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City of Tacoma WA Energy Research and Development Project Finance Analyst in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description

Power Management is the center of strategic planning, policy development, and program exploration. This Energy Research and Development Power Analyst will assist Power Management in the research, development, and creation of new innovative projects for our customers

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct economic analyses of Energy Research and Development projects and pilot programs including demand response, transportation electrification, and production of non-carbon fuels.
  • Assess value of flexible loads, impact of managed charging, calculation of incentive payments, calculate Ratepayer Impact Measure tests to ensure ratepayer benefit.
  • Track incentive payments and expenses to ensure transportation electrification programs comply with the cost cap identified in RCW 35.92.450.
  • Lead complex projects across multiple utility divisions, utilizing project management best-practices.
  • Establish project charters, timelines, responsibilities, communication plans, develop contracts to facilitate outcomes.
  • Assist with locating, tracking, and writing applications for grant funding opportunities for projects and pilot programs.
  • Develop customer agreements and track funds issued from grant awards. Qualifications

An equivalent combination to: graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in engineering or a related field and four (4) years of increasingly-responsible experience with an electric utility in system design and operations, planning or engineering economics. Education may be substituted for experience on a year-for-year basis. *Desired Qualifications:*

  • Advanced degree in Economics, Finance, Data Science, Statistics, Engineering Project Management or related field
  • Excellent writing skills Knowledge & Skills

  • Strong knowledge of economics principles and markets

  • Strong knowledge of statistics fundamentals
  • Ability to present technical information clearly and concisely
  • Strong investigative and exploratory skills Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, Recruiter and Cam LeHouillier, Hiring Manager. If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with them on LinkedIn.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

Tacoma Power

Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.

The City of Tacoma

Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim.

Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s.

Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry.

A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views.

Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video!


Interested individuals should **apply online and attach **a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:

We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information.* * In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted before the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date

Salary: $105,081.60 - $134,721.60 Annually

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Type: Non-Classified

Department: Power

Job Number: 5123-21

Closing: 2/24/2021 5:00 PM Pacific

Agency: City of Tacoma

Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764

Phone: 253-591-5400