DOD Skillbridge (Patrol to Power) - Power Trading Analyst

Date:  Jul 22, 2024

Princeton, NJ, US, 08540 Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

The West Power Commercial Operations Desk is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the team and support commercial operations in the CAISO, the western US and Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting a broad range of activities, including wholesale pricing; customer reporting; scheduling; market analysis; modelling; and research.  This role in intended to provide the foundation for high performers to advance into a power trading career path. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage pre-scheduling, tie-outs and NERC e-tagging for WECC physical power transactions
  • Assist with CAISO Congestion Revenue Right (CRR) allocation and auction processes
  • Develop comprehensive models to analyze commodity markets, price new business opportunities and advise customers
  • Identify opportunities for new business with wholesale counterparties including Community Choice Aggregations (CCAs), utilities as well as other wholesale energy companies
  • Manage and validate short-term CCA forecasts and position reports
  • Assist Regulatory and Compliance Teams as required to ensure a prompt and comprehensive response to regulatory developments as well as timely compliance to existing regulations
  • Provide research as needed to identify possible strategic business opportunities


Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment
  • Evening and weekend work may be required based on business needs


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferably in Mathematics, Engineering, or related fields from an accredited college, university or service academy AND 3+ years of military experience
  • An understanding of physical and financial power markets
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adhere to deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong spreadsheet, programming, and presentation skills
  • Must be a creative thinker with strong investigative and analytical skills
  • Statistical proficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient coder of SQL, and an object-oriented programming language (Ruby, Python, VBA)

Advanced quantitative degree preferably in Mathematics, Engineering, or related fields from an accredited college or university


NRG Energy will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

NRG Energy will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor that does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a specific search.

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