Great River Energy

  • Transmission Economic Strategist

    Job Locations US-MN-Maple Grove
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    Transmission Economic Strategist - Application Deadline is July 20, 2018.

    Location: Maple Grove, MN


    More than power, we're about people. At Great River Energy (GRE), people are our first priority--both customers and employees. Here, you will find a team-centered environment that's rewarding, challenging, and exciting. As a cooperative-owned generation and transmission company, we are Minnesota's second largest utility based on generating capacity.


    General Summary

    We are currently looking for a Transmission Economic Strategist who will independently provide business development support to the transmission division by conducting market research to identify transmission industry market drivers and changing market dynamics, resulting in the creation of complex financial and project/venture assessment models. This person will also be responsible for preparing the division’s annual inter-utility budget, MISO transmission rates and financial analysis, including root cause analysis of the drivers of financial variances.



    Primary job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


    • Performing complex economic analysis and analytical reviews on various transmission financial issues that may have a major financial impact to GRE.
    • Producing forecasts of transmission service costs and revenues for the division’s annual inter-utility budget.
    • Leading and executing market research, financial analysis, deterministic modeling, presentation development, business plan preparation and development of complex business assessment models.



    • Knowledge typically acquired through a four-year degree in finance, economics, mathematics, statistics, decision sciences or engineering and 5+ years of experience performing economic and/or financial analysis, including modeling, to recommend sound business decisions/prescriptive analytical solutions.
    • An MBA or graduate degree in one of the above disciplines is preferred.
    • 5+ years of experience in the utilities/energy industry or comparable context is required.
    • Excellent business acumen, research, analytical, organizational, and communications skills are required.
    • Transmission specific knowledge preferred.


    Qualified candidates will find we have a lot to offer: comprehensive benefits package, wellness programs, continuing education, generous retirement plan, a team based collaborative culture and more! Qualified candidates, please apply at under the Careers tab by July 20, 2018. GRE is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets Employer.


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