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:
Director of Administration
Northwest Power and Conservation Council
851 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1100
Portland, OR 97204
or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If using e-mail, please submit all documents in Microsoft Word or PDF format.