Job Announcement: Energy Analyst

The Council has an opening in its Power Planning Division for an Energy Analyst. The position reports to the Director of the Power Planning Division. This person will be a part of the generating resources team, assisting with researching, analyzing, tracking, and modeling generating resource technologies, concepts, and policies.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop estimates of the cost, regional potential, performance, and environmental impacts of both conventional and emerging generating resources and technologies.
  • Run the Council’s financial revenue requirements model to calculate levelized costs for generating resources.
  • Serve as staff lead on analyzing and modeling utility-scale energy storage technologies
  • Support power planning division analysis of demand response, distributed generation, and smart grid technologies
  • Assist in implementing the Council’s Seventh Power Plan, in particular the generating resources-related action plan items
  • Serve as vice-chair and help facilitate the Council’s Generating Resources Advisory Committee
  • Lead or participate in other power related analyses as assigned
  • Respond to inquiries from the public to improve access to information and data related to Council power plans and analyses
  • Present analytical and modeling results to Council Members and other interested parties in a clear and concise manner 

Essential Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to learn on the job, be a member of a dynamic workgroup, and have a curious mind about energy and policy issues
  • Ability to communicate technical information to policy makers and other interested parties clearly and concisely in written and oral presentations
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in mathematics, economics, engineering, computer science, and/or other physical sciences
  • At least two years of experience in the power utility industry or a related field
  • Integrated Resource Planning experience (or equivalent) desired, but not a requirement
  • Knowledge of a programming language at a novice or higher level desired, but not required
  • Demonstrated proficiency in all MS Office applications, primarily Excel and Powerpoint, and familiarity with cloud-based tools (Box, Smartsheet, SharePoint)

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample, and references by April 1, 2016, to:

Sharon Ossmann
Director of Administration
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
851 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204

or by email to sossmann@nwcouncil.org. If using e-mail, please submit all documents in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

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