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Job ID 12840 Location Waltham, Massachusetts Organization Data Analysis and Analytics Department TO Economics and Load Forecasting
About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a Lead Analyst for our Economics & Load Forecasting Department in Waltham, MA.

Job Purpose

The Economics & Load Forecasting team produces the electric and gas load forecasts for National Grid as well economic analysis and insight. As a Lead Analyst you will develop, present, and defend the gas and electric load forecasts for our US service territory using econometric methods. You will support internal stakeholders including Supply, Engineering, Regulatory, Strategy, Finance and others.  You will assist in the presentation and defense of the forecasts to regulatory bodies in MA, RI, and NY. You will ensure the forecasts incorporate new distributed energy resources, technologies, and policies. 

Key Accountabilities
  • Development of gas and electric load forecast using econometric methods. Perform additional analysis relating to the forecast as necessary. 
  • Ensure the forecasts properly account for distributed energy resources and new technologies and policies (e.g. energy efficiency, demand response, electric vehicles, PV, storage, electrification of heat, etc.). 
  • Update forecast processes and documentation to ensure they are efficient, reviewable, and reliable. 
  • Document, distribute, present, and defend the forecasts, both internally and externally. 
  • Provide expert testimony before regulators and defend the gas/electric forecasts. Respond to data request from regulatory bodies for rate cases and other proceedings.  
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders (including supply, engineering, regulatory, strategy) regarding forecast methodology and analysis and ensure our deliverables meet their needs.  
  • Stay current in all policies, regulatory requirements, market trends, and industry standards regarding customer energy use and technologies and programs impacting that use, such as energy efficiency and demand response. 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s (Master’s or PhD preferred) in statistics, economics, engineering, or related field. 
  • Demonstrated experience with econometric or statistical forecasting or modelling required. Experience in energy load forecasting preferred. 
  • Experience with policy or forecasting distributed resources (e.g. energy efficiency, demand response, electric vehiclels, PV, storage, electrification of heat, etc.) preferred.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to testify before regulators and respond to regulatory data requests.  Ability to explain complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders. 
  • Expertise in statistical programming software such as R, SAS, Python required. Advanced SQL skills preferred. 
  • Advanced Excel skills required. 
  • Power BI/Tableau skills preferred. 
  • Relevant energy industry experience in a regulated setting preferred. 
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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