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Manager of Forecasting Planning & Analysis 

Req Number ACC-19-00004  
Salary $95,825.60-$134,160.00 Annually (DOE) *Salaries are based on a 40 hour work week  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Ephrata Headquarters  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Number of Openings 1  

The position is responsible to manage the District's Enterprise Project Portfolio Management (EPPM) program and the Forecasting Planning and Analysis department. This position is responsible for management of high level analysis and modeling functions, of which the results have significant impacts on planning, risk, operating and financing activities. This position requires a thorough understanding of District operations, contracts, utility RCW's, financial analysis/modeling techniques, project management, multi-tasking and strong communication skills

Position Requirements

Essential Functions: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Responsible to develop and manage all aspects of the EPPM program which focuses on project-based investments intended to advance organizational goals and capabilities. This includes formal control of the project intake processes, toll-gate requirements, criteria-driven prioritization, dependency and constraint-driven slotting, assignment of projects for execution, management of portfolio risk, and monitoring of project benefits attainment. Responsible to create, coordinate and training on EPPM governance, activities, and processes District wide and closely collaborate with Project Management Office and stakeholders.

Support of the District’s financial planning areas which include budget development, long term financial forecast, debt/financing analysis, quantitative analysis and project specific economic analysis and coordination with wholesale modeling, load/rate analysis and all functions within the District.

Responsible to ensure timely reporting of various contractual and management analysis functions.

High level of interaction with finance areas including Accounting, Treasury, and Payroll. Also regularly communicates with Customer Service, Power Management, and other areas of operations. Must have a good understanding of roles and impacts of various departments in District to perform job functions.

Internally communicates at all levels of the organization including but not limited to Senior Manager, CFO, Chief Executive Officer, Commission, Management and staff. External contacts may include representing District in meetings/forums and interaction with rate payers during public presentations or other forums.

Supervision of highly driven and skilled technical staff. Requires strong project management skills and ability to implement processes to hold staff accountable and move projects forward timely and with accurate results. Ability to multi task and manage resources while managing to deadlines and communication expectations.

Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Demonstrated commitment to Grant PUD’s mission, vision, values, strategic plan and Vision 2021. The incumbent should be familiar with these organizational priorities and behave in a way that aligns with these expectations.

Understand and adhere to compliance requirements for this position that may include laws, regulations, security guidelines, Grant PUD policies & procedures.

Actively participate in all aspects of our safety program, including but not limited to:

  • Following all safety policies and procedures;
  • Alerting supervisors and coworkers to unsafe or hazardous working conditions;
  • Reporting any safety incidents or close calls within 24 hours to your supervisor; and
  • Accepting feedback from supervisors and coworkers regarding your own safety performance.

Accept responsibility for safety of all team members and model safe behaviors by:

  • Clearly defining and completing performance-focused safety activities required of you and your team.
  • Supporting work stoppages by employees when they identify unsafe/hazardous working conditions.
  • Acknowledging compliant safety behaviors and good safety performance from members of your team(s).

Minimum Job Requirements

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in a business, finance, economics or related field; AND ten (10) years’ of experience in finance, quantitative modeling or management. Three (3) years’ experience specifically in the utility industry. Experience must demonstrate progressive levels of responsibility and supervision.

Three (3) years of Project Portfolio Management or related experience preferred. Role is expected to obtain a recognized Project Management Certification e.g. CAPM/PMP Certification in the first 18 months of employment.

Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of RCW’s which govern PUD’s, budgeting laws, risk management, and a working understanding of the utility finance; budget, forecasting, risk evaluation, financial modeling, and economic evaluation.

Skill in – communication, writing and planning with familiarity of project management fundamentals; facilitation, negotiation, issue and conflict resolution; delivering consistently under deadlines and executing with minimal direction; working well with employees at all levels of the organization; intiating and moving programs forward while meeting scheduled deadlines and working under pressure; multi tasking and overseeing a wide range of work functions with competiting deadlines; understanding complex financial and industry related concepts and translate into proposals, illustrations, and meaningful reports.

Special Requirements

A valid Washington State driver’s license may be required.

Physical/Mental Requirements

Majority of work is performed in a standard office setting, with some field work that may require operation of a vehicle.

Closing Date to Apply: Open Until Filled

Excellent Compensation and Benefits Package

Equal Opportunity Employer

References and Background Checks are done as part of our employment process

About the Organization Employees are our greatest assets at Grant PUD. Our dynamic team of skilled individuals define this utility. We welcome your unique experiences, skills and passion

As an equal opportunity employer, we strive for an environment of mutual respect that values diversity. We recruit, hire, train and promote all job classifications. A variety of exciting challenges and growth opportunities exist at Grant PUD. We offer training, benefits and multiple opportunities to serve the diverse needs of our regional community.

Our Mission:
To efficiently and reliably generate and deliver energy to our customers.

Our Vision:
Excellence in service and leadership
We continually ask how our performance aids in improving service quality, reliability and care for the environment in the most cost-effective manner.

Safety: We believe that employee and public safety is paramount

Innovation: We make decisions that best serve present and future generations

Service: We are committed to excellent customer service

Teamwork: We are one team with the same mission

Respect: We honor the rights and beliefs of those we work with and serve

Integrity: We hold ourselves and others accountable to professionalism in our actions and words

Heritage: We protect, preserve and perpetuate the spirit of the PUD and the Wanapum relationship  

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