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Lead Analyst, NEPOOL Relations

ISO New England

Location: Holyoke, MA US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 26, 2022
Reference Code: 123764469
In one of the more visible, outward facing roles for the ISO, the Lead Analyst NEPOOL Relations serves as an Officer of New England's electricity industry stakeholder committees. The ISO uses the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) committees to advance proposed changes to the ISO's central functions of administering wholesale markets and reliably planning for and operating the power system, while complying with applicable laws and regulations. Those representing ISO New England in the committees' leadership roles through the NEPOOL Market Services group are vital to ensuring a positive and productive working relationship with the ISO's Market Participants, as well other industry stakeholders.

How You Will Make an Impact

• Work in the NEPOOL Market Services group, within the Participant Relations and Services department, and serve as Secretary for a NEPOOL Technical Committee, and act as Chair of a key working group (e.g. Emerging Technologies Working Group (ETWG))

• Attend meetings and review, post, distribute, and maintain committee materials and records

• Participate in discussions with ISO Committee Chair, NEPOOL Counsel, and Participant Vice Chair on meeting tactics

• Strategically coordinate stakeholder activity more broadly within the NEPOOL Relations group and with internal business units to ensure the ISO's external positioning is clear, constructive, and consistent

• Support the NEPOOL Relations management team by identifying areas of interest to stakeholders and preparing logistical requirements for committee meetings

• Participate in multi-disciplinary development teams on change initiatives and provide support to internal project leads on larger scope initiatives

• Track and assist with accurate responses to stakeholder inquiries

• Become trained and available for cross-functional supports across the department, as needed

What We Are Looking For

• Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Business, Engineering, Economics, Operations and Information Management, Public Policy, Legal Studies, or Regulatory Affairs preferred. An advanced degree or specifically applicable experience is highly desirable

• 10+ years of related experience desired

• Demonstrated success working with stakeholders and/or with state and federal regulatory processes

• Proven ability to manage stakeholder/client relationships

• Broad experience in and understanding of the electricity industry with prior experience in two or more of the following preferred: Transmission or Operations Engineering, Wholesale Electricity Markets, Regulatory Law, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Market Development, or System Planning

• Ability to flexibly work on a number of projects simultaneously

• Verbal communication and presentation skills are essential

• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products such as: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and WebEx

Clarity of purpose is the starting point for all success. The ISO's mission, vision, and values define our purpose-these values serve as the cultural cornerstones of theorganization.

Mission: Through collaboration and innovation, ISO New England plans the transmission system, administers the region's wholesale markets, and operates the power system to ensure reliable and competitively priced wholesale electricity.

Vision: To harness the power of competition and advanced technologies to reliably plan and operate the grid as the region transitions to clean energy.

Values: Expertise, Respect, Innovation, Dependability and Collaboration

What We Offer: Located in Holyoke, MA amid the picturesque Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, our employees get the best of both rural and urban living, enjoying day-to-day local community culture and conveniences with drivable access to big city amenities. Our competitive base salaries, performance-driven bonus incentive offering, as well as a variety of health, wellness, and professional development benefits underscore the value we place in our employees. Beyond our comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, we encourage continuous learning through our training and tuition reimbursement programs and support work-life balance with flex hours, hybrid work models for most roles, and paid vacation and holidays. Our benefits strive to fulfill the needs of our employees across life's stages, with paid parental time off, health and wellness programs, 401k with company match, and a retirement plan. For the convenience of our employees, we offer complimentary access to our onsite fitness center and a cafeteria with free coffee.

COVID-19 Policy: Employee safety and well-being is a priority at ISO New England. To safeguard our teams and the important work they do, ISO New England has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Equal Opportunity : We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.

Drug Free Environment: We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Social Networking Notice : ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Telecommute % 60
About this Employer

Keeping the lights on in New England

We are the independent, not-for-profit corporation responsible for keeping electricity flowing across the six New England states and ensuring that the region has reliable, competitively priced wholesale electricity today and into the future.