Friday, December 19, 2014

Job Opening at PacifiCorp: Manager of Load Forecasting

PacifiCorp has a job opening for Manager of Load Forecasting. THIS LINK will get you to the PacifiCorp job search page, and then search for job number 141435.

Manager, Load Forecasting-141435

General Purpose

Manages the day-to-day operations of the load forecasting group, short-term and long-term, which has a significant impact on rate recovery and long-term resource planning.   Establishes and implements business objectives, strategies, and plans. Manages and allocates financial and employee resources. Responsible for selecting, coaching, and developing employees and responsible for management of employee salaries.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Deliver accurate load forecasts that minimizes material exposures of rate recovery, regulatory disallowances, and long-term resource planning.  
  • Challenge and improve the large industrial and commercial forecasts that come primarily from the customer account manager organizations housed inside Pacific Power and Rocky Mountain Power.
  • Show leadership and communicate with other departments like customer service, accounting and tax, who influence class determinations that can have material impacts on the Company’s load forecast. 
  • Provide monthly presentations for executive review that are efficient and helpful to address significant issues, trends and strategic actions.
  • Exhibit high quality written and verbal skills and have the ability to summarize key drivers, changes and risks to audiences including senior management, major stakeholders and expert consultants in Integrated Resource Planning, Request for Proposals and rate case activity.  
  • Provide support through data request responses and adequate oversight and review of all regulatory materials to ensure accuracy.  
  • Show good technical skills in econometric forecasting, with leadership, critical thinking and communication to deliver a load forecast in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Interpret technical jargon and translate it into simple, understandable terms with good insight in order to put highly technical issues into transparent terms that senior management can use to make sound decisions.
  • Manage professional staff and provide appropriate training and leadership opportunities to enhance each person’s skill set and potential. 
  • Review and evaluate employee performance and prepare annual reviews.


Requirements of this position include the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance Mathematics, Business, Economics, Engineering or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of seven years of regulatory experience in one or more of the following technical areas: econometric forecasting, revenue requirement preparation, net power cost simulation modeling, cost of service analysis, or pricing analysis.
  • A minimum of three years direct people management experience.
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work both independently and as a member of a team; Ability to manage and motivate employees.  
  • Thorough understanding of utility economics, econometrics, as well as utility commission rules and regulations. 
  • Detailed understanding on technical areas of responsibility and general familiarity of the fundamentals of load forecasting, revenue requirement, interstate allocations, net power costs, class cost of service and rate design. 
  • Ability to communicate calmly while under pressure. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills including ability to consult with internal and external clients.

Preference may be given to candidates who meet the above requirements and have the following:

  • Advanced Degree

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.

It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening.

Job: Accounting/Finance
Primary Location: OR-Portland
Schedule: Full-time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: 86,400.00 - 111,800.00
Department: C&T Load and Revenue Forecast

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