Consulting Principal, Power Market Modeling, North America
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: 19617970
S&P Global - Power Consulting
The Role: Consulting Principal, Power Market Modeling, North America
The Team: This position would be on the fast-growing North America team of the Global Power Consulting Practice in S&P Global Commodities Insights division. This team is responsible for advising clients on Power Markets and custom scenarios (Supply, Demand, Prices, Transmission), transactions in North America (Primarily USA), and power economic analysis. Clients range from leading power developers, utilities, integrated energy companies, technology companies, regulators, governments, and investors. We will continue leveraging our extensive regional experience, capabilities, and synergies with other S&P Global teams, including electric power and fuels research, to deliver an aggressive growth plan in the next three years.
Responsibilities: Working under limited supervision, the position requires a strong, experienced analyst (4-8 years of experience, minimum) to work on our North American consulting team, focusing on electricity markets, primarily in North America. This position is a key role within the consulting function.
Specific Job Duties:
Update and use the AURORA power market simulation model and interface to address client questions, typically related to price forecasting, scenario and sensitivity analyses, risk assessment, portfolio valuation, and strategic assessments.
Success in this role would soon result in being able to manage or independently progress small- or medium-sized consulting projects.
Provide quality control for analysis and deliverable content.
Support senior consulting staff activities by producing deadline-driven, quick-turnaround analysis and market research, providing insights to senior staff and suggesting analysis improvements.
Support the senior consulting staff development of thought-leading research papers.
Continuously develop subject matter expertise in a particular/designated subject or focus area; staying informed on current industry trends to broaden and build upon subject matter knowledge.
Communicate with clients by phone and email, make presentations to clients, and travel to meet clients and make presentations, as needed, as candidate evolves in role.
What We're Looking For:
Bachelor's degree in economics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, operations research, or energy studies required.
Candidates with a Master's degree or Ph.D. in one of the above-listed disciplines are highly preferred.
Candidates with substantial education in both economics and engineering will be viewed very highly.
Minimum of 4-8 years directly related experience traditionally acquired by working in industry, government, or consulting.
This position requires a strong desire to work with numbers, a commitment to consistent and accurate quantitative analysis, and a desire to continually improve analytical processes.
This position requires an interest and commitment to energy issues, particularly electricity/power.
Applicants for this position should be versatile, adaptable team players.
Knowledge of some or all of the following: electricity markets, Federal regulations, environmental regulations, and evolving regional greenhouse gas policies.
Use and application of power market simulation models (e.g., AURORA, PROMOD IV, GE MAPS, or PLEXOS) is highly desirable. AURORA experience preferred.
Aptitude and experience with large databases and working on quantitative problems using multiple software packages is necessary.
Aptitude/interest in learning new computer software.
The position requires strong analytical skills. Ability to think quantitatively and qualitatively in forming judgments. Ability to advance analysis with incomplete inputs and knowledge also required.
Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills in a deadline-oriented environment.
Solid problem-solving, judgment and decision-making skills for activities of moderate to high complexity.
A keen attention to detail and highly effective organization and prioritization skills, including the ability to stay on task and maintain focus in a fast-paced environment.
Must have the ability to work independently with limited supervision, but also to understand the needs of other consultants and researchers, and the timing of those needs.
Advanced proficiency with MS Office applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); experience with databases and VBA or another language preferred.
Significant experience with SQL is highly desirable. Knowledge of Python also desirable.
This position will include moderate phone use and moderate to heavy computer use.
This position may be required to travel up to 20% for events, round tables, client visits, business development, and other business-related needs.
What's in it for you: Clients range from leading power developers, utilities, integrated energy companies, technology companies, regulators, governments, and investors. The successful candidate will have exposure to a wide range of international clients and most of the work will be related to the USA market. When successful in this role, you can expect to advance to a more senior position with broader responsibility for consulting delivery, project design, and ultimately business development. You will work alongside other quantitative modelers focused on North American power, including modeling and market simulations, demand forecasting, general market/RTO analysis, and renewables/policy modeling. In additional to the on-the-job coaching, training will be provided across a broad range of topics.
The Location: Preferred locations are Houston, Washington DC, and Boston
S&P Global Commodity Insights enables organizations to create long-term, sustainable value with data and insights for a complete view on the global energy and commodities markets. We are a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. Commodity Insights has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world's leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, Commodity Insights is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.
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