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Entergy Analyst - Strategic Portfolio Planning (Specialist) in Woodlands, Texas

Date: Sep 10, 2019

Location: Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

*This position will be filled by a Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist I, II, III, or Sr based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. *

JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE:

Provide a range of market and technical analyses to support the Entergy Operating Companies in the formulation of generation portfolio strategies and the evaluation of specific generation supply alternatives and transactions to achieve strategic objectives; Support related corporate investment approval processes and regulatory processes (e.g., certification hearings).

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Portfolio Design and Optimization:

Support–Develop (depending on job level) recommended planning objectives and supply strategies for the Entergy Operating Companies; Conduct analyses, including analyses utilizing specialized complex modeling tools (e.g., production cost models, capacity expansion algorithms, and loss of load expectations models) to determine optimal portfolio strategies to achieve planning objectives considering risk; Present and defend conclusions and recommendations

  • Decision Support Analysis:

Support development of–Design and develop (depending on job level) driver based spreadsheet models to measure market value and customer economics of generation supply alternatives; Conduct analyses (relying on these models as well as specialized software such as production cost models) to assess the economic value and customer benefits of alternative generation resources (i.e., capital investments and contracts); Develop recommendations regarding specific proposed transactions; Support corporate investment approval process relating to generation supply transactions; Present and defend conclusions and recommendations

  • Market Analytics:

Monitor and forecast market conditions in relevant power markets; Forecast power prices (energy and capacity); Monitor market mechanics (e.g., MISO practices and protocols); Assess implications of current and projected market conditions on the Entergy Operating Companies’ generation supply strategies; Support formulation of–Formulate (depending on job level) appropriate supply strategy recommendations; Present and defend conclusions and recommendations

  • Technology Assessment:

Monitor and forecast cost and technical capabilities of generation technologies including emerging technologies; Develop point of view information regarding generation technology alternatives for use in Portfolio Design and Decision Support activities; Present and defend conclusions and recommendations

  • Regulatory Support:

Communicate with external stakeholders such as State Commissions and Commission Staffs regarding generation supply matters including in the context of formal integrated resource planning processes; Support regulatory proceedings (e.g., Certifications) including preparation of filed testimony and responses to discovery requests

  • Technical Coordination and Integration:

Participate–Coordinate (depending on job level) with internal and external subject matter experts regarding opportunities relating to alternatives such as demand-side management, distributed generation, non-utility scale renewables, and energy storage; Ensure that such alternatives are appropriately reflected in generation portfolio plans and strategies; Participate–Coordinate (depending on job level) with Transmission Planning Organization to achieve integrated planning solutions that optimally meet planning objectives; Support analyses to assess–Assess (depending on job level) the trade-offs and synergies between generation and transmission alternatives and incorporate into Portfolio Design and Decision Support activities

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS :

Minimum Education:

  • BS / BA in technical field such as Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Math, or Statistics, or equivalent work experience

Minimum Experience:

  • Strat Portfolio Plng Spec I: 0 – 2 years of relevant professional experience

  • Strat Portfolio Plng Spec II: At least 2 – 3 years of relevant professional experience

  • Strat Portfolio Plng Spec III: At least 4 – 5 years of relevant professional experience

  • Strat Portfolio Plng Spec Sr: At least 6 years of relevant professional experience

  • Preferred: prior experience effectively performing in lead roles

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Requires conceptual knowledge in technical discipline

  • Understanding of analytical skills

  • Very effective communication skills

  • Understanding of analytical methods, strong analytical tool kit including highly functioning spreadsheet skills

  • Knowledge of relevant planning and decision support models

  • Knowledge of research methods

  • Knowledge of relevant power markets

  • Knowledge of relevant market mechanics and protocols

  • Knowledge of commercial practices pertaining to power transactions

  • Knowledge of applicable aspects of utility regulation

Any Licenses, Certifications, etc.:

  • None

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Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function :Professional

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 88015

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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