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Portfolio Optimization Analyst

NRG Energy

NRG Energy

Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

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Job Summary: 

Analyst will perform gross margin analysis, provide support for P&L planning, and track and test key pricing assumptions, to provide continuous feedback for future pricing activities.  The candidate will be responsible for ongoing monitoring of contract performance and will develop and maintain as-priced vs. actual performance of municipal aggregation supply contracts.  Additionally, the analyst will perform ad-hoc analysis of East region COGS forecasts and reporting to help understand pricing trends and to identify and explain changes in supply costs that impact East region margin performance.  As part of the Portfolio Optimization team, the candidate with work with Accounting, Operations, Finance, Load Forecasting, and Supply & Trading groups to produce and improve customer and load forecasts and the associated supply cost impacts of changing forecasts and forward energy curves.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain aggregation contract performance models
  • Analyze and produce customer churn metrics and pricing assumptions
  • Support pricing and forecasting activities related to aggregation RFP responses
  • Coordinate hedging and forecasting activities with market operations and load forecasting for new aggregation wins
  • Create and maintain reporting for unique contract provisions, including voluntary green offerings and pass-through cost elements; support REC retirement process
  • Perform ad-hoc COGS analysis, as required by the Portfolio Management group
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Working Conditions:

  • Full time
  • Fully Remote
  • No Travel


Minimum Requirements:

  • Finance, Economics, Engineering undergraduate degree
  • 2+ years of energy industry experience, Advanced computer skills, including strong Excel skills.  SQL proficiency / experience a plus


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the following areas preferred:
    • Energy pricing and contracting
    • Load forecasting or financial forecasting
    • Energy risk management, including mark-to-market accounting
    • Settlements accounting


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Passion for creative problem solving and pride of ownership
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to process information from a variety of sources, understand key insights, and ability to identify key drivers of performance
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strict attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment


Physical Requirements:

  • N/A



Why NRG is a great place to work:

  • Great company culture!! Voted as a BEST employer by Forbes
  • A competitive total compensation package, including annual incentive and/or commission
  • Stock Purchase Plan 
  • Benefits on the first day of employment - Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Short Term Disability, Wellness program, etc.   
  • Company-paid life insurance and disability insurance
  • 401 (k) plan to help save for retirement
  • Generous PTO plan, plus 8 company holidays, and 3 floating holidays
  • Numerous discounts, including electricity discounts on NRG brands


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** No Outside Recruiters or Agencies **


You must reside in the United States to be eligible for this position.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability  Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.  Official description on file with Talent.