LIVE, WORK AND PLAY!

Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your interest, education and experience relative to this position. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  The first review date for application materials is scheduled for September 26th.

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at joblist@chelanpud.org to discuss the position.

SALARY RANGE

In addition to a competitive starting salary range (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), of:

$67,440 - $84,300 (Analyst I);
$78,480 - $98,100 (Analyst II);
$96,160 - $120,200 (Analyst III);
$108,560 - $135,700 (Analyst Sr) 

Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year. 

Introductory Period: New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months.

JOB POSTING

This position will be filled at either the Analyst I, II, III or Sr. level based on candidate qualifications. Full job descriptions specific to each level will be given at the time of interview. 

OVERVIEW:

Energy Trading Analyst - Reporting to the Director of Energy Structuring & Trading this position assists analysis (from moderately complex to complex, depending on level) in wholesale marketing and trading activity by applying quantitative and economic analysis to maximize the value of Chelan's portfolio. This includes developing/maintaining power supply/demand models, monitoring and analyzing variables that influence energy, capacity, and carbon prices, and participating in deal pricing, structuring, and overall resource portfolio management.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Job Functions:
Assists in analyzing variables influencing energy prices, availability, and reliability. Assists in monitoring current market conditions. Reviews energy transactions to verify accuracy and confirm terms are favorable to, and consistent with Chelan’s risk management guidelines. Maintains and assists in development of forward energy, carbon, and capacity price curves used in portfolio models and deal valuations.

  • EF 20%  Analyzes resources and market conditions to optimize revenue through the maintenance of existing forecasts, models, and related tools. Monitors and reports on results.
  • EF 25%  Upon request, performs analysis related to changes in energy markets, energy legislation, or regulatory requirements. Monitors compliance withrenewable energy targets and/or other energy related regulations.
  • EF 20%  Develops and maintains marketing relationships. Assists senior analysts in providing information to prospective counterparties, soliciting input on process and product desires from prospective counterparties.
  • EF 10%  Under the direction of a senior analyst, identifies future energy and capacity surpluses and needs. Monitors and reports on variables influencing energy pricing, availability, and reliability. Verifies energy transactions meet contractual terms and are consistent with District risk management guidelines and reports any issues.

At higher levels:

  • EF 25%  Analyzes moderately complex to complex variables influencing energy prices, availability, and reliability. Assists in monitoring current market conditions and provides basic recommendations to capitalize on market opportunities. Evaluates energy transactions to ensure price, counterparty, and contractual terms are favorable to, and consistent with Chelan’s risk management guidelines. Supports development of forward energy, carbon, and capacity price curves used in portfolio models and deal valuations.
  • EF 25%  Analyzes resources and market conditions to optimize revenue and reduce organizational risk through the maintenance and adaptation of forecasts, models, and related tools. Monitors and reports on results. Contributes to new market and trading analysis and decision making. Senior level: leads the work of others. Advises management and contributes to new market and trading decisions. 
  • EF 20%  Analyzes federal, state, and local energy markets, legislative and regulatory changes to assess impacts on revenue, assets and other District interests and identifies alternatives. Supports contract negotiations and strategy setting, as needed. Monitors compliance with renewable energy targets and/or other energy related regulations. Senior level: Acts as an advisor during contract negotiations and when establishing District strategy. Monitors compliance with renewable energy targets and/or other energy related regulations. 
  • EF 10%  Develops and maintains marketing relationships. Assists senior analysts in providing information to prospective counterparties, soliciting input on process and product desires from prospective counterparties. May represent Chelan's interests and goals at industry meetings and work groups.
  • EF 20%  Identifies, monitors and reports on future energy and capacity surpluses and needs. Monitors variables influencing energy pricing, availability, and reliability. Analyzes and evaluates energy transactions to verify energy price, counterparty, and contractual terms are favorable to, and consistent with District risk management guidelines, identifies issues, and develops recommendations.

Additional Responsibilities: 
Maintain regular and predictable attendance: Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Employees with access to confidential employee records and information are required to restrict access from any unauthorized person, except on a need to know basis.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Post Secondary Education
The educational entry requirements are listed below. Equivalent experience (year for year) may substitute for required education.

  • All Levels Required: Bachelor's Degree;  Engineering, Finance, Business, Economics or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Minimum Experience
Minimum experience requirements are listed below. Experience requirements are additive to education requirements. Additional education may not substitute for experience.

  • Level I Preferred: Experience in financial forecasting, modeling, and quantitative analysis. 
     
  • Level II Required: 2+ years Performing financial forecasting, modeling, and quantitative analysis.
  • Level II Preferred: Experience in energy marketing & trading data analytics, energy economic analysis, and power supply modeling/forecasting strongly preferred.
     
  • Level III Required: 5+ years Performing financial forecasting, modeling, and quantitative analysis AND 1 year Experience in energy marketing & trading data analytics, energy economic analysis, and power supply modeling/forecasting within those 5 years.
  • Level III Desired: Experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python and Tableau.
     
  • Senior Level Required: 8+ years Performing financial forecasting, modeling, and quantitative analysis AND 3+ years Experience in energy marketing & trading data analytics, energy economic analysis, and power supply modeling/forecasting within those 8 years.
  • Senior Level Desired: Experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python and Tableau.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Analytical skills
  • Basic to strong knowledge of energy modeling, finance principles, and contract administration.
  • Basic to strong knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to the power industry.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and data visualization tools or related software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Work well in teams.
  • Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS
The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Physical Demands 
Sitting - Regularly 67-100%
Standing - Frequent 34-66%
Walking - Frequent 34-66%
Lifting 1-10 lbs Floor-Waist: Hand/Power tools, small parts/equipment - Occasional 11-33%
Lifting 1-10 lbs Waist-Shoulders: Occasional 11-33%
Lifting 1-10 lbs Above Shoulders: Occasional 11-33%
Climb Stairs - Frequent 34-66%
Reach Floor to Waist - Occasional 11-33%
Reach Waist to Shoulder - Occasional 11-33%
Reach Above Shoulder - Occasional 11-33%
Wrist/hand/fingers manipulation (keyboarding, manual tool usage, etc.) - Regularly 67-100%
Handle/Grasp - Occasional 11-33%
Forceful Grasp - Occasional 11-33%
Repetitive Motions - Frequent 34-66%
Talking - Regularly 67-100%
Hearing - Regularly 67-100%
Visual - Near Acuity - Regularly 67-100%
Visual - Color Discrimination - Frequent 34-66%
Feeling - Frequent 34-66%

Noise Intensity Level: Moderate
 

DISCLAIMER

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.

EEO

Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish. 

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)