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At Calpine, we give you the tools you need to chart your own career path in an engaging, fast-paced environment where you can learn from power industry leaders.

Whether you are a student seeking an internship that offers real-world experience, a recent graduate ready to build a rewarding career or a seasoned professional who wants to expand your horizons, Calpine provides meaningful opportunities and challenges.

Our learning and development platforms and educational reimbursement programs enable employees with initiative to explore their own potential in a dynamic and rewarding industry.

Requisition Number 20-0184
Title Dir Transaction Analysis
City Houston
State TX
Job Family Commercial Analytics
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 0
Relocation Provided No
Location Houston Office
Description • Manage a team of analysts to price structured power, natural gas, and renewable energy transactions in collaboration with origination, development, the trading desks, and risk teams
• Identify value proposition and inherent risks of energy transactions and propose appropriate valuation methodologies
• Facilitate the deal approval process with timely analysis and communication
• Perform analysis of business decisions and strategic issues, including issues related to plant operations and dispatch, commodity markets, asset and contract commodity margins, and transaction pricing.
• Provide analysis to support asset acquisition and divestiture decisions
• Work within broad guidelines; apply advanced technical knowledge of multiple functions to solve complex problems which may have a long term impact for the company.
• Present valuation results to the senior management team.
• Manage and develop junior staff members
• Support the continued development of:
o Calpine’s modeling infrastructure, including asset and contract models as well as repositories of fundamental market data
o Periodic corporate business plan projections and commercial transaction targets
o Commercial views supporting business strategy, hedging decisions, and development/acquisition opportunities.

Preferred Skills:
• Advanced Excel model-building skills
• Intermediate programming skills with one or more of the following: VBA, R, C#, Python
• Understanding of Monte Carlo simulation and two-factor forecasting models.
• Experience with manipulating large amounts of data and working with structured databases
• Intermediate level presentation and Power Point skills
• Demonstrated understanding of asset valuation methods (dispatch models, options, swaps, tolls, and PPAs).

Relevant Experience:
• Candidate should offer a subset of the experience and knowledge below:
o Experience modeling assets similar to those in Calpine’s portfolio, including gas-fired combined cycles and cogeneration plants, geothermal assets, tolling and other contracts, storage facilities, etc.
o Knowledge of US gas and electric market fundamentals, including supply and demand, environmental legislation, and regional market structures.
o Familiar with power plant design and performance metrics.
o Valuation of commodity and derivative transactions as well as the impacts of various regulatory policies.
o Experience with managing a team of highly qualified analytical professionals
• Team player with a “whatever it takes” attitude who is used to diving into an issue, brainstorming solutions, and learning new methods and tools to address.
Requirements Attractive qualifications include:
Bachelors and Masters degrees in Mathematics, Computational Science, Engineering, Finance, Economics, or Accounting.
  • Vaccination Information: Calpine requires an individual who is newly hired into this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 within the first 28 days of employment - if not already vaccinated prior to starting employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Calpine’s HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Calpine does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.
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