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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:

  • ICE Trader – PJM Focus, Position #1

  • FTR/CRR Traders, Positions #2 and #3

  • Mexico FTR Trader, Position #4

  • Virtual Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM), Position #5

  • New England Power Term Trader, Position #6

  • Midwest Power Term Trader, Position #7

  • Power Marketer, Position #8

  • PJM Transmission Senior Analyst, Position #9

  • Trading Data Scientist, Position #10

  • Load Forecasting Senior Analyst, Position #11

  • Senior Front-Office Risk Analyst, Position #12

  • Power Risk Control Senior Analyst (or Manager), Position #13

  • Retail Risk Analyst, Position #14

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: ICE Trader – PJM Focus
Position trades Bal Day, Next Day, Weekly and Monthly products on ICE.  Required: bachelor's degree, strong fundamental market knowledge, modeling skills, and prior profitable trading record trading ICE products ($1-3M minimum).

Position #2: MISO FTR Trader
Position leads MISO FTR trading platform/desk including analytics (power flow and dispatch models) to trade in monthly, quarterly and annual auctions for a global energy company.  Required:  bachelor's degree (power engineering preferred), strong fundamental market knowledge, strong modeling and programming skills, and prior profitable trading record trading FTRs ($3-$7M minimum).

Position #3: FTR/CRR Traders – CaISO, ERCOT, MISO, NY, NE, Ontario, PJM or SPP Focus
Position builds out an FTR trading platform/desk, including analytics (power flow models) to trade in monthly and quarterly auctions.  Required:  bachelor's degree (power engineering preferred), strong fundamental market knowledge, strong modeling and programming skills, and prior profitable trading record trading FTRs/CRRs ($1-3M minimum).

Position #4: Mexico FTR Trader

Position leads the build-out of a Mexico FTR trading platform/desk including analytics (power flow and dispatch models) to trade in monthly, balance of the year and annual auctions. Required:  Masters or PhD degree (power engineering preferred), prior experience with congestion/FTR trading in one or more ISOs, strong modeling and programming skills, prior profitable trading record trading and Spanish speaking skills to interpret tariffs/market rules and attend Mexico market meetings/industry events, etc.


Position #5: Virtual Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM)

Position trades congestion products in CaISO or MISO or PMJ. Required: bachelor's degree (power engineering preferred), strong CaISO or MISO or PJM fundamental market knowledge, strong modeling and programming skills, and prior profitable trading record trading the CaISO or MISO market ($1-3M minimum).


Position #6: New England Power Term Trader

Position is responsible for term trading in the New England / ISO-NE power markets with a focus on speculative trading with some customer flow. Required: bachelor's degree, strong fundamental market knowledge, modeling skills, experience taking trading risk one to three years out on the curve and prior profitable trading managing a portfolio in the $5M-$10M range.


Position #7: MISO Power Term Trader

Position is responsible for term trading in the Midwest / MISO power markets with a focus on speculative trading with some customer flow. Required: bachelor's degree, strong fundamental market knowledge, modeling skills, experience taking trading risk one to three years out on the curve and prior profitable trading managing a portfolio in the $5M-$10M range.


Position #8: Power Marketer

Position markets power options and OTC power products via a flow trading desk structure. This is a newly created role and a new derivatives flow desk. The power focus is utilities, IPPs, commercial and retail aggregators and other power market participants in the PJM and northeast power markets (experience in other ISO markets is beneficial). Required: a bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field; energy derivative marketing experience (approximately 5 years) including a PnL track record; experience pricing options; a rolodex of customers; and ability to build a desk from scratch.


Position #9: PJM Transmission Senior Analyst

Position provides key analytics in support of a PJM FTR trading portfolio.  Responsibilities include running production cost models; providing transmission and congestion research; forecasting prices; and identifying strategies for the PJM FTR auctions.  This position takes a quantitative approach to building the models and trading tools, and will use both data mining and fundamental analysis techniques. The focus is hedging their generation but the position also will get involved with managing a trade book and an analytical support for the commercial physical and financial power trading teams. Required: Master’s or PhD in Electrical Engineering (power systems focus) with 3-7 years’ experience in PJM transmission planning, engineering or congestion analysis at a utility, IPP, power trading firm power research firm or ISO; expert knowledge in the market rules of PJM; strong modeling and programming skills; and power flow analysis skills using UPLAN, PowerWorld, Dayzer, PROMOD or PSSE.


Position #10: Trading Data Scientist

Position is a newly created role with an 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. 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 #11:  Load Forecasting Senior Analyst

Position generates and enhances existing load forecasting models used in the short- and long-term load forecasting process, analyzes changes in load metrics and creates management reporting. Additional data mining will be done for customer profiling and segmentation purposes. Required: a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Power Engineering or other quantitative field (advanced degrees are preferred); 3-7 years’ experience in electric load forecasting; experience with advanced statistical methods and modeling techniques (regression, neural networks or machine learning is beneficial); experience with Big Data (extracting and mining large data sets); strong understanding of deregulated power or gas markets;  and programming skills (R, Python, SAS, Matlab, VBA and SQL).


Position #12: Senior Front-Office Risk Analyst

Position is a proactive risk advisory role that interacts daily with the trading desk and fundamentals team to provide an independent analysis of risk and challenge trading strategies. Responsibilities include highlighting key portfolio risk metrics, summarizing the themes and strategies of the trades and portfolios versus the broader energy markets, quantifying impact of new and material trades on the trades books and identification of risks not captured in systems and traditional risk metrics. In addition, position will be involved with assessing risk related to new business and complex transactions.  This position requires a strong commercial and fundamental understanding of physical and financial power and gas markets, as well as related instruments and derivatives. Required: bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, or Quantitative Finance (Master’s degree is a plus); 5+ years' experience in an energy risk management or trading role, including experience with VaR calculation, stress testing and sensitivity analysis; strong understanding of energy commodities including power and gas; ability to analyze complex data using Excel, VBA and Access; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; and ability to effectively communicate (both verbal and written) within the trading, marketing, and risk organizations.


Position #13:  Power Risk Control Senior Analyst (or Manager)

Position focuses on reporting and risk control activities around a physical and financial structured power portfolio.  Responsibilities include calculating and reporting trading exposure via risk reports (VaR, PnL Position analysis, scenario analysis and stress testing); forming an understanding of trade book strategies and exposures within the context of the underlying fundamentals of the North American power markets; actively participating in the development and validation of risk and valuation models; providing risk analysis for power structured deals and transactions (heat rate call options, tolling, load-following, full-requirements, , etc.); monitoring trading risk against limits; providing management commentary on key risks in trading activity, and participating in projects to automate and streamline processes.  Required: a bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field (MBA, CFA preferred); 5+ years' experience in a market risk, middle-office, product control or risk valuations role within a power trading environment; understanding of complex power transactions; in-depth knowledge of physical and financial power trading markets, strategies and the related volatility; and strong Excel and VBA skills.


Position #14:  Retail Risk Analyst

Position oversees risk reporting of the retail, C&I and residential customer bases. Responsibilities include preparing daily risk reporting and analysis of the portfolios including VaR, options analysis and stress testing; analyzing portfolio risk and valuation models; and participating in process and system improvements. Required: a bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or related field (MBA, CFA preferred); 3+ years' experience in a market risk, middle-office, product control or risk valuations role within a power trading environment; understanding of complex power transactions; in-depth knowledge of physical and financial power trading markets, strategies and the related volatility; and strong Excel and VBA skills.




Public Sector Senior Sales – Energy Storage
Enterprise Senior Sales – Energy Storage
Location: California


Client is backed by several globally recognized energy investment firms. This is an opportunity to join a world-class team at the intersection of energy storage and real-time data...


Position Summary
Report to the Regional Sales Director, the AE will develop and execute on a sales pipeline of public sector and/or enterprise customers within the California market. You will be responsible for prospecting and closing new key accounts.


• California energy industry expertise / experience selling energy-related product / service into large end users.
• Experience with energy efficiency technology, building management systems, and/or demand response markets.


For confidential consideration, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916-649-3200 or







Regional Energy Policy Consultant #42683

Puget Sound Energy’s Federal and Regional Policy Department (FRP) is looking for a Regional Energy Policy Consultant to join our team!  FRP is a progressive and fast paced group within Puget Sound Energy that is constantly striving to improve company processes, compliance and policies.  This role participates in regional energy forums that develop energy policies and influence decisions, to better position the company in achieving its short and long-term energy and transmission objectives.  The Regional Energy Policy Consultant will work closely with other regional industry entities, and maintain collaborative, constructive and effective relationships.  This position will review regulatory, technical, energy market and legal requirements and develop policies and strategies necessary to meet company needs.  Key areas of focus include: the Energy Imbalance Market and related regional developments, California Independent System Operator requirements, California Air Resources Board regulations, Bonneville Power Administration coordination, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requirements. 

PSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Protected Veterans and those with Disabilities. Read more about these opportunities and apply online to ad #42683 at



Power Trader, Real-Time
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




TEA is an equal opportunity – affirmative action employer that actively seeks a diverse work force.


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




Hourly Trader
Location: Carmel, IN

This position will be responsible for the management of generation and native load requirements of any participating member or client.  This position will be accountable for generation and load scheduling, demand side management, transmission purchases, energy transactions, market interaction, hourly sales of member’s generation or contract resources and purchasing as required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field or an Associate’s degree with applicable power trading experience from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. 

  • Previous business experience preferred to include price negotiation, data analysis and customer service.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in computers, specifically Microsoft Excel.

  • Competence with mathematics and technical concepts.

  • High degree of analytical, attention to detail and organization skills.

  • Effective written and oral communication skills as well as computer skills.

  • Application and use of critical thinking skills


Manager of Information Security
Location: Carmel, IN

This position will be responsible for the design, prototype, build, test, implementation, compliance, and administration of all corporate logical security solutions.  This position will also track and understand current and emerging technologies and lead the deployment effort of new technologies.  This role will work with a talented team of network administrators and compliance staff to ensure the safety of our electronic assets consistent with established security policies, procedures, and requirements. This position must adhere to, administer, and maintain NIST/ISSP, SOC1, and NERC CIP compliant IT practices and procedures. This role will need to have a solid understanding of the commodities trading business. 


  • Candidate should possess a degree in Computer Science or related degree, Masters preferred

  • Four or more years of project or people management experience

  • Security certifications desired such as CISA, CISSP, CISM, CQA and CRISC

  • Experience with business continuity, disaster recovery, and incidence response planning and administration

  • Solid understanding of NIST/ISSP and NERC CIP standards

  • Information system architecture and physical and logical security controls experience, including:

  • Firewalls and routers

  • Encryption

  • Multifactor authentication

  • Log and Monitoring Management

  • Configuration Change Management

  • Intrusion detection and prevention systems

  • Operating systems (e.g., Windows, Linux, Unix)

  • Remote access systems

  • Applications

  • Databases (e.g., SQL, Oracle, DB2)

  • Vulnerability and Patch Management

  • Ability to develop and execute short and long term plans

  • Effective written communication, oral communication and presentation skills

  • Strong organization skills and exceptional technical writing skills

  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional customer service skills

  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and resolve problems quickly

  • Working knowledge of ACES fundamental operations






Indirect Sales Manager – Retail Energy

Houston, TX


Purpose – The primary objective of this role is to manage third party sales for Energy Retail Supplier products to Commercial and Industrial customers.


Essential Job Functions

  • Establish indirect relationships with key brokers to acquire and retain a book of business

  • Develop sales plans and strategies to increase regional third party business and coordinate these efforts with other regional owners to maximize the business

  • Ability to negotiate and structure complex commodity transactions

  • Use knowledge of the market and competitors to identify and develop the company’s unique selling propositions and differentiators

  • Coordinate and manage various internal processes and resources to close transactions (Legal, Credit, Supply, Business Controls and Operations)

  • Collaborate with members of the Key Account team on transactions involving key customers

  • Support marketing activity by staffing key industry events in the region



  • Prospect and acquire new C&I customers by networking, cold calling, using social media, and/or other means to ensure a robust pipeline of opportunities throughout the territories we serve


Education/Experience – Bachelor’s Degree required / 5+ year’s sales management experience within the retail energy industry.


If interested, confidentially contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 –




Federal Sales Manager, Energy Services

Remote Location


Client is recognized as a benchmark in the Energy Services/Demand-side Management community. They help the federal government improve their relationship with energy by advising, developing and implementing energy retrofit projects. World-class leadership, resources and branding that will enable you to succeed and "be your best you."


The Federal Sales Manager should have existing relationships with decision-makers and knowledge of operations at governmental organizations. This individual will be responsible for managing a direct sales team and a P&L. You will be providing comprehensive energy solutions to customers relating to energy efficiency and also supporting cross functional sales to electric, natural gas, renewable power, load response and other blended solutions.


– Ability to lead/develop/support a Federal sales team

– Has successfully prospected and contacted Federal decision makers

– Develop and manage a sales energy efficiency pipeline

– Understand customer's energy objectives, price risk tolerances, develop sustainable energy solutions

– Exceptional communication skills with the ability to speak in front of groups and C-Level executives



  • Sales management experience

  • Energy development experience

  • Experience and contacts in the Federal ESPC marketplace

For further details contact Scott Brownholtz at 916-649-3200 or




Southeast Regional Sales Manager – Energy Services

Southeast Location (company will relocate candidate)


Client is a leading energy services provider that offers complex, financial solutions for facilities in the public sector through performance contracting. Client designs, builds and operates co-generation plants and offers a full range of renewable energy solutions.


MUST come from the ESCO world...

MUST be detailed in your experience selling and managing complex energy solutions sales.


Position Scope: We have been retained to facilitate the recruiting efforts for a Southeast Regional Sales Manager for one of our most profitable regional teams. We are looking for an individual who has experience in the energy services and/or performance contracting industry. Additionally, candidate will bring knowledge and sales leadership.


The primary purpose of the Sales Manager is to generate new business, by supervising a team of Account Executives in developing relationships with potential clients that lead to new performance contracts and managing and supervising all aspects of the sales process. Candidate will hire, train and develop a sales team.


For confidential consideration, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916-649-3200 or