Analyst Load Research / Forecasting 1, 2, Senior

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Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

The Forecasting and Load Research department is the central group for electricity demand expertise at Salt River Project, a historic Arizona institution providing power that over one million customers depend on. Forecasting and Load Research operates within the Corporate Strategy division to provide the long-term outlook for electricity demand as a critical input to major energy system planning decisions. In addition, the department performs periodic and special studies to understand customers’ preferences, behaviors and SRP’s strategic opportunities on the demand-side of the energy system. These efforts support the low-carbon transition of the power system while maintaining SRP’s reliable and affordable service. The successful candidate will function within a highly talented and motivated team to improve our understanding of electricity demand and contribute meaningfully to enabling the future power system.

Job Responsibilities

•    Interpret and leverage data, trends, qualitative data, industry benchmarking and other sources of information to create and maintain SRP’s Corporate Load Forecast 
•    Source and synthesize large amounts of data across topical areas into clean input datasets and clear conclusions
•    Collaborate with customer-facing teams to collect up-to-date information on business and market trends
•    Work with ‘big data’ in cloud computing environments 
•    Develop and maintain broad internal and external networks to exchange information on a regular basis 
•    Utilize creative and targeted approaches to communicate and present information to different audiences, including executive leadership and non-technical groups 
•    Represent SRP on external industry groups, community groups, and other consortia as necessary
•    Perform industry benchmarking to help SRP understand how we compare to other utilities and industry best practices for load research and forecasting
•    Manage and lead special projects and initiatives as necessary
•    Treat sensitive data responsibly
•    Have a desire for personal growth, learning, teamwork, and team improvement

Professional Qualifications
•    Experience in statistical analysis, econometrics, data science, or forecasting techniques 
•    Experience in business analysis, market research, consulting, strategic planning, or related areas
•    Familiarity with computer programming (VBA, SQL, Python, C++, R, Matlab, etc.) 
•    Project management experience preferred, but not required
•    Utility and/or energy sector experience preferred, but not required 
•    Strong attention to detail, facilitation, collaboration, time-management, and organization skills 
•    Self-motivated with a proven ability to take the initiative with minimal direction
•    Excellent communication skills, including active listening, and the ability to adjust and tailor the communication style to the intended audience  
•    Excellent critical thinking, quality control, and problem-solving skills 

Additional Information

  • This position functions in a hybrid work environment with at least two days per week on-site work required in Tempe, Arizona
  • This position is with the Forecasting team within the Load Research and Forecasting department, which is responsible for delivering various highly visible and critical outputs at high quality and on time


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Candidates with, or pursuing, an advanced degree are preferred.

Five (5) years of professional experience required for senior level. Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at Level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor.  Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of three years experience at Level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15468



Hybrid Workplace


SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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