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NRG Energy, Inc. Analyst, Structured Load Analytics in Houston, Texas

Welcome to the intersection of energy and home services. At NRG, we’re all about propelling the next generation of leaders forward. We are driven by our passion to create a smarter, cleaner and more connected future. We deliver innovative solutions that make our customers’ lives easier—helping them power, protect, and intelligently manage their homes and businesses. To do this, we need creative and talented people to join our company.

We offer a dynamic work environment and a unified and inclusive culture. NRG fosters a strong sense of belonging that leads to better collaboration and business performance. Our company programs are designed to help employees develop the skills they need for success now and in the future. In everything we do, we aim to champion our employees and bring value to our customers, investors and society.

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The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and at least 1-2 years of energy experience in programming, statistical modeling, data science and/or forecasting. The candidate will also have other skills and proficiency in various areas, particularly in analytics, data science, or other math, economic or related disciplines, in order to show a pursuit of breadth and depth in experience and knowledge. The Analyst will have education or experience in data science and the skills to work with large datasets to generate insight and work products in support of the business. In addition, the Analyst should have some knowledge and proficiency in systems architecture as it pertains to customer data, risk and forecasting systems from a retail perspective. Lastly, the Analyst should have the ability to exhibit ownership in tasks and functions and the ability to take leadership in achieving tasks or projects.


The primary responsibility is the operation of load forecasting processes and products for various NRG retail brands, including the development, maintenance, operation and review of load forecasting models. In addition, he / she will manage the effective communication of results, drivers, and feedback to stakeholders and cooperative groups regarding the forecast output, settlement analysis, and performance analytics in conjunction with their team. He / she will also be responsible for managing various projects both internal to the group as well as in conjunction with other teams.

Secondary responsibilities include the development of new techniques, models, and/or processes to utilize the growing granularity and availability of market, utility/ISO and contract/load data to generate analytical insight on our customers. The candidate will be expected to leverage their experience, knowledge and tools to have a direct impact on the growth and development of advanced analytical capabilities and impact commercial decisions related to the business.

Examples of knowledge and techniques:

-Regression modeling, including neural-net, simple regression, and hybrid modeling

-Thorough understanding of load and modeling constituents, including weather and transform functions

-Statistical analysis to construct performance metrics (MAD, MAPE, etc)

-Moderate to advanced programming skills (SQL, scripting / object-oriented coding including Python, Matlab, R, SAS, VBA)

-Comprehension of deregulated power markets, portfolio management and optimization, energy supply stack, customer profiling

-Thorough comprehension of load, including ISO-level, regional-, zonal-, congestion-level, customer profiles, C&I and mass customers

-Proficient in trending analysis, correlation to weather, attrition, conservation

-Proficient in short- and long-term forecast (time scales from hours to decades)

-Conduct original research and publish and/or present work in leading energy publications/ conferences

-Knowledge of electricity-market hedge instruments, including settlement mechanisms, volatility attributes, and liquidity constraints

-Knowledge of market load and deviation settlement mechanisms, capable of shadow-settlement calculations

-Provide valuable insights to marketing to advance cross selling initiatives such as providing solar to retail customers and vice-versa

-Ability to represent the Company in external forums such as PUC and ISO meetings

-Leadership skills to manage, delegate work, and provide skill development to their subordinates

-Ability to manage projects and meet / exceed deadlines

The Analyst is expected to work in a fast-paced environment, along with a strong ability to multi-task. Often, the Analyst will have advanced computer skills to be able to develop applications to streamline processes, extract and mine large datasets, develop front-end applications for visualization, work alongside IT for bug-fixes, code enhancements, and user-testing. The Analyst is expected to possess a fundamental knowledge of weather and energy businesses (portfolio optimization, applying fundamental analysis to enhance load forecasts). The individual will also be able to convey not just the forecast output but provide risk to the forecast (upside / downside) based on fundamental information. Furthermore, the Analyst is expected to help ensure the success of the broad group in accordance with company standards and policies.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability. Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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