Hydro Data Analyst

  • Chelan County PUD
  • Wenatchee, WA, USA
  • Aug 28, 2019
Full-time Analytics Business Analytics Business Intelligence (BI) Data Analysis Data Mining Data Modeling Data Reporting Predictive Analytics Project Management Quality Assurance (QA)

Job Description

The Hydro Data Analyst will design, develop, enhance and utilize advanced data analytics, business intelligence information, and business processes to enable the District to build and sustain a ‘best in industry’ data-driven decision making environment, supporting a culture of continuous learning.

Essential Functions Include:

Work and Outage Reporting, Communications & Collaboration - Regularly coordinate with Generation Operations and Maintenance work groups, Project Management, Asset Management, and the Generation Business office to ensure the information from various budgeting, scheduling and planning systems are up to date and accurate. Coordinates mid and long term scheduling activities and assists with plan development to achieve strategic goals. Identifies over or under utilization of resources and communicates potential conflicts of resource allocations, work sequencing objectives and priorities to divisional management and other internal service providers.

Data Analytics - Design, develop, enhance and use advanced data analytics and tools to meet customer and business decision-making needs. Analyze complex data and related information and formulate a wide range of insights. Draw conclusions and recommend new or changes to existing analytics. Perform research & analysis on data analytics practices and techniques. Be a data and analytics resource for special projects, client requests and reports requiring analytics. May programmatically evaluate noisy data and develop automated analytics processes; explore data sources, processes, uses and definition and clean, process and translate data into model designs that are tested, refined, moved to production and maintained. Perform ad-hoc requests as assigned and make recommendations to management related to strategy and operations insights.

Business Intelligence - Collaborate, design, develop, implement and troubleshoot new and existing business intelligence reporting tools. Identify data-driven information, metrics and reporting needs and requirements. Seek opportunities for stakeholders to utilize data analytics and business intelligence tools to enhance District’s capabilities in being a data-driven organization. Test and validate tools and data for accuracy. Conduct quality assurance checks, create recurring reports and develop reporting dashboards. Sr. level leads discussions with the Data Analytics and Business Intelligence core team.

Reporting, Communications & Collaboration - Build and maintain strong collaborative working relationships. Provide regular progress updates and feedback to management and customers. Leverage internal subject matter expertise. Train and coach users of business intelligence and data analytics tools. Perform complex ad-hoc requests, including data analytics, reporting needs, and process improvements and automations. Make written and verbal recommendations to management to provide ongoing insight into strategy and operations.

Project & People Leadership - Participates on project teams. May lead data analytics, business intelligence initiative, or research efforts. Provide training and guidance to junior level staff. Sr. level fosters strong collaborative working relationships with members of cross-functional teams and internal stakeholders, prioritizing and resolving roadblocks, and seeking ways to improve methods for utilization of data analytics and business intelligence.


The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Post-Secondary Education:                      

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S., B.A. from a college or university) in mathematics, business, information technology, management information systems, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Master’s Degree preferred.


This position typically requires a minimum of four (4) years progressively responsible experience in a data analytics or business intelligence role with demonstrate examples of designing, developing and implementing all of the following: Technology solutions to support user needs; complex data analytics; corporate performance reporting, and dashboards.

Pursuant to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards, Chelan County Public Utility District #1 conducts background screening of personnel who have access to the District's critical physical and/or cyber assets.

Compensation & Benefits

The position will be filled at Level II or Senior based on an incumbent's qualifications, skills and abilities. In addition to a competitive salary range of $73,760 - $92,200 (level II) and $90,480 - $113,100 (Senior), Chelan PUD employees also enjoy outstanding benefits which include the option of a zero cost medical plan (medical, dental and vision for all eligible dependents), short and long-term disability, Washington State Public Employee's Retirement System, Deferred Compensation (with company matching funds up to 5%), 11 holidays and initial personal leave accrual at 21 days per year.

About Us

Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Sunset Magazine as one of the top 20 Western DREAM TOWNS and by Forbes in 2017 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled

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$73,760 - $92,200 (level II) and $90,480 - $113,100 (Senior)