Power Trading Transmission Analyst

Houston, TX 77046

Posted: 10/01/2018 Industry: Energy-Front Office Job Number: 1285

A global energy trading firm located in Houston is searching for a Power Trading Transmission Analyst to join a newly revamped nodal trading team. This ground floor position will be responsible for:

  • Performing transmission system studies and market simulations using power flow programs and market modeling platforms focusing on MISO/PJM/ERCOT and likely other ISOs;
  • Building and maintaining tools to calculate distribution factors (PTDF, LODF, etc.);
  • Building unit commitment and production cost models from the ground up;
  • Analyzing the fundamental and commercial impact of generation and/or transmission projects/retirements and outages;
  • Performing scenario and sensitivity analysis and determine risks and opportunities of portfolios; and
  • Performing regional constraint and outage studies when needed. 

Educational and professional requirements include:

  • PhD or Masters in Electrical Engineering with a Power Systems focus (REQUIRED);
  • Ability to build dispatch or commitment models and production cost models;
  • Experience with security-constrained optimal power flow (SCOPF) modeling is highly desired;
  • Ability to use technology tools (Python, R, SQL) to automate the large data sets used in congestion models;
  • Good teamwork and communication skills, willing to share and build franchise tools as a team. 
  • Will consider recent graduates who have demonstrated strong technical modeling skills via an internship, PhD papers or other research projects.

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