Energy Services Advisor

JOB DESCRIPTION

A dynamic and quickly growing company - Competitive Energy Service (CES) - is currently seeking a full-time and energetic associate to join our dynamic Energy Services Advisor (ESA) team. The ESA will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of the sales and customer management process. There is much room for growth in this position. You will have the opportunity to:  

  • Make a difference at a small company
  • Work with some of the largest institutions and companies in the northeast
  • Work with some of the smartest and most experienced people in the energy space
  • Become exposed to every aspect of the energy business
  • Work independently  

ABOUT COMPETITIVE ENERGY SERVICES

CES is an established energy services company based in Portland, Maine that advises the commercial, industrial, institutional, government, and non-profit sectors in the procurement and management of electricity, natural gas, propane, residual oil, heating oil, biofuels, and green power supply. In addition to procurement services, CES offers a wide variety of strategic energy management services such as budgeting and forecasting, risk assessment and management, co-generation management, Utility & Sustainability Master Planning, alternative fuel analyses, utility tariff negotiations, demand response management, utility bill tracking and auditing, carbon foot print mitigation, state and federal energy subsidy feasibility analyses, and analysis and implementation of on-site and off-site renewable energy projects.  

CES provides a broad variety of strategic energy management services for clients across the United States and Atlantic Canada. Today, we are proud to work on behalf of more than 750 customers across 16 states and provinces. CES’s integrated, innovative and customized services help clients maximize savings and manage risks in the rapidly changing energy sector. CES serves its local, national, and international clients from its headquarters in Portland, ME and office in Topsfield, MA. 

CES is committed to providing value to its customers and to its people. The guiding principle at CES has always been to hire smart, capable people who have the technical expertise to understand energy markets, the ability to manage, process, and use data to serve our clients, and who embody the belief that they will succeed when our customers succeed.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF ENERGY SERVICE ADVISOR

Responsibilities include managing and expanding a portfolio of customers ranging from small electricity consumers to consulting customers with complex energy and sustainability needs. The ESA team is required to work closely with CES analytics and pricing teams to provide client deliverables. Other requirements include:  

  • Manage a portfolio of client renewals and energy contracts.
  • Understand all services provided by CES to ensure that our clients are receiving full value from CES.
  • Support, manage, and steward consulting and procurement client accounts by responding to calls, email inquiries, and questions related to the energy market.
  • Deliver quality client service by following through on deliverables and communicating with clients on those deliverables.
  • Prepare for and attend client meetings as required.
  • Formulate client presentations and regular account updates and provide necessary analysis for client deliverables to include commodity bid analysis and recommendations, client budgets, and variance analysis and other custom reports.
  • Resolves client issues by developing and presenting solutions and recommendations.
  • Stay abreast of competition and changes and fluctuations in energy markets by reading publications, energy news sites, and attending weekly CES market update calls.
  • Contributes to the ESA Team effort by participating in group initiatives and accomplishing group objectives.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A passion for learning and interest in the energy sector.
  • Enthusiasm and motivation for customer service, building client relationships and growing business through client referrals.
  • Ability to manage time effectively, work independently, and be self-motivated.
  • Self-confidence and strong in-person, telephone, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and shift work efforts based on the needs of the department or business goals.
  • Strong PC skills required, including use of standard MS Office applications.
  • Must be able to travel to customer meetings and up to 50% in-office presence.
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Able to start work within the next 60 days.  

LOCATION 

This ESA position has location flexibility but ideally would be located metro Boston area and/or the ability to work from your home office. 

Please send cover letter and resume to HR@competitive-energy.com

 
 

Energy Analyst

ABOUT CES

Competitive Energy Services, LLC (CES) is an established energy services firm that advises the commercial, industrial, institutional and non-profit sectors in procuring electricity, natural gas, liquid fuels, and renewable products. CES offers a broad variety of strategic energy management and consulting services such as budgeting and forecasting, risk assessment and management, cogeneration and renewable energy feasibility studies, fuel conversion analyses, utility tariff negotiations, demand response analyses, carbon inventories and GHG reduction strategies.

GENERAL DUTIES

CES is seeking applications for the role of Energy Analyst. After an initial training period, spent assisting other team members on projects, Energy Analysts are assigned to work as part of a team serving specific clients. Analysts are responsible for work product arising from their assigned clients, which may include: 

  • Modeling energy consumption and utility rate tariffs on behalf of clients.
  • Forecasting energy budgets and preparing various use projections.
  • Preparing materials for client meetings.
  • Acting as a point of contact for clients, energy suppliers, and project developers.
  • Monitoring energy markets and preparing periodic reports.
  • Energy policy and regulatory research and impact analysis.
  • Performing project impact analysis including fuel switching or renewable energy.
  • Greenhouse gas accounting and sustainability planning.

REQUIREMENTS & SKILLS

A successful candidate will be a creative and analytical thinker with attention to detail. Additional requirements include:

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in engineering, math, computer science, economics, environment studies, or other related undergraduate programs.
  • Excellent spreadsheet, data analysis, and graphical presentation skills.
  • Strong writing and communications skills.
  • Programming and database management is a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload with flexibility.
  • 1-2 years of energy or related industry experience is a plus, but not required.

Please send cover letter and résumé in PDF format to Lynn Gallagher at hr@competitive-energy.com.

 
 

Data Engineer

ABOUT CES

Competitive Energy Services, LLC (CES) is an established energy services firm that advises the commercial, industrial, institutional, and non-profit sectors in procuring electricity, natural gas, propane, residual oil, heating oil, biofuels, and green power supply. In addition to providing procurement options, CES offers a broad variety of strategic energy management services such as budgeting and forecasting, risk assessment and management, and carbon footprint reduction.

GENERAL DUTIES

CES is seeking a Data Engineer to administer several products which track our clients' energy usage and cost. Initial responsibilities include the following:  

  • Assist with design and implementation of new database schema for required data sources.
  • Provide ongoing maintenance and process improvements for data initiatives.
  • Maintaining data set quality and integrity for reporting.
  • Assist with product development for CES core client offerings.
  • Provide guidance on data design tasks, project requirements, and facilitate implementation.
  • Design and implement scalable, reliable distributed data processing frameworks and analytical infrastructure using multiple technologies.

The Data Engineer will also assist with further development of the Variance Tracker and Solar Audit products. Additional responsibilities include assisting analysts with research or data management related tasks.

REQUIREMENTS & SKILLS

  • Experience with Structured Query Language (SQL), VBA, and Python or equivalent programming language.
  • Experience with JavaScript and HTML (preferred).
  • Experience with automation and scheduling tools.
  • Experience with data integration/ETL tools.
  • Familiarity with front end visualization solutions such as Tableau or Power BI.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Code repositories (e.g., Bitbucket, GitHub, etc.).

Please send cover letter and résumé in PDF format to Lynn Gallagher at hr@competitive-energy.com.

 
 

Data Analyst

ABOUT CES

Competitive Energy Services, LLC (CES) is an established energy services firm that advises the commercial, industrial, institutional, and non-profit sectors in procuring electricity, natural gas, propane, residual oil, heating oil, biofuels, and green power supply. In addition to providing procurement options, CES offers a broad variety of strategic energy management services such as budgeting and forecasting, risk assessment and management, and carbon footprint reduction.

GENERAL DUTIES

CES is seeking a Data Analyst to administer several products which track our clients’ energy usage and cost. Initial responsibilities include the following:

  • Preparing monthly and quarterly reports for CES Variance Tracker and Solar Audit
  • Maintaining the quality of data sets used in reporting
  • Auditing utility, supply, and solar invoices
  • Troubleshooting questions with clients
  • Facilitate communication with utilities, suppliers, and solar developers on behalf of clients
  • Assist in the collection and organization of regularly published data sets such as utility tariffs, default rates, weather data, and other energy related data.
  •  The Data Analyst may also have an opportunity to assist in further development of the Variance Tracker and Solar Audit products. Additional responsibilities include assisting account analysts with research or data management related tasks.

REQUIREMENTS & SKILLS

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills
  • Detail Oriented, enjoy working with numbers/statistics
  • Adapt to a flexible, fast-paced work environment
  • Positive, self-motivated attitude
  • Programming and database management is a plus, but not required

Please send cover letter and résumé in PDF format to Lynn Gallagher at hr@competitive-energy.com.

 



 

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