Full Job Description
The Sustainability Research and Data analyst collects, interprets and validates sustainability data points from a variety of internal and external sources to help stakeholders, including investors, employees, policymakers and customers understand Black Hills Energy’s sustainability story. The research and data analyst works with a variety of internal subject matter experts, software programs and reports to prepare high-integrity environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for use in Black Hills Energy’s sustainability reports and ESG disclosures. Supports research of utility industry sustainability/ESG trends, renewables and technology; provides analysis of industry or sustainability studies and communicates findings with internal stakeholders.
SALARY RANGE: $62,850 - $94,200 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Director, Sustainability & ESG
LOCATION: Our Corporate Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota
You’ll find this is the ideal community to live, work and do business in. With hiking trails, the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore and Badlands National Park in your backyard, there are endless opportunities to enjoy nature. To learn more about our locations, please visit the locations page on our career website.
Relocation assistance is available for this position! Package is based on distance/complexity of the move, and individual circumstances. Contents of our relocation program are subject to change and may vary based on position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Identifies data owners, collects, analyzes and validates company’s sustainability data for use in ESG disclosures and communication.
Uses raw data, including financial, environmental, human resources and socio-economic data, to create meaningful statistics and progress against ESG goals.
Creates charts, infographics and basic modeling to illustrate trends and visually represent the data’s story.
Uses software and tools to create workflows and processes for ESG data collection and validation.
Understands data requirements for various ESG frameworks and provides data owners with specific requests for reporting timeframes, metrics and methodologies.
Ensures data points are used consistently across ESG frameworks and other published sources. Prepares reports and dashboards reflecting published data and sources.
Researches trends in ESG and utility industry, conducts research and benchmarking against peer companies and provides analysis and recommendations on ESG methodologies.
Supports scoping of company-commissioned studies and analysis of external sustainability studies and utilizes existing national methodologies and studies to understand implications at a state or local level.
Provides analysis of customer research and market studies for new sustainability programs and products.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading trade publications.
Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Maintain strong working relationships within Sustainability & ESG team, as well as with Investor Relations, Environmental Services and Energy Innovation.
Collaborate with numerous internal data owners including Financial Reporting, Customer Service, HR, Accounting and Operations.
Maintain supportive and respectful working relationships with all Black Hills Energy employees, business units and departments.
Maintain professional relationships with all vendors.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum of three (3) years of experience in data science or analyzing data, processes, information systems and/or workflows is required.
Bachelor’s degree in Data Analytics, Business, Political Science or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Excel and PowerPoint, and data analytics software.
Strong knowledge of data analysis, data modeling, researching and methodologies
Experience in project management, from conception to delivery.
Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
Strong analytical skills.
Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management.
Strong service and teamwork skills.
Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control.
Hands-on experience with project management tools.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
High levels of self-motivation, curiosity, drive for solutions and creativity.
Ability to work productively in an environment where job requirements, knowledge, and priorities change rapidly.
Ability to maintain confidentiality; respect for multiple review process.
Ability to meet deadlines and enlist others’ support in ensuring timely project completion.
Demonstrated interest in energy industry issues; commitment to life-long learning.
MENTAL/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
The mental and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Mental Requirements: Ability to understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Ability to apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is continuously (67% or more) required to: use fingers and hands, communicate, and have close visual acuity. Employee is frequently (34-66%) required to: ascend/descend stairs, position self to access lower items, and move about the office. The employee may occasionally (less than 33%) be required to: climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, push, pull and reach. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.
Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or continuously to lift, carry, push, pull or sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Work environment: Must be able to routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate noise level. No travel is required for this role.
This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the collective bargaining unit agreement will apply.
About our Company: We are a customer focused, growth-oriented utility company that is devoted to our communities. We have a mission to improve life with energy and a vision to be the energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture sparks unique perspectives, opening doors to new ideas and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 2900 employees and serve 1.2 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).
Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package: annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, military leave differential pay, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid maternity and paternity benefits, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.
Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
Black Hills Corporation does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Black Hills Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.