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ESO Forecasting - Engineer

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Jackson, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas.  At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us!  Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.


General Summary


The ESO Forecasting Engineer is responsible for developing MISO energy market offer strategies using energy price forecasts, electric load forecasts, generation unit operating parameters, and generation unit outage plans that are developed by the ESO Forecasting Engineer. The engineer will develop forecasts using sophisiticated regression and neural network models, advanced excel spreadsheet models, production cost models, and generation unit commitment models. This role will work closely with peers in Generation Planning, Generation Asset Strategy and Generation Operations to understand generation unit operating parameters and outage needs.


Job Description/Responsibilities


  • Develop and maintain models for short-term forecasts for energy market pricing, electric load, intermittent generation (i.e. wind, solar), and demand response.
  • Develop, validate, and maintain MISO energy and ancillary service market offer strategies that maximize customer value and accommodate generation unit operational restrictions.
  • Coordinate with Generation Planning, Generation Asset Strategy, and Generation Operations to develop optimal outage schedules.
  • Coordinate with Generation Planning and Generation Operations to validate, update, and maintain MISO generation unit offer data.
  • Maintain collection and reporting of weather forecast information.
  • Forecast generation key performance indicators.




  • Knowledge of Electric Supply
  • Knowledge of generation technology and operations
  • Knowledge of demand-side energy resources
  • Knowledge of generation outage planning
  • Knowledge of MISO energy, capacity, and ancillary services markets
  • Knowledge of forecasting tools including regression analysis, neural networks models




Bachelor’s degree in scientific/technical field. Engineering degree preferred.

(OR) Associate's degree in a scientific/technical field with 2 years of experience in the specific field. (OR) Extensive Company or industry experience in positions that demonstrate required abilities and performance.


Preferred skills:

  • Utility experience
  • Complex modeling experience
  • Strong computer skills, especially Excel
  • Detail oriented


Location is Jackson- Parnall -Remote options available


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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