A Load Forecasting Analyst II is a member of a high performing, pragmatic and well-rounded team. This position offers many opportunities to solve complex problems in long-term and short-term load forecasting, load research, and economic analysis. Day-to-day job functions include data collection, programming, program maintenance, and reporting. The load forecasting team works cross departmentally to support critical business needs including budgeting and business planning. As part of the Member Services department, load forecasting analysts support projects for Seminole’s Member Cooperatives, including energy efficiency initiatives, electrification, and renewable generation.
* Maintains professional correspondence via email, phone, and in person with Seminole’s Member-Cooperatives and other organizations.
* Provides analytical support with customer centric focus for Seminole’s Members.
* Delivers well-supported analysis and influences business decisions with data driven information.
* Active listener with the ability to ask questions and follow-up in order to effectively address business needs.
* Flexible and able to adapt to on-going change.
* Generates and verifies professional reports.
* Meets deadlines consistently and works effectively under pressure.
* Ensures daily and monthly load forecast reports run on schedule and perform efficiently.
* Produces, interprets and improves econometric and statistical models and machine learning algorithms.
* Develops and maintains SAS databases and programs.
* Explores and experiments with data to discover insights and patterns; Selects, prepares, and analyzes data for specific use cases.
* Ability to work independently without close supervision, but also wok collectively with others.
* Responds to frequent data and information requests in a timely manner.
* Ability to defend and explain difficult and complex issues with respect to key decisions and positions.
* Provides analytical support for the Energy Efficiency Working Group.
* Attends forums and training courses; stays informed on economy, weather/climate, technology and industry related news.
* Understands industry practices; researches and tests new academic methodologies.
* Stays informed on RUS and FL PSC load forecast and energy efficiency requirements and regulations.
* Other duties as applicable to the position or as assigned
General office working conditions. Some travel and work outside of normal business hours. While working in certain areas of the plant there is the potential for exposure to hazards typical of an industrial working environment. Must be able to follow established protective measures including, wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE). Must possess a valid Florida driver’s license and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report.
Bachelor’s degree. A graduate degree or course work in graduate level economics, statistics, or data science is desirable. This position requires two (2) years of experience in a related field. Requires proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Proficiency in SAS programming is preferred. Experience in programming languages including Python, R, Matlab or SQL is desirable. Experience in working with weather and weather models is desirable.