improve data access as part of ongoing continuous improvement for robust analytics and recommendations.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Support gas transport and storage acquisition team overseeing CGS’s $300M/year asset portfolio.  Use scenario, utilization, least cost and regression analysis while accounting for reliability and regulatory constraints to recommend transport and storage products due to expiring contracts, changing market conditions, or regulatory rate cycles and mandates.
  • Prepare inputs and run optimization model (transitioning to Python) to analyze gas storage and transportation scenarios for meeting forecasted residential customer load. Analyze output comparing forecasted costs and eliminating unreliable scenarios to recommend assets to gain support from management and regulators.    
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and present effective graphics supporting recommendations in response to trading needs or management requests.
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and annual customer load and portfolio cost actuals and forecast reports for Accounting, Banking, Rates, EPP metric reporting and cash flow forecasting. 
  • Maintain automated data-scraping processes in MATLAB to aggregate gas pipeline maintenance schedules, Core gas loads and various rates and tariff information impacting trading, optimization and asset performance.  Future effort may involve converting to Python.
  • Create dashboards for traders and management using Excel and Tableau for displaying portfolio performance relative to CPIM Benchmark, storage and transport hedge positions, and progress on plan objectives. 
  • Organize data using Microsoft Access tables or other to improve data access and accuracy for analysis, position monitoring, and dashboards.  Work with other Portfolio Management analysts to prioritize data needs and gather requirements to build tables.  

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Statistics, or Finance; or four years equivalent experience required.
  • Requires a minimum of three years of relevant experience in data analytics and statistics

 

Desired:

  • Demonstrated use of scenario, least cost or regression analysis
  • Demonstrated technical skills such as automation, pivot tables, macros, charting, and advanced formulas.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously to meet deadlines in a time-sensitive environment
  • Natural gas or electric portfolio experience
  • Experience with data models and design, including Monte Carlo simulation
  • Experience with Python, OpenLink Endur, Access, MATLAB, Teradata, Tableau, Visio, SQL
  • Demonstrated Continuous Improvement experience and mindset

 

Our Mission

To safely and reliably deliver affordable and clean energy to our customers and communities every single day, while building the energy network of tomorrow.

Our Vision

With a sustainable energy future as our North Star, we will meet the challenge of climage change while providing affordable energy for all customers.

Our Culture

We put safety first.
We are accountable. We act with integrity, transparency and humility.
We are here to serve our customers.
We embrace change, innovation and continuous improvement.
We value diversity and inclusion. We speak up, listen up and follow up.
We succeed through collaboration and partnership. We are one team.

Company
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, our 24,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy to nearly 16 million people throughout our Northern and Central California service area, stretching from Eureka to Bakersfield and from the Pacific Ocean to the Sierra Nevada.

More About Our Company

EEO
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 information or any other factor that is not related to the job.


Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland