Analyst Energy Market Operations Senior

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Date: Apr 1, 2023

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US

Company: SRP

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.

Job Brief

Start a powerful career with SRP and help build a better and sustainable future for Arizona. The Supply, Trading & Fuels group is looking for a detail-oriented, self-motivated, and analytical team player. You will create value and manage risk by analyzing and developing strategies for the power market. You will build and implement strategies that ensure our customers and communities receive affordable and reliable energy.

Reporting to the Manager of Market Operations Strategy (MOS), the Senior Analyst will develop energy trading and asset optimization strategies for market participation. The Senior Analyst will also be responsible for developing and implementing day-ahead and real-time dispatch strategies for optimizing SRP’s portfolio of generating assets and serving as a knowledge source for Western utility market strategies.

The Analyst will work closely with business partners to conduct analyses and develop models to help drive business, financial, and markets decisions.

Using analytical, statistical and advanced modeling skills, the candidate will collect, analyze and interpret complex data sets in order to develop and recommend data-driven solutions to business challenges.

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently initiates analysis related to power trading activities and competitive markets including:
    • mathematical and economics analysis of market software and power systems applications results to determine validity of prices and congestion, and optimality of solutions with respect to the market model, incurred cost and impact on reliability of the power system grid
    • validation and testing of market outcomes to address market participant’s disputes or inquiries, assisting in the evaluation of problems and their alternative courses of action
  • Assists traders with trade execution, compliance, testing and recommending new trading and bidding strategies
  • Helps identify potential operational risk scenarios and works with the power traders to design hedging strategies to mitigate that risk
  • Provides other energy-related analysis, including natural gas, power, carbon, and renewable resources, including economic aspects and seasonal variabilities
  • Responsible for maintenance and update of asset optimization model
  • Aids in monitoring fleet performance, trading positions, and operational risks
  • Ensures successful integration of new resources and positions into the portfolio
  • Responsible for authoring and maintaining operating procedures and training materials
  • Stays abreast of daily market conditions and emerging market trends and developments throughout the Western utility space
  • Works with a variety of computer programs that support trading/scheduling activities, and tests new software or modeling implementations.
  • Perform complex statistical analysis to identify trends or patterns in unit operations and market bidding to enhance SRPs market participation
  • Create dashboards and lead visual analytics
  • Other duties as assigned


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.
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Promotion to level 2 requires a minimum of two years of experience at level 1; demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to senior level requires a minimum of three years of experience at level 2; is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.

  • Five (5) years full time of professional experience, with relevant analytical and business research experience and preferrable an understanding of the energy industry.
  • Skills in data querying and manipulation using tools like SQL, Power BI or Tableau are preferred.
  • Additionally, the ability to identify and implement process improvements, excellent analytical skills, and strong Microsoft Excel spreadsheet software skills.
  • Curiosity and passion for working with models and data approaches to help solve complex problems and be comfortable performing, critically evaluating, and communicating quantitative analysis.
  • Thrive when working on a range of simultaneous, results-oriented projects in a fast-paced and collaborative team environment where attention to detail is a key.
  • Must be detail-oriented with the ability to synthesize information from several sources
  • Must possess strong communication skills in writing, presenting, and interpreting complex concepts to present to other groups around SRP, including senior management and executives. 

Additional Information

Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering or a closely related field from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.

Occasional travel to SRP facilities and industry organizational functions. Frequent contact with customers and outside agencies, as well as suppliers of equipment and services. Responsible for both long term project schedules and real time troubleshooting of operational issues. Ability to use engineering tools required for the job (i.e., computer, etc.).

Must possess the appropriate valid Arizona driver’s license.



Requisition Details

Requisition ID: 15456



Hybrid Workplace


SRP currently offers a hybrid workplace, which allows employees whose jobs can be performed remotely, and who have sufficient technical capability, to telework up to three days per week. Although teleworking is available, all employees must live and work in Arizona. We are taking steps to protect the health and well-being of all team members, and by following a number of health and safety protocols, to reduce the risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement


Salt River Project (SRP) recognizes diversity and inclusion as key drivers of innovation and growth, and seeks to attract a diverse employee base that reflects our community. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Ultimately, SRP aspires to fully apply the power of diversity and inclusion to build a more equitable and sustainable future for our customers, employees and community.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement


In order to promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas.



Why Work at SRP


SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:


• 401(k) plan with employer matching
• Retirement pension
• Paid vacation
• Parental leave
• Holiday pay
• Sick leave
• Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
• Wellness programs
• Pre-tax benefits
• Short and long-term disability plans
• Tuition assistance


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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