Analyst Resource Principal

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Date: Jun 16, 2022

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

Ensure timely, comprehensive decision support by performing as a leader in production cost modeling and maintenance scheduling and providing in-depth analysis of market trends. Delivers planning and forecasting services to enable SRP to maximize wholesale net revenue and minimize costs to retail customers. Creates actionable recommendations for optimizing the use of SRP’s generating resources.

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitating the coordination and planning of major maintenance outages at SRP generating stations to optimize financial and reliability considerations by: 1) establishing strong relationships with the plants, 2) developing analytical models to forecast major maintenance outages and establishing maintenance-optimal timeframes, and 3) facilitating a broad and consistent understanding of the issues among various departments.
  • Evaluating and forecasting gas unit operations to determine the best costing methods for dispatch decisions and for submittal to the California ISO for the Energy Imbalance Market.  
  • Leading the economic analysis for daily operations and wholesale and retail results.
  • Acting as a liaison to Resource Analysis & Planning for the annual financial plan and providing recommendations for production cost modeling to produce comprehensive fuel and purchased power budgets and wholesale forecasts.
  • Designing models to determine the impacts of future outages and contracts/trades utilizing hourly dispatch methodologies that include the capabilities of generating units, reserve criteria, load forecasts, and market prices.
  • Investigating changing or emerging market trends and their correlation to changing SRP operations and collaborating with the appropriate organizations to identify the possible impacts to long-term forecasts.
  • Ensuring the data sets utilized in the applicable production cost modeling tools are consistent and appropriate for the application.
  • Evaluating long-term planning through the lens of reliability (reserves, regulation, and ramping).


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution plus an additional 18 graduate level college credits in an area of specialty.


10 years professional experience in related field.


Other important skills/experience for this job: 

  • Familiarity with computer programming is preferred (i.e. SAS, R, Python, etc.)
  • Understanding of natural gas, electricity, coal and emissions trading markets and familiarity with related transactions
  • Sound understanding of corporate utility strategies and the energy business
  • Understanding of impacts that generation dispatch decisions have on SRP’s financial metrics and retail prices
  • Refined oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at a time

Additional Information

Excellent oral and written communication skills to represent SRP to external groups including customers and media and to represent departmental work to executive management; good interpersonal skills; ability to perform multiple assignments concurrently; ability to facilitate and lead work teams effectively; occasional travel to represent SRP with industry groups, customers and  regulatory and political bodies; project management experience. Ability to be discreet in the preparation and use of proprietary and sensitive materials and information. Ability to use and interpret results from complex computer models and databases. Seasonality of planning activity and customer demand may require significant overtime. and commitment to meeting the data, analytical and directional needs of other departments.


  • Quantitative problem solving skills.
  • Power plant design, operations, and economics.
  • Understanding of the western interconnect transmission system.
  • Familiarity with computer programming and/or database management (VBA, SAS, SQL, etc.).
  • Understanding of natural gas, electricity, and/or emissions trading markets and familiarity with related transactions.
  • Production cost modeling techniques and models.
  • Understanding of new and emerging resource technologies and how to value them in a generation portfolio.
  • Complex transaction agreement negotiations.
  • Refined communication skills.
  • Knowledge and understanding of regulatory policies impacting resource design, permitting, and operations.
  • Open-ended problem solving.
  • Understanding how resource economics impact SRP’s financial metrics and retail prices.
  • Able to develop and maintain productive business relationships within the company, in the industry, and with other companie' negotiating teams.


Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 14036



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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