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Capital Planning Analyst in Columbus, OH at NiSource

Date Posted: 10/17/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Columbus, OH
  • Date Posted:
    10/17/2018
  • Job ID:
    921476

Job Description

Introduction

 INTRODUCTION:

Capital Planning is charged with managing the capital program (~$1.7 Billion) by providing gas & electric systems investment planning, budgeting & forecasting, infrastructure & asset analysis, and capital allocation.  The capital planning role is responsible for the optimization of capital spending and infrastructure investment by driving planning, providing program insight, and continuous improvement.  This position ensures collaboration between engineering, gas & electric operations planning, finance, regulated revenue organizations, and local operations

Responsibilities

  PURPOSE:  

Provides value-added capital program analytics and support to executive management and internal stakeholders.  The incumbent may assume responsibility for capital program analytics, including but not limited to reviewing and interpreting the impact of portfolio schedule and cost impacts on the capital program and our commitments; preparing analytical studies on historical, forecasted, and pro-forma capital program financial data; developing comprehensive capital program insight and business drivers for executive management and internal stakeholders; and providing other needed expertise and reporting to accurately reflect and manage program efficiency matters. 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  •  Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences. (Professional Judgment)
  • Compiles, organizes and formats data, including qualitative analysis required for reporting.  Identifies and researches reporting issues, provides recommendations, assists with the adoption of new reporting requirements. (Reporting)
  • Recognizes situations where the regulatory framework and rate case outcomes impact our capital investment program; Supports regulatory initiatives by gathering data and preparing regulatory schedules and/or preparing data requests.  (Regulatory)
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of program metrics and measures and understands and utilizes program benchmarking data as it relates to NiSource capital performance.  (Business Acumen)
  • Demonstrates a working knowledge of the project lifecycle ¿ including key handoffs between planning, engineering, and construction; collaboratively develops solutions between capital execution teams and state regulatory and finance stakeholders. (Business Acumen)
  • Demonstrates a high-level of quality and sustainability by documenting work fully and accurately. (Documentation of Work Performed)
  • Takes action to identify, analyze and improve existing processes within our organization to maximize opportunities for efficiency and effectiveness and meet new goals and objectives. (Continuous Process Improvement) 

GENERAL / TRANSFERABLE COMPETENCIES:

  • Follow Up:  Develops and clearly communicates process for duties with appropriate interim deliverable dates.  Identifies and informs of roadblocks to work plan.  Gathers appropriate information and evaluates results.
  • Quality Orientation:  Identifies department quality standards and strives to achieve them by reviewing standard procedures for effectiveness and applicability as well as establishing reasonableness checks.  Established high quality output and takes action to drive quality products and services.
  • Stress Tolerance:  Maintains focus and professionalism as well as demonstrating balance when under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity).  Maintains productive relationships and copes effectively during stressful situations.
  • Communication:  Speaks and writes in a clear, logical, and succinct manner. Presents financial issues effectively to others. Effectively communicates technical information in an understandable manner.
  • Customer Focus:  Seeks to understand and meet customers' needs.  Builds collaborative relationships with customers.
  • Meeting Participation:  Clarifies current situation to ensure understanding of meeting content and conducts follow-up as necessary.  Develops others' and own ideas, facilitates agreement, and establishes good interpersonal relationships.  Leads meetings when and where appropriate.
  • Applied Learning:  Quickly gains knowledge, understanding and skills and actively participates in learning experiences.  Applies knowledge and skills.
  • Safety Awareness:  Identifies and corrects conditions that affect employee safety. Upholds safety standards.
  • Valuing Diversity:  Creates and maintains an environment that naturally enables all employees to contribute to their full potential in pursuit of organizational objectives.  Invites and respects others' input.
  • Ethics and Values:Demonstrates our commitment to fair and ethical business dealings. Complies with the NiSource Code of Business Conduct.  Lives by our core values of Fairness, Honesty, Integrity and Trust.
Qualifications

Qualifications

KEY WORK EXPERIENCE / EDUCATION

All analyst levels

  • Requires 4 year degree in business discipline
  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft office applications; particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Prefer MBA
  • Prefer Utility Industry experience

 Analyst

  • 0-3 years of experience (or equivalent education) in finance, accounting, regulatory, engineering, or construction related field

 Senior Analyst

  • 3-6 years of experience in finance, accounting, regulatory, engineering, or construction related field
  • Requires analytics, predictive modeling and/or reporting experience
  • Requires multiple functional work experience in related field

 Lead Analyst

  • 7 years or more experience in finance, accounting, regulatory, engineering, or construction related field
  • Requires analytics, predictive modeling and/or reporting experience
  • Requires multiple functional work experience in related field
  • Demonstrated cross functional collaboration
Inclusion & Diversity

Value inclusion within your day to day responsibilities by respecting others' perspectives/convictions, engaging others' opinions, creating a safe environment where people, ideas, and opinions are valued within your Team/Customers and external partners.

Respect and take into consideration diversity within your Team/Customers and external work partners by valuing different world views, challenges, and cultures that represent all walks of life and all backgrounds.

Treat others with respect and consideration.  Actively participate in creating and contributing to a positive work environment.

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please apply on-line at careers.nisource.com before November 14th!

Equal Employment Opportunity

NiSource is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in each of its companies to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, disability, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any protected group status as defined by law. Each employee is expected to abide by this principle.

By applying, you may be considered for other job opportunities.

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