Fuels Analyst II, Senior, Lead

UniSource Energy in Tucson, AZ

  • Industry: Energy/Power - Engineering, Petroleum And Chemical
  • Type: Full Time
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Fuels Analyst II, Senior, Lead

Company: Tucson Electric Power

Location: Tucson, AZ

Job Category: Fuels

Position Type: Unclassified


UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. UNS Energy Corporations public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., provide electric and gas service to customers in southern and northern Arizona. For more information about UNS Energy Corporation, visit .

Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 414,000 customers in Southern Arizona. Although our company has been in business for more than 120 years, we continue to look for innovative ways of providing value, comfort, convenience and security to our customers every day. Were evaluating cutting-edge energy technologies, reshaping our energy portfolio and expanding our renewable power and energy-efficiency programs. While our line of work can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals values engagement, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration.

In return, TEP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Fuels Analyst II, Senior, or Lead. The successful candidate will f acilitate and analyze the supply of power, coal, and natural gas for Tucson Electric Power and UniSource Gas/Electric Companies. Develop an understanding of the Companies hedging and risk management practices. Able to work in a team environment to ensure adequate, reliable energy supplies at the lowest reasonable cost. Understand and recommends courses of action related to fuel contract components including, but not limited to pricing, quality, and transportation terms. The candidate will have existing knowledge or be willing to develop a strong understanding of gas transportation, resource-planning, and regulatory driven challenges for each of the three UNS Energy regulated utilities.

The position requires comprehensive understanding of the Tucson Electric Power Purchased Power and Fuel Adjustment Clause (PPFAC) as well as the PPFAC for UNS Electric. Analysis of the Purchased Gas Adjustment (PGA) Rider for UNS Gas will also be a responsibility.

Develops and maintains competitive, reliable and cost effective relationships with fuel, power, and transportation counterparts, develops an understanding of regulatory processes related to fuels and power, and effectively communicates with Arizona Corporation Commission Staff.

Position-Related Responsibilities

  • Performs monthly variance analysis and explains variances against the PPFAC and PGA.
  • Monitors fuel and transportation costs, as well as conducts market analysis, for negotiation opportunities on fuel and transportation contracts.
  • Develops a working knowledge of agreements for coal, natural gas, and wholesale power.
  • Interprets contract provisions with respect to rate, billing, performance, and other matters under the terms of contracts as required, including impacts to the PPFAC and PGA.
  • Develops a strong knowledge of coal supply agreements as well as related support agreements.
  • Evaluates both standard and non-standard structured energy deals.
  • Develops and maintains professional relationships with reliable suppliers of fuel and fuel-related contract services. Routinely identifies and evaluates alternate suppliers for purposes of efficiencies and contingency planning.
  • Assists in the development of fuel prices inputs used in the corporate forecast model for the annual fuel budget.
  • Develops an in-depth knowledge of gas pipeline transportation, future gas needs, and coordinates gas planning details with Wholesale Marketing, Operations and Resource Planning.
  • Provides both written input and analytic support for federal and/or state regulatory filings.
  • Supports company fuel and wholesale power hedging decisions through modeling and analysis
  • Performs other functions as needed within the Fuels and Resource Planning departments.
  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum 3-5 years energy experience and a B.S. degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or related field(s), or equivalent combination of education and experience. Related internships and direct work experience may be considered in lieu of experience for Analyst II.
  • Must have a broad understanding of utility business concepts including the effects of decisions on the regulatory process.
  • Requires knowledge of energy supply and fuel transportation contracting, energy risk management, and energy supply regulation under both State and Federal jurisdictions.
  • Must have demonstrated utility business experience and strong communication skills.
  • The position requires the ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment. Must be aware when collective input is prudent to meet initiatives, policy matters or critical issues.
  • Must have an advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Must have strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Working knowledge or the ability to learn utility based computer simulation planning models such as PROMOD, Planning & Risk, or AuroraXMP considered a plus

Lead Analyst:

  • Minimum 6-8 years energy supply experience and a BS Degree in Engineering, Economics, Accounting, Finance, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Economics, or Finance preferred.
  • Broad understanding of the utility business including the effects of decisions on the regulatory process.
  • Detailed experience with PFFAC and PGA accounting preferred.
  • Requires knowledge of energy supply and transmission contracting, energy risk management, and energy supply regulation State and Federal levels.
  • Must have demonstrated experience and communication skills.
  • The position requires the ability to work independently and exercise independent judgment. Needs guidance only on overall objectives, policy matters or critical issues.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.

Associated topics: chemical, chemical engineer, engineer, gas, gas line, natural gas, petrol, petroleum, petroleum and chemical, petroleum engineer

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