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Duke Energy Load Forecasting Analyst (Senior or Lead Level) in Charlotte, North Carolina

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Note: the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at either the senior or lead level dependent upon a candidate's skills and experience.

This is the second level of the 3 classification hierarchy. Employees at this level manage work to provide analytical support, reporting and project management duties across any jurisdiction related to researching load characteristics (load shapes, system Peaks, system minimums, etc.) and customer usage patterns. Incumbents are expected to work independently and be able to manage large volumes of data and research/understand historical load patterns, changing customer trends (related to weather, technology, efficiency adoption, etc.), and other analyses that are fairly complex and varied. They are fully competent in matters on customer usage data collection and statistical analysis. They provide technical expertise, identify problems and develop solutions to support load research, resource planning, financial planning, rate design, cost of service work, and other areas that require load or customer data.

This position supports the data needs of IRP planning, ISOP planning, Fuels Planning, Financial Planning & Analysis, Investor Relations, Finance, Renewables, Energy Efficiency, and other areas that require load or customer data.


• Provides or leads Load Forecasting analytics and resolution of business needs.• Ensures business goals and objectives are accomplished through leading or providing effective market insights, planning, organizing and work monitoring.• Prepares or leads thorough and accurate Load Forecasting reports and documentation.• Develops positive working relationships using effective oral and written communication skills while representing the company in a positive and professional manner.• Strives to continually improve Forecasting business processes, procedures and performance.

Required Qualifications - Senior Level

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or other related degree.• In addition to required degree, 4 plus years related work experience

Required Qualifications - Lead Level

• Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics or other related degree.• In addition to required degree, 7 plus years related work experience

Desired Qualifications

• Master's degree in Economics or• Master's degree in Business Administration or• Master's degree in Mathematics


Additional Preferred Qualifications

Strong written and interpersonal communication skills.

Problem solving and demonstrated experience in leading projects (or other team members) and implementation skills.

Demonstrated quantitative modeling and economic or financial analysis experience.

Quantitative modeling, forecasting, or financial analysis, including exposure to forecasting software, techniques or education.

Exposure to regulated utility rate making and cost recovery rules, and/or regulated utility planning processes

Experience with back testing models, understanding actual adoption, and identifying the main drivers which drive forecast accuracy.

Experience developing and managing large volumes of data and/or database relationships.

Experience in Load Research techniques for analyzing customer usage data

Excellent communication skills and ability to explain complex quantitative issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Experience leading projects to improve or streamline processes

Working Conditions

Hybrid Mobility Classification : Each employee at Duke Energy is assigned an Employee Mobility Classification based on the Company’s assessment of his/her role, including primary job duties and the nature of the work performed. Your Mobility Classification is Hybrid. Hybrid employees perform in roles involving work that can be performed effectively either remotely or at an on-site location in an adaptive, flexible work arrangement. Employees in hybrid roles require and benefit from regular in-person, face-to-face team interaction or collaboration, but do not require an assigned workspace. Instead, they can utilize unassigned or shared workspaces and the Company’s standard desktop applications. Hybrid employees are also required to live within a reasonable daily commute to their assigned work location.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) Yes

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Saturday, December 4, 2021

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

We are one of the largest electric power holding companies in the United States, supplying and delivering electricity to approximately 7.4 million U.S. customers. We have approximately 52,700 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services serving more than 1.5 million customers in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and the Carolinas. Our commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets.

Regardless of your skill set or specific interest, we're looking for the best and brightest talent in the industry. Our people make us great - and we're always looking for more. Find your career path today at Duke Energy, where it's more than a career - it's a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Brighter opportunities. Brighter futures. Duke Energy values ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we’re dedicated to providing a work environment where all people are valued, respected and able to reach their full potential. Duke Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, including but not limited to lactation, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, medical condition, military status, or protected veteran status. Duke Energy complies with all applicable state, federal and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting discrimination.