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National Grid Lead Analyst, Northeast Market Fundamentals in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable energy future. To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reduce the cost of energy delivery today, and pioneer the flexible, decarbonized energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

The Lead Analyst will provide insight and expert analysis of US electricity markets across the northeast. The overall goal of this team-oriented role will be to enhance the company’s ability to use electricity market modeling and market analysis to support strategic decision making and risk appraisals associated with a variety of renewable energy, transmission, energy storage and heat-related projects.

Key Accountabilities
  • Lead electricity system modeling & analysis to support investment decisions, business planning, strategic planning, & new business opportunities;

  • Manage and ensure continuous improvement of in-house electricity market models, and develop frameworks for incorporating model and database updates ensuring they are fit for purpose;

  • Act as a primary point of contact for collaboration with other teams across the business to develop work plans including high level objectives and detailed milestones;

  • Articulate & explain market model inputs/outputs to senior executives and other stakeholders with market analysis, modeling, & assessments of market impacts;

  • Monitor market developments and provide analysis of critical changes;

  • Track key regulatory changes within specific markets through research and attending conferences and ISO meetings.

Manage and ensure continuous improvement of in-house electricity market models, and develop frameworks for incorporating model and database updates ensuring they are fit for purpose;Act as a primary point of contact for collaboration with other teams across the business to develop work plans including high level objectives and detailed milestones;Articulate & explain market model inputs/outputs to senior executives and other stakeholders with market analysis, modeling, & assessments of market impacts;Monitor market developments and provide analysis of critical changes;Track key regulatory changes within specific markets through research and attending conferences and ISO meetings.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field (power system emphasis desired);

  • Experience leading modeling projects in a consulting or corporate work environment.

  • High level of quantitative & analytical skills with 5+ years of relevant work experience providing quantitative analysis, electricity market modeling, and/or consulting;

  • Advanced Excel skills, Python, VBA, SQL, or other programming skills, and familiarity with Power BI or other data visualization / dashboard development packages;

  • Broad knowledge of US power industry structures, policies, regulations & market fundamentals;

  • Familiarity with recent trends in conventional generation, renewables, gas, energy storage, transmission & distributed generation;

  • Strong understanding of transmission system and power flow fundamentals, including LMP formation;

  • Ability to translate model outputs into business insight & articulate impact of results on the business;

  • Experience developing & employing market and/or financial models, as well as with commercial production cost and capacity expansion modeling software: ProMOD, PLEXOS, Aurora, Gridview, GE MAPS, PSO/Enelytix, Dayzer, etc.;

  • Specific experience in NYISO, ISO-NE.

Experience leading modeling projects in a consulting or corporate work environment.High level of quantitative & analytical skills with 5+ years of relevant work experience providing quantitative analysis, electricity market modeling, and/or consulting;Advanced Excel skills, Python, VBA, SQL, or other programming skills, and familiarity with Power BI or other data visualization / dashboard development packages;Broad knowledge of US power industry structures, policies, regulations & market fundamentals;Familiarity with recent trends in conventional generation, renewables, gas, energy storage, transmission & distributed generation;Strong understanding of transmission system and power flow fundamentals, including LMP formation;Ability to translate model outputs into business insight & articulate impact of results on the business;Experience developing & employing market and/or financial models, as well as with commercial production cost and capacity expansion modeling software: ProMOD, PLEXOS, Aurora, Gridview, GE MAPS, PSO/Enelytix, Dayzer, etc.;Specific experience in NYISO, ISO-NE.

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National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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