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Principal Analyst Integrated Resource Planning

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Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  64735 


NextEra Energy Marketing is one of the nation’s leading electricity and natural gas marketers. We are responsible for electricity and fuel management for all of NextEra Energy Resources’ generation fleet, which includes the largest renewable energy portfolio in North America. We also provide marketing and trading services to electric and gas utilities, municipalities, cooperatives and other load-serving entities, as well as to owners of electric generation facilities. Are you interested in customizing power and gas solutions to meet each client’s needs? Join our world-class team today!


Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy is the world’s largest producer of renewable energy, with over 25 GW of solar and wind facilities in operation across North America. We are one of the first companies that invested billions of dollars in renewable energy infrastructure, with plans for strong sustained growth in low-carbon energy solutions. Join us if you are also passionate about building a sustainable energy future!


The Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) team is responsible for economic analysis of various electric utilities across the US, with a focus on integrating renewables and storage to plan for the clean energy grid of the future. We advise our development team, company leadership, and external clients on optimal resource planning decisions. We contribute to billions of dollars of investment decisions in solar, wind, battery storage and hydrogen. We are a data-driven team that believes in continuous improvement and collaboration. This means that we are always looking to develop better tools, processes, and modeling approaches through learning and knowledge sharing. We are looking for someone who enjoys a challenge, works well in a collaborative team environment, and revels in seeking answers through data analytics. 


The Principal Analyst of Integrated Resource Planning is part of a highly skilled professional team and reports to the Manager of Integrated Resource Planning.


Principal Analyst responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Performing Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) style generation planning and capacity expansion modeling, using AuroraXMP (or similar) production cost software
  • Researching IRP reports and filings from multiple entities to build a benchmark system model
  • Extracting key operational characteristics and market assumptions from internal sources and third-party databases
  • Analyzing data, drawing inferences and presenting results in a clear and understandable format to management and external customers
  • Developing presentation materials that communicate clearly the analyses performed and conveying insights that help NextEra better serve its utility customers
  • Assist in developing business case and alternatives analysis with cost-benefit and risk evaluation for future projects
  • Support multiple ad hoc projects inclusive of those above, completing them in a timely manner



Required Qualifications of the successful candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a quantitative field
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in energy industry along with forecasting, economic analysis, and asset management experience, or a combination of a graduate degree with 4 years of experience
  • Strong understanding of the economics underlying electric power generation and a working knowledge of related technical issues
  • Previous experience in Integrated Resource Planning or a strong background in power sector modeling, resource cost-benefit analysis, or related complex system modeling
  • Strong data management, analysis, and presentation skills (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Experience in evaluating complex technical and financial issues independently, developing recommendations, action plans, and managing multiple complex assignments simultaneously


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree or MBA is preferred
  • Experience with Aurora XMP or similar production cost models (PLEXOS, PROMOD, etc.) is preferred
  • Sophisticated data management and statistical analysis skills using Excel VBA, Power BI, R and Python

Job Overview

This position focuses on developing long term, fundamentals based forecasts for energy, capacity, and ancillary service products. Employees in this role oversee and perform highly complex studies and forecast power prices for a period of 30 years. This position works closely with internal and external technical and engineering teams to develop forecasts to support existing and new projects and/or technologies and serves as Subject Matter Expert regarding complex proprietary forecasting methodologies and modeling tools while maintaining process documentation and ensuring consistency with approved methodologies.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with internal and external contacts in support of the development of data describing the key market factors
  • Formulates inputs to electric sector modeling tools and assists in modeling efforts
  • Maintains electric sector models and proprietary tools with up-to-date market intelligence
  • Performs market simulations and develops long-term power market forecasts in support of development, Merger and Acquisitions, and management of existing assets
  • Develops proprietary modeling tools and methodologies to analyze evolving markets and the impact on company businesses
  • Analyzes market, historical, and fundamental data to draw inferences and present results in a clear and understandable format to management and external customers
  • Provides training and supervision to junior modeling staff
  • Presents forecast results to management as needed
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Experience: 7+ years

Preferred Qualifications

  • None


Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Energy Trading
Organization:  NextEra Energy Marketing, LLC 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable


Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.


NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.


NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.


NextEra Energy 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.


NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.


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