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Consultant, Power & Renewables Energy

Location: Washington, DC, United States
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BRG’s Energy & Climate practice is one of the leading energy and sustainability consulting teams in the industry. We advise utilities and energy companies, government and NGOs, large corporations, product manufacturers, and investors to help them navigate the energy transition and thrive in a rapidly changing market environment. Our clients include some of the world’s largest electric, water, and gas utilities; large independent power generators; and many of the largest gas distribution and pipeline companies. BRG’s seasoned consultants collaborate to help clients transform their businesses, manage complexity, evaluate, and mitigate risk, master compliance requirements, and position themselves, and position themselves to thrive in the energy transition. Our specialized experience and advanced analytic approach to problem-solving allows us to provide breakthrough insight for clients. Working at the intersection of markets, technology, and policy, BRG energy consultants help clients innovate to address opportunities and challenges presented by declining costs for renewable and storage technologies, volatile costs of primary energy, increasing climate awareness and regulation, and growing use of energy efficient technologies and distributed energy resources.                  

Responsibilities                  

  • Support project leaders and Managing Directors in preparing qualitative and quantitative analysis of key strategic, economic, and market analyses.
  • Contribute to client interaction via email and conference calls as appropriate.
  • Assist in preparing presentation materials for clients.
  • Prepare long-term forecast of wholesale power markets, capacity markets, ancillary services markets, power generators, and energy storage facilities.
  • Research and prepare data to continuously improve BRG’s power models.
  • Perform statistical and economic analyses, data collection, and spreadsheet creation.
  • Demonstrate creativity and efficient use of relevant software tools, analytical methods, and computer models to develop solutions.
  • Prioritize assignments and responsibilities to meet goals and deadlines.
  • Works on other engagements for the broader BRG Energy & Climate practice as needed.
  • Assist senior staff with the development of time, schedule, and cost analysis.
  • Assist with preparation of expert reports including drafting, editing, and proofreading.
  • Participate in a team environment and meet client deadlines and quality expectations.
  • Assess technologies and analyze technology trends.
  • Possess a high degree of self-confidence and determination, and highly developed organization and time management skills.
  • Manage multiple time sensitive priorities without diminished effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with spreadsheets, databases, word processing, and slide presentation software.
  • Demonstrate strong conceptual, quantitative, and qualitative analytical skills.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Travel is required.

Qualifications                  

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, engineering, applied mathematics or a related quantitative-focused field. Candidates majoring in other fields must clearly demonstrate equivalent quantitative aptitude. Master’s degree in any of the fields or closely related areas;
  • Minimum two to four (2-4) years of relevant work experience in North American power markets;
  • Experience in a consulting or professional environment supporting clients;
  • Working understanding of energy market dynamics, and a passion for learning;
  • Experience with market modeling approaches and tools (e.g., PROMOD, Plexos, or any other Production Cost Models);
  • Must have strong technical writing capabilities;
  • Experience with power financial modeling and analysis a plus; and
  • Experience in statistical analysis programs (e.g., Stata and R), Tableau, SQL, and financial databases (e.g., Bloomberg and S&P Capital IQ), with a desire to expand those capabilities.

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