Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Job Opening at PNM Resources: Senior Economist

Posting a job for PNM Resources. To apply go to and read a full job description, register, upload a resume and answer all posting questions. Deadline is no later than August 5, 2014.

Title: Senior Economist
Job ID: 6084831
Location: PNM Resources, Albuquerque, NM
Applications must be submitted no later than August 5, 2014.


Under general supervision, plans, designs, and conducts research to aid in interpretation of economic relationships and aid in the solution of problems.


  • Disseminates substantial data regarding historical and projected electric demand and energy sales for the Company and individual customers both internally and externally 
  • Provides support to Electric Marketing and Business Development teams and support groups, Integrated Resource Planning, Accounting, and other departments as needed on load research, load forecast, economic, and program evaluation issues 
  • Provides load forecast and load research support to the Company in the development of its Business Plans and Integrated Resource Plans 
  • Performs or directs all aspects of short-and long-run forecasts of electric sales, customers, peak demands, and revenues (including extensive data collection and analysis, statistical model building, and documentation) 
  • Provides weather normalization studies of energy sales and peak demands 
  • Performs load research activities, including sample selection; data acquisition, management and reporting; statistical analyses and modeling of data; ad hoc SAS-language programming; loading and maintenance of new MV90 and Lodestar software releases 
  • Evaluates the load and financial impacts of marketing and demand side management programs for electric system integrated resource planning, and reports to the Public Utility Commission Directs studies, testifies, and provides support on load growth forecasts and on load research and program evaluation issues in regulatory proceedings 
  • Provides load and economic analyses for various departments in the Company, as needed 


  • Strong analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of standard and generally accepted theories and practices in utility economics, forecasting, load research techniques, and statistical analyses 
  • Ability to recognize business-planning activities directly or indirectly concerned with load forecasting, load research or program evaluation issues and to participate in those activities where appropriate
  • Requires strong interpersonal skills in high-pressure situations and strong organizational skills
  • Requires advanced project management skills 
  • Ability to employ creative problem solving techniques covering a wide variety of topics both in and out of the immediate areas of responsibility 
  • Thorough knowledge of the databases created by these systems 



  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Economics, Statistics, Mathematics or related field with five to seven years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline. 

Salary Grade: P14 Minimum Midpoint Maximum $66,660 - $88,880 - $111,100

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