Rates and Data Analyst

  • City of Tacoma, WA
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $112,320.00 - $143,936.00 Annually USD

Job Description

Position Description

Tacoma Power's Rates, Planning and Analysis (RPA) Section has an opportunity for a Rates and Data Analyst to join our team. This is a highly technical data science and modeling analyst position responsible for performing complex costing analysis for utility rates, tariffs, and programs; developing and designing rate alternatives and costing strategies utilizing various analytical models and research data; and integrating and automating financial, economic and statistical forecasting models.

"Community Value First" is Tacoma Power's strategic principle. We prioritize resources and programs based on the impact to our customers and community.

Bill Berry leads Tacoma Power's RPA team. RPA's responsibilities include capital and O&M budgeting, rate-setting, financing, and energy risk management. RPA is also building innovative asset management and project management office programs.

RPA primarily serves internal Tacoma Power customers and also collaborates with colleagues across the City. At all times, we focus on Tacoma Power's financial future, working to sustain financial strength by enabling integrated and informed decision-making. Our culture values innovation, agility and collaboration. We are highly skilled, self-motivated people that enjoy each other and believe in the work that we do.

As the team's Rates and Data Analyst, you will have the opportunity to help develop and design innovative rate structures and lay the foundation for customer analytics at Tacoma Power. The Rates and Financial Planning team runs a number of high-visibility models that impact the utility financials and help keep Tacoma Power cost effective for its customers. Several modeling tools are being updated which will allow for refined business processes and new analytic capabilities.

The ideal candidate is team-oriented, smart, professional, organized, self-motivated, positive, highly accurate and a life-long learner.

If you have a strong background in data acquisition and validation; if you love transforming data into business insights; if you want an exciting, visible role that directly impacts how customers acquire utility services, this may be the role for you.

Responsibilities include:
  • Design and develop pricing and rate structures
  • Conduct cost-of-service studies
  • Manage, clean, transform, and model customer usage data
  • Design new data analysis models
  • Maintain and improve existing financial and economic models
  • Interface with data repositories
  • Automate data retrieval
  • Develop new revenue, cost, and load forecasting techniques
  • Visualize data for technical documents and presentations
  • Work on cross-functional teams
  • Problem-solve to meet ad hoc utility business needs


An equivalent combination to:
  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with emphasis in economics, statistics, finance, business administration or related field
  • Five years' experience performing economic, financial and/or market analysis, preferably with an electric or water utility

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain . If you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with them on LinkedIn.

City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.

The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.

Tacoma Power
Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.

I nterested individuals should apply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.

First consideration to those who apply prior to December 17, 2021 by 5PM

Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources office at (253) 591-5400 before 5pm on the closing date.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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