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Duquesne Light Company Workforce Planning/Strategic Planning Specialist in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

This newly created role will be part of the Change Management & Strategic Workforce Planning team. This team member will play a critical role in developing the Company’s organizational capacity and strategic workforce planning model. The purpose of this model is to help prioritize the work (business as usual, optimization efforts and new capability efforts) and create an integrated resource plan to ensure we have the appropriate number of resources at the appropriate time with the appropriate skills to perform the work.

While this role does not have supervisory responsibility, the successful candidate must have strong relationship building and influencing abilities. The role will collaborate with other strategic planning functions including financial planning & analysis, risk management, work management, and talent management to deliver results.

Roles and responsibilities

  1. Partner with the Strategy team in the development and use of a “Strategic Fit, Value Creation, Risk/Feasibility Model” in order to prioritize key initiatives to deliver on strategic priorities

  2. Streamline the annual business planning process by providing coordination between business, FP&A, Risk and Talent and help establish annual company goals

  3. Establish an integrated resource governance process

  4. Establish a headcount planning model that identifies the quantify of resources and skills required to deliver on the 5-year strategic business plan

  5. Develop resource loading heatmap to identify overleveraged employees on key initiatives

  6. Optimize resources at the Business Unit level by evaluating tasks to delegate further into the organization

  7. Partner with other strategic planning functions to provide periodic updates on performance to the Board of Directors and Employees.


  • Bachelors Degree in business or related field

  • 10+ years of experience in Strategic Planning, Workforce Analytics or related field

  • Experience building integrated resource plans through advanced analytics

  • Excellent communication, relationship building and influencing skills

  • Organized with a natural inclination for planning strategy and tactics

  • Problem solving and root cause identification skills.

  • Ability to navigate ambiguity and complexity

  • Collaborative an inclusive approach to working

  • Experience with large-scale organizational change efforts

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.