Sr. Analyst, Generation Portfolio Management
GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. - Houston, TX

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GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.


Houston, TX

Job Title

Sr. Analyst, Generation Portfolio Management


The Sr. Analyst is primarily responsible for working with the LPM team to optimize the profitability of the portfolio of power generation assets in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Canada and the regulated areas of the U.S.

The candidate creates, leads, and supports operational, financial, and investment decision-making analyses relating to the power generation assets in the portfolio.

Responsibilities also include identification, evaluation, and implementation of performance improvement projects and new business opportunities across the portfolio.

Reports to

Director, Generation LPM (for Mexico, Canada Puerto Rico, regulated areas of the U.S.)


Houston, Texas


Salary - Exempt

Job Functions

Essential Functions

Ability to create and use financial models to forecast power, capacity, and ancillary sales revenue and the expenses of generation plants for the preparation of budgets, long-term projections, variance explanations, and other financial reports.

Must work with and coordinate between the different subject matter experts within the company to gather all the data needed to populate the financial models.

This includes, but is not limited to, plant managers, plant engineers, maintenance managers, and engineering, insurance, credit, accounting and tax personnel.

Prepare targeted, accurate and thorough presentations and be able to effectively deliver these presentations to various levels of management.

Presentations could relate to regional financial data, opportunities, initiatives, market condition or other topics as required.

Ability to build and utilize financial models to identify, value and justify initiatives to improve the financial performance of an asset and/or a portfolio of assets.

Value and justify incremental capital expenditures at generation facilities in the portfolio.

Assess impacts due to changes in operating conditions (plant performance, equipment outages, fuel quality, customer requirements).

Evaluate financial consequences associated with changes to the commercial terms of agreements (power purchase agreements, fuel supply agreement, fuel transportation agreements, transmission agreements, steam supply agreements, chilled water supply agreements, energy services agreements, equipment service agreements, back-up energy agreements, loan agreements).

Value,support, and justify new agreements.

Evaluate structuring scenarios and options.

Size business interruption insurance and property damage insurance needs.

Ability to gather, analyze, interpret, forecast and report on market prices for electricity and natural gas.

Must maintain an understanding of the national energy plans, energy policy development, local pricing fundamentals, power supply & demand, planned generation additions & retirements and fuel sources in Mexico and determine how these variables impact the assets in the portfolio.

Ability to use this information to identify new business opportunities is also desired.

Experience with basic accounting rules, financial analysis concepts and tools, and generation optimization models.

Acts as a team member with all employees of GDF SUEZ NA.

Complies with all GDF SUEZ NA policies and procedures.

Other Functions

Carries out other duties as assigned



Essential Physical Abilities

Ability to speak, read and write fluently and effectively in Spanish and English.

Superior interpersonal skills needed to effectively work with colleagues in Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico and the US.

Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.

Ability to collaborate with others and to work in multi-functional teams.

Ability to travel between and within the U.S., Mexico,

Puerto Rico

and Canada.

Flexibility with working hours.

The plants run 24/7 so late night and weekend work may be required to address business opportunities and issues relating to the assets in the portfolio.

Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.

Excellent working knowledge of Excel and proficiency in Word and PowerPoint.

Could involve some lifting.

Other Abilities

Demonstrated strong analytical skills.

Ability to analyze complex contracts, tariffs, regulations, and market rules.

Well-developed contract interpretation and spreadsheet design skills in order to assess risks and opportunities inherent in contracts in order to:

Support contract restructuring, extensions and negotiations

Evaluate cost/benefits

Aid in operational decision-making, and capture performance improvement opportunities.

Ability to grasp engineering concepts related to power plant operations.

Adept at communicating complex information to management clearly and concisely to facilitate decision making.

Education /Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (e.g., math, economics, or engineering)

Master’s degree (MBA or MS in Economics/Finance) preferred

Working Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not normally exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. encourages individuals to apply for open positions using the Apply Online button below.

However, if you are unable to complete your application on-line you may mail your resume to our address:

GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Attn: Human Resources, 1990 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056.

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