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Revised as of Thursday, January 18, 2018 07:53 AM

 

Current Energy Solutions Openings – Energy Services/Performance Contracting:

  • Regional General Manager – Midwest

  • Federal Regional Sales Manager – Open Location

  • Business Development – California

  • Director, Federal Business Development – Northeast

  • Senior Account Executive – Midwest

For confidential details contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916-649-3200 or scott@brownholtz.com.

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Financial Analyst

 

The Financial Analyst conducts quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.

Essential Functions
• Draw charts and graphs, using computer spreadsheets, to illustrate technical reports.
• Inform investment decisions by analyzing financial information to forecast business, industry or economic conditions.
• Develop, maintain and distribute ad-hoc reports and financial models as needed.
• Interpret data on price, yield, stability, future investment-risk trends, economic influences and other factors affecting investment programs.
• Monitor fundamental economic, industrial and corporate developments by analyzing information from financial publications and services, investment banking firms, government agencies, trade publications, company sources or personal interviews.
• Monitor developments in the fields of industrial technology, business, finance and economic theory.
• Present oral or written reports on general economic trends, individual corporations and entire industries.
• Maintain budget and reforecast information.
• Financial Reporting – assist in the preparation of financial statements and other reports as needed.

Other Functions
• Complete other duties and responsibilities as reasonably assigned by management.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
• Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft office, including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
• Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
• Maintain a continuous improvement mindset and proactively identify and implement process improvements, including process automation.
• Able to process work with accuracy and with strong attention to detail.
• Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
• Able to work well under pressure and prioritize workload appropriately.
• Ability to concisely communicate information to coworkers, both written and oral.
• Ability to adapt quickly and maintain flexibility with regard to ad-hoc projects, revisions to areas of responsibility, and organizational change.
• Basic knowledge of U.S. GAAP, general accounting procedures, and accounting systems.
• Willingness to accept constructive feedback.
• Ability to keep sensitive information confidential.
• Ability to work well in a team environment.
• Ability to meet commitments and deadlines, and to work outside of normal business hours when necessary.

Education, Certifications, License
• Requires High School Diploma or equivalent.
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, required.
• Requires a valid Driver’s License.

Work Experience
• Minimum of 3 years credit or finance experience.
• Knowledge of oil and gas industry preferred.
• Knowledge of banking and credit industry preferred.

Physical Requirements
• Ability to perform simple motor skills and gross body coordination such as standing, walking, bending, stooping, filing, sitting, etc. for prolonged periods of time.
• Ability to push, pull, and lift 25 lbs frequently.

 

Apply here: https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1834441


 
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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:

  • Head of Congestion Trading, Position #1

  • FTR/CRR Traders, Position #2

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

  • Trading Data Scientist Position #4

  • Power & Gas Derivative Structuring Quant, Position #5

  • Load Forecasting Analyst, Position #6

  • Front-Office Market Risk Advisor, Position #7

For information on these open positions, please contact chynes@salthillgroup.com by e-mail and visit our website www.salthillgroup.com/candidates/opportunities/.

SaltHill Group
191 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60606
chynes@salthillgroup.com
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 (PJM or MISO)
Position is responsible for developing the PJM or MISO 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 PJM or MISO; strong modeling skills; and a historical PnL track record of $1M trading PJM or MISO Virtuals.

 

Position #4: 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 #5: Power & Gas Derivative Structuring Quant
Position is part of a commercially-oriented Strats team focused on pricing derivatives and structured transactions.  Position works closely with originators and traders to price and structure, options, load deals, tolling agreements, gas transportation and storage deals and other physical/financial complex structured products across power and gas. Required: an advanced degree in a quantitative field (hard sciences required - mathematics, engineering, physics, etc.); 3-5 years’ experience in a power or gas quantitative role with prior experience pricing and structuring complex transactions; and experience with coding is beneficial.

Position #6: Load Forecasting Analyst
Position
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 will examine the accuracy of the existing models by comparing the forecast to actual results, will identify and implement new assumptions and calculations in the model and will test new models to be used by the team in daily operations. Additional data mining will be 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 (Master’s 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.

Position #7: Front-Office Market Risk Advisor
Position is a proactive risk advisory role that interacts daily with the trading desk and fundamentals team to provide an independent analysis of risk around 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: a bachelor's degree in Finance, Math or other quantitative field; 3-6 years' experience in risk management in a gas & power energy trading environment; strong understanding of energy risk metrics/models; advanced skills in Excel/VBA, Matlab (or other statistical package) and SQL; and experience interacting with traders and upper management.

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Portfolio Analyst

Location: Bellevue, WA

 

SUMMARY

The position will have responsibility for a wide range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to: Develop and maintain financial models used by clients for hedging, position management, budgeting, and ad hoc financial analyses. Develop rapport with clients to assist them with developing sound hedging strategies and metrics to track financial performance. Develop and assist with the fundamental analysis of assigned markets. Collaborate with cross-functional team members to create and maintain portfolio management products. Develop and maintain presentations that clearly and concisely communicate performance metrics. Communicate financial metrics to clients and team members via presentations and trusted relationships. Monitor and report on regulatory developments/changes in assigned markets. Assist with developing congestion revenue rights (CRRs) strategies for clients. Assist with settlement reconciliations.

 

DESCRIPTION

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

  • Advanced capabilities in financial modeling, pro forma analysis

  • Deep knowledge of trading and risk management concepts including trading and risk management strategies and option pricing theory

  • Must be detail oriented and highly analytical

  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and as part of a closely knit team

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with the ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex subjects to a wide array of audiences

  • Ability to take on conceptual and amorphous problems and develop concrete, impactful models used by the business

  • Fundamental understanding of probability theory and statistical techniques

  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience communicating complex concepts to clients and prospects

 

The following additional skills/experience are desired:

  • Strongly prefer candidates with experience in the energy industry

  • Experience working in CAISO or other RTO such as PJM, MISO, NE-ISO, etc.

  • Experience in regulatory tracking, monitoring, and reporting

  • Experience in electricity rates design and analysis

  • Knowledge of Congestion Revenue Rights (CRRs)

  • Experience in structuring and pricing power purchase agreements with an emphasis on renewable generating assets, particularly solar

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum of four years’ experience working in trading, risk management, financial services, or similarly related industry.

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or university is required; major in a technical or business-related discipline highly desired; MBA or other advanced degree is a plus.

  • Experience dealing with RTOs highly desired

 

TO APPLY
Interested applicants can apply online here:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?
client=theenergy&jobId=220794&lang=en_US&source=CC3

 

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

 

Summer 2018 Internships
Location(s): Benson, AZ & Carmel, IN

 

ACES has the following internship opportunities for the summer of 2018:

      

  Hourly Trader Intern    

Benson, AZ

  IT Service Desk Intern 

Carmel, IN

  Regulatory Intern  

Carmel, IN

  Reliability Compliance Intern 

Carmel, IN

  Transmission Strategy Intern    

Carmel, IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

To view job descriptions and minimum qualifications, please visit http://www.acespower.com/careers.
  

TO APPLY: http://www.acespower.com/available-positions

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Director of Sales – Retail Energy Supplier

Columbus, OH

 

Start-up retail energy supplier backed by leading global real estate trust is realizing tremendous success and is expanding. We have been retained to identify a Director of Sales to grow, develop and lead a high-octane commodity sales team.

Reporting director to the Executive Director, the Director of Sales will assume increasing levels of responsibility while managing our Direct and Indirect Commercial Sales Departments. This position will be responsible for building and managing all steps in the direct commercial (b2b) sales process and the day-to-day management of our indirect sales.

 

Sales Management – Strong management experience is a necessity to be most successful in this position.

 

Training – With the emphasis on hiring the best new talent comes the necessary follow-up to give them the best tools possible to succeed in their careers.

 

Recruiting – Experience recruiting/developing a sales force.

 

Requirements:

  • Direct sales management experience

  • Prefer an energy-related resume

  • An unconditional passion for success

 

If you are interested, confidentially contact Scott Brownholtz @ 916-649-3200 – scott@brownholtz.com.

 

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CITY OF ANAHEIM
invites applications for the position of:

Integrated Resource Planner II

SALARY:

$8,307.50 - $11,422.83 Monthly 
$99,690.00 - $137,074.00 Annually 

OPENING DATE:

01/02/18

CLOSING DATE:

Continuous

DESCRIPTION:

The Public Utilities Department is offering an outstanding opportunity as an Integrated Resources Planner II within the Division's Regulatory and Legislative section. The ideal candidate will work closely with various levels of the organization to help evaluate compliance requirements pursuant to energy- and utility- related legislation and regulatory filings or tariffs issued by regulatory and governing bodies, including but not limited to, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Key responsibilities include performing research, managing, preparing and submitting required regulatory filings to ensure compliance; preparing summary reports and presentations; participate in regulatory and legislative working groups within and external to the Department; follow stakeholder initiatives and regulatory proceedings to determine any financial and operational impacts; and review and analyze relevant legislative items that have an effect on how the Department develops and operates its power resource portfolio. In-depth knowledge of California's Cap and Trade Program and Mandatory Reporting Rule is desired.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:
Integrated Resources Planner II

This is the full journey level class in the Integrated Resources Planner series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Integrated Resources Planner I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.

 

This position is open on a continuous basis with a first review date of January 19, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to apply by this date to assure consideration.

The Anaheim Public Utilities mission is to add value to the community through a customer-focused approach to providing reliable, high-quality water and power at competitive rates.  In keeping with the City of Anaheim's core values of vision, responsibility, pride and service, Anaheim Public Utilities has developed the following department goals:

  • Enhance and maintain our competitive and financial position
  • Enhance community aesthetics
  • Enhance service delivery, service options and service quality
  • Ensure balanced, diverse and cost-effective resource supply
  • Strengthen system infrastructure.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Incumbents may not perform all of the listed functions and /or may be required to perform additional or different functions based on business needs and changing business practices.

  • Responsible for managing, preparing and submitting various regulatory filings, including but not limited to; California's Cap and Trade Program, Mandatory Reporting Rule, Renewables Portfolio Standard and Title 20 data reporting.
  • Assist in the collection and analysis of emissions data for in-house power generation; assist in the development of contracts and reports in reference to the outcome of carbon emissions inventory.
  • Evaluate requirements pursuant to energy and utility related legislation and regulatory filings or tariffs issued by regulatory and governing bodies, including but not limited to, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the California Energy Commission (CEC), the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
  • Perform research and present management with analysis of proposed legislation and proposed litigation settlements; meet and confer with representatives from other utilities and agencies to settle disputes; assist with the development of policy positions for recommendation to management, as well as advocate adopted policy positions in external and internal venues, including regulatory agencies and State and Federal legislative committees.
  • Participate in the preparation of short- and long-term electric system forecasts; perform complex statistical, financial and economic analysis of present and future demands; assist in the preparation and presentation of studies, reports and economic data to support recommendations; run forecasts and scenarios to evaluate the budgetary impact of power purchases.
  • Assist with negotiations related to proposed contract rates, terms and conditions, ensuring conformance to City goals and objectives; and to pertinent federal, state and local laws, regulations and procedures.
  • Evaluate the City's existing bulk power resources for cost effectiveness and efficiency; identify sources and analyze future bulk power supply requirements.
  • Interface with City departments, state and federal agencies and utility user groups regarding advanced technologies and alternative fuel issues.
  • Conduct market surveys and assist in obtaining bulk power resource proposals from outside agencies; conduct economic studies related to proposal rates, terms and conditions; assists in the preparation of recommendations to management regarding bulk power purchases.
  • Develop draft contract documents based upon agreements reached in bulk power supply proposals; review final bulk power contracts with management and legal staff; coordinate the execution and administration of contracts.
  • Conduct initial bulk power contract reviews with other department staff concerning rates, terms and conditions.
  • Identify and initiate desirable bulk power contract revisions; interpret contract provisions to resolve contractual disputes.
  • Participate in the identification of power resource needs and determine the most economical resources available through research studies.
  • Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in the procurement and administration of bulk power contracts, engineering and/or project management, and/or forecasting and analysis of integrated resources supplemented by a 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 levels.
  • Knowledge of accounting principles; principles and practices of statistical, economic and financial analysis; principles of contract preparation and administration; and statistics and statistical programming; principles of technical report preparation; methods used in the economic evaluation of bulk power; and 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; 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 multi-disciplined 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 multi-disciplined departments internal and external to the department; prepare clear, concise and accurate reports, contracts and/or other reports and documents; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

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

Candidates must be specific and complete in describing their qualifications for this position. Failure to state all pertinent information may lead to elimination from consideration.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a reference/background check (to include a conviction record), pass a post offer pre-employment medical examination, which will include a drug/alcohol screening.

The City of Anaheim uses E-Verify and new employees must provide documentation to establish both work authorization and identity.

Communication regarding your application and/or status will be sent to the email address listed on your application. Please check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as you will not receive communication through U.S. mail.

 

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT THIS LINK
201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 501
Anaheim, CA 92805
714-765-5111
employment@anaheim.net
Position # 2017-00325
INTEGRATED RESOURCE PLANNER II
EC

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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

 

Qualifications

  • 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 scott@brownholtz.com.

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