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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.













  • Customer Focus

  • Integrity

  • Teamwork

  • Ownership

  • Excellence




 City of Tacoma, WA


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 –




invites applications for the position of:

Integrated Resource Planner I/II



Integrated Resource Planner I

$86,117.00 - $118,411 Annually


Integrated Resource Planner II

$99,690 - $137,074 Annually


The Public Utilities Department seeks a talented and knowledgeable professional to fill the position of  Integrated Resources Planner I or II. The ideal candidate will perform a variety of professional level duties and responsibilities in the analysis, forecasting and planning of the electric utility's integrated resources; to administer the Public Utilities bulk power contracts; will plan, develop, and implement advanced technologies including renewable energy resources and alternative fuel programs;  coordinate the development and implementation of such programs/projects with the department's integrated resources objectives, including demand side management programs; and coordinate, forecast, schedule and account for utility power generation and transmission according to system demands; and to monitor, purchase, and sell power resources on a real-time basis to and from other utilities.


One vacancy exists in the Power Supply section, with the Utilities Department having the discretion to fill at either level (I or II) based on the qualifications of the applicant and the needs of the department. 


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The vacancy can be filled at either level. Qualifications for both classifications are as follows:


For Integrated Resource Planner I: An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


For Integrated Resource Planner II:  Two years of progressively responsible professional experience in the procurement and administration of bulk power contracts, engineering and/or project management, and/or forecasting, analysis of integrated resources, electric load dispatching, scheduling, and transmission scheduling, 


For both I and II:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business, economics, engineering, accounting, or a related field. An equivalent combination of experience and education sufficient to perform the essential job functions and provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


For both I and II:

Knowledge of: Accounting principles; principles and practices of statistical, economic and financial analysis; principles of contract preparation and administration; statistics and statistical programming; principles of technical report preparation; methods used in the economic evaluation of bulk power; power contract development; principles of contract law; power scheduling and accounting principles; integrated resources planning theory, principles and practices and their application to a wide variety of electrical systems; principles of power generation expansion and probability analysis; standard and advanced generation technologies; resource types and their attributes, including baseload, peaking, capacity factor, emissions, and reliability; alternative fuel systems; state and federal environmental policies and procedures; principles of project planning and management; methods of gathering and analyzing data; units of power measurement; basic transmission and generation and cogeneration of power resources; concepts of power plant operations; principles of power system operation including power flow concepts; load forecasting, power scheduling techniques, energy accounting, and electrical theory, principles, and practices; principles of mathematics as applied to energy and rate calculations, CAISO tariffs and protocols; identify scheduling problems, make decisions, and implement corrective action immediately; applicable power scheduling software; office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases; pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.


Ability to: Perform economic analysis; analyze and interpret statistical data; conduct studies and evaluate models; read, interpret and apply complex laws, regulations and changes in policies and procedures; evaluate and recommend future bulk power resources based on negotiated proposals; negotiate, interpret, prepare and maintain power contracts; analyze program performance and prepare recommendations for improvement; review financial, statistical and feasibility analysis of program projects; coordinate cooperative efforts between various groups; evaluate and resolve policy and technical issues; coordinate, direct and administer multidisciplined teams and coordinate and interface with various groups, departments and individuals to achieve program goals and responsibilities; set and develop priorities, methods, standards, objectives and strategies for project development and funding; read, interpret and use technical documents, laws and data sources; identify, analyze and resolve problems with multiple input priorities between multidisciplined departments internal and external to the department; prepare and implement energy pre-schedules and forecasts; identify scheduling problems and implement corrective action; perform analysis of data and prepare reports; negotiate the purchase of power from other utility agencies; prepare electric system pre-schedules and forecasts; identify economic energy resources; economically schedule energy resources; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, contracts and/or other reports and documents; evaluate options and alternatives and make effective negotiating decisions; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.



License/Certification Required: Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license.



This position is open on a continuous basis with a first review date of Wednesday, September 26, 2018. You are advised to submit your application prior to this date to assure consideration. The recruitment may be closed at any time after the first review date.


For full application instructions and position description, visit





Energy Solutions Developer – Federal Discipline

Open Location


Client is one of the largest and most respected energy services companies in the U.S., utilizes design-build and performance-based contracting vehicles to deliver energy and maintenance savings as well as significant infrastructure upgrades to existing Federal facilities.


Looking for a Business Developer to sell complex energy efficiency projects within the Federal Government.


As a Senior Account Executive, you’ll be involved in the following:

  • Experience selling and marketing of energy infrastructure solutions in the federal sector through performance-based Federal IDIQ contracts

  • Identify new business opportunities, markets and cultivate new customer prospects

  • Develop new RFP/RFQ opportunities

  • Work on highly competitive RFP/RFQ responses in a primary authorship role

  • Coordinate with internal project development teams and others throughout the sales cycle

  • Account management to maintain relationships with existing customers and drive new business to help customer meet Federal goals or unfunded site infrastructure requirements through performance-based energy savings contracts


Experience / Qualifications

  • Experience in the Federal ESPC, UESC, Energy Management and/or Design/Build market

  • Experience with complex sale cycles that include complex financial arrangements

  • Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills required

  • The ability to travel


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 –


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

  • PJM FTR Hedge Trader, Position #2 

  • Virtuals Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM), Position #3

  • Nodal Power Engineer, Position #4

  • PJM FTR Transmission Engineer, Position #5

  • Power Structuring Quant, Position #6

  • Renewable Origination (Battery Storage Focus), Position #7

  • Manager of Thermal Development, Position #8

  • Energy (Electricity) Markets Controller, Position #9

  • Plant Accountant, Position #10

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: PJM FTR Hedge Trader
Position is part of a commercial team and is focused on hedging generation (not spec trading). Additionally, this new FTR hire is involved in the ARR selections and/or doing the analysis behind the ARR selections with respect load deals. Required: Masters’ or PhD in electrical engineering (power systems focus) with 3-7 years of related PJM congestion trading experience; experience at a utility, IPP, power trading firm; strong modeling and programming skills; and power flow analysis skills using UPLAN, PowerWorld, Dayzer, PROMOD or PSSE, etc. Consideration will be given to a congestion trader or trading analyst with market experience in other ISOs (ERCOT, MISO, NYIO, NEISO, SPP or CaISO).

Position #3: 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 #4: Nodal Power Engineer
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, 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 #5: PJM FTR Transmission Engineer
Position is responsible for fundamental research and key analytics in support of the PJM FTR trading portfolio. Responsibilities include running production cost models, transmission and congestion modeling, price forecasting, development of trader tools and identifying strategies for the PJM FTR auctions. The focus of this position is hedging power generation but the Transmission Engineer also gets involved with analytical support for the commercial physical and financial power trading teams.  Required: Masters or PhD in electrical engineering (power systems focus) with 3-7 years of related PJM transmission experience; experience at a utility, IPP, power trading firm, power research firm or ISO as a transmission planning engineer or a congestion analyst with an expertise in the market rules of PJM; strong modeling and programming skills; and power flow analysis skills using UPLAN, PowerWorld, Dayzer, PROMOD or PSSE, etc.

Position #6: 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 #7: Renewable Origination (Battery Storage Focus)
Position originates and executes battery storage technology for its wind and solar business with a customer focus on utilities, coops and munis, large C&I customers and power marketers. This is a newly created role and business line. The focus of the role is origination/sales/marketing, but this individual will work closely with the business development team on implementation of the storage projects. Required: a bachelor's degree; 5+ years' experience in an origination or sales & marketing role in the renewables industry with at least a year of experience working with battery storage projects; strong knowledge of current market dynamics including ISO and state regulations around battery storage as well the technical requirements of battery storage projects; a rolodex of customer contacts; strong project management and communications skills and advanced technical skills (Excel, etc.).

Position #8: Manager of Thermal Development
manages the development of utility-scale thermal projects throughout the United States.  Responsibilities include identifying and evaluating sites; leading the process to obtain permits and approvals; directing activities with ISO/RTO to obtain transmission interconnections; evaluating fuel procurement options; engaging consultants; and working with local organizations. Required: a bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering (advanced degree strongly preferred); 7+ years' experience in the thermal power industry; strong project development experience and skills; and strong organizational and communication skills.

Position #9: 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 #10: 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.