Senior Energy Market Analyst

16 days ago
Full time role


Ascend Analytics is an innovative software and consulting company at the forefront of the renewable energy transition. Our software solutions ...

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Job Description

We are looking for a Senior Energy Market Analyst or Energy Market Analyst to join our team. We are seeking talented individuals with a serious commitment to following and developing a deep understanding of the transitions that are underway in the energy sector and supporting the decisions that help energy projects get built. If you want to help shape a new future of a cleaner and more cost-effective energy supply and work with an industry-leading software company with dedicated and talented people who are passionate about our future, this could be a great fit. 

Ascend Analytics is an innovative “climate tech” software and consulting company focused on providing the energy analytics that are transforming the electric grid. Ascend's solutions provide the analytics to support critical power supply decisions from operating strategies, to hedging and budgeting decisions, to long-term investment and resource planning decisions over the next thirty years. For more information, visit

Job Description

This position will be a key member of Ascend Analyticsmarket intelligence team, supporting European market forecasting analytics and activities. The role will require synthesizing trends in technology, markets, and policy with sound economic principles and power dispatch models to support the development of long-term energy price forecasts in the US and abroad, advising clients on market dynamics. This position will support Ascend’s resource planning, renewable integration, and energy storage consulting activities with electric utilities, developers, and financiers. The ideal candidate has a background in energy markets and policy; is able to synthesize information from a broad set of sources; communicates clearly; and exhibits high levels of leadership and professionalism.  

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform quantitative analysis that combines technical considerations, economic factors, market rules, and regulatory/policy developments
  • Be able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Take ownership of complex projects and be able to perform independent research and thought leadership, including writing white papers and presenting at conferences
  • Assimilate complex information into readily understood reports and presentations 

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in a quantitative field, with substantial coursework in energy systems, economics, or engineering  
  • Knowledge of the technical, economic, and policy aspects of electricity systems 
  • Excellent quantitative analytical skills, including the use of Excel and the ability to develop and run analytical scripts in Python/R  
  • Basic understanding of wholesale energy markets  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork skills and work ethic 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and problem-solve with minimum supervision
  • Excellent organizational skills 

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Graduate degree or 2+ years experience in energy systems and economics, including subjects such as electricity resource planning, wholesale power markets, power market regulation, energy technologies, energy infrastructure, and economic analysis.  
  • Experience with or knowledge of European power markets 
  • Experience preparing deliverables and presenting to clients  
  • Experience performing independent research and synthesizing complex information  
  • Familiarity with fundamental energy modeling tools and concepts 

Compensation  ($80,000 - $150,000)  

Negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Ascend highly values our employees and often pays above industry average. 

We offer flexible work hours in a relaxed environment with opportunities for advancement and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, parental leave, dependent care spending account, and a 401k plan.  

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Ascend Analytics is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information or other applicable legally protected characteristics.   

Ascend Analytics is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at 

Ascend Analytics is an innovative software and consulting company at the forefront of the renewable energy transition. Our software solutions ...

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