Under the general supervision of the Energy Portfolio Manager, the Energy Portfolio Analyst is responsible for load and price forecasting, back-casting, data analysis, contract optimization, risk management and asset optimization support as it pertains to short-term energy commodity management. Monitors and provides recommendations regarding natural gas transportation and electricity transmission tariff requirements and applicable updates. Performs commodity price and load forecasting based on market fundamentals (supply, demand, planned outages, transmission/transportation constraints, regulatory issues, weather, etc. Works closely with Term Marketers to identify effective volume and price hedging strategies for the various traded commodities (electricity, natural gas, SO2, Transportation, transmission, storage, etc). Assist with marketing activities during peak times.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, or other related technical discipline or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education.
Advanced degree desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Knowledge of electric power and natural gas fundamentals.
Working knowledge of database and spreadsheet software applications.
Must have the ability to conduct thorough, appropriate and effective analytical, quantitative and economic evaluations.
Must have the ability to analyze complex, technical data and prepare concise, accurate reports.
Basic understanding of risk management or the ability to learn.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
Must be flexible, inquisitive and able to thoroughly understand market dynamics.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Advanced knowledge of computer applications is desired.
Must sign a FERC Standards of Conduct Confidentiality agreement.
Minimum of eight (8) years or more of related experience, preferably in the electric power or natural gas industry.
Willingness to travel, as required. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level up to 10 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Incumbent must have finger dexterity, good vision, good color vision, good hearing, and ability to speak clearly, and handle intricate work.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to dust and exposed to electrical risks, works around large industrial operating equipment.
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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.
Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,500 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.
Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.