Benefits: The North Dakota Public Service Commission offers an opportunity for hands on engagement in the dynamic changes occurring in the energy industry while earning a full range of employee benefits including a comprehensive employer-paid health plan, paid leave, a retirement plan, flexible work hours, a stable work-life environment and more.
4 Year Degree
The North Dakota Public Service Commission has an opportunity to work with a team of analysts in the highly dynamic energy field. If you have an interest in the energy industry and would like to use your engineering skills to analyze energy infrastructure for sound engineering and environmental policies; advise on current and future energy resources and technological innovation; and ensure policies promote a safe, reliable and affordable electric grid; this position is for you. In addition, there will be opportunities to analyze utility operations to verify that energy resource requests are reasonable and prudent while ensuring reliability. This is a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge base into utility operations analysis, far beyond basic engineering.
This position would join a team to investigate economic, financial, scientific, and engineering information submitted by utilities for impact on rates, reliability, and the environment. Additionally, you will advise on state, regional and national energy policy, electric grid integrity, infrastructure development, utility analysis, telecommunications, and electric utility resource plans and operations.
Represent the Commission on national, regional, and state organizations dealing with energy reliability, production, transportation, regulation and state and federal energy policy. This includes issues concerning grid management, siting, economics, and transmission.
Advise on state, regional, and national energy policy.
Assist in the development of the state’s energy conversion, transmission, and utilities infrastructure.
Evaluate economic, financial, scientific, and engineering studies on energy related facilities. This would include analysis of methods and assumptions relating to electric utility resource planning, operations, and new resource development.
Develop and maintain detailed working knowledge of North Dakota’s regulated gas, electric, and telecommunications utility operations. This knowledge is critical to write rules, policies, reports, position papers, and correspondence on investigative findings and analyses.
Provide effective written and oral testimony as part of the Commission’s formal deliberative process.
Research, collect data, and analyze findings of individual companies and industries.
Review and analyze utility filings, prepare routine pleadings, and agency documents.
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Upcoming college graduates are encouraged to apply.
In addition, the successful candidate must have excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, be a team player, and work well with the regulated industry and the public.