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Senior Portfolio Analyst #98930

Puget Sound Energy’s Power Supply Operations is looking for a Senior Portfolio Analyst to join our team. This position is responsible for supporting PSE’s participation in Western organized markets. This role will ensure that PSE’s interests are adequately represented in market design technical workshops and forums. In addition, the Senior Portfolio Analyst will serve as a technical resource to inform PSE’s organized market trading strategies. PSE is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Protected Veterans and those with Disabilities.

Read more about these opportunities and apply online to ad #98930 at


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


Reliability Compliance Training Specialist
Location: Carmel, IN

This position is responsible for developing training and providing NERC compliance assistance to ACES and its Members.  This position is responsible for the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of computer-based training courses for ACES and its Members, including the support and use of the ACES Learning Management System (LMS).  Additional duties include monitoring NERC reliability standards, reporting on NERC compliance activities, and developing corporate training as needed.



  • Bachelor's Degree in a related area

  • 5+ years of related work experience preferred (NERC, compliance, system operations, or training)

  • Strong project management, verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to establish credibility with industry experts, staff, and member staff

  • Proficient in electronic and web-based education development and delivery

  • Strong presentation and facilitation skills

  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, training methodologies, and best practices

  • Must be  detail oriented and a team player

  • Must be self-motivated, eager to learn new tasks/jobs, and have ability to work independently


SQL Developer / Sr. SQL Developer
Location: Carmel, IN

This position is responsible for database and ETL application analysis, design, development, modification, implementation, and support. Additionally, this position is responsible for data modeling design and implementation. This position will need experience with the database and ETL tools in use at ACES including Oracle database, SQL Server database, and SQL Server Integration services. Responsibilities include creating and maintaining a stable and functional database and ETL application environment by working with external vendors, external support staff, and ACES staff. 



  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related degree.

  • Three or more years of SQL application development and implementation experience.

  • Three or more years of ETL application development and implementation experience.

  • Three or more years of data modeling and database design experience.

  • Experience with SQL language development on both Oracle and SQL Server databases

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple assignments.

  • Ability to solve problems and troubleshoot issues quickly and effectively.

  • Customer service orientation.

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

  • SQL Server or Oracle administration experience a plus.





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 –




Demand Response Senior Director

Open Location


OVERVIEW - The Demand Response (DR) Business Lead is responsible for developing and executing the strategy for the DR business line in the utility and end-use channels across North America.


MUST HAVE experience in Distributed Energy Resources and Demand Response


The DR Business Lead is responsible for meeting revenue targets. You will be the leader of our DR / DERs activities and directs a team of functional experts in the DR/DERs business line. Responsibilities include strategic leadership, technology evaluation, DER / DR program design, business development support, program startup and ongoing expert support for the regional team.



  • Directing program designs for sectors such as Residential, SMB and C&I as well as informing required resources for delivery of contracts.

  • Manage a team of five demand response consultants.

  • Oversee the development of DR sales pipeline.

  • Review DR financials including portfolio P&L/business line operating costs/new project budgets.

  • Support contract negotiations between company and utility clients.



  • Strong business management and business development acumen.

  • Energy industry experience, at least five of which are in demand response, demand management or distributed energy resources.

  • Direct program delivery experience in energy efficiency, demand response, distributed energy resources and/or demand management.


If you are interested, contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916.649.3200 –



Senior Operating Specialist (Experienced System Operator) 10929


Job Summary:

Champions, organizes, and partners with diverse teams in Distribution Operations and Fossil Generation to ensure system security and continuity of service are maintained in a safe manner on the DTE electric system. This role ensures productivity is maintained through safe and concise operating orders and actions during normal and complex trouble situations. This is a system operations liaison role to Substations, Service Operations, Primary Services, and Engineering.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Directs and coordinates teams to resolve conflicts and interpret rules to support the operation of the DTE electrical system.

  • Organizes cross functional teams to address unique, complex or recurring issues effecting the efficient operation.

  • Develops policies, procedures, standard work instructions, and restoration plans for both planned and emergent work on the electrical system.

  • Champions continuous improvement (CI) initiatives focused on operating procedures and coordination of resources.

  • Attends operations committee meetings and advises on recommended practices on cross functional safety.

  • Provides feedback on operating articles and documents to safely achieve corporate objectives.

  • Ensures the authority of the system operations personnel is understood and executed to safely restore customers in an expedient manner.


  • Ten years of operational experience with advanced knowledge of electric generation, transmission, and distribution systems including:

  • Advanced knowledge of installation, operation, and maintenance of high voltage electrical equipment used in electric utility substations.

  • Advanced knowledge of installation, operation, and maintenance of electrical equipment used on overhead and underground electric utility systems.

  • Experience as either a System Operator, Power Dispatcher, or electric utility electrical equipment operator.

  • Understands and is aware of collective bargaining agreements (CBA) as it applies to others.

  • Knowledge and experience administering lean manufacturing concepts.

  • Proven ability to effectively lead change management initiatives.


  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering or electric utility electrical worker trade certification.

  • Ten years of experience as either a System Operator, Power Dispatcher, or physically operating electrical equipment to administer lockout tagout practices; including five years of experience supervising system operators, power dispatchers, or qualified electrical workers who operate electrical equipment and workforce represented by a labor union.

  • Six Sigma Yellow, Green, or Blackbelt certification.

  • NERC BI, BIT or RC Operator certification.


Apply online here: Sr. Operating Specialist 10929




Business Development Director – Energy Development



This individual will be responsible for driving the growth of well-positioned Energy Finance/Project Development Firm. The candidate will recruit new channel partners and drive increased volume from the company’s existing energy services company and contractor partners. The candidate will also manage and implement targeted direct sales efforts to multi-site industrial, commercial and institutional customers. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a track record of meeting and exceeding business development targets in the energy efficiency, renewable energy, retail energy or other relevant industries.


Duties & Responsibilities

The candidate’s responsibilities will include:


  • Developing and closing energy efficiency deals

  • Identifying, qualifying, developing and executing channel partner relationships with ESCOs, energy contractors, equipment suppliers, energy retailers, and other promising channels

  • Managing and implementing go-to-market strategies that efficiently allocate resources to best accelerate the building of pipeline and execution of profitable projects


Experience & Qualifications

Successful experience in an energy efficiency development role, meeting sales targets and developing strong relationships with channel partner. The successful individual will also need to demonstrate:

  • Experience selling energy-related solutions into the C&I vertical markets

  • Success selling value vs. price - financial solution sales

  • Ability to present to executive board-level professionals

  • Solutions oriented individual that can excel in a start-up environment

For confidential consideration call Scott Brownholtz directly @ 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:

  • Head of Congestion Trading, Position #1

  • FTR/CRR Traders, Position #2

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

  • Power Originator, Position #4

  • Senior Power Transmission Analyst, Position #5

  • Energy Quantitative Trading Strategist, Position #6

  • Trading Data Scientist Position #7

  • Load Forecasting Analyst, Position #8

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: Head of Congestion Trading
Position will build-out the congestion trading platform (FTRs, CRRs, TCCs, Virtual Bidding) across all ISOs (PJM, NYISO, NEISO, MISO, SPP, ERCOT, CaISO). Key responsibilities include building analytical tools (power system economics, power flow and dispatch models) to be used by congestion and speculative trade desks; hiring a team of transmission analysts and FTR traders; and developing and executing FTR and CRR strategies to trade in monthly, quarterly and annual auctions.  Required: bachelor’s degree (Power Engineering preferred); ability to execute the directive of building out a strategy; strong commercial understanding of the North American transmission trading environment with an analytical understanding of the modeling aspect of the business; strong fundamental market knowledge of the grid and market rules in all ISOs; and experience running a profitable congestion trading business.

Position #2: FTR/CRR Traders – CaISO, ERCOT, MISO, NY, NE, Ontario, PJM or SPP Focus
Position builds out an FTR trading platform/desk, including analytics (power system economics, power flow and dispatch models) to trade 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, and prior profitable trading record trading FTRs/CRRs in a hedging or speculative trading environment.

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: Power Originator
focus is to market renewable power (wind, solar, battery storage) in the PJM and Midwest (MISO) regions. The customer focus is off-take arrangements, hedges and REC transaction to utilities, coops and munis, large C&I customers and power marketers. Required: bachelor’s degree; relevant experience in traditional or renewable generation; well-versed in the current market dynamics; a rolodex of contacts and 3+ years of executing power or renewable originated transactions (PPAs, hedges, RECs).


Position #5: Senior Power Transmission Analyst
Position provides analytical support for the senior nodal traders and their portfolios.  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: Masters 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 #6: Energy Quantitative Trading Strategist
is part of a power trading team that trades in the nodal and ICE/OTC power markets, and uses financial engineering techniques with its existing fundamental analytics to drive trading strategy and commercial decisions. Key responsibilities are to identify trade signals in the power data (price patterns, generation, congestion, load) using statistical analysis (time series, regression and machine learning techniques) and portfolio construction and optimization skills. Required: an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in a quantitative field (financial engineering, math, statistics, etc.); and 2+ years of front-office quantitative experience in a trading environment (financial or energy markets) with a focus on working with Big Data and trading signal generation.

Position #7: Trading Data Scientist
Position creates sophisticated statistical algorithms that produce predictive signals for the commercial trading organization.  These algorithms and related trade signals will drive trading strategy and commercial decisions.  Key responsibilities include extracting, analyzing and managing data from complex and disparate sources, including data lake built by the Technology team: applying rigorous machine learning, statistical analysis, regression and optimization techniques to data to identify signals and predictive patterns; generating hypotheses and analyzing data to test and interpret results and to evaluate and test trading strategies; developing, testing and implementing new tools to be used by the trading team; working with Technology team to communicate analytical and modeling results in a dashboard format to Traders; and researching and evaluating new technologies/tools associated with Big Data.  Required: advanced degree (PhD strongly desired with strong academic performance) in an applied quantitative field (math, physics, computer science, engineering or statistics); 4+ years' experience in Big Data analysis and predictive modeling in a trading environment (trading, quantitative trading or high frequency trading); strong background in statistics and probability; professional experience with machine learning used for prediction, classification and anomaly detection; experience with natural language processing (NLP) for analyzing unstructured data is desired; excellent programming skills (Python preferred, C++, C# and R considered) and advanced knowledge of scripting; ability to write and optimize database queries to extract and analyze large data sets; and strong communication skills.

Position #8: Load Forecasting Analyst
evaluates and enhances existing load forecasting models used in the short- and long-term load forecasting process, and develops new load forecasting models for the electricity and gas load.  The position examines the accuracy of the existing models by comparing the forecast to actual results, identifies and implements new assumptions and calculations in the model and tests new models to be used by the team in daily operations. Additional data mining is done for customer profiling and segmentation purposes. This position supports and interacts with multiple teams; stakeholders include load forecasters, portfolio management, supply trading, risk and marketing. Required: an advanced degree (Masters degree) in Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Statistics or other quantitative field; 3-5 years' experience in a statistical load forecasting role; strong mathematical and statistical modeling skills; knowledge of regression modeling neural-networks, regression, time series, etc.); advanced SQL coding skills with exposure to R, Matlab and/or Stata; understanding of deregulated retail or wholesale power and/or gas markets and customer profiling and segmentation; and ability to research industry trends and extract and analyze large data sets and use Big Data / Data Science concepts.