Entergy Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist in Woodlands, Texas

Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist

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Date: Dec 5, 2018

Location: Woodlands, TX, US

Company: Entergy

*Position can be filled as a Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist I - Sr. depending upon qualifications of selected applicant**


Maintain and execute simulation models of power systems to project electric energy market prices in support of business planning and long-term resource planning efforts (“Production Cost Modeling”) on behalf of the Entergy Utility Operating Companies.


  • Support development of integrated resource plans (“IRP”) for the Entergy Utility Operating Companies

  • Provide decision support analytics relating to investments in generation supply alternatives

  • Provide analysis and recommendations concerning the evaluation and selection of long-term (greater than one year) supply-side proposals

  • Support internal capital approval processes and regulatory certification processes relating to proposed long-term resource additions by providing analysis and advice relating to strategic rationale, risk, and economic justification

  • Design, perform, and interpret variable production costing simulations using optimization software

  • Produce and analyze variable supply cost results in large relational databases to explain cause and effect

  • Work through conceptual ideas to define problems and solutions in a dynamic power market

  • Participate on and lead teams of other personnel, departments, and business units to develop innovative solutions in a professional and diverse organization

  • Develop, present and defend findings and recommendations to peers and management based on detailed models and complex analyses

  • Function as an integral member of the planning team in an open respectful environment that provides challenging and meaningful work and opportunities for personal growth


Minimum education requirements

  • BS/BA in a technical field such as Engineering, Math, Statistics, Economics, Finance, Accounting

Minimum experience required of this position

  • Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist I: 0 - 2 years professional experience

  • Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist II: at least 2 - 3 years professional experience

  • Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist III: at least 4 - 5 years professional experience

  • Sr. Strategic Portfolio Planning Specialist: at least 6 years professional experience

Minimum skills required of this position

  • Relevant industry knowledge and experience

  • High level analytical skills; very effective communication skills

  • Requires command of technical discipline, thorough understanding of analytical methods, strong analytical tool kit including highly functioning spreadsheet skills; fully functioning knowledge of relevant planning and decision support models; knowledge of research methods; thorough knowledge of relevant power markets; thorough knowledge of relevant market mechanics and protocols; knowledge of commercial practices pertaining to power transactions; thorough knowledge of applicable aspects of utility regulation


Please submit a detailed resume in your application


  • Experience using electric market simulation software (e.g. AURORA, PROMOD, PLEXOS, GE MAPS or similar commercial electric market forecasting models)

  • Capability to develop and utilize relational database queries (e.g. SQL, or similar)

  • Capability to develop and deploy solutions using MS Excel VBA

  • Knowledge of transmission system modeling and security constrained optimal power flow models (e.g. PowerWorld, PSSE, or similar commercial electric power flow simulation software)

  • Familiarity with organized power markets such as regional transmission organizations or independent system operators (e.g. MISO, or other Day 2 markets)

  • Understanding of concepts related to economic commitment and dispatch of electric power generation units within constrained systems


Primary Location: Texas-Woodlands

Job Function :All Other Jobs

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 84262

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Vets. Please click here to view the full statement.


As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Strategic Planning, Engineer, Law, Power Systems, Strategy, Engineering, Legal, Energy

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