MRW & Associates is looking for entry-to-mid-level analysts to join our energy consulting firm.
Our work addresses key issues at the heart of California electricity policy and regulation, including Community Choice Aggregation, rate design, rate forecasting, renewable power issues, energy project finance, and more. A good share of this work centers around the California Public Utilities Commission and other PUCs, where we frequently provide testimony in support of municipalities, consumer advocates, renewable advocates, power developers, and retail suppliers. We also develop wholesale power price forecasts and related analyses for financial institutions that are evaluating whether to finance a power plant, retail rate forecasts and energy procurement option analyses for commercial and industrial end-users; in-depth policy reports for policy agencies, and other analytical and strategic support to a variety of players in the energy sector.
As a consultant with MRW, you will have a significant role in a wide variety of projects, typically involving significant research, writing, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. For example, you can expect to do most or all of the following over the course of your first year or two, depending on how much experience you are coming in with:
- Develop analyses of energy policy, regulatory, and market developments;
- Draft expert witness testimony for regulatory or legal proceedings;
- Prepare forecasts of electricity and/or natural gas rates or rate elements;
- Research energy rates, markets, policies, or regulations;
- Build spreadsheet models; and
- Develop memoranda, reports, and presentations.
Project responsibilities will increase as your experience and expertise develop, and more seasoned consultants will sponsor testimony, manage client projects, negotiate on behalf of clients, and develop analytical and strategic solutions to client problems.
MRW is seeking individuals with a demonstrated interest in or prior work experience in energy-related markets or business environments. The successful candidate will have 1-8 years of experience. More experienced candidates with directly relevant experience will also be considered.
Specific skills a successful applicant will possess include the following:
- A talent and affinity for learning new things quickly, independently, and continuously;
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including an ability to write short technical memoranda and longer reports;
- Superior knowledge of Excel, including experience using Excel for quantitative analyses and to develop spreadsheet models;
- A demonstrable aptitude for working with numbers; and
- A sharp analytical sense, including the ability to see the forest for the trees and to pinpoint both problems and solutions.
Previous experience with energy markets or regulation, utility rate-making and rate design, and/or natural gas markets is strongly preferred.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.