Senior Load Forecasting Analyst - San Francisco, CA
Requisition ID # 42921
Job Category : Accounting / Finance
Job Level : Individual Contributor
Business Unit: Strategy & Policy
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.
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.
- 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.
- BS/BA degree in Business, Economics, Engineering or related discipline or equivalent related experience.
- 4 years of related experience.
- 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.