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Analyst I - II, Planning and Economic Analysis

Location: *Oglethorpe Power Headquarter - Tucker, GA
Job Code: 142
# of Openings: 1

Description

Summary: Complete utility and financial analysis projects, development of analytical tools and processes to help accomplish work projects and department goals, and assigned work projects including, but not limited to, modeling fixed cost forecasts for the annual Budget and Long Range Financial Forecast, generation asset upgrade feasibility analysis, and studies to determine the financial and operational impact of changes in generation assets or changes in the business environment. Responsibilities may include interaction and communication with senior company management.

Job Duties:

  • Evaluate, scope, present plan for accomplishing process enhancements, tool creation or implementation, and analysis projects. Evaluate and use acceptable standards for production of analysis from RUS, engineering practices, and financial analysis methods.
  • Support the completion of analysis products including the annual budget and long range financial forecast.  Manage data coordination, document assumptions, generate reports and supporting analysis.
  • Support modeling and preparation of forecasted financial statements. Prepare monthly financial review analysis.
  • Support and direct the development and maintenance of analysis tools and models, including the Clarity Forecasting model.
  • Support the Manager, Planning and Economic Analysis in completion of future generation pro forma analysis, Indications of Interest, Asset Valuations, and Needs Analysis.
  • Use spreadsheet, database, and other software applications to develop tools for analysis projects using appropriate technical information and skills. Keep thorough records of documents (audit trail). Provide a completed document with a finished work product.
  • Prepare and present finished work products in a professional manner including formal presentations and written reports. Review and answer follow up questions and issues in a timely and professional fashion.
  • Work effectively within the department and with other departments to both support their analysis efforts and to solicit information necessary to complete analysis projects as directed by others.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Operations Research, Business Administration or related field.   MBA or MBA in progress a plus.

Experience:

  • Analyst I:  Zero to eighteen months in the area of electric utility generation planning including production cost modeling, budgeting, planning and forecasting, and systems operations preferred.
  • Analyst II: Two to four years in the area of electric utility generation planning including production cost modeling, budgeting, planning and forecasting, and systems operations preferred.

Equivalent Experience:

  • Analyst I:  Bachelors degree with co-op experience in the utility industry or exposure to the utility industry.
  • Analyst II: Master’s degree with one year of experience in the utility industry or exposure to the utility industry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Good knowledge of engineering fundamentals, engineering economics and finance helpful. Knowledge of generation planning, forecasting, power system operations, production cost modeling and analysis, and electric utility rate making a plus.

Unusual hours required of this position: Overtime during budget process or critical deadlines.

Status: Full-Time




This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability.

 


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