The PUC is seeking a Market Analyst who has a desire to work in the utility regulatory industry, with a strong initiative, who would like to put their expertise and interest to work performing highly advanced analysis of policy and economic issues associated with the electric and telecommunications industries in Texas. Work involves participating in and leading projects, rulemakings, legislative analysis, and related policy-development activities. Work involves extensive contact with Commission attorneys, industry representatives, and other professional staff. Work under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Provide economic expertise and quantitative analysis relating to competitive electric markets, regulated electric utilities, and infrastructure planning as assigned. May also work on issues relating to the agency’s oversight of the telecommunications and water industries.
Stay up to date on policy developments and emerging energy market issues.
Monitor and participate in activities conducted by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) and ERCOT stakeholder committees, other state agencies, Midwest ISO (MISO), Southwest Power Pool (SPP), and/or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
Prepare oral or written expert testimony for filing in contested proceedings and defend testimony under cross-examination. Work closely with attorneys and other professional staff in the pre-hearing through post-hearing stages of contested cases.
Participate in policy development and rulemaking activities in coordination with other divisions, including analyzing complex markets issues, implementing legislative directives, preparing recommendations and drafting documents for Commission action.
Coordinate and lead workshops and stakeholder discussions.
Participate in the investigation of issues relevant to the electric industry and the preparation of Commission reports on topics including on market power, market efficiency, service availability and other relevant matters.
Communicate with management on policy and market issues, preparing written briefing materials as needed.
Provide information and represent the agency when needed regarding Commission policies and procedures to industry stakeholders, customers, personnel of the legislature, other government agencies, and the public.
Work with the Legal Division and other Commission Staff to manage the oversight of rules relating to the electric market.
May be required to travel for out of state training and meetings.
Demonstrate a spirit of teamwork, offering positive and constructive ideas, encouragement, and support to other members of the staff and team, while upholding the PUC’s mission and core values.
Adhere to all PUC personnel policies and division procedures and perform other work as assigned.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelors or post-graduate degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in economics, statistics, energy resource economics, business administration, engineering, public policy, or related field.
Minimum of four (4) years of professional experience in a position involving economic or statistical analysis, policy analysis, energy business operations, energy markets, management, or a related field.
Experience with ERCOT protocols and stakeholder process.
Experience as an expert witness in major regulatory proceedings.
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications.
Internal Number: 00016020
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he Public Utility Commission of Texas regulates the state's electric, telecommunication, and water and sewer utilities, implements respective legislation, and offers customer assistance in resolving consumer complaints.