Sr. Analyst, Generation Portfolio Management
Suez Energy - Houston, TX

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Job Functions

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.

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.

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).

Recommend and value alternate terms for negotiations.

Value, support, and justify new agreements

Develop and 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.

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.

Analyze legislation and market rules to determine how these variables impact the assets in the portfolio.

Use this information to identify new business opportunities.

Collaborate with all employees of GDF SUEZ NA.

Comply with all GDF SUEZ NA policies and procedures.



Include knowledge and skills required for job

Any ability required to perform job

Essential Physical Abilities

Ability to speak, read and write fluently and effectively.

Superior interpersonal skills needed to effectively lead and work within cross functional teams 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 travel between and within the U.S., Mexico,

Puerto Rico

and Canada.

Ability to meet with regulators, utilities, suppliers, customers and plant personnel in the U.S., Mexico,

Puerto Rico

and Canada in order to gather information needed for analysis and share results of analysis.

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.

Knowledge of IFRS Accounting and international accounting experience.

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

Ability to meet highest attendance requirements.

Could involve some lifting.

Other Abilities

Demonstrated strong analytical skills.

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


Mexico, Canada, Puerto Rico and regulated areas of the U.S.

Ability to couple results of analysis with market conditions to develop sales and marketing support materials for presentation to potential industrial customers in Mexico and utilities in Mexico, Canada,

Puerto Rico, regulated areas of the U.S.

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.


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

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

Minimum of five years of experience in quantitative financial analysis of projects and/or businesses and using the results to prepare recommendations and business plans.

Minimum of five years of experience leading projects or initiatives and working in multicultural teams or workgroups.

Experience presenting, preparing reports and executing projects effectively in multicultural environments within and multifunctional teams.

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 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.