Sr. Analyst, Commercial Analytics

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Description

“Job Summary:

Description of Role
• Perform economic commodity margin forecasting for Calpine’s generation fleet based on commodity markets, market/contract structures and asset characteristics.
• Perform analysis of business decisions and strategic issues, including issues related to plant operations and dispatch, commodity markets, asset and contract commodity margins, and transaction pricing.
• Perform reporting on asset fleet’s operational parameters including generation, fuel burns, heat rates, capacity factors, etc.
• Perform analysis of operational issues including outage costs and optimization, operational trends, and investment analysis
• Co-ordinate with multiple functional groups/stakeholders within the company for annual budgeting/long term forecasting
• Support the continued development of:
o Calpine’s modeling infrastructure including asset and contract models as well as repositories of fundamental market data
o Board meeting ECM analysis and market slides
o Periodic corporate business plan projections and commercial transaction targets
o Commercial views supporting business strategy, hedging decisions, and development/acquisition opportunities.

Key Activities:
• Margin Forecasting
• Model Development
• Budgeting
• Asset Optimization
• Investment Analysis
• Operations Reporting
• Operations Analysis

Preferred Skills:
• Advanced level Excel model-building skills
• Demonstrated aptitude applying analytical tools, such as Allegro, LIM, Energy Velocity, FEA, or Ventyx Planning & Risk.
• Demonstrated understanding of asset valuation methods (dispatch models, options, swaps, tolls, and PPAs).
• Intermediate programming skills with one or more of the following: VBA, R, Python
• Familiarity with Monte Carlo simulation and two-factor forecasting models.
• Intermediate level presentation and Power Point skills
• Experience with manipulating large amounts of data and working with structured databases (SQL, MDB)

Relevant Experience:
• Candidate should offer a subset of the experience and knowledge below:
o Experience modeling assets similar to those in Calpine’s portfolio, including gas-fired combined cycles and cogeneration plants, geothermal assets, tolling and other contracts, storage facilities, battery etc.
o Knowledge of US gas and electric market fundamentals, including supply and demand, environmental legislation, and regional market structures.
o Familiar with power plant design and performance metrics.
o Valuation of commodity and derivative transactions as well as the impacts of various regulatory policies.
• Team player with a “whatever it takes” attitude who is used to diving into an issue, brainstorming solutions, and learning new methods and tools to address.”

Requirements

“Qualifications:
Qualifications include bachelors, masters degree preferred, in mathematics, computational science, engineering, finance, economics, or accounting with 5+ years of related work experience.
Preferred: 1-3 yrs. of energy industry experience, preferably in a commercial decision-support role.

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