Portfolio Planning Sr Strategist

Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: Woodlands, TX, US

Company: Entergy

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). This is a highly technical role at this level. In addition, incumbent is expected to mentor others and effectively lead technical coordination and integration efforts.



  • Portfolio Design and Optimization – Develop recommended planning objectives and supply strategies for the Entergy Operating Companies; Conduct highly complex 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 effectively defend conclusions and recommendations
  • Decision Support Analysis – Design and develop highly complex driver based spreadsheet models to measure market value and customer economics of generation supply alternatives; Conduct very complex 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; and Support  corporate investment approval process relating to generation supply transactions; effectively 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; Formulate appropriate supply strategy recommendations; effectively 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; effectively present and defend conclusions and recommendations
  • Regulatory Support – Communicate with external stakeholders such as State Commission 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 – Lead cross-function teams involving internal and external subject matter experts 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; Coordinate with Transmission Planning Organization to achieve integrated planning solutions that optimally meet planning objectives; Assess the trade-offs and synergies between generation and transmission alternatives and incorporate conclusions into Portfolio Design and Decision Support activities



Minimum Education:

  • BS / BA in technical field such as Engineering, Finance, Accounting, Economics or equivalent work experience
  • Preferred: MBA or other advanced degree (Economics, Finance, etc.)


Minimum Experience:

  • At least 7 - 8 years of relevant professional experience
  • Preferred: prior experience effectively performing in lead roles


Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must have demonstrated leadership skills to mentor and lead others effectively and proactively take leadership assignments and perform successfully in those lead roles
  • Extensive industry knowledge and very high-level analytical skills
  • Requires deep technical knowledge of technical aspects of resource planning, including thorough understanding of analytical methods, expert analytical tool kit including highly functioning spreadsheet skills
  • Requires expert knowledge of relevant planning and decision support models; research methods; relevant power markets; relevant market mechanics and protocols; commercial practices pertaining to power transactions; applicable aspects of utility regulation


Any Licenses, Certifications, etc.:

  • None



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: 87164
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


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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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