Energy Analyst

Boulder, Colorado USA

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Do you like a challenge? Do you like working with dedicated and talented people? Do you have a desire to work with a premier risk analytic application provider in the energy industry?


Ascend Analytics is an innovative software service company focused on energy analytics.  Energy portfolios and markets have increased in complexity, making decision analysis more difficult.  Ascend's solutions provide the core analytic infrastructure to streamline processes, enhance understanding, and support decisions.

With headquarters in Boulder, CO, our solutions are used by dozens of energy companies in North America, South America, and Europe.  Our management team has over 60 years of direct energy experience, and our focus remains on the analytic and data infrastructure that supports decision analysis from the next hour to the next thirty years.


Energy Analyst

As part of the Ascend Team, you will perform leading edge decision analysis for electric resource planning. You will address critical utility planning issues concerning renewable resource integration, energy storage, reliability, and thermal generation retirement. We are seeking talented individuals with a serious commitment to energy analytics, empirical modeling, and an understanding of the dynamics of today's power market.


Job Responsibilities & Essential Functions


  • Perform quantitative analysis and work collaboratively
  • Devise new approaches to represent results that provide support for decision analysis
  • Assimilate complex information into readily understood reports and presentations
  • Perform in-depth analysis of power market operations
  • Provide clients with expertise in the areas of analytic modeling for risk management, asset valuation, resource planning, and renewable integration
  • Serve as a technical resource for scoping, building, deploying, and launch activities
  • Provide clients with on-site and web-based software training
  • Devise new approaches to represent results and support for decision analysis


Education & Experience


  • Two to five years Energy Industry experience, including knowledge of deregulated power market operations
  • Economics or engineering background, including knowledge of econometrics, stochastic processes, Monte Carlo simulation, and optimization
  • Software development experience
  • Project management experience
  • Advanced degrees (Master’s or PhD) in economics, engineering, and energy systems preferred




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


We offer flexible work hours with a relaxed environment and opportunities for domestic and international travel. Excellent benefits are available, including medical, dental, vision, and a 401k plan. Ascend values their employees' overall well-being and we contribute a monthly stipend to any gym membership our employees choose. We are looking for talented individuals with a serious commitment to software development and power system optimization.


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