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BLACK HILLS ENERGY Gas Forecasting Analyst II or Senior in COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa

Job SpecificationsForecast load requirements, peak day analysis, and provide backup for commercial supply activity, including physical purchasing and executing financial transactions related to company hedging requirements.SALARY RANGE: (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)Level II: $64,100 - $96,100Senior Level: $76,300 - $114,450REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Sr. Manager - Gas SupplyLOCATION: This position can be located in Fayetteville, Arkansas or Council Bluffs, Iowa.To learn more about our locations, please visit the on our career website.A Comprehensive Relocation Plan is offered for this position! Our benefits include but are not limited to home finding trip, transportation of household goods, temporary housing expenses, destination apartment search assistance, relocation adjustment allowance, destination new purchase closing costs. Depending on individual circumstances, our benefit may also include trips home during temporary housing, renter's lease cancellation assistance, or home marketing and sale closing cost assistance and/or purchase closing cost assistance. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:Updating all load projections (Annual, Monthly and possibly daily) for all Black Hills Gas LDC's.Update formal plan filings as necessary.Responsible for design day studies.Utilizes regression analysis and other analytical tools to determine appropriate levels of firm entitlement and gas supply requirements for each pipeline and operating regions.Conducts analysis on scheduled load to actual load.Responsible for monthly (daily on occasion as instructed) and seasonal design day studies. This will specifically include utilizing regression analysis (and other analytical tools) to best determine the appropriate levels of firm entitlement and monthly, seasonal and daily gas supply requirements for each pipeline and operating region.Work with Regulatory Affairs staff in communication with state commissions regarding design days, firm entitlement levels and regression analysis. This will include responsibility to appropriately respond to data requests, presentation material, analytical support, etc.Responsible for all Gas Supply regions.Conduct post-mortem analysis on scheduled load to actual load. Research any variations and suggest updates to pipeline service contracts.Develops and recommends continued refinement of system support related to forecasting and design day studies.Participate in and/or lead special projects in Gas Supply including review, and integration if necessary of load forecast for any acquisitions.Serve as the lead contact for weather data.Produce various weather-related reports and their impact on system load.Develop or support development of presentations for Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, PUC and customer meetings.Senior level responsibility:Provide backup support to execute financial transactions with futures broker, on ICE trading platform, and through introducing brokers while documenting trade notes, and market conditions.In addition, have the ability to purchase physical supply through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. This calls for the ability to analyze best pricing decisions while taking reliability into account and keeping appropriate records to support purchase decisions.ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Regularly use spreadsheets, database and word processing software, and periodically learn new programs.Develop or support development of presentations for Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, PUC and customer meetings.Deals with a wide variety of people with tact, courtesy and professionalism.Excellent communication skills, both personal and electronic; must maintain a high level of professionalism; must possess a very high level of verbal skills and be able to listen carefully.Maintains a regular, dependable attendance and a consistently high level of performance.May be

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