Energy Analyst

over 1 year ago
Full time role
Remote · Denver, CO, US... more
Remote · Denver, CO, US... more

Job Description

Energy Analyst – PowerSIMM, Boulder, CO 


Your Impact at Ascend Analytics 

We are looking for an Energy Analyst to join our modeling team. We seek talented individuals with a serious commitment to gaining a deep understanding of the transitions underway in the energy sector. If you want to help shape a new future of a cleaner and more cost-effective energy supply, work with an industry-leading software company, and collaborate with dedicated and talented people who are passionate about our future, this could be a great fit.   

This position will be a key member of Ascend Analytics’ quantitative modeling team, supporting our clients through power system models that merge economic and physical dynamics for risk-based decision analytics. The role requires strong analytical skills, data presentation, and communication ability. We’d like someone who wants to be part of the energy transition, an ability to see the big picture, and a desire to make an impact. The ideal candidate has a background in modeling and energy systems, can synthesize information from a broad set of sources, communicates clearly, is agile in a fast-paced collaborative environment, and exhibits high levels of leadership and professionalism.   

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

Job Responsibilities 

  • Perform quantitative analysis that combines technical considerations, economic factors, market rules, and regulatory/policy developments  
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of power market operations  
  • Perform model validation and troubleshooting with attention to detail  
  • Provide clients with expertise in the areas of analytic modeling for risk management, asset valuation, resource planning, and renewable integration  
  • Build analytical tools to provide additional insight from power system models  
  • Assimilate complex information into readily understood reports, visualizations, and presentations 
  • Take ownership over complex projects  
  • Ability to balance competing priorities of analytic soundness, accuracy and timeliness 

Required Qualifications 

  • Familiarity with the technical, economic, and policy aspects of energy  
  • Quantitative analytical skills, including the use of Excel and existing knowledge or the ability to learn the basics of coding in software packages, such as SAS, Python or R   
  • Understanding of econometrics, basic statistics, time series models, Monte-Carlo simulations, probabilities and risk with ability to carry these to applied decision outcomes  
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to a broad audience 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, and work ethic 
  • Excellent organization skills, ability to work independently, and manage workload 
  • Demonstrated track record of performing independent research and synthesizing complex information 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Degree(s) in a quantitative field with an energy component (energy economics, energy policy, power engineering, etc.) required; master’s or other advanced degree preferred.   
  • Prior work experience in energy with a utility, consulting firm, government, or non-profit with a focus on energy preferred (0-2 years) 
  • Experience in risk management or energy modeling (preferred) 

Compensation: $65,000 - $95,000                   

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 

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