Job Opening: Load Research and Forecasting Leader – Expired

Load Research and Forecasting Leader

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Tracking Code 2993

Job Location Boise, ID

Wage $95,804.80 – 115,377.60 ( Exempt)

Application Deadline 4/18/2016


This job provides strategic direction related to sales/load forecasting and load research. Provides oversight on models and work products that are relied upon in IPC’s IRP, annual sales and load forecast, rate filings (e.g. rate design filings, JPRS), FERC Form 1, Oregon PCAM, etc. Duties will include oversight of analysis and models based on operational, economic, metering, customer use and financial data. The person will be involved in providing testimony for the Commission’s and providing data to interveners as requested. Models and procedures must maintain their integrity and consistency. Changes require inclusion with rates, finance and DSM. Understanding of analysis modeling techniques to predict future outcome and tools and use of statistical analysis or census data.


Knowledge of:
  • Research methods including problem identification, sample design, data identification and analysis, development of predictive models and presentation of results
  • Computer applications for statistical, economic and financial modeling
  • Database design
  • Understanding of load research processes, regulatory impacts of pricing and customer behavior
  • Prefer Utility Experience.
Skills in:
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentations skills for internal and external customers
  • Analytical research and modeling skills
  • Change management and project management skills.
Ability to:
  • Lead and develop people in teams
  • Work with various levels of management
  • Build strong working relationship with peers
  • Provide defensible modeling strategy for forecasting and load research
  • Prefer Networking with peers in external organizations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Finance or Accounting.


  • Masters in Business Administration or similar advanced degree.
  • 5+ years experience in performing forecast, load research, economic or rate analysis, managing and assessing large data sets for integrity and use in sampling or census techniques.


  • Prior leadership experience and/or providing testimony to state utility commissions/interveners.


Communication, Building Trust, Decision Making, Adaptability, Building Successful Team, Coaching, Building Strategic Working Relationships, Customer Focus, Managing Conflict and Planning and Organizing.


The successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity for all applicants and employees and will be expected to support and facilitate a workplace culture of dignity and respect. Additionally, he/she will be responsible and accountable for supporting the Company’s non-union status, its safety culture, event processes, and the accident records of employees in his/her area of responsibility.

To be considered for this position, please visit our website at and complete our online application.

Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.

If you have questions, or require assistance or accommodation to complete the online application, please contact us at:

Phone: 208-388-2965 or Email:

(NOTE: Tell them you found it on Load Research Online)

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