Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist I-Sr

Date: Jul 19, 2024

Location: The Woodlands, Texas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:  

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid 

Legal Entity: Entergy Services, Inc.-ESI (OLD) 

*This position can be filled as a Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist I, II, III, or Senior depending upon the candidate's qualifications and experience.*

 

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

Decision Support Analysis

  • Support development of 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 investment and contracts)
  • Develop recommendations regarding specific proposed transactions
  • Support corporate investment approval process relating to generation supply transactions

 

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 appropriate supply strategy recommendations

 

Regulatory Support

  • Communicate with external stakeholders such as State Commission and 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 with internal and external subject matter experts on efforts to ensure that opportunities relating to alternatives such as demand-side management, distributed generation, non-utility scale renewables, and energy storage are appropriately reflected in generation portfolio plans and strategies;
  • Participate on cross-function efforts with the Transmission Planning Organization to achieve integrated planning solutions that optimally meet planning objectives; Support analyses to assess the trade-offs and synergies between generation and transmission alternatives

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


Minimum education required:

  • BS/BA in a technical field such as Engineering, Math, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Accounting
     

Minimum experience required:

  • Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist I: 0-2 years Professional Experience
  • Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist II: 2-4 years Professional Experience
  • Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist III: 4-5 years Professional Experience
  • Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist Senior: 6+ years Professional Experience

 

Minimum knowledge & skills:

  • Experience working in regulated utility or energy field is a plus
  • Experience with programming is a plus

 

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Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands Texas : The Woodlands 
Job Function: All Other Jobs
FLSA Status: Professional
 
Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT
 
Number of Openings: 1
Req ID: 114822
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the EEI page, or see statements below.

EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Accessibility: Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf. If you are an individual with a disability and you are in need of an accommodation for the recruiting process please click here and provide your name, contact number, the accommodation requested and the requisition number that you are requesting the accommodation for. Employee Services will contact you regarding your request.

Additional Responsibilities: 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.

Entergy Pay Transparency Policy Statement: The Entergy System of Companies (the Company) 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 Company’s legal duty to furnish information.  41 CFR 60-1.35(c). Equal Opportunity and Pay Transparency.

Pay Transparency Notice:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision (dol.gov)

The non-confidential portions of the affirmative action program for individuals with disabilities and protected veterans shall be available for inspection upon request by any employee or applicant for employment.  Please contact HRCompliance@entergy.com to schedule a time to review the affirmative action plan during regular office hours.

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.

 

Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.


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