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Utilities Performance Management Analyst (Sr – Principal)

American Electric Power

This is a Contract position in Fresno, CA posted May 12, 2022.

Job Description: Based on education, experience and interview, these two (2) positions will be filled at either of these job titles: Utilities Performance Management Analyst Principal Utilities Performance Management Analyst Sr bachelor’s degree (5-8) years of experience Under general supervision/direction, provide performance support for the business unit.

Responsible for such things as developing and monitoring safety, performance and reliability metrics, conducting process improvement initiatives, and budgeting and variance reporting of O&M and Capital.

Benchmarking studies, pricing studies, and other profitability and statistical analyses responsibilities as required.

This work will be complex in nature; this is the journey level position in the job family.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS are listed below: 1) Monitor progress towards goal achievement and provide regular reports, with root cause analyses as required, to management.

2) Develop and monitor business unit operational measures regarding safety, human performance, reliability, customer experience/satisfaction, workforce planning/productivity, etc.

3) Analyze data and process flows to determine performance of existing business unit processes; recommend and implement process improvement initiatives when applicable.

4) Manage the planning and budgeting activities of the business unit O&M and Capital resources.

Prepare and evaluate monthly O&M and Capital variance reports.

Monitor and re-project capital project expenditures.

5) Assist in the preparation of Lease Improvement (LI) and Capital Improvement (CI) Requisitions, as needed.

6) Benchmark business unit performance against other companies in the industry and within the business unit to find and share best practices.

Evaluate competitors and vendors.

7) Investigate and implement automated methods for measurements of business processes.

8) Act as a liaison for business unit employees and corporate business units regarding contractor contract and invoicing requirements.

9) Facilitate the completion of required Sarbanes-Oxley reviews.

10) Collaborate with other business units and corporate groups, as needed, to ensure consistency in reporting and alignment with corporate goals.

11) Perform special studies, analysis, investigations, and assignments as may be required.

12) Demonstrate the highest standards of safe and ethical behavior and support the Company’s Corporate Compliance Policy.

13) Demonstrate behaviors consistent with AEP’s Cultural Pillars and Values.

Requirements BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Education requirements are listed below: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, math, statistics or related field, Work Experience requirement listed below: Minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience in performance management activities or distribution operations or business analystics or process improvement.

Ability to organize and present data in a meaningful way and communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, is required.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Physical demand level is Sedentary Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and familiarity with financial systems such as Business Objects are desirable.

Advanced degree preferred but not required Some travel required.

Key Competencies: Communication, Initiative, Adaptability/Flexibility, Creativity, Planning/Organizing and Understanding the Business and Competition.