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- Energy Analyst, TX, USA (password)

Energy Analyst

City of Austin

Job Requisition Number AE501449

Position Number 109471

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field related to Accounting, Business, Finance, Mathematics or Economics plus six (6) years of experience in utility, regulatory accounting, or rate and regulatory processes.

A Master’s in Accounting or Business Administration may substitute for two (2) years of experience.

This position will plan, participate and support Austin Energy’s regulatory processes including accounting, reporting, planning, rate setting, expert testimony and other regulatory process requirements. The primary focus of this position during an electric rate case is developing the cost of service including elements therein such as the electric revenue requirement (greater than $1 billion): functionalization, classification and allocation of costs; and rate design for both regulated and unregulated operations of Austin Energy.

This position resides in the Finance and Corporate Services Management group, which reports to the Chief Financial and Risk Officer. This position will have significant interaction with executive management. There are a number of positions with the same title that serve significantly different roles.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

To be considered, all relevant employment information must be included on employment application. Information not included in the application will not be considered.

Starting salary will be based on overall relevant experience from employment application.

Describe specific experience for each position.

Use “N/A” for fields that are not applicable.

Responses to the Supplemental Questions inquiring about experience should be reflected on application.

Pay Range

$34.40 – $44.60

Commensurate

Hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday. May occasionally work evenings, weekends or holiday. Hours may change based on business needs.

Location:Town Lake Center

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant work experience includes electric utility rate experience with a Public Utility Commission (electric) or similar rate-setting body, an integrated municipal or investor-owned electric utility, or similar electric utility rate experience.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

Plans,develops, and presents rate filings for regulated and unregulated energy services.

Monitors and participates in the state regulatory authorities processes.

Presents written and oral testimony as an expert witness in rate proceedings. Responds to requests for information (RFIs), appeals, and public cases before the state regulatory authority and City Council.

Conducts financial and economic analysis.

Develops models for revenue requirement and cost of service studies, recovery mechanisms and rate design.

Participates in the budgeting, financial planning, and forecasting process to ensure potential impacts of regulation and de-regulation.

Develops and presents research on regulatory/de-regulatory accounting and related issues.

Develops regulatory policies, objectives, and strategies on pricing and cost of service subject matter.

Implements business objectives, strategies, and plans.

Oversees and develops testimony, exhibits and tariff changes filed with City Council and state regulatory commissions and provides analytical support; negotiates and influences outcomes.

Represents the department in supporting initiatives and filing with regulators, key community and customer groups and other departments.

Develops sales and revenue forecasts using statistical and end-use modeling techniques. Provides modeling and other analytical support to the unit’s senior staff and internal clients.

Develops forecasts, including sales, billing determinants and revenues.

Researches and utilizes outside sources of information to interpret and support forecasted results and actual load evaluations.

Prepares reports, testimony, and business presentations on the load forecast, highlighting the various drivers such as economic factors, weather, and energy efficiency programs.

Analyzes and monitors sales and revenue data on a monthly basis for each jurisdiction and customer class.

Utilizes outside sources of information to interpret and support forecasted results and actual load evaluations.

Prepares and provides information on market trends, fundamental economic factors, and regulatory filings.

Coordinates with metering operations on deployment of sampled customers and collection of interval data.

Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training, and guidance to others

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of regulatory processes at the state, federal and local level.

Knowledge of transmission revenue requirements, rate design and rate filing requirements.

Knowledge of potential financial, capital budgeting and operational impacts of transition to retail access for electric services. *

Knowledge of municipal utility finance and accounting.

Knowledge of competitive business practices and analysis.

Knowledge of economic analysis and modeling principles, concepts and techniques.

Knowledge of power system modeling, statistical modeling concepts and techniques.

Knowledge of utility economics, as well as utility commission rules and regulations.

Skill in analyzing and monitoring sales and revenue data.

Skill in effective oral and/or written communication.

Skill in resolving problems or situations requiring the exercise of good judgement.

Skill in researching, generating and analyzing financial and statistical reports.

Skill in using computers and related software applications.

Skill in performing quantitative analysis.

Ability to understand and implement performance based measurements.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to testify in regulatory proceedings.

Ability to work with all organizational levels to influence actions and negotiate outcomes.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position requires a criminal background investigation

EEO/ADA

City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or TTY (512) 974-2445.

Job posted on 2  August 2017.

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