Energy Supply Analyst or Senior Energy Supply Analyst - Butte, MT

$49,000 - $110,800 yearly
  • Northwestern Energy
  • Jun 08, 2021
Full time Research Skilled Labor

Job Description

Title

Energy Supply Analyst or Senior Energy Supply Analyst

Department/Division

Energy Supply

Work Location

Butte, MT Preferred

Guidepost

5-8 ($49,000 to $110,800)

Employment Status

Regular Full-time

Employment Physical

Not Required

Drug Test

Required

Background Check

Required

Relocation Benefit

Negotiable

SUMMARY OF JOB DESCRIPTION

The Energy Supply Analyst or Senior Analyst performs various functions associated with planning to ensure NorthWestern Energy has adequate resources to meet its electricity and natural gas retail load serving obligations. Regular duties will include conducting technical research and analysis, producing data graphics and summary reports, and other tasks associated with long-term supply planning, regulatory filings and proceedings, resource selection and acquisition, electricity resource portfolio management, and electricity supply contracts. Analysis of current and future electricity supply resources, retail load, and the electric and gas resource portfolios are central to the analyst position.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • All NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety standards and the Code of Business Conduct & Ethics
  • Ensure all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy's values, mission, and strategic business objectives
  • Must have or develop a working knowledge of NorthWestern Energy supply operations and electricity generation resources
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders, including regulators
  • Author work products in support of regulatory filings, and progressively develop toward an ability to serve as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings
  • Ability to plan work, anticipate challenges, and develop solutions to meet schedules
  • Must be flexible and adaptable to changing of assignments and priorities of the Energy Supply Group
  • Incorporate operational, legal, regulatory, and environmental factors in completion of assignments

Senior Analyst:

  • Same Essential Functions as ES analyst, plus:
  • Represent NorthWestern in public policy venues relating to the electric resource portfolio, including but not limited to resource procurement planning meetings, general rate reviews, and qualifying facility rate proceedings
  • Represent the supply planning group in collaborative cross-functional projects and engagements
  • Frame and break down complex problems into key components, design program frameworks and plan analyses to be conducted by multiple team members, author final draft analyses and work products
  • Manage and support multiple projects from start to finish, managing tasks, communications, and project stakeholders
  • Conduct market research to inform and validate inputs, assumptions and scenarios in order to identify critical uncertainties, and inform the key inputs and assumptions to be included in modeling and analysis
  • Produce economic and technical analysis that guides resource planning, infrastructure planning, strategic planning and/or public policy position development
  • Create technical writing work products in support of regulatory filings, file written testimony, and appear as an expert witness in regulatory proceedings

Marginal Work Functions

*These functions may be considered essential based on location and other factors.

  • Scan, print, file and retrieve paperwork
  • Travel to meetings and conferences (Up to 10% travel per year)

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrate and maintain a good safety record
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or Physics, Engineering or related field of study required
    • Previous experience as an analyst preferred, and
    • Energy industry experience and/or graduate degree in a related field preferred
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills required
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent written and oral communications skills, ability to work in a team environment, problem-solving skills, and a good safety record
  • Must be able to demonstrate a good safety record
  • Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of Microsoft products including Excel and Word
  • Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to submit a writing sample

Senior Analyst Qualifications:

  • Meet same General Qualifications as Analyst
  • A minimum of 4 years of relevant energy work experience at electric or natural gas utilities, independent power producers, wholesale energy market participants, regulatory agencies, consulting firms or similar organizations preferred
  • Strong understanding of NorthWestern Energy's business model and supply operations preferred
  • Strong leadership, presentation, and written and spoken communication skills
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and exercise sound business judgment
  • Must be able to demonstrate advanced proficiency in the use of Microsoft products including Excel and Word, and experience with statistical programming (such as R, Stata, or similar) or power system modeling software preferred

SELECTION PROCESS

When considering applicants for this position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement will prevail.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

External applicants should apply online at http://www.northwesternenergy.com. Internal applicants should apply online at iConnect. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 1-800-245-6977, or via email at job.inquiries@northwestern.com.

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We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other protected class in accordance with applicable federal or state laws and statutes.