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Revised as of Friday, October 19, 2018 05:01 PM

 City of Tacoma, Washington


CAISO Analyst


The CAISO Analyst position will focus on optimizing and tracking transactions with the California ISO (CAISO) in the Day-Ahead and Hourly markets as well as with any future implementation of the Western EIM.

The ideal candidate will draw on their CAISO/EIM technical expertise to help lead the team with analysis, marketing, development, enhancement and implementation of effective bidding strategies to maximize wholesale revenue within organized markets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Function as the subject matter expert and strategic lead for market opportunities within the CAISO and EIM.  

  • Analyze trading strategies, evaluate their effectiveness, identify opportunities to increase value and communicate these strategies with the trading team (Day-Ahead and Real-Time Energy Traders).  

  • Participate in technical workshops and forums. Communicate technical and market intelligence information to the Resource Operations and Trading team, senior management and other groups within Tacoma Power.

  • Enhance the development of in-house tools and models to assist with trading, decision support, settlement, resource optimization, water management, unit efficiency, resource constraints and regulatory requirements.  

  • Develop and deliver executive presentations that are accurate, thoroughly researched, timely, analytically sound, and with visual and verbal communication that is easy to understand, tailored to the audience, and provides a clear path for decision making.

  • Work with the After the Facts Group to ensure that CAISO transactions are correctly billed, accounted for, and processed through SAP and OATI.

  • Maintain and account for Tacoma Power's carbon obligations in CITSS.

  • Identify potential products and services that Tacoma Power can supply with competitive advantage. Utilize sound analytical, statistical and mathematical techniques to determine expected opportunity costs and risks associated with supplying these products and services. Collaborate with other department representatives and represent Power Management's interests on regional issues concerning the wholesale energy market especially in the area of CAISO and the Western EIM.



  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (Engineering, Economics, Finance, Statistics, or similar);

  • 2-5 years of experience working in wholesale energy market, preferably in an analyst role

  • 2 years of experience working with CAISO and/or EIM are required for a senior level position;

  • Knowledge of energy markets and market fundamentals

  • Advanced skills in MS Office, especially Excel

  • Excellent analytical skills; excellent communication, writing and presentation skills

  • Self-starter with the ability to work effectively without direct supervision in a fast paced, stressful and multitasking environment


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Project Manager (Energy Efficiency)

San Francisco Bay Area


As Project Manager, your primary responsibility will be to execute and manage multiple new building commissioning, energy efficiency, and retro-commissioning projects simultaneously. You will oversee all aspects of projects including technical work, scheduling, budget management and client relationship management. You will be responsible for setting deadlines, assigning responsibilities, monitoring the progress of each project, and preparing reports to company management regarding project status.


Key Responsibilities: Execute and project manage the delivering of energy and commissioning related services to end-use customers, including:

  • Project management of commissioning, energy consulting, and/or engineering projects

  • Oversee all aspects of a project including scope, schedule, budget, and quality

  • Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and summarize progress of projects

  • Conduct site assessments to review systems and collect data from facilities

  • Conduct and manage whole building energy modeling by engineers

  • Client main point-of-contact.

  • Lead project teams consisting of internal staff and sub-consultants


Core Skills:

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Understanding of new building commissioning/building systems/energy efficiency/ HVAC

  • Consistently able to lead customer meetings


Required Qualifications/Skills/Education:

  • Background and prior experience in the energy sector

  • Degree in technical discipline

  • Practical experience in new building commissioning, building commissioning, HVAC, energy, and/or controls


If you are interested, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 –





Sr. Data/Business Analyst


Tenaska Power Services has an opening for a Data/Business Analyst. The position will report to the Settlements Manager and is expected to collaborate with, and in some cases support, a number of key staff including Energy Managers, Energy Originators, and Accounting staff. This position will have an active role in updating, as well as creating, logic to validate energy settlement charge types across multiple energy markets.


Essential Job Functions

  • Validates energy settlement charges for multiple customers and across multiple energy markets

  • Responsible for settlement charge type modeling development and maintenance in TPS’s proprietary software system, creating data points and coding equations

  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of settlement procedures documentation

  • Responsible for settlement report and dashboard design and development in TPS's proprietary software system and vended visualization software


The ideal candidate for this position will have a working knowledge of centrally cleared energy markets and a willingness to learn TPS’s proprietary software system and business processes. He/she must be capable of developing/testing logic using C# light language.


Required Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline; Electrical and Computer Engineering preferred (Five years of related experience for a related power industry company may be substituted for a degree)

  • Previous experience validating and analyzing energy settlement charge types, is a plus

  • Object Oriented Programming knowledge, C# programming, or VBA script is a plus

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Good oral and written communication skills


Job Location: Arlington, Texas, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular




Tenaska is an equal opportunity employer.




Business Development Director – Energy Solutions, K-12 MUSH

Location - Western PA


For over 20 years our award winning Energy Solutions client has provided clients with cost-effective options to reduce energy usage and a level of construction expertise that’s unmatched in the industry. Their cost-effective approach to energy savings includes: Identifying energy-saving technologies and practices, upgrading aging equipment, reducing maintenance expenses and utility bills, and improving occupant comfort. By combining our unique blend of low overhead with efficient and effective project delivery, we provide our clients with the highest value project possible.


This Business Development position will provide sales prospecting and technical sales support during project development for guaranteed energy savings (GESA) project, agency construction management projects and hybrid projects in the public sector MUSH market in western Pennsylvania.


What you will be doing...

  • Responsible for prospecting and calling on potential clients for building solutions / energy services throughout western Pennsylvania.

  • Target market is MUSH - primarily K-12 public education and public markets.

  • Responsible for proposal and presentation strategy, technical writing, and other proposal and presentation activities.

  • Identify opportunities to streamline sales/marketing collaboration through CRM, marketing automation, presentations and proposal development.

  • Contribute to advertising, communications, market research, public relations, social media and the Web footprint.

  • Establish relationships with industry trades, associations and regional media outlets to identify leadership opportunities and build brand awareness.

  • Work with government officials to promote brand awareness and acquire new customers.


If you are interested, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 –



Senior Business Developer – Retail Energy

Houston Location


We have been retained to recruit a Sr. Business Developer (BDM) to lead the ERCOT/PJM retail energy expansion efforts for one of the largest independent power producers in North America. Looking to expend their footprint in the competitive energy space, our client has the distinct advantage of strong brand recognition, exceptional leadership and highly competitive products/pricing.


Must have previous success selling power/gas. As a Sr. BDM, you will sell competitive electricity to the commercial and industrial marketplace throughout PJM and into the ERCOT market as well. You will be responsible for prospecting new business opportunities, presenting company services, lead generation, qualifying, and aggressively closing new sales. Additional responsibilities include implementing a business plan to effectively manage assigned territory, acquiring signed contracts from new and existing customers, preparing agreements and conducting sales presentations. The appropriate profile of a BDM is uncompromising; quantifiable benchmark power/gas sales success, an understanding of the ERCOT and PJM regions and a commitment to above average performance.


Highly competitive commission payouts.


If you are interested, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 –



Energy Portfolio Analyst I, II, III or Senior
Westminster, CO

Under the general supervision of the Energy Portfolio Manager, the Energy Portfolio Analyst is responsible for load and price forecasting, back-casting, data analysis, contract optimization, risk management and asset optimization support as it pertains to short-term energy commodity management.  Monitors and provides recommendations regarding natural gas transportation and electricity transmission tariff requirements and applicable updates.  Performs commodity price and load forecasting based on market fundamentals (supply, demand, planned outages, transmission/transportation constraints, regulatory issues, weather, etc.  Works closely with Term Marketers to identify effective volume and price hedging strategies for the various traded commodities (electricity, natural gas, SO2, Transportation, transmission, storage, etc).  Assist with marketing activities during peak times.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, or other related technical discipline or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education. 

  • Advanced degree desirable.


Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Knowledge of electric power and natural gas fundamentals.

  • Working knowledge of database and spreadsheet software applications.

  • Must have the ability to conduct thorough, appropriate and effective analytical, quantitative and economic evaluations.

  • Must have the ability to analyze complex, technical data and prepare concise, accurate reports.

  • Basic understanding of risk management or the ability to learn.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.

  • Must be flexible, inquisitive and able to thoroughly understand market dynamics.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Advanced knowledge of computer applications is desired.

  • Must sign a FERC Standards of Conduct Confidentiality agreement



  • Minimum of eight (8) years or more of related experience, preferably in the electric power or natural gas industry.


  • Willingness to travel, as required. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)

  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·     Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level up to 10 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Incumbent must have finger dexterity, good vision, good color vision, good hearing, and ability to speak clearly, and handle intricate work. 

·     Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.

·     Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to dust and exposed to electrical risks, works around large industrial operating equipment.

How to Apply
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Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at more details.


Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran


SaltHill Group is searching for qualified candidates to fill several open positions with our clients including global energy companies, oil & gas majors, hedge funds, I-Banks, IPPs, proprietary trading firms, utilities, retail energy providers, and market research firms.  We work with companies nationwide.  Sample open positions include:

  • FTR/CRR Traders, Position #1

  • Virtuals Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM), Position #2

  • FTR Trading Strategist, Position #3

  • Power Structuring Quant, Position #4

  • Asset Management Analyst – Power Markets, Position #5

  • Data Scientist, Position #6

  • Power Trading Risk Analyst, Position #7

  • Energy (Electricity) Markets Controller, Position #8

  • Plant Accountant, Position #9

For information on these open positions, please contact by e-mail and visit our website

SaltHill Group
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone 312-422-1392  

Position #1: FTR/CRR Traders – CaISO, ERCOT, MISO, NY, NE, Ontario, PJM or SPP Focus
Position trades in monthly, quarterly and annual auctions.  Required: advanced degree (PhD or Masters required, power engineering preferred), strong fundamental market knowledge, strong modeling and programming skills (power system economics, power flow and dispatch models), and prior profitable trading record trading FTRs/CRRs in a hedging or speculative trading environment.

Position #2: Virtuals Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM)
Position is responsible for developing the CaISO, MISO or PJM Virtuals trade seat (conceptualizing, developing, and back-testing the trade strategies, trade execution and risk management of the book). Required: bachelor’s degree; experience with the market fundamentals of CaISO, MISO or PJM; strong modeling skills; and a historical PnL track record of $1M trading CaISO, MISO or PJM Virtuals.

Position #3: FTR Trading Strategist
Position provides analytical support for the senior nodal traders and their portfolios (trading in the nodal and ICE/OTC power markets across all ISOs). Key responsibilities include running production cost models / power flow models; providing transmission and congestion research; forecasting nodal power prices; and identifying trade strategies for the FTR / CRR auctions. Required: Master’s or PhD in Electrical Engineering (power systems focus) with 3-7 years’ experience in transmission planning, power engineering or congestion analysis at a utility, IPP, power trading firm power research firm or ISO; expert knowledge in the market rules of one or more of the following regions (PJM, NYISO, ISO-NE, MISO, CaISO, ERCOT or SPP); power fundamental modeling skills; and experience using UPLAN, PowerWorld, Dayzer, PROMOD or PSSE. Advanced technology skills desired for data mining purposes and building trading tools.   

Position #4: Power Structuring Quant
Position is part of a commercial trading team and is responsible for designing complex valuation and price models for structured products with an initial focus on pricing load-following deals (load auctions), and ongoing modeling enhancements and back-testing to the pricing engine/pricing library. Secondary responsibilities include providing quantitative support for the speculative power and FTR traders with optimizing the ARR/FTR and Day-Ahead/Real-Time portfolios and developing trading tools. Required: an advanced degree in a quantitative field (hard sciences required - mathematics, engineering, physics, etc.); 5+ years’ experience in a power quantitative role with prior experience pricing and structuring complex transactions (exotic options, bespoke structures) or experience building or enhancing pricing models (required); strong understanding of embedded optionality and drivers; and experience with coding (required).

Position #5: Asset Management Analyst – Power Markets
Position is part of a team that is responsible for financial and strategic management for a portfolio of power plant assets in a private equity company. The goal of the position is to commercially optimize their generation assets. Key responsibilities include: providing analysis in support of risk management and hedging; fundamental market analysis of power markets using third-party tools and modeling supply/demand; providing insights and views to the asset management team; reviewing regulatory policies and impacts to the power markets; analyzing gross margins of the plants; analyzing key risk metrics including mark-to-market, VaR and credit risk; weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting of portfolio performance including all KPIs; reporting to executives, internal deal teams and investors; participating in annual budget process; and supporting internal deal team as needed with modeling/due diligence analysis of acquisitions and disposition of power plants. Required: a Bachelor’s degree Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering or related numerate field; 2-3 years’ experience in the power markets in asset management, structuring, fundamentals, trade strategy or private equity investing; strong working knowledge of the physical and financial electricity/power markets including experience in one or more of the following energy markets: PJM, ISO-NE, NYISO, MISO, ERCOT, SPP and CaISO; experience with the capacity markets; ability to communicate complex hedging transactions; analytical skills; and advanced technology skills including Excel/VBA/SQL/PowerPoint are required.

Position #6: Data Scientist
Position has the objective of enhancing the existing analytic structure to further drive trading strategy and commercial decisions. The ideal candidate is likely to have experience in the energy markets and who has also worked with Big Data. Key responsibilities include developing, testing and implementing new tools to be used by the trading team; extracting, analyzing and managing Big Data from multiple internal and external sources; optimizing large data sets into meaningful data; applying rigorous machine learning, statistical analysis, regression and optimization techniques to data for purposes of identifying signals and predictive patterns; evaluating and testing trading strategies; communicating analytical and modeling results through easy to understand visualization platforms; and researching and evaluating new technologies/tools associated with Big Data. Required: a Masters or PhD in a quantitative field (math, physics, computer science, engineering or statistics); 5 years' experience in Big Data analysis and predictive modeling in the energy industry; excellent programming skills (C#, R, Python preferred) and advanced knowledge of scripting; ability to write and optimize database queries to extract and analyze large data sets; strong understanding of statistics, machine learning, regression models and optimization techniques; and strong communication skills.

Position #7: Power Trading Risk Analyst
Position is focused on reporting and analysis of the power trading & origination/marketing portfolios. Key responsibilities include measuring, valuing, and reporting the daily mark-to-market P&L; price Curve validation; understanding of trading portfolios and strategies in conjunction with the overall power markets from a risk, liquidity and fundamental perspective; providing management commentary on trading activity; monitoring trader risk to ensure compliance with control policies and trader limits; supporting the electricity / power desk with reporting and ad hoc analysis around FTRs, Tolling and Load-Following deals, RECs, REP-deals and EMAs; supporting the cash forecast and accounting processes; participating in projects to automate and streamline processes. Required: Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related numerate field; 4+ years’ experience in risk, trade reporting, valuations, product control, or a middle-office PnL role and ideally supporting a power trading & marketing desk; strong working knowledge of the physical and financial electricity/power markets including experience in one or more of the following markets: PJM, ISO-NE, NYISO, MISO, ERCOT, SPP and CaISO; strong understanding of vanilla and exotic options and other power-traded instruments; ability to communicate complex trading transactions; analytical skills; and advanced technology skills including Excel/VBA/SQL are a plus.

Position #8: Energy (Electricity) Markets Controller
Position is a hands-on Controller for a retail electricity provider and is responsible for monthly general ledger accounting, monthly and quarterly accounting close processes, financial statement preparation and other reporting, cash flow analysis, assisting the CFO with treasury activities, liaison to the external auditors, managing accounting policy decisions, and overall accounting processes (automation, streamlining, etc.).  Required: bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance (required); advanced degree preferred; CPA license is strongly preferred; 8+ years’ corporate accounting experience in the retail electricity, renewables or wholesale power & gas trading industries, including supervisory responsibilities; strong accounting and analytical skills; knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS required; strong Excel skills and ability to manage large data sets; and excellent communication skills and ability to work in a lean, start-up environment in a hands-on and independent manner.

Position #9: Plant Accountant
Position performs the accounting, reporting and analysis activities for multiple power plants. Accounting responsibilities include preparing journal entries, reconciling general ledger accounts, preparing and analyzing financial statements, assisting internal and external auditors and improving accounting processes and procedures.  Position also is expected to analyze existing cost structures (operating costs, capital expenditures) to assist in streamlining plant operations. Required: a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field (advanced degree preferred); 5+ years’ accounting experience including 3+ years’ experience in the energy industry (IPPs preferred); and public accounting experience with large SEC and/or power industry clients is preferred.


ACES provides a broad suite of energy trading and risk management services. ACES has the following exciting opportunities available.


Trading Control Analyst
Location: Benson, AZ

This position is responsible for maintaining a sound trading control environment at the West Regional Trading Center. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate discipline or 3+ years of work experience in risk management/trading/trading control.

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical, research, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

  • Solid aptitude for math, market economics, accounting, auditing and finance.

  • Strong working knowledge of computer/PC and various software, especially the risk system and associated reporting tools.

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and Access.

  • High quality external and internal report preparation experience.

  • Analytical report writing experience.

  • Must be able to identify risks.

  • Must be able to effectively prioritize and follow through on projects and duties.

  • Ability to solve problems, make decisions and prioritize their resolution.

  • Must be a team player that is also capable of leading a team.

  • Must be innovative, self-motivated and proactive.

  • Must possess sound business judgment and professional skepticism.

  • Must be able to manage and complete several projects simultaneously.

  • Must be willing to travel between Tucson and other ACES offices as necessary.



  • Enters transactions executed by ACES clients into the energy transaction and risk management system.

  • Validates the integrity of the data and transactions captured in the risk systems and client systems by performing various reconciliations and reports errors accordingly.

  • Promptly reports trading authority policy and operational exceptions to the Executive Director of Trading Control.

  • Monitors the deal capture, verification, and reporting functions to ensure compliance with the trading control desk procedures and ensures desk procedures are updated as processes change.

  • Investigates transactions executed by ACES traders for execution at fair market value.

  • Works closely with the Director of Trading Control and Trading Control Specialist and functions as a backup for West RTC specific matters as necessary.

  • Develops or improves transaction queries and reports relative to the trading control function using available software tools.

  • Coordinates and schedules training for new and changing markets and commodities

  • Analyzes long-term contracts and/or complex deals and captures the associated transactions in the appropriate risk management systems.

  • Continues to develop innovative deal capture processes to improve accuracy, efficiency, and controls.

  • Updates long term deals and makes revisions to existing trades in the risk system as needed.

  • Assists with the SOC 1 Review by complying with auditor requests.

  • Reviews external confirmation letters and broker reports for accuracy.

  • Assists with the implementation of new clients, services, markets, or commodities and ensures effective controls are in place.

  • Assists with the implementation of new systems or processes related to trade execution, deal capture, risk management, or settlements and ensures effective controls are in place.

  • Participates as an active team member by joining committees and working groups, attending/conducting meetings and training, showing respect for co-workers, encouraging feedback, contributing insights and opinions, and reflecting a positive attitude and work ethic.

  • Monitors and distributes transaction requests received from members and customers and logs on member websites.

  • Investigates discrepancies identified by Settlements during the mid-month and end-of-month tie-out processes.

  • Develops and updates Trading Control desk procedures.

  • Ensures confirmation letters are generated, reviewed and distributed to counterparties for all applicable transactions.

  • Assists in training new Trading Control and Front Office personnel.

  • Monitors trader compliance with established trading authority limits and maintains records of approval documentation.

  • Monitors time parameters and price triggers on transaction requests.

  • Reviews and maintains the Limits Monitoring query tables.

  • Submits daily transaction data to price index publishers.

  • Participate as an active member during internal ACES ERO Compliance audits.

  • Will adhere to all ACES corporate policies and comply with all ACES regulatory requirements, including but not limited to NERC, FERC, and relevant state regulations, as applicable to this position

  • Any additional responsibilities assigned by management.






Power Trader, Real-Time West
Location: Bellevue, WA


Provides asset optimization services including; portfolio management, system monitoring, resource scheduling, and the execution of real-time energy transactions on behalf of The Energy Authority and its Members and Partners.


● Simultaneously manages portfolios in real-time for multiple clients

o Forecasts hourly loads

o Analyzes energy and transmission alternatives to optimize profits and ensure delivery

o Interacts with the market participants to develop, negotiate, and execute opportunistic business transactions that create value for the company

o Evaluates the current value of thermal and storage resources relative to the market

o Evaluate market conditions and develop trading strategies to optimize the use of available resources

o Coordinate client and intra-TEA communications on power supply needs and transactions

● Monitors real-time data feeds to provide timely and reliable response to changing portfolio conditions including:

o SCADA alarm system

o PowerBiz

o Real-time system metering

o iCRS

● Coordinates the scheduling of resources to serve system obligations

o Scheduling of energy and reserve transactions

o Tagging of energy transactions

o Manage transmission reservations and negotiate transmission sales / purchases

o Pro-actively pursues transmission opportunities on behalf of Members, Partners and TEA

o Coordinate between clients, counterparties, control areas and transmission providers to ensure the reliable receipt and delivery of power

● Maintains working knowledge of Trading environment including:

o Client’s resource and obligation mix

o Current tagging methodologies and requirements

o Current scheduling methodologies and requirements

o Current applications, web sites, spreadsheets and other tools needed to effectively manage the portfolios under their control

● Data Entry Tasks

o Accurately records purchase and sale transactions on appropriate blotters or trade tickets and ensures that all necessary transaction details are entered into TEA’s deal capture system

o Obtains market discoveries and market clearing prices

o Confirms hourly transactions, including total MWh’s, transaction price, Point of Receipt or Point of Delivery with counter-parties in order to ensure accuracy


Work on a rotating 12-hour shift to provide trading coverage on a 7/24/365 day basis and be prepared to provide trading support during natural disasters, at back up facility, and/or team related emergencies. This position may be called on to fill in for other trading floor positions (Support Specialist, Day-Ahead Power Management Specialist, etc.) when needed. Provide training and support to new traders and support specialists about TEA business practices, processes, and procedures. Ensure that all relevant aspects including energy price, transmission, counter party contractual and credit limits terms, are in compliance with TEA’s and member risk policies (if applicable).


Bachelors’ degree from a four year accredited college or university required, advanced degree a plus. Previous experience in the energy industry and with trade capture systems is a plus.













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