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Senior Economist - Utility Load Forecasting & Analysis

At Dominion Energy we love our jobs.  That’s right.  Love.  Every day we go to work filled with passion to be excellent, to creatively problem solve and to innovate.  These are exciting days for energy companies, and Dominion Energy aims to shape the future of energy in America. We are looking at all of our work with fresh eyes, retooling everything we do, in every part of the company, to operate more sustainably and to deliver energy more reliably than ever.  We are looking for interesting, independent thinkers and doers who can help shape the culture of a forward-looking company that’s proud of its rich legacy. Are you a change agent?  Do you think differently?  Do you want to fall in love with your job? If you answered “yes,” then read on!



This position does not offer relocation assistance. 

Job Summary

This position plays a lead role in forecasting company’s electric system peak demand, energy and sales.  

Specific responsibilities include the following:
 

  • Maintain and enhance complex economic models which provide essential business information such as historical and predictive analysis of class and end-use sales.  
  • Maintain, enhance, and develop analytic tools, data processes and methods to analyze and present load research and forecast results.  
  • Mine large volumes of historical billing data (including AMI data) and transform that data into useful information that will help explain customer electric usage over time.  
  • Analyze electric load drivers such as datacenters, electric vehicles, rooftop solar, Demand Side Management (DSM), Energy Efficiency (EE), and electrification.
  • Support sales and revenue budget development and variance reporting.  
  • Provide full support of regulatory matters related to the load forecast, including answering discovery requests associated with regulatory filings and serving as a company witness during the hearings, as needed.


Perform other duties as requested or assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

5+ years of directly related experience (Note:  A Master's degree will count as one year of experience.  A partial year of six months or more will be rounded up to one full year).
 

Specific knowledge, skills, abilities and experience include:
 

  • Full knowledge of concepts and applications of statistical analysis or econometrics, and economics or demography;
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills;
  • Proficiency in the use of one or more major statistical  analysis software platforms such as R, SAS, or MetrixND; use of the SQL query language and relational databases;
  • Understanding of sales and revenue variance reporting techniques and approaches;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. 

Education Requirements

Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Bachelor or Master


Preferred Discipline(s): Statistics, Economics,  Mathematics


Other disciplines may be substituted for the preferred discipline(s) listed above.

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

 

Export Control


Certain positions at Dominion Energy may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in Dominion Energy limiting its consideration of certain applicants.

 

Other Information


We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here dombenefits.com.

Dominion Energy is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disabled status.  

You can experience the excitement of our company – it's the difference between taking a job and starting a career.

Top 3 Reasons to Work at Dominion Energy

1. Great Work Life Balance
2. Generous Pay and Benefits
3. Collaborative & Inclusive Culture

About Dominion Energy

I am your warm cup of coffee in the morning and I light your home at night. I am the cool breeze from your A/C on the hottest day in summer, and the red coil that heats your soup pot on a frigid winter’s day. I am sustainable, reliable and affordable.
 
I am not just any energy… I am Dominion Energy.
 
We're transforming the way we do business to build a more sustainable future for the planet, our customers, our team and our industry.  We're shaping the future of energy in America.
 
Join us!
 

Facts:
·17,000 employees
·Headquarters: Richmond, VA
·16 states in the US
·$100 billion of assets
·Nearly $35 million in charitable contributions
·100,000+ volunteer hours recorded in the community


Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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