Senior Electricity Analyst

at S&P Global
Location Houston
Date Posted July 22, 2021


The Role: Senior Electricity Analyst Grade ( relevant for internal applicants only ): 11 The Location: Houston, Sao Paulo, Mexico City The Impact: Platts Analytics is a global team responsible for analyzing, interpreting and forecasting global energy market fundamentals and prices for commodities including oil, natural gas, power, carbon and coal. Our customers represent a wide range of activities across the energy industry and, as a result, our analysis is reviewed and challenged from many different perspectives. You will play a key role in supporting Platts Analytics' highly rated services and in developing these services into major new growth areas. What's in it for you: Platts Analytics is looking for an analyst to be part of our newly formed Low Carbon Electricity analytics practice. The precise responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate's experience and capabilities, but will be focused on building on Platts Analytics' existing electricity price forecasting service to expand both in terms of time horizon (to 2050) and geography (initially extending our focus into Mexico, Brazil and Chile). The role will have a particular focus on the development of new tools and forecasting services that reflect the changing value proposition open to renewable developers and other stakeholders, from development and refinement of power capture prices for low carbon electricity (incl. wind and solar). There will also be opportunity to take part in customer-facing activities to present your analysis, including webinars and conference presentations. Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only): S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $67,600 to $ 140,400. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location. In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan. This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit . Responsibilities: Have a good understanding of power trading, modeling and forecasting - with a focus on the market as it develops in the longer-term.Model the impact of the market becoming increasingly decentralized and subject to new dynamics, including hydrogen, storage, CCUS and demand side responsePlay a key role in a major new long-term low carbon power price and fundamental forecasting service that will capitalize on Platts Analytics' market leading expertise not just in power markets but also in gas, coal, carbon, macroeconomic drivers and other key areas of influence for power marketsHarness existing data sets, identify new data sets for collection and analysis and conduct rigorous reviews of the quality of that informationDemonstrate a dynamic approach to learning and a passion for the power industry and Platts Analytics' leading place in it as the sector evolvesEngage with customers and potential customers, demonstrating expertise and acting as ambassador for Platts' pursuit of analytical excellenceCreate compelling content that helps Platts' core readership make better-informed trading, risk management and investment decisionsDeliver succinct, high-quality written content that demonstrates the expertise outlined aboveCreate charts, graphs and other visual content that illustrates the trends Platts' customers need to followWork with Platts Analytics' North American power team and other regional power teams, as well as the Future Energy Outlooks team, to ensure cross-pollination and alignment of ideas and analysis approachesArticulate expertise and thought-leadership through a variety of media including podcasts, webinars, video, TV, conference and forum speaking engagementsWhat We're Looking For: Basic Qualifications: Proven experience in power markets, with a particular focus on low carbon electricity and renewables. Additional experience in other markets, e.g. gas, coal and carbon, would be advantageousExcellent communication skills which include a concise written style; and good verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externallyWillingness and ability to anticipate and respond to customer needs and market changes. Ability to provide insightful analysis to the market in compelling and straightforward contentStrong customer mind set with demonstrated ability to engage directly and honestly with customers on all issues and deliver positive experience by creating a partnership mentality Strong presentation skills Proficient in identifying, gathering, and analyzing information to solve problems effectively. Ability to recognize trends and provide recommendations and develop logical conclusions. Knowledge of mathematical, statistical and modelling concepts and research methods would be beneficialStrong Excel skills are required. Experience with Aurora XMP and other power modelling platforms, SQL, BI Tool, Matlab or Python would be useful but not essentialPreferred Qualifications: Fluent in Spanish or Portuguese would be desirable.At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping. S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit . S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment. If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. US Candidates Only: The EEO is the Law Poster describes discrimination protections under federal law. 20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), ANLYTC202.2 - Middle Professional Tier II (EEO Job Group) Job ID: 258937 Posted On: 2021-06-23 Location: Houston, Texas, United States