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  • Rocklin, California, Pioneer Community Energy Seeks a Senior Manager, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling The Senior Manager, Quantitative Analysis and Modeling is responsible for organizing, assigning, reviewing and participating in the work of personnel engaged in professional duties related to analysis and modeling, structured product development, portfolio risk management, and integrated resource planning. Duties include: • Planning, prioritizing, reviewing and participating in the performance of professional analysis and modeling of risk and value around complex transactions and portfolio positions, including structured products, rate analysis and development, and hedging strategies. • Developing methods and schedules to accomplish assignments, ensuring work is completed in a timely and accurate manner. • Developing pricing and calibration models for a variety of products. • Solving challenging quantitative problems related to setting rates and valuations for structured products. • Developing Monte-Carlo simulations on a large scale across several variables with relevant coefficients. • Performing fast and accurate market risk measurements. • Conducting complex market and portfolio modeling and analysis of Pioneer’s power supply position to effectively monitor exposure to adverse market changes. • Coordinating and participating in Pioneer’s integrated resource planning process including providing analysis and input related to production cost modeling from the CPUC, CAISO, IOUs, and CalCCA. • Creating and implementing measures to benchmark system implementations, enhancements, or modifications by providing documented system specifications, evaluating vendor proposals, and recommending appropriate course of action. • Developing portfolio dashboard showing key metrics and risk positions. • Using a variety of computer software programs to prepare reports, graphs and other materials related to energy resources, finance models and customer statistics. • Maintaining liaison with regional resource planning or supply agencies; serving on Pioneer committees as required; evaluating proposals in terms of resource costs, availability and consistency with long-term financial projections and resource needs. Experience: Ten years of experience in a position with similar duties. Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in in a quantitative discipline such as Engineering, Computer Science, Financial Engineering, Economics, or related field. COMPENSATION PACKAGE Salary - The salary range is $123,813 - $185,101, with placement dependent on qualifications plus generous benefits.  To be considered, submit an application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Shellie Anderson at Bryce Consulting. The position is open until filled. To be considered, submit an application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Shellie Anderson at Bryce Consulting (sanderson@bryceconsulting.com).  The position is open until filled.  For more information, go to: https://pioneercommunityenergy.org/about-us/career-opportunities/ Plus generous benefits
  • Columbia, South Carolina, The University of South Carolina invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of its Darla Moore School of Business. This leader will succeed Dr. Peter Brews, who has served in this role with distinction since 2014. The University of South Carolina is a globally recognized, high-impact research university committed to a superior student experience and dedicated to innovation in learning, research, and community engagement. Founded in 1801, the university offers more than 350 degree programs to more than 46,000 students enrolled at one of 14 locations throughout the state, including the research campus in Columbia. With 47 nationally ranked academic programs including top-ranked programs in international business, the nation's best honors college and distinguished programs in engineering, law, medicine, public health and the arts, the university is helping to build healthier, more educated communities in South Carolina and around the world. Founded in 1919, the Darla Moore School of Business (DMSB) has a history of innovative educational leadership, blending academic preparation with real-world experience through internships, consulting projects, study abroad programs and entrepreneurial opportunities. The DMSB has grown into a thriving site of academic excellence with an enrollment of 5,300 undergraduate students and more than 1,000 graduate/doctoral students. The DMSB offers a wide range of programs in nine undergraduate concentrations, seven master's degree and two Ph.D. degrees as well as executive education programs and consulting services to the business community. The Darla Moore School of Business has provided an outstanding business education to students who have gone on to become leaders in every business sector. Known worldwide for its top-ranked programs in international business, the DMSB also boasts top 10-ranked supply chain programs and is home to a world-class faculty and 12 major research centers. The DMSB is committed to educating leaders in global business and to playing a central role in the economic growth of the state by bringing the world to South Carolina and South Carolina to the world. In 1998, the DMSB was named for South Carolina native Darla Moore, making the University of South Carolina the first major university to name its business school after a woman. This position offers a unique opportunity for a talented and committed individual to lead a well-established and dynamic unit of the university. The Dean is responsible for providing academic, strategic, and administrative leadership for the DMSB, for articulating a vision for business education, and for enhancing the strong relationships that exist between the DMSB with their alumni and the regional, national, and international business communities. The Dean is expected to have: (1) a thorough understanding of both the challenges and the opportunities facing business education; (2) the ability to recruit, retain, and develop excellent and diverse faculty, students and staff; (3) strong, financial, managerial and administrative skills; (4) the ability to effectively communicate, collaborate and lead a wide range of stakeholders; (5) an understanding of the global dimensions of business education; (6) appreciation for – and commitment to – the missions of teaching and research and (6) the ability to achieve success in both public relations and fund raising. The successful candidate will have a record of leadership experiences that can provide the foundation for prominence in an academic setting. Candidates should ideally have a doctoral degree (or its equivalent) and possess the qualifications – gained through academic or relevant industry endeavors – to receive a tenured appointment as Professor. The Dean of the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business will be presented with the opportunity to achieve the following professional and personal accomplishments: • Join the senior leadership team of an outstanding national research university and be part of its new generation of university executives. • Work directly with a world-class faculty who are committed to increased accomplishment in teaching and scholarship. • Develop a vision and strategy to unite the organization in delivering meaningful, measurable student outcomes. • Continue to enhance the reputation of the DMSB, propelling it toward higher levels of national and international prominence • Continue to assemble, develop, and be supported by an exceptional team of staff professionals all committed to the success of the DMSB • Ensure the recruitment, development, and placement of outstanding and motivated students • Oversee a diverse and professionally challenging portfolio of business education disciplines – and be at the forefront of integrating new business education strategies and delivery platforms into the existing portfolio of strategies and programs • Participate in the global discourse on business education and engage with the network of worldwide alumni and corporate partners WittKieffer is assisting the University of South Carolina in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by October 19, 2022 . Application materials should be submitted in PDF format using WittKieffer's candidate portal: https://candidateportal.wittkieffer.com/description?jobID=23837 Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: John K. Thornburgh and Cathryn Davis at SouthCarolinaBusinessDean@wittkieffer.com The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of Age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender (including transgender), gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDs status, military status, national origin, pregnancy (false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, childbirth, recovery therefrom or related medical conditions, breastfeeding), race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other bases under federal, state, local law, or regulations. Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-9461af2e1f06c342be03887430a3f44a
  • Wenatchee, Washington, LIVE, WORK AND PLAY! Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities. We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year. Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine! We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success. We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines. Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you. Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled APPLICATION MATERIALS Applicants are required to submit a  combined cover letter and resume in one document.  Your cover letter must summarize your interest, education and experience relative to this position.  Incomplete materials will not be considered. To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process. This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  The first review date for application materials is scheduled for September 26th. Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at  joblist@chelanpud.org  to discuss the position. SALARY RANGE In addition to a competitive starting salary range (based on qualifications, skills and abilities), of: $67,440 - $84,300 (Analyst I); $78,480 - $98,100 (Analyst II); $96,160 - $120,200 (Analyst III); $108,560 - $135,700 (Analyst Sr)  Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.  Introductory Period:  New employees holding regular positions must complete an introductory period of twelve months. JOB POSTING This position will be filled at either the Analyst I, II, III or Sr. level based on candidate qualifications. Full job descriptions specific to each level will be given at the time of interview.  OVERVIEW: Energy Trading Analyst - Reporting to the Director of Energy Structuring & Trading this position assists analysis (from moderately complex to complex, depending on level) in wholesale marketing and trading activity by applying quantitative and economic analysis to maximize the value of Chelan's portfolio. This includes developing/maintaining power supply/demand models, monitoring and analyzing variables that influence energy, capacity, and carbon prices, and participating in deal pricing, structuring, and overall resource portfolio management. RESPONSIBILITIES: Job Functions: Assists in analyzing variables influencing energy prices, availability, and reliability. Assists in monitoring current market conditions. Reviews energy transactions to verify accuracy and confirm terms are favorable to, and consistent with Chelan’s risk management guidelines. Maintains and assists in development of forward energy, carbon, and capacity price curves used in portfolio models and deal valuations. EF 20%  Analyzes resources and market conditions to optimize revenue through the maintenance of existing forecasts, models, and related tools. Monitors and reports on results. EF 25%  Upon request, performs analysis related to changes in energy markets, energy legislation, or regulatory requirements. Monitors compliance withrenewable energy targets and/or other energy related regulations. EF 20%  Develops and maintains marketing relationships. Assists senior analysts in providing information to prospective counterparties, soliciting input on process and product desires from prospective counterparties. EF 10%  Under the direction of a senior analyst, identifies future energy and capacity surpluses and needs. Monitors and reports on variables influencing energy pricing, availability, and reliability. Verifies energy transactions meet contractual terms and are consistent with District risk management guidelines and reports any issues. At higher levels: EF 25%  Analyzes moderately complex to complex variables influencing energy prices, availability, and reliability. Assists in monitoring current market conditions and provides basic recommendations to capitalize on market opportunities. Evaluates energy transactions to ensure price, counterparty, and contractual terms are favorable to, and consistent with Chelan’s risk management guidelines. Supports development of forward energy, carbon, and capacity price curves used in portfolio models and deal valuations. EF 25%  Analyzes resources and market conditions to optimize revenue and reduce organizational risk through the maintenance and adaptation of forecasts, models, and related tools. Monitors and reports on results. Contributes to new market and trading analysis and decision making.  Senior level:  leads the work of others. Advises management and contributes to new market and trading decisions.  EF 20%  Analyzes federal, state, and local energy markets, legislative and regulatory changes to assess impacts on revenue, assets and other District interests and identifies alternatives. Supports contract negotiations and strategy setting, as needed. Monitors compliance with renewable energy targets and/or other energy related regulations.  Senior level:  Acts as an advisor during contract negotiations and when establishing District strategy. Monitors compliance with renewable energy targets and/or other energy related regulations.  EF 10%  Develops and maintains marketing relationships. Assists senior analysts in providing information to prospective counterparties, soliciting input on process and product desires from prospective counterparties. May represent Chelan's interests and goals at industry meetings and work groups. EF 20%  Identifies, monitors and reports on future energy and capacity surpluses and needs. Monitors variables influencing energy pricing, availability, and reliability. Analyzes and evaluates energy transactions to verify energy price, counterparty, and contractual terms are favorable to, and consistent with District risk management guidelines, identifies issues, and develops recommendations. Additional Responsibilities:  Maintain regular and predictable attendance: Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Employees with access to confidential employee records and information are required to restrict access from any unauthorized person, except on a need to know basis. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Post Secondary Education The educational entry requirements are listed below. Equivalent experience (year for year) may substitute for required education. All Levels Required: Bachelor's Degree;  Engineering, Finance, Business, Economics or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Minimum Experience Minimum experience requirements are listed below. Experience requirements are additive to education requirements. Additional education may not substitute for experience. Level I  Preferred : Experience in financial forecasting, modeling, and quantitative analysis.    Level II  Required : 2+ years Performing financial forecasting, modeling, and quantitative analysis. Level II  Preferred : Experience in energy marketing & trading data analytics, energy economic analysis, and power supply modeling/forecasting strongly preferred.   Level III  Required : 5+ years Performing financial forecasting, modeling, and quantitative analysis AND 1 year Experience in energy marketing & trading data analytics, energy economic analysis, and power supply modeling/forecasting within those 5 years. Level III  Desired : Experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python and Tableau.   Senior Level  Required : 8+ years Performing financial forecasting, modeling, and quantitative analysis AND 3+ years Experience in energy marketing & trading data analytics, energy economic analysis, and power supply modeling/forecasting within those 8 years. Senior Level  Desired : Experience with data analysis tools such as R, Python and Tableau. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Analytical skills Basic to strong knowledge of energy modeling, finance principles, and contract administration. Basic to strong knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations relating to the power industry. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and data visualization tools or related software. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and analytical skills with a high attention to detail. Work well in teams. Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English. PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions Physical Demands   Sitting - Regularly 67-100% Standing - Frequent 34-66% Walking - Frequent 34-66% Lifting 1-10 lbs Floor-Waist: Hand/Power tools, small parts/equipment - Occasional 11-33% Lifting 1-10 lbs Waist-Shoulders: Occasional 11-33% Lifting 1-10 lbs Above Shoulders: Occasional 11-33% Climb Stairs - Frequent 34-66% Reach Floor to Waist - Occasional 11-33% Reach Waist to Shoulder - Occasional 11-33% Reach Above Shoulder - Occasional 11-33% Wrist/hand/fingers manipulation (keyboarding, manual tool usage, etc.) - Regularly 67-100% Handle/Grasp - Occasional 11-33% Forceful Grasp - Occasional 11-33% Repetitive Motions - Frequent 34-66% Talking - Regularly 67-100% Hearing - Regularly 67-100% Visual - Near Acuity - Regularly 67-100% Visual - Color Discrimination - Frequent 34-66% Feeling - Frequent 34-66% Noise Intensity Level:  Moderate   DISCLAIMER The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload. EEO Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law. EEO Law Posters can be found on the main  Careers  page in English and Spanish.  Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role. Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c) Depending on candidate qualifications. Excellent Benefits package.
  • McLean, Virginia, JOB DESCRIPTION In Commercial Strategy, Insights, and Analytics, we are internal consultants to key functions across the business, including Hilton’s Customer, Brands, Marketing, Digital, Revenue, and Sales organizations, with specialized support for the executive leadership team. The team consists of both embedded authorities who serve as strategic advisors to key partners and technical specialists who are proficient in advanced analytics techniques and tools. The team is integrated with the business functions to ensure close partnership and to optimally measure and drive company performance. What will I be doing? The Data Science Team serves as internal advanced analytics consultants to key functions across Hilton’s business, bringing predictive and prescriptive analytics through Data Science, Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). You will be an ambassador bringing values of Natural Language Processing (NLP) to fruition and serving as the main resource for building sophisticated natural language analytics models for Hilton’s groundbreaking data science initiatives. More specifically, you will: Collaborate with business and technical teams to collect, analyze enhance and understand business requirements, translating activities and business goals into researching, selecting, and building data science models and algorithms. Partner with other functional teams to access data elements, understanding the data being analyzed, and identifying improvement opportunities for the data ingestion process. Design, improve, document, develop, code, and test sophisticated NLP models in a big-data environment. Solve practical data science problems associated with structured and unstructured text data in creative and novel ways, and operate with significant autonomy. Provide technical advice to other team members and senior management, and lead model development of data science projects with a focus on NLP models. What are we looking for? The success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills: Self-starter, well organized, accountable and a confident teammate willing to take ownership of responsibilities with a high level of positive energy and drive Ambitious, forward-thinking individuals who have a real passion for delivering a highly positive customer experience A dedicated work demeanor that exhibits flexibility, drive, and dependability A high level of accountability and commitment to solving problems through critical thinking Experience handling large datasets, diving into data to discover patterns, using data visualization tools, and create robust models To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications: Five (5) years of professional experience Five (5) years of experience building and implementing advanced analytical models in data science Three (3) years of specialized experience with NLP techniques such as sentiment analysis, NER, topic modeling, text classification, Keyword mapping and analysis, text generation, etc. Five (5) years of industry experience within a production environment Advanced programming skills in SQL and Python It would be useful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions: Master’s degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Industrial Engineering, or other data-intensive fields Eight (8)+ years of professional research experience in the technical field Hands-on experience with projects involving research and development in text data for consumer insights from surveys, feedback, marketing research, call center, and other sources of VOC in the hospitality industry In-depth knowledge of both theory and practice of text processing tools such as NLTK, and natural language processing (NLP) platforms such as Tensorflow/Keras, Pytorch, etc. Deep understanding of the big-data platforms, cloud service providers related ecosystems such as Apache Spark, Amazon Sagemaker, or similar frameworks
  • McLean, Virginia, JOB DESCRIPTION In Commercial Strategy, Insights, and Analytics, we are internal consultants to key functions across the business, including Hilton’s Customer, Brands, Marketing, Digital, Revenue, and Sales organizations, with specialized support for the executive leadership team. The team consists of both embedded authorities who serve as strategic advisors to key partners and technical specialists who are proficient in advanced analytics techniques and tools. The team is integrated with the business functions to ensure close partnership and to optimally measure and drive company performance. What will I be doing? The Data Science Team brings predictive and prescriptive analytics through Data Science, Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). You will be an experienced developer driving development of statistical models for a production ready state and supporting their integration and implementation in our systems.  More specifically, you will: Collaborate with data scientists and technical teams to understand code base and statistical implementations of the algorithms in our models, analyze, design, and develop the production ready code. Partner with other functional teams to access data elements, understanding the data being analyzed, and identifying improvement opportunities for the development process. Design/Redesign development code, plan for comprehensive test cases for sophisticated models, and prepare for deployment in the big-data environment. Develop data science models associated with structured and unstructured data in creative and novel ways, and operate with significant autonomy Provide technical advice to other team members and senior management, and lead model development of data science projects. Write test cases for data science development code. Participate in design reviews with peers and data science engineering team to decide among available technologies for applications. Review and own code base developed by data scientists for production level quality and provide recommendations to ensure standard processes (e.g., style guidelines, checking code in, accuracy, testability, and efficiency). Provide support to triage product or system issues and debug/track/resolve by analyzing the sources of issues and the impact on operations and quality. What are we looking for? The position will focus on identifying and analyzing opportunities to improve codes of existing algorithms and develop the next generation of Hilton’s forecasting, optimization, and customer insight systems. We believe the success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills: Self-starter, well organized, accountable and a confident teammate willing to take ownership of responsibilities with a high level of positive energy and drive Ambitious, forward-thinking individuals who have a real passion for delivering a highly positive customer experience A dedicated work demeanor that exhibits flexibility, drive, and dependability Problem solver who can identify the right solution and contribute to the development and deployment of models for production systems To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications: Four (4) years of academic/educational experience in Data Science, Computer Science, Machine Learning, Statistics, or other technical fields Four (4) years of experience in software development and data structures/algorithms Five (5) years in Python with production-quality code Four (4) years of professional/industry experience in implementing, testing, and deploying, and maintaining data science and advanced analytics production models Three (3) years with cloud infrastructure and MLOps tools such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud. Solid experience in JIRA and Bitbucket, Python packaging and shared libraries, code documentation, design patterns, and SDLC lifecycle for Agile & Waterfall methodologies It would be useful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions: Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Industrial Engineering, a related technical field. Five (5) years with modeling techniques such as statistical analysis, regression models, optimization, machine learning models, NLP, etc. Three (3) years working in a complex, matrixed organization involving multi-functional, and/or cross-business projects. Experience building and developing large-scale data-science architecture and/or infrastructure. Experience with other programming languages, for example, java and/or C++ Three (3) years building and maintaining machine learning and optimization models in production.

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