Ohio State is searching for a Resource Planning Analyst to support the Comprehensive Energy Management Partnership established in July 2017. This innovative energy strategy provides benefits through energy conservation, energy supply, operations, and affinity. The Resource Planning Analyst will support the Senior Director-Comprehensive Energy Management focusing on energy procurement and analysis, as well as contract compliance. Serves as a subject matter expert representing the office in planning and operations meetings, preparing and presenting information, and responding to university stakeholders on energy-related topics.
Typical responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, developing and maintaining relationships with university stakeholders and Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP) colleagues to promote and enforce the centralized utility payment policy; assisting with the development of smart-meter based internal metering and billing system protocols; tracking OSEP capital improvements projects and maintaining project-specific records including construction dates, progress, changes, etc.; assisting with the financial aspects of the OSEP contract, tracking multiple financial ledgers, accounts, and accruals; reviewing and verifying the accuracy of electricity and natural gas invoices from utility companies and resolving discrepancies; working with other university staff to manage and make recommendations regarding natural gas supplies including banking and balances, monthly buying and selling, and futures triggers and transactions; monitoring natural gas and electricity markets and making recommendations regarding opportunities and threats related to the university's supplies; assisting with responses to media and other external inquiries as requested by university communications and compliance officers.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Systems Engineering, Energy or other applicable field; one year professional experience in large-volume natural gas procurement from the buy- or sell-side; one year professional experience in applicable field (e.g. project management, market analysis, energy services); demonstrable understanding of Ohio energy markets and regulations; highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word); proficient in technical and business writing; positive and professional verbal communication; ability to operate under minimal direction; highly collaborative, patient in a bureaucratic environment, persistent, strong affinity for the central Ohio community and Ohio State University, and always looking for ways to improve products and processes.
Advanced Degree in Business, Law/Regulation, Energy, or Engineering; project management training/experience; two years of professional experience in large volume natural gas procurement from the buy- or sell-side; two years of professional experience in energy services field; professional experience in large volume electricity procurement from the buy- or sell-side; experience with utility metering and meter database systems; experience managing multiple utility accounts.
Target Salary: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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