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Associate Director-Wholesale Markets & Analysis

Company: Guidehouse
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Job Description:

Job Family:Sustainability ConsultingTravel Required:Up to 10%Clearance Required:None What You Will Do : The Wholesale Markets & Analysis Team's work supports investors bringing in new grid-scale and community renewable and storage resources, and assists utilities and large commercial companies in their ESG, decarbonization and renewable integration efforts.Our team develops and maintains a suite of quantitative market models that Guidehouse's key clients, renewable and storage developers, and utilities depend on for capital investment decisions and grid reliability. Through our wholesale market expertise and modeling capabilities, we forecast energy prices across North America, along with generating resource additions and retirements, hourly optimization of assets across different price/revenue streams, and more. The team maintains its independent view of North American markets in its bi-annual Reference Case.Responsibilities of an Associate Director include:

  • Leading large and complex client engagements from end to end.
  • Managing staff and assisting in business development efforts.
  • Tracking and analyzing energy market trends.
  • Compiling reports, presentations, and other documents to communicate solutions, strategies, and analysis to clients.
  • Supporting the day-to-day management of client relationships.
  • Developing and managing work plans, staffing, deadlines, and budgets for multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Developing and using analytical models, programming, and simulations to forecast market prices, conduct research and development, and create tools to improve productivity and accuracy.
  • Performing data collection, manipulation, and analyses, which may involve spreadsheet and database creation and management.
  • The ability to assume complete ownership of significant projects is essential.On our team you'll:
    • Be an expert in ISO/RTO markets across North America, with knowledge ranging from Locational Marginal Pricing, to capacity auctions and ancillary services.
    • Be intimately familiar with the economics and policies driving renewable and battery storage development across North America.
    • Run simulations of the operation of the electric grid using a production-cost model.
    • Forecast the addition/retirement of generating resources using a capacity expansion model.
    • Be an expert in how utilities procure power, integrate renewables, and maintain reliability.
    • Help us develop our Reference Case and make it even more valuable for our clients.Associate Directors own large and complex client engagements from cultivation to completion. In this role, you will be accountable for the activities of the project team and support the day-to-day management of the client relationship. You are expected to effectively develop and manage work plans, staffing, deadlines and budgets for multiple complex projects simultaneously. Work products are expected to be high-quality and client-ready. In this visible role, you will lead team meetings, and guide, manage, and coach consultants and senior consultants, providing constructive feedback on project participation and overall career development. Associate Directors work closely with Directors and Partners to keep them abreast of project progress and important developments. Associate Directors take a key role in supporting sales initiatives and practice development. What You Will Need :
      • Bachelor's degree in a business, policy, environmental, economics, finance, engineering, science and/or related discipline.
      • At least 7 years of experience in a related field (e.g. business strategy, energy).
      • Experience with production cost and/or capacity expansion models such as: Aurora, Plexos, Enelytix-PSO or PROMOD etc.
      • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills.
      • Experienced with data analytics, data modeling and visualization.
      • Proactive and independent work style.
      • Ability to assume ownership of significant portions of tasks while collaborating with a close-knit team.
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • Demonstrated proficiency with researching, spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and slide presentation software.
      • Travel is likely. What Would Be Nice To Have :
        • Masters Degree in business, policy, environmental, economics, finance, engineering, science and/or related discipline.
        • Experience with wholesale energy markets or renewable/storage finance.
        • Experience modeling energy prices or capacity expansionThe annual salary range for this position is $128,000.00-$256,100.00. Compensation decisions depend on a wide range of factors, including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, security clearances, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs.What We Offer:Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.Benefits include:
          • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance
          • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays
          • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus
          • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
          • 401(k) Retirement Plan
          • Basic Life & Supplemental Life
          • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
          • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
          • Student Loan PayDown
          • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities
          • Skills Development & Certifications
          • Employee Referral Program
          • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach
          • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program
          • Mobility StipendAbout GuidehouseGuidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1- or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation. Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Keywords: Guidehouse, Norwalk , Associate Director-Wholesale Markets & Analysis, Executive , Norwalk, California

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