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
PJM FTR Trader,
Director – Congestion Trading Analytics, Position #3
Virtuals Trader (CaISO, MISO or PJM),
PJM Fundamentals Manager, Position #5
Transmission Trading Analyst,
FTR Quant Trading Strategist,
Data Scientist (Natural Language Processing), Position #8
Structured Finance, Position #9
Government Affairs, Position #10
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 Master’s 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
Position #2: PJM FTR Trader
An energy trading firm is searching for an
experienced PJM FTR to help start an FTR Trading Desk. The team
will consist of a trader, transmission analyst, quantitative
professional and software engineer. The PJM FTR team will be
constructing an FTR portfolio to leverage congestion risk with
trades rooted in the fundamentals (deep understanding around power
system economics and power flow drivers). The PJM FTR Trader will
also be involved in future initiatives to expand into new ISO
markets. Required: Masters or PhD degree (ideally in Electrical
Engineering with a power systems focus); 2+ years of profitable
trading PJM FTRs at a power trading firm, utility, or IPP; expert
knowledge in the market rules of the PJM region; power fundamental
modeling skills; experience using a production modeling tools,
PowerWorld and the ability to work with large data sets. Advanced
technology skills desired for data mining purposes and building
Position #3: Director – Congestion Trading Analytics
Position will identify congestion opportunities for
a proprietary/speculative power trading team using fundamental
analysis and market knowledge. Responsibilities include building
and running optimal power flow models; extracting and analyzing
market data; understanding energy market rules, system planning
and expansion studies, and power system operations in ERCOT, SPP,
MISO and PJM; and collaborating with traders and other internal
Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (required) or
PhD (preferred); 5+ years' experience in transmission planning
(required) in one or more ISO (ERCOT or SPP is strongly preferred
but other ISOs will be considered);
experience with congestion trading markets (FTRs/TCRs/CRRs)
is strongly preferred; excellent MS Access, MS Excel, and Visual
Basic skills (required); knowledge of statistics strongly desired;
excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Position #4: 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.
PJM Fundamentals Manager
Position develops and identifies fundamental
drivers for the PJM power market that are used by traders
(commercial decision-making and trade ideas) and corporate
(strategy, capital projects, M&A). Responsibilities include
preparing fundamental research and building supply and demand
models (day-ahead out 5 years); tracking market rule changes,
infrastructure changes and near-term demand and fuel prices;
providing a forward view on generation, transmission, load and
impact to power prices and heat rates; providing short-term power
price forecasts and market drivers; developing stack models;
identifying market inefficiencies, price opportunities and
strategies for the traders; undertaking capacity market
fundamentals to support bidding activity; and developing trader
tools. Required: bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field
(advanced degree is a plus); 5+ years’ professional experience
with the North American power markets in a power trading
commercial environment; experience analyzing the Cash and Term
power markets; strong modeling/programming skills; an
understanding of North American power supply/demand and
infrastructure fundamentals; proven ability to build analytical
trading tools; and ability to think commercially with strong
communication skills. The candidate must have market knowledge in
PJM; and experience with PSO, PROMOD, Aurora, GE-MAPS, or similar.
Transmission Trading Analyst
Position provides analytical support for the nodal
and ICE/OTC power traders across all the US ISOs. 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 1-5 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, MISO, CaISO, ERCOT or SPP) with a
strong preference for PJM or ERCOT experience; 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.
FTR Quant Trading Strategist
uses financial engineering techniques with existing
fundamental analytics to drive trading strategy and commercial
decisions for a power/FTR trading team. The team trades in the
nodal and ICE/OTC power markets across PJM, MISO, ERCOT and SPP.
Responsibilities are to identify trade signals in the fundamental
and historical 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.
Data Scientist (Natural Language Processing)
Position will build Natural Language Processing
(NLP) capabilities to analyze unstructured data sets which can be
deployed globally as tools to all trading desks. These
capabilities will be used to identify trade signals and drive
trading strategy and commercial decisions. Key responsibilities
include developing, testing and implementing new tools to be used
by the trading team;
analyzing and managing Big Data from multiple internal and
large data sets into meaningful data;
rigorous machine learning, statistical analysis, regression and
optimization techniques to data for purposes of identifying
signals and predictive patterns;
and testing trading strategies;
communicating analytical and modeling results through easy to
understand visualization platforms; and
and evaluating new technologies/tools associated with Big
Data. Required: a PhD in a quantitative field (math, physics,
computer science, engineering or statistics) with strong academic
performance (3.8 GPA or higher); 1+ years' industry experience
specialized in Natural Language Processing (NLP); excellent
programming skills (C#, R, Python preferred); 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
Position will provide financial analysis for power
plant purchases, divestitures and joint venture activities. Key
responsibilities include deal modeling and coordination,
negotiations, and vetting of deals on strategic levels with the
executive team and other key stakeholders. Educational and
professional requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Finance
or related field; 10+ years' experience working with M&A for power
or renewables at a private equity firm or investment bank, or FP&A
focused on deals and strategy for power or renewables.
Position #10: Director – Government Affairs
Position communicates and advocates with government
agencies, public commissions and other external stakeholders with
regards to energy policies that impact the business. Position
will cover multiple states (approximately 25 states) and will work
closely with traders, originators and regulatory experts.
Responsibilities include: tracking legislative activity within
each state; collaborating with internal stakeholders to
develop and implement advocacy strategies; building strong
relationships with external government stakeholders, trade
associations and public commissions to communicate policy issues;
preparing reports and presentations for company leadership, and
serving as a public spokesperson on key issues; and actively
participate in trade associations, advocacy groups and
communities. Required: Bachelor's degree in Finance, Government
or Public Affairs, or related field; 7+ years' experience in
government affairs, campaign or issues management, strategic
communications, energy or project management; strong
knowledge/experience with power markets and/or commodity trading;
significant contacts within government, business and community
leaders; knowledge of state and federal legislative and regulatory
processes and lobbying regulations; and exceptional written and
oral communication skills, including strong public presentation
skills. Position will require frequent travel within the United
provides a broad suite of energy trading and risk management
services. ACES has the following exciting opportunities available.
Benson, AZ | Carmel, IN | Maple Grove, MN | Raleigh, NC
Candidate will be required to work
rotating shift to provide 24-hour coverage of the business as well
as participation in daily trading floor operations.
Gain understanding of industry
practices and entities, as well as Market Structure of ISO/RTO’s,
Responsible for filling native
load requirements for participating members.
Manage market of generation or
contract resources for participating Members and Clients.
Manages market exposure with
regards to open book positions.
Handle market and/or reliability
communications between Reliability Entities and Generation Plants
or Member Operators.
Accurately input data into ACES’
Optimize basic generation by
utilizing economic decision making abilities.
Coordination of Demand Side
Assists in the gathering of power
Participates in marketing
functions while interfacing with the term trading and scheduling
Monitors market conditions and
analyzes transactions to help identify and execute energy trades.
Manages optimization opportunities
of client portfolios.
Interface with member and client
representatives and associated entities when necessary.
Obtain NERC and/or appropriate
market certification and/or CEH.
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.
responsibilities assigned by management including potential
SCADA / EMS Engineer
This position is
responsible for providing management, support, and configuration
activities for our Energy Management System (EMS) and Supervisory
Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. This role will work
with a talented team of generator operations, network
administrators, network engineers, and other cyber security staff to
ensure the reliability and safety of our electronic assets
consistent with established security policies, procedures, and
requirements. This position must adhere to, administer, and maintain
NERC CIP compliant IT practices and procedures.
Design SCADA HMI (Human-Machine
Interface) screens to improve usability
Maintain historian reporting
Troubleshoot issues with SCADA,
ICCP, RTU access, and AGC
Configuring and programming of the
Administer upgrades and EMS
Assist with the design,
implementation, and management of system security
Assist with backups and backup
Participates in business
continuity exercises as requested and maintains system readiness
for business continuity
Provide 24 hours a day / 7 days a
week on-call support on a rotating basis with other team members
Travel as required
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
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Western Region Vice President, Sales
Location – California or Houston
Client is a US retail energy supplier that assist businesses how to
successfully manage their energy consumption, costs and risk
management in deregulated energy markets. They provide large C&I
customers with, energy risk management, market intelligence, demand
management, enrollments/scheduling services, settlements and
billing. Client is a publicly traded company with revenues of $7+
Reporting to the Vice President, Sales, the RVP, Sales will lead
energy commodity and risk management solution sales efforts across
all markets, segments and channels to clients within the Western
Lead a high-profile
sales team responsible for generating gross margin.
Recruit, hire, coach,
train and supervise employees.
Work with regulatory
affairs to push for the further expansion of Western markets.
Stay current on market
and regulatory events within the region.
distribution channels as opportunities arise that can generate net
Polished and proven
professionally present to internal and external audiences
including senior managers.
Knowledge of FASB hedge
Knowledge of risk
valuation methodology is preferred.
experience in transactions that involve renewable energy sources.
***All offers of employment will be
contingent on a clear background check and drug screen***
Director of Engineering – Federal ESPC
Client is one of the
largest and most respected energy services companies in the U.S.,
utilizing design-build and performance-based contracting vehicles to
deliver energy and maintenance savings and significant
infrastructure upgrades to Federal facilities.
The Director of
Engineering will report to the SVP and will lead/manage engineering
and development teams performing development over a portfolio of
energy savings projects. Responsible for engineering/financial
leadership support of all ESPC engineering activities.
Overall performance of the Federal Engineering Group
Provide mentoring and
leadership to the engineering group
capabilities and optimize staffing and assignment of resources
Lead engineering group
to ensure that creative and cost effective energy conservation
measures are identified, developed and completed on time and on
with leadership and other internal departments, including sales,
business development, energy conservation engineering,
construction, commissioning, measurement & verification and
Central Plant O&M
Actively recruit new
talent and retain top talent
Education - BS
10+ years’ experience
in HVAC and EMS Design, and/or energy analysis
Experience in managing
multiple technical teams
Experience with CHP,
HVAC, and control systems preferred
Experience in FEMP
Measurement &Verification protocols preferred
Client Services Manager
CAISO Market Region
Client Services Manager (CSM) reports to the Chief Client
Officer. This position is primarily responsible for managing the
relationship between The Energy Authority (TEA) and its clients, as
well as providing internal leadership for service deployment and
capabilities in business development. The CSM serves as liaison
between TEA’s service lines and its clients. The CSM is responsible
for ensuring client satisfaction, providing quality assurance on
deliverables to clients, and providing feedback internally to ensure
ongoing improvement. The CSM will support the Chief Client Officer
in business development activities, which may include: creating
regional marketing plans; identifying new prospects for business
development, both within TEA’s existing client base and with new
clients; leading business development efforts; and
collecting/disseminating market intelligence.
position is responsible for a wide range of duties and tasks
associated with helping design, develop and implement TEA’s services
to existing and prospective clients in the CAISO market. The CSM may
also provide subject matter expertise in the capacity of Product
Owner relating to the design, development and implementation of
day-ahead and real-time market services for TEA’s CAISO operations,
including market interactions, market monitoring, and reporting
requirements for internal and client consumption. This individual
may also assist with settlement and regulatory compliance, as well
as assist with business development activities which may include
creating marketing plans, identifying and contacting new prospects
for business development and collecting/disseminating market
intelligence. Ideal candidate will reside in the CAISO market
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:
understanding of CAISO market
trading in Congestion Revenue Right and Resource Adequacy markets
in energy resource procurement and power purchase contract
of registration and regulatory requirements in CAISO
Understanding of CAISO settlement charge types and processes
working with public power entities and Community Choice
interpersonal skills and experience communicating complex concepts
to coworkers, clients, and prospects
attention and focus on detail as well as business processes
The following additional skills/experience are desired:
Understanding of CCA business model and understanding of the
challenges facing new CCAs
Familiarity with WECC region Energy Imbalance Market initiatives
Understanding of western power markets and relationship to CAISO
Understanding of regional RPS and carbon markets
Relationships with public power, the CCA community and key CAISO
of CAISO transmission grid
in structuring and pricing power purchase agreements with an
emphasis on renewable generating assets and Resource Adequacy
and accounting experience
managing hydro generation preferably in California
and renewable asset management
position involves ongoing Project Management responsibilities
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
five years of CAISO related trading experience preferred
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
with RTOs highly desired; experience trading financial energy
products is a plus
technical skills with Microsoft Office Products (especially
Excel); and programming skills in Visual Basic are highly desired
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies:
Adaptability: ability to accept change readily, both in job
responsibilities as well as in the work environment
Achievement: ability to focus on results and a commitment to
continuous learning: Setting high goals, striving to improve
performance and maintaining a level of excellence, and taking
chances and trying new approaches to accomplish a task
Communication: ability and willingness to communicate openly
and honestly with others
Conceptual Thinking: ability to reach innovative solutions by
taking a holistic, abstract, or theoretical perspective
& Technology Use: ability to use tools and resources that are
available, to minimize time spent on administrative tasks
Leadership: ability to be motivate, influence, and support
others to accomplish team and organizational goals
Financial Analysis: ability to acquire and translate complex
information into actionable results
The ideal candidate will possess the following values:
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Operator certification is a plus.
utilize and/or develop packaged and in-house developed software
tools and systems such as: Microsoft Office software and Internet
access. Experience with production cost modeling is beneficial.
Knowledge of Qlikview, Velocity Suite, CXL, OATI, RTO Market Portal
Web-based systems, and OASIS Transmission Web-based system.
Participation in testing of new systems and assistance in developing
and/or revising IT tools.
will be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively without
direct supervision in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment with
time deadlines. Position involves extensive spreadsheet and database
computer skills. Strong problem solving, analytical and conflict
resolution skills are a must. Candidate will be able to effectively
interact across all levels of the trading organization.
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Client Services Manager
Sempra NA Infrastructure
San Diego CA
Under general supervision, conducts and schedules market energy
transactions in real-time to optimize profitability of Sempra Gas
& Power Marketing, LLC (SGPM) generation portfolio or
proprietary trading books in various markets. Monitors power plant
operations and market conditions and responds to contingencies.
Monitors and schedules natural gas on various pipeline systems
throughout North America.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Executes real-time transactions (via ISOs, bulletin
boards, electronic exchanges, telephone, brokers, etc.) for physical
and financial hourly and daily energy products.
part of a team to manage and optimize generation portfolio based
on unit commitment plans, risk management principles, and factors
not included in the modeling (e.g., changes in price, market
depth, plant availability, weather, etc.) on a real time basis.
quantitative models to price short term electricity products and
forecast fundamentals of supply and demand
large amounts of data and performs general quantitative and/or
econometric analyses to identify commercial opportunities
solutions to increase efficiency of team operations
the day ahead electricity trading/scheduling function as needed.
the gas trading/scheduling functions on various pipelines during
real-time schedule adjustments and coordinates with market
participants to account for deviations.
Responsible for operating the real time desk in a manner that
ensures compliance with all appropriate NERC reliability standards
and Sempra Infrastructure procedures.
Participates in Sempra Infrastructure's compliance program
rotating shift schedule to cover 24x7 operations.
other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).
Degree in Engineering, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business,
Mathematics, or Computer Science
experience in the electric power industry, including experience in
energy transactions, scheduling, transmission operations, gas
scheduling or equivalent training and/or experience
Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of economic, financial, and physical
principles governing energy transactions. Knowledge of power plant
operating characteristics and constraints.
Knowledge of credit matters and risk management principles.
and willingness to work rotating 12 hour shifts to achieve 24 hour
desk coverage. Able to work on a call out basis and cover
additional shifts during co-worker absences.
knowledge of energy markets, including market principles, trends,
behaviors, counterparties, electric transmission grids, natural
gas pipelines, transaction practices, scheduling procedures, and
other operational requirements.
understanding and use of optimization models, scheduling
interfaces, control area operator information systems, databases,
spreadsheets, and other computer based systems.
to policies and practices for guidance.
solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and
Real-Time Energy Trading
Tacoma Public Utilities
Tacoma Power is seeking a Real-Time Energy Trading Manager
to oversee the Real-Time Energy Trading, Preschedule and Energy
Accounting (ATF) functional areas. The Real-Time Energy Trading
Manager will provide direction, supervision, support and training of
specialized technical professionals. This position requires
advanced management principles, supervisory, tactical planning and
strategic analytical skills.
This position is responsible for managing the 24/7 operations of
real-time energy trading including shift operations of NERC-certified
Real-Time Energy Traders (RTET), who perform specific Balancing
Authority tasks and functions; seek real-time opportunities in a
marketplace with hourly fluctuating prices; and execute innovative
sales and purchases that maximize the economic value of Tacoma
Power's resource portfolio. This includes maintaining the RTET
Training Program, per NERC requirements.
This position is also responsible for managing the Preschedule and
Energy Accounting functional areas. Preschedule tasks include
scheduling, transmission pathing, balancing and tagging. The
After-the-Fact (ATF) Energy Accounting tasks and functions include
transaction reconciliation, billing, and financial reporting. The
group is also responsible for financial analysis, budget, regulatory
reporting and compliance.
Minimum of eight years of increasingly responsible experience in
the utility industry, including a minimum of five years in a
supervisory or management position;
Bachelor's degree from a four-year accredited college or
university with degree in engineering, business management, or
related discipline highly desired. Industry experience may be
used in lieu of educational requirement;
Experience with hydro operations, energy markets and trading;
CAISO experience highly desirable.
Experience in industry regulatory compliance;
Experience in energy accounting practices and principles;
Strong technical and strategic analytical skills.
Balancing and Interchange Operator certification required
within six months of hire.
Real-Time Knowledge & Skills:
Exceptional leadership skills, demonstrating the ability to
motivate, influence, and support others to accomplish individual,
team and organizational goals.
Management fundamentals; supervisory skills, techniques and
Strong interpersonal skills and experience using tact, patience,
Training skills, techniques and competencies.
Strong technical and strategic analytical skills.
Understanding of power system dynamics, situational awareness,
basic system operating principles, load balancing, and the bulk
Understanding of transmission system operations and constraints.
Understanding of real-time balancing and interchange; reservoir
management and operating position strategies.
Understanding of Western power markets and CAISO.
Knowledge of NERC and WECC regulatory requirements
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Adaptable and willing to accept and facilitate change
Ability and willingness to communicate openly and honestly with
others; proficient and effective in both written and oral
Impeccable work ethic; high level of integrity