Electric Generation Resource Planning Analyst
CORPORATE PLANNING ANALYST (ZAA500, XAA500)
About The Position:
The Corporate Planning Analyst is responsible for developing, maintaining and using models and analytical tools and methods to forecast and analyze electric resource and portfolio operational and financial performance to provide timely, relevant, and accurate information on which business decisions are based. This position also prepares, or supports the preparation of, written testimony and information request responses for electric and gas rate cases and other regulatory proceedings.
Key responsibilities include:
Maintain and use production cost models for development of fuel budgets, analysis of electric generation decisions, forecasting power market prices, and support for electric rate filings.
Maintain and use financial models and economic analysis tools and techniques to evaluate financial implications of decisions, including generating asset construction, maintenance, modification, retirement and operational changes; energy efficiency, demand response, and other demand-side programs; and rate and regulatory policies.
Conduct generation system and financial analysis for use in generation strategy and integrated resource planning (IRP) efforts. Work with operations staff to ensure accurate representations of system operations.
Recommend solutions to new and complex problems, quantify the competitive performance of the organization's operations in its markets, evaluate the potential impact of changes, and report on economic forecasts that affect the industry.
Forecast generating plant emissions and work with Environmental Services to monitor conditions that may affect compliance. Work with others across the organization to identify and evaluate options to ensure compliance.
Conduct research and prepare analysis to characterize and evaluate electric generating and storage options for consideration in integrated resource planning.
Define problems, collect data, apply advanced economic and mathematical concepts, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Create data definitions for new database file/table development and/or changes to existing ones as needed for analysis.
Prepare, and/or provide analytical support for the preparation of, written testimony and information request responses for electric and gas rate cases and other regulatory proceedings.
Bachelor’s Degree in a technical discipline (e.g., engineering, mathematics, statistics, business, economics) required. Two or more years of relevant experience required.
In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:
Proficiency with MS Excel. Knowledge of energy market dynamics and resource dispatch. Basic proficiency in formal writing and preparing and delivering presentations. Ability to interpret the results of analytical work, assess its relevance to real world business performance, and communicate the information in plain language that is readily understood by non-technical staff. Experience with financial models a plus.
Ameren’s selection process includes a series of interviews and may include a leadership assessment process. Specific details will be provided to qualified candidates.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.