The Energy Analyst, supports NBU's wholesale power supply operations, portfolio management, and commodity risk management functions with technical, analytical and business support. The Energy Analyst is responsible for working with the Energy Analytics Supervisor in the ongoing development and maintenance of NBU's power supply modeling and reporting; including load forecasting, renewable resource management, data storage and upkeep, and additional analysis as it relates to the energy market. Prior experience in energy markets, regression forecast models, electric power generation, or economic decision-making preferred but not required. Qualitative skill, knowledge of statistical analysis and attention to detail is imperative.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities Technical • Supporting data development, storage, and maintenance related to load data, weather data, generation resources, market pricing, and market settlements • Developing and maintaining projections used for portfolio planning and analysis purposes such as evaluating purchase options, estimating resource operations, valuing current and future hedge positions • Developing, operating, and maintaining databases and forecast models used in power supply procurement decision making • Utilizing data management for developing, maintaining, and distributing high-level reporting and data sets to the Power Supply Manager, Energy Risk office, and Settlements office within the Power Supply Group
Analytical • Providing analytical assistance for wholesale power pricing including forward curve updates to support the Power Supply Manager in purchase decisions • Reading, analyzing, and interpreting historical market pricing data, energy market outlooks, financial reports and legal documents
Business Support • Scheduling and confirming wholesale electricity transactions and settlements • Performing Power Supply duties related to confirmation of accurate load data and transaction information flowing into analytical models and portfolio systems • Sharing responsibility for internal daily market updates and other duties as assigned • Defining and implementing effective operations processes and documentation of procedural work flows to support ongoing business activities • Working in concert with internal department personnel and managers in the implementation of work flow and business processes with Power Supply, Energy Risk, and Settlements offices • Back up trader, as needed
General Responsibilities - Maintain regular attendance; leave schedule should be managed so as to not interfere with ability to accomplish tasks, including special projects and assignments with deadlines
- Adhere to NBU safety guidelines and practices at all times and in all situations
- Maintain a clean and safe work area, office, field site and vehicle as applicable - Develop & maintain effective customer service skills for communications with co-workers, customers and the public in general - Maintain strict confidentiality of business, employee and customer information in written and oral communications and safeguard sensitive documents - Adhere to NBU policies and procedures - Exemplifies NBU Core Values of Integrity, Stewardship, Team, Culture and Safety - Participate in and support initiatives to reach annual NBU Performance Measures
Formal Education and Work Experience Requirements Degree/Diploma Obtained: Bachelors Work Experience Time Frame: Three Years or More Field of Study: Business
Other: - Other degrees in related field: Finance, Statistics, Economics - 5 years of relevant experience may substitute for degree requirement
Other Minimum Qualifications • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel required • Demonstrated experience working with large datasets • Strong analytical and problem solving abilities • Understanding of business processes and work flows • Proficiency with numbers, attention to detail and a solution oriented mindset is essential
New Braunfels Utilities (NBU) was established in 1942 when the City Commission of New Braunfels, Texas, purchased the electric transmission and distribution systems from Guadalupe Electric Company, formerly owned by the San Antonio Public Service Company, that served the City of New Braunfels and the surrounding area. In 1959, operations of the water and wastewater systems were transferred to NBU from the City.
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