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Revised as of Friday, July 13, 2018 02:00 PM


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.


Natural Gas Trader
Location: Carmel, IN

This position is responsible for executing physical natural gas transactions in support of client gas generation assets.  Primary responsibilities include procuring natural gas for electric power generation, scheduling natural gas, and managing natural gas imbalances. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.

  • 3 years or more experience in natural gas or power operations preferred.

  • Ability to work as an individual contributor.

  • Knowledge of energy commodities and relationships between fuels and power products.

  • Competence in commercial relationships with clients and counterparties.

  • High degree of analytical, written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent computer skills especially with Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to be on-call after normal hours for time-sensitive gas supply management actions.

  • Ability to travel to industry events and client meetings periodically.

  • Series 3, National Commodity Futures Examination, qualified in past 2 years OR will sit for the Series 3 after hired.





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 –



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

  • Director – Renewable Origination, Position #4

  • Manager – Power Fundamentals, Position #5

  • Nodal Power Engineer, Position #6

  • FTR Quant Analyst, Position #7

  • Renewable Power Settlement & Revenue Manager, Position #8

  • Energy (Electricity) Markets Controller, 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: 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: Director – Renewable Origination

Position 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: Manager – Power Fundamentals

Position develops fundamental long-term forecasting models for power generation assets in PJM, NY, NE, ERCOT, CaISO and MISO using the Aurora production cost modeling tool.  Responsibilities include developing long-term regional supply and demand models; evaluating new market builds/retirements; monitoring industry regulations, writing/ presenting white papers to key stakeholders, assisting with valuation of complex transactions (tolling transactions, load following/full requirements transactions, etc.) and collaborating with traders and originators to develop trade strategies.  Required: bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (advanced degree preferred); 5+ years’ experience developing long-term power supply and demand models; experience with production cost tools (Aurora, Prosym or Promod); expertise in Excel and proficiency with Access, SQL, Matlab or SAS; and strong communication skills.


Position #6: 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 #7: FTR Quant Analyst

Position uses financial engineering techniques with existing fundamental analytics to drive trading strategy and commercial decisions within a power team trading team (nodal and ICE/OTC power markets covering all ISOs). Key responsibilities include identifying 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 #8: Renewable Power Settlement & Revenue Manager
Position manages an ISO power settlements and billing team covering multiple ISO markets and structured power transactions for a renewable power generation company (optimizing wind, solar and battery storage assets). Team is responsible for settlement and reconciliation of wholesale physical/financial transactions (wholesale physical power, renewable energy credits (RECs), imbalance of settlements); invoicing counterparties and paying monthly invoices; and ensuring all transactions, P&L and third-party settlements are represented accurately in the ETRM and accounting systems. Required: bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field; 7+ years’ experience with ISO power settlements and 3+ years’ supervisor, manager or team lead experience; strong IT skills; good knowledge of ISO power markets within PJM, the northeast and ERCOT; experience working with originators, traders, accounting and middle office; knowledge of wholesale markets is preferred; and exceptional 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.



Generation System Supervisor 


Vectren Corporation is an energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Ind.  We provide energy delivery services to over 900,000 natural gas customers located in Indiana and west central Ohio and over 140,000 electric customers in southwestern Indiana.  


What you will be doing

  • Maintain a safe, stable, and reliable electric generation system within area of responsibility in cooperation with Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO)

  • Ensure safety and reliability/integrity of electric generation system in accordance with established policies and procedures, providing reliable energy supply

  • Perform all functions related to monitoring and dispatching Vectren’s electric generation fleet; submit load, generation, and ancillary service bids and offers to MISO

  • Collaborate with power plant and transmission system operations for planned generator outage/maintenance to optimize plant availability and reliability; minimize customer cost; and maximize wholesale opportunity

  • Coordinate gas generator operations, determining natural gas needs and procuring as needed

  • Logically analyze system situations, anticipate, and resolve problem proactively or create a plan of action and implement it to correct system problems


What you bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Ability to obtain NERC System Operator certification within 6 months

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Comfortable with working a 12-hour rotating shift


It would be awesome if you have

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in a business or engineering field

  • NERC Certified System Operator (Reliability Coordinator) certification

  • 2+ years of electric generation system supervisor experience

  • 2+ years of experience working a rotating shift

  • Thorough understanding of bulk electric system fundamentals and how market participants interface with MISO power market

  • Thorough understanding of NERC policies, standards, and/or procedures

  • Familiarity with the MISO charge types and settlement process


What we bring to you

  • Professional growth and development programs including tuition reimbursement to help advance your knowledge, skills and even career

  • Colleagues with a vast amount of knowledge and experience committed to your growth, development and success

  • Comprehensive health and wellness plans for you and your family

  • 401(k) Savings Plan featuring a company contribution regardless of your contribution along with company match opportunities for additional savings

  • Paid holidays and paid time off

  • Competitive compensation



Interested applicants, please visit to view the job posting and apply. Or feel free to contact the recruiter at

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