Monday, May 5, 2014

Job Opening at Georgia Power: Principal Forecast Analyst

I'm posting the job for a friend at Georgia Power. The position is open until May 16th. Having been working closely with many forecasters and load researchers at Southern Company, I think this is a great environment to work at.

Forecast Analyst Principal

Requisition Number:  GPC2003291

State-Region:  Georgia-Metro Atlanta
Operating Company:  Georgia Power Company


The Principal Forecast Analyst is a recognized subject matter expert in the areas of Forecasting and Economic Analysis.  Additionally, the Principal has a detailed knowledge of company operations and how the company’s sales and revenues are impacted by changes in the national and local economies and in the electric utility industry. The Principal has a system-wide focus as they interface with Southern Operating Companies and other utilities. They manage complex long-term projects and analyses. They can recognize emerging issues and economic trends and inform management appropriately to ensure these are taken into account in the overall planning process. They exhibit an exceptional degree of technical expertise, creativity, and resourcefulness and are involved in planning and coordinating projects that deal with unique or controversial problems. They often act to uncover and resolve complex technical issues at the company and system level and also often act in the capacity of a consultant to management for shaping legislative and regulatory strategies.  They possess knowledge that enables them to participate on professional committees and develop information that extends knowledge in a given field.
They act as project manager and coordinate the work of section staff in developing the company’s energy, peak demand and revenue forecasts.  They provide input to the manager for performance management purposes.


  1. Project Lead for development of the company’s energy, peak demand and revenue forecasts.
  2. Manage complex issues and economic studies, including multidisciplinary or system-wide projects. Seek out issues/problems and apply seasoned judgment to resolve them effectively.
  3. Provide coordination and feedback with internal customers, serving as a liaison with other business units.
  4. Coordinate development of forecast documentation and information for regulatory filings at PSC.
  5. Provide leadership, coordination & work direction for the team to ensure efficiency and productivity. 
  6. Provide constructive peer to peer assessments and performance input for team to management.
  7. Foster an environment of teamwork, self-motivation, open communication and customer support.


      Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills Requirements:

  1. Must have excellent problem solving/analytical skills, ability to troubleshoot complex issues and react effectively to changing project requirements.
  2. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills and a working knowledge of safe work procedures.
  3. Advanced Degree in Economics, Statistics or related field or equivalent work related experience. Professional membership in industry association(s). Leadership positions a plus.
  4. Minimum of 7 years of specific area experience in Forecasting, Economics, Statistics, Project Management.
  5. Detailed and demonstrated knowledge of Economics, Forecasting Methods, and/or Statistics.
  6. Demonstrated ability to build collaborative teams, motivate others to accomplish goals and function as leader of a team.  Ability to provide specific work direction to team members.  Ability to provide constructive performance management input to management on team members.
  7. Models Southern Style.
  8. Self-motivated, customer-focused, and an excellent ability to work well with and develop teams; flexible, forward-thinking, and strategic thinking. 

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.25 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company is the premier energy company serving the Southeast through its subsidiaries. A leading U.S. producer of clean, safe, reliable and affordable electricity, Southern Company owns electric utilities in four states and a growing competitive generation company, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for energy innovation, excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices that are below the national average. Southern Company and its subsidiaries are leading the nation's nuclear renaissance through the construction of the first new nuclear units to be built in a generation of Americans and are demonstrating their commitment to energy innovation through the development of a state-of-the-art coal gasification plant. Southern Company has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer and listed by DiversityInc as a top company for Blacks. The company received the 2012 Edison Award from the Edison Electric Institute for its leadership in new nuclear development, was named Electric Light & Power magazine's Utility of the Year for 2012 and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at HTTP://WWW.SOUTHERNCOMPANY.COM

Southern Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

Job Level:  Individual Contributor
Travel (Up to...):  No
Job Field:  Sales & Marketing
Work Location(s):  Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE  Atlanta 30308

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