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Senior Load Forecasting Analyst - San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA, US, 94105

Requisition ID # 16806 

Job Category : Accounting / Finance 

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

 

Department Overview

The Rates and Regulatory Analytics department within PG&E’s Regulatory Affairs organization develops and provides regulatory expertise in all gas and electric rates proceedings at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  In addition, the Rates and Regulatory Analytics team conducts analysis to forecast sales and revenues and supports other organizations in understanding customer usage trends as applicable towards reviewing and enhancing various PG&E programs.

 

Position Summary

This position is for a senior-level Load Forecasting Analyst in the Electric Rates team.  The Sr. Load Forecasting Analyst conducts quantitative analytical work in support of various regulatory proceedings.  Analysts in this role develop and sponsor load forecasting proposals in regulatory proceedings; develop/review/analyze testimony, discovery, and other case materials; develop load forecasts; develop and implement load forecasting policies and programs and develop and maintain relationships with various internal and external stakeholders as part of the regulatory process.  The analyst may be involved with the development of case materials, acting as or supporting an expert witness, and may also be involved in process improvements and other special projects or initiatives.

 

Job Responsibilities

 

  • Acts as a witness assistant including writing sections of testimony; developing work papers and exhibits; preparing technical content of less complex data responses; reviewing, analyzing and summarizing third party testimony, regulatory proposals, pleadings, agreements and decisions; and assisting in developing or revising proposals and analyses for submittal in regulatory proceedings.
  • Analyzes data using existing advanced models and analytical tools or develops new basic models and tools to develop reports, statistics, trends and profiles.  Validates basic tools.  Prepares presentation of results.
  • Develops and documents processes, guidelines, standards, and models. Leads basic continuous improvement projects to include partnering with peers on process improvements and controls.
  • Conducts research to provide historical context regarding complex regulatory issues and identifies relationships and linkages to other regulatory decisions.
  • Cross trains with peers to facilitate knowledge transfer and provides training to less experienced peers.
  • Establishes cross-organizational relationships.
  • Prepares of analysis in support of emerging issues, load forecasts, peak forecast, market dynamics and economic trends.
  • Prepares complex numerical analysis in support of electric load forecast areas as assigned and monitored by supervisor.
  • Conducts quantitative, theoretical and policy research related to electric load forecasts.
  • Identifies complex interrelations and linkages of load forecasting to previous/related regulatory decisions.
  • Represents PG&E in statewide forecasting and planning forums such as the California Energy Commission’s (CEC’s) Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) and various CPUC planning proceedings.
  • Responds to time-sensitive requests for quantitative and qualitative analysis of rate and load forecast scenarios.

 

 

Qualifications

Minimum:

 

  • BS/BA degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent related experience.
  • 4 years of related experience.

 

Desired:

 

  • MS/MBA degree in Business, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline.
  • 5 years of regulatory, analytical, or relevant experience.
  • Advanced understanding of statistics, regression, cross sectional and time series data analyses.
  • Strong interpersonal and team collaboration skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced prioritization and project management skills to effectively manage multiple assignments or a project with demanding time constraints.
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel including macros and VBA, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Strong skills in analytical software / language, such as EViews, SAS, or equivalent.
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, quantitative and analytical skills to analyze and interpret data.  Strong ability to effectively communicate findings.
  • Knowledge of policy development, load and demand forecasting, revenue requirements, rates or accounting, pricing, tariffs theory & practice, energy markets and customer data analysis.
  • Good knowledge of the utility and energy industry working lines of business including generation, procurement, transmission, distribution and customer services.
  • Basic knowledge of the functional lines of PG&E’s electric and gas business.
  • Basic understanding of finance and accounting principles and terms.
  • Knowledge of process improvement methods and techniques or change management.

 

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
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. 

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