Clean Energy Expert Strategic Analyst - Integrated Resource Planning
Requisition ID # 144375
Job Category: Business Operations / Strategy
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Energy Policy & Procurement
Work Type: Hybrid
Job Location: Oakland
Energy Policy & Procurement (EPP) secures electricity and natural gas from wholesale markets for PG&E customers to ensure system reliability. In addition, EPP is responsible for long-term planning, risk management, and compliance functions related to PG&E’s energy portfolio. EPP also actively participates in regulatory and legislative proceedings that shape the design and implementation of state, regional, and federal energy regulation and policy.
This analyst position resides within EPP’s Portfolio and Resource Forecasting (PRF) team. PRF is responsible for forecasting volumes, costs and impacts of demand and supply-side energy resources, and portfolio positions for commodity market products and services and compliance instruments. The team is also responsible for providing market intelligence and supporting PG&E’s natural gas and electric planning and procurement functions to meet the future energy needs of PG&E’s customers reliably, at a reasonable cost, and consistent with company and regulatory/legislative environmental policies.
The Expert Strategic Analyst will support cross-functional teams on long-term integrated resource planning (IRP) analytics to advance PG&E environmental goals. The successful candidate has a resource planning background in California or similar markets and is able to take a conceptual issue and independently design and complete innovative analysis to draw meaningful conclusions that will inform internal decision making and help advocate PG&E’s position in external forums.
PG&E is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. We would not anticipate that the individual hired into this role would land at or near the top half of the range described below, but the decision will be dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.
A reasonable salary range is:
Bay Area Minimum: $118,000.00
Bay Area Mid-point: $153,000.00
Bay Area Maximum: $188,000.00
California Minimum: $112,000.00
California Mid-point: $145,000.00
California Maximum: $179,000.00
This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and your assigned location based on business need.
- Resource Planning Modelling and Analysis: Designs, develops and completes complex or innovative analysis associated with energy policy and planning, taking a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions for an evolving electric grid composed of large amounts of renewables, emerging technology (e.g., carbon capture and storage (CCS), Direct Air Capture (DAC)), and increasingly distributed generation. Acts as a thought leader and subject matter expert in the renewable integration arena, capable of identifying emerging issues and developing solutions.
- Integrated Planning: Co-ordinates with transmission and distribution organizations and creates innovative approaches to advance integrated generation/transmission/distribution/demand-side planning. Anticipates issues, performs timely assessments, and clearly articulates impact of various emerging and proposed policies on PG&E’s procurement needs and proactively co-ordinates with internal team to formulate PG&E’s positions and help develop analysis to support internal decision making and external advocacy.
- Project Management: Provides project management support and at times leads complex projects to ensure efficient coordination, clear alignment with other internal organizations, and timely execution and delivery of project
- Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, or related fields or equivalent work experience
- Basic knowledge of electric markets (e.g., CAISO) and regulatory issues
- Minimum of six years of job-related experience
- Master’s degree in a technical field
- Knowledge and expertise in utility industry in the areas of resource planning, transmission planning, CAISO (or similar) market.
- Experience with capacity expansion and production cost simulation models, especially pertaining to electric markets (e.g., Plexos, SERVM, Gridview, etc.)
- Experience with state and/or regional, federal energy regulatory proceedings and processes.
- Experience in managing complex, cross-functional projects in resource planning and forecasting areas
- Excellent oral and written communications skills and ability to concisely convey information based on unique audience needs
- Strong capability in building internal and external relationships and identifying customer concerns
- Strong capability in planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals
- Deep appreciation for different perspectives and cultural diversity, and the ability to further such a cause in an organization