We are currently seeking applicants for a Resource Planner in the Resource Planning Department of our Engineering & Operations Division, located in Springfield, Missouri. This position is responsible for economic studies and analysis of AECI’s fleet of electric generation resources. Production cost model software is utilized to stochastically simulate economic dispatch of AECI’s fleet of generation resources and the interaction with the wholesale electric utility markets utilizing numerous economic, policy, and asset performance assumptions. Results of simulations and supporting analysis are used to assess and consider risk factors related to AECI’s changing resource needs, new assets, asset retirements, fuel utilization, and to provide estimates for near and long term cost to supply energy to AECI’s members.
A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or other related field (finance, economics, data analytics, statistics, etc.), or equivalent experience is required. Candidates with electric utility experience and knowledge of generating assets, market transactions, energy contracts, and forecasting are preferred. Experience with data manipulation and analysis is essential for this position utilizing techniques such as development of SQL queries, regression analysis, correlation analysis, and financial model development. Proficiency with Microsoft products, particularly Excel and the use of visual basic or similar programming experience, is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong attention to detail and be able to effectively manage multiple tasks and/or projects to meet deadlines. The individual must be extremely self-motivated and possess the ability to analyze and resolve problems.
This position requires knowledge in several subject areas including: the economic characteristics of generating resources, the wholesale energy market, electric load forecasting, commodity price forecasting, capital budget impacts of generation alternatives, and accounting methodology for setting the AECI budget. This position will support many interactions with other departmental experts for coordination of modeling assumptions and will support presentations to senior management. Excellent organizational, communications, interpersonal, and team skills are required.
AECI provides a competitive total compensation package including paid health care and dental premiums starting on day one with vision plans available. Basic life, short-term disability and long-term disability are paid for by AECI as well as a 401k with an employer match. Invest in yourself with our tuition reimbursement and enjoy time away with Paid Time Off (PTO) and paid holidays. Come join a team where your talents are appreciated, your voice is heard, and your work has an impact!
To apply for a position, please visit https://aeci.org/careers/ and complete your profile. You will be able to upload additional applicant documents (i.e. resume, cover letter) and apply for a position. AECI is fully committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment. Please reference the contact information above if you require assistance in filling out an application. Individuals with disabilities should request reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act prior to an appointment.