Advisor, Distribution Load Forecasting

Quanta Technology, headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is a leading provider of expert consulting, analytical engineering, and advanced testing services to electric utilities, seeks a highly motivated subject matter expert specializing in electric distribution system load forecasting.

Responsibilities of the position include securing and leading technical projects focused on application of probability modeling, data analytics and artificial intelligence techniques to load forecasting, and development and application of load and DER forecasting methodologies and solutions to address modern distribution planning needs. The successful candidate will work across all business areas of Quanta Technology keeping abreast of trends such as adoption of behind-the-meter technologies (e.g., smart thermostats, smart water heaters, vehicle-to-grid operation [V2G], etc.) that can impact load forecasting and issues related to all aspects of grid planning and grid management. The Advisor for distribution system load forecasting will lead consulting projects and manage resources, costs, and schedule while delivering a high-quality product to our clients.

Qualified candidates will have at least 10 years’ experience in utility distribution system planning, statistical analysis, or electric utility operations. Experience with forecasting software tools and data analytics is required. Experience in weather normalization, load disaggregation, stochastic analysis, and probabilistic methods using SCADA and AMI data are beneficial. Candidates with consulting experience will receive priority; however, all candidates should have direct electric utility or industry knowledge from, for example, an electric utility, national laboratory, or academic energy center. Active participation in industry working groups on distribution planning energy and load forecasting is highly desirable. An Electrical Engineering degree is required and a master’s degree or PhD Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Data Science or Economics is preferred.

The level of the position and title may range from Advisor to Executive Advisor depending on the qualifications, experience, and skills of the candidate.

Quanta Technology offers a diverse and collaborative working environment, competitive salaries, and an excellent benefits package.  Quanta Technology is an equal opportunity employer.  Apply online at

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