Senior Commercial Analyst
Job Opportunity at The David Wood Company

Posted on Mar 26

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Location: Houston, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4156105

Our client is an Independent Power Producer with assets located throughout North America.


The Project Sr. Commercial Analyst conducts quantitative analyses of information affecting Client's investment projects.
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Provide fundamental analysis of North American Wholesale Nodal Power Markets including: PJM, NYISO, ISONE, MISO, or others to support portfolio optimization.
  • Collect, analyze, and present commercial and operational data to management monthly, quarterly, or as needed.
  • Daily monitor and report on power plant activity.
  • Assist in the continual maintenance of applicable software systems used by the Commercial Asset Management team.
  • Provide clear market analysis to assist in decision making for hedge strategies.
  • Assist in onboarding new project on an as needed basis
  • Manage and update financial models of operating projects
  • Challenging and validating modeling approaches via back-testing
  • Run scenarios using existing project model and/or self-created models to ensure decision-making is being informed by thorough analysis.
  • Represent Commercial Department at project team meetings to effectively communicate market/project analysis.
  • Assist in building models, tools, process and infrastructure that supports the organization's accuracy, efficiency and scalability.
  • Coordinate with many different departments internally to update structured financial models.
  • Develop and foster relationships with various departments while continually seeking opportunities to improve processes.
  • Support any strategic initiatives within Asset and help with preparing presentations for Sr. Management.
  • Other tasks as required
  • Excellent knowledge of power markets and fundamental drivers
  • Strong understanding of LMP based Wholesale Power Markets
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to get things done under pressure.
  • Desire to work in team oriented culture
  • Business Acumen
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Discretion and Confidentiality
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Economics or related field.  (Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Science or other quantitative field with business or finance experience is also suitable)
  • Five years of energy (electricity/gas) industry experience in a project finance or fund administration role.
  • Project Finance modeling experience.
  • Ability to operate Financial Engineering Associates (FEA) software.
  • Database expertise (proficiency in Excel).
  • Financial statement preparation.  
Preferred Education and Experience
  • MBA
  • Modeling project finance transactions in power generation sector. Preference given to candidates with Combustion Turbine based power asset experience.
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