Energy Analytics and Trading Manager

| Boulder, CO, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 125,000-175,000 Annually
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Energy Analytics Manager, Boulder, CO

About Ascend  

Ascend Analytics is an innovative climate technology software and consulting company focused on energy analytics to support an increasingly complex power grid. The company’s products enhance critical power supply decisions for an array of key energy market stakeholders, from short-term operating strategies to long-term investment and resource planning. Ascend recently announced a strategic growth investment from prominent software and climate technology investors Rubicon Technology Partners, a private equity firm which is focused on investing in and growing software companies, Galvanize Climate Solutions, which invests in companies and solutions advancing the energy transition, and Silversmith Capital Partners, a technology-focused growth equity firm. Read more about how the investment will accelerate Ascend’s product innovation here.  To learn more about Ascend, please visit us at  


Your Impact at Ascend Analytics   

The Energy Analytics Manager will lead a team of analysts and support leading-edge decision analysis for Ascend SmartBidder customers operating storage and renewable assets in wholesale power markets. You will help clients understand power market dynamics and partner with them to develop bidding strategies that best respond to evolving market conditions while delineating and aligning to their desired risk-return profile. You will independently lead analysis to provide deeper insight into market participation, market rules, and more to help drive differentiated performance for our customers.   

You will help develop and mentor a team that independently and proactively identifies opportunities for analytical insight, coaching them through the analysis and refinement of results into client-ready communications, contributing to our culture of ownership and innovation. One must exhibit high levels of leadership and professionalism at all times, including in client engagements. We are seeking talented individuals with a serious commitment to energy analytics and the evolution of the grid towards greater renewable and storage penetration.  


Job Responsibilities   

  • Lead a team of analysts to provide quantitative analysis, market insights, and client support to optimize resource bidding in live operations   
  • Provide clients with clearly-communicated expertise in the areas of wholesale market participation, market rules, and risk management   
  • Devise new approaches to represent results that provide support for decision analysis   
  • Assimilate complex information into readily understood reports and presentations for internal, client, and external use  
  • Support clients through onboarding of their asset and navigating questions of ISO protocols  
  • Contribute to identification and scoping of new capabilities, optimization approaches, market rule requirements, etc. for power market operations and bid optimization  


Required Qualifications   

  • Bachelors degree economics, engineering, or energy-relevant disciplines  
  • 6+ years of energy industry experience, including knowledge of deregulated power market operations such as physical and financial trading, scheduling, energy management, and energy marketing  
  • Demonstrated track record of working with clients and teams to deliver unique insight  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, teamwork skills, and work ethic to develop trust with clients  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills   
  • Understanding of energy modeling system and methods   
  • Ability to prioritize multiple assignments and problem-solve with minimal supervision   
  • Passion for power markets and helping drive the energy transition  


Preferred Qualifications   

  • Familiarity with trading and/or scheduling specifically for batteries, renewables, or hybrid assets    
  • Experience in risk management  
  • Deep knowledge of power market operating protocols, rules, and stakeholder processes  
  • Proficient in excel and Python for supporting clients with our software and analyzing large data sets  
  • Demonstrated experience in project and/or people management preferable   
  • Graduate degree; economics, engineering, and energy-relevant disciplines preferable  

Compensation: $135,000 - $185,000                   

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 [email protected] 

More Information on Ascend Analytics
Ascend Analytics operates in the Software industry. The company is located in Boulder, CO. Ascend Analytics was founded in 2003. It has 129 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Ascend Analytics, click here.
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