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Commercial Analytics Engineer

Urban Grid Solar Projects is a leader in building clean energy solutions through utility-scale solar project development. Urban Grid has provided utilities and corporate clients with more 497MWac of clean energy to date and is actively developing a growing portfolio consisting of 9,300 MWac solar PV and 1,728 MWac energy storage throughout eleven states across the U.S. Our large-scale photovoltaic power plants are a vital source of clean, renewable energy that will help shape the diversified electric grid of the future.

At Urban Grid, we are focused on taking utility-scale solar power and energy storage facilities through the full development process, from land acquisition through initial commercial operation. We are actively developing a growing portfolio of projects that will require strong stakeholder relationships to be successful.

Job Summary

The Commercial Analytics Engineer will contribute to the company’s expanding standalone energy storage and renewable project portfolio as a subject matter expert on nodal market and congestion analysis. The Commercial Analytics Engineer will be responsible for identification of risk/opportunities, perform production cost modeling, perform fundamental analysis of congestion risk in nodal power markets, and transmission capacity/upgrade costs evaluation.

Responsibilities

  • Perform near and long-term nodal production cost studies to forecast the projected price impacts and performance of a changing generation fleet.
  • Manage and maintain the latest model inputs (Generation data, fuel forecasts, monitored flowgates, etc.) in order to forecast LMPs.
  • Perform detailed analysis of congestion in nodal markets.
  • Perform and calibrate optimal power flow models to help with understanding congestion (i.e. PowerWorld).
  • Develop and streamline processes and automation to support an efficient workflow.
  • Articulate and explain nodal market model inputs/outputs to all project stakeholders with analysis, modelling and assessments of impacts.
  • Represent Urban Grid in RTO/ISO stakeholder committees and processes.

Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, or Finance preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The candidate must possess the ability to translate complex analysis into executive summaries.
  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in the electric utility, renewable industry, trading firm, or consulting firm.
  • Proficient with PROMOD required.
  • Proficient in running optimal power flow studies in PowerWorld required.
  • Advanced Excel skills, Python, VBA, SQL, or other programming skills highly desired.
  • Understanding or growing knowledge of power market pricing, basis risk, and congestion is required.
  • Familiarity with FERC OATT and regional interconnection processes is preferred.
  • Strong work ethic and exceptionally high work standards.
  • Must have strong organizational capacity to simultaneously manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and be able to quickly adapt to changes and shift priorities to meet project needs and deadline.
  • Ability to work independently.

Location: Remote working is acceptable for this role. Position may require periodic trips to Richmond, VA for team meetings or site visits to support engineering and development activities.

Benefits

Urban Grid offers comprehensive benefits including: Health, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Retirement plan with matching and paid parental leave. Full-time position with compensation commensurate with experience.

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Date Posted 1wk ago

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