search Jobs hero

O&M Business Analyst

Date: Jan 12, 2018

Location: Scottsdale, AZ, US

Company: nrg

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.



  • Develops and executes plans to accomplish development, regular updating, and monitoring of the department budget and cost forecasts
  • Provides appropriate information, recommendations, and guidance to department personnel to obtain the necessary input to support the budget development and monitoring process
  • Communicates information relative to the accomplishment of the work
  • Creates documents, including reports, memos, graphs, charts, tables, etc.
  • Provides feedback relative to the results of task accomplishments into the development of new plans
  • Coordinates interfaces between various work groups
  • Gains cooperation and action from people not under employee’s direct control
  • Reviews and provides input on changes in the original budget development plan
  • Initiates/participates in continuous improvement planning and implementation in assigned area of responsibility
  • Ensures Company resources are used in a cost effective manner
  • Supports and emphasizes the importance of safety and environmental programs and ensure regulatory compliance
  • Recognizes problems and is proactive in helping to resolve them
  • Coordinates monthly variance analysis performed by department, reviews results, reconciles actual costs with budgets/forecasts, summarizes variance explanations/forecasts, and distributes the information as appropriate
  • Prepares journal corrections and coordinates monthly and year-end accruals
  • Assists department management in developing, monitoring, and reporting on departmental level initiatives, goals, and objectives
  • Prepares special cost/budget reports and analyses with minimal direction at the request of department management
  • Working with the other regional support staff to support all ad-hoc requests from Management for strategic decision making.
  • Become a super-user of the Company’s reporting tool for project management and consolidation, supporting end users, creating reports, updating data as necessary.






  • Basic understanding of the processes, systems, assets, resources, key personnel, and business functions of the business.
  • Basic knowledge of power plant systems and operation consistent with level of responsibility (preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to establish and maintain a positive and professional working relationship with all individuals
  • Demonstrated sound business skills necessary to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Ability to perform as a team member or leader in a cross-functional team environment and achieve consensus decisions
  • Ability to read, create and follow written policies and procedures
  • Ability to use basic mathematics, algebra, and statistics to convert units of measure, perform manpower calculations, verify vendor invoicing, and utilize financial forecasting formulas
  • Ability to understand the effects of monthly and year-end accruals
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and environmental regulations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint




  •  Minimum of BA degree in an Engineering, Business, Accounting or related discipline from an accredited college or university, or a 2 year degree and 2 years equivalent experience in a related field, or 4 years of equivalent experience in a related field




  • Uses and maintains technical and professional knowledge, shares that knowledge with others, and recognizes/applies new technology in a cost effective manner
  • Obtains and applies knowledge of competitive business practices in daily work activities and decision making
  • Seeks and understands the customer/client’s needs and focuses on meeting and exceeding their expectations
  • Willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Anticipates and accepts changes in the organization and adapts to meet the new requirements
  • Committed to making the workplace safe and environmentally sound
  • Willing to accept accountability for own decisions, performance, and behavior 


Working Conditions


  • Normal office environment and/or plant environment, including working at heights, high/low ambient temperatures and high humidity areas.
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, and climbing stairs / ladders due to plant environment.
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Occasionally requires lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Flexibility to work overtime and non-standard working hours as required
  • Requires occasional travel.


NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability
EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at

Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Apply now »
Apply now

Apply for Job

Share this Job