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Power Market Modeling Project Consultant

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GDS Associates Inc Published: January 28, 2021 (5 months ago)
Marietta, GA
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Job Description:

GDS Associates, Inc. has an exciting and challenging full-time opportunity with advancement and growth potential for a Power Market Modeling Project Consultant to work in our Power Supply Planning group. This person will provide analytical support with an emphasis on power market analytics and modeling.

GDS is a nationwide multi-service engineering and consulting firm specializing in the energy utilities industry. We have a significant and growing practice in the power supply planning area representing utility and renewable/battery developer clients in the procurement, planning, and effective management of power supply resources in markets across the U.S.


  • Prepare energy, capacity, and REC price forecasts, provide assessments of market fundamentals, analyze changing landscape of market design in power markets, provide insight on changing market rules and impact to client critical planning functions.
  • Track regulatory developments in regional markets for clients.
  • Use common industry models and tools as needed to perform detailed analytics.
  • Evaluate complex issues surrounding congestion costs and ARR/FTR positions.
  • Contribute to consulting projects by summarizing modeling results and seeking out peer review of material to support delivery of high-quality client-specific projects.
  • Continuously develop subject matter expertise in a particular practice or focus area by actively contributing to above listed activities and pursing activities/work in various disciplines and staying abreast of current/hot topics to broaden and build upon subject matter knowledge.
  • Communicate with clients and make presentations as part of team effort.

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, statistics, economics, or other energy industry-related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of related experience and a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, including analytical and modeling experience in one or more structured power markets (e.g. CAISO, ERCOT, MISO, ISO-NE, NYISO, PJM, SPP, etc.).
  • Familiarity with Western EIM preferred.
  • Familiarity with industry modeling tools and practices, including economic and financial analytical methods. Familiarity with production cost models preferred (e.g., Aurora, PLEXOS, PROMOD IV, GridView, Market Analytics, MIDAS, Dayzer).
  • Experience in RTOs analyzing congestion, ARR/FTRs, resource adequacy requirements, and / or RPS requirements.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Office applications required (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

General Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Solid problem-solving, judgment and decision-making skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

Office Locations:

Atlanta – GA, Los Angeles – CA, Seattle – WA, Austin – TX, Orlando – FL, Manchester – NH, Madison – WI, Auburn – AL, Augusta – ME, Remote

GDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. GDS does not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.




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