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Colorado Springs Utilities Trading Analyst in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Trading Analyst

Job Type: Business Operations

Pay Range $76,800 to $80,000

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Date First Posted 11/8/22

Trading Analyst

***This job is eligible for relocation assistance to aid with the costs associated with moving to the Colorado Springs area .

Why should you apply...

This is an exciting time to be joining the Energy Supply team. If you are a dynamic individual who is excited about championing change and wants to move the department into the future, then this may be the opportunity for you! Our Fuels and Purchase Power (FPP) is looking for a Trading Analyst who will provide support to Colorado Springs Utilities through the development and deployment of analytical models, optimizing and streamlining work processes, and enhancing data and system connections. You will focus primarily on the back-end development of tools, models, and reports to assist Front Office trading, Back Office settlements, and Financial Business Partners to achieve FPP’s goals of reliability, minimizing costs to ratepayers, and optimizing return on assets. Your professionalism, attention to detail, and willingness to learn will contribute directly to the mission of supplying reliable energy to our community and achieving our Sustainable Energy Plan.

What will you be doing...

  • Develop, maintain, and improve analytical tools, proprietary models, and data connections to enhance trading strategies and improve forecasting

  • Streamline work processes through back-end automation of repetitive and routine tasks and data extractions

  • Enhancement and redesign of existing in-house-built reports, models, and spreadsheets

  • Work with external Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) system vendors for system enhancements, back-end changes, and testing of newly deployed modules

  • Assist with ad-hoc projects and data requests, as well as perform backup support for other trading analysts

Who you are...

  • Bachelor's degree; specialization in IT, Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Statistics, or a related field is preferred

  • VBA/SQL/Python coding experience

  • Advanced Excel skills and experience with PowerBI and SharePoint

  • Knowledge of electric and gas utility operations including power production, power delivery, and related fuel and power market operations is preferred

  • Experience with ETRMs (PCI, Allegro, etc.) and/or enterprise resource planning software (Oracle, Lawson, etc.) preferred

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong presentation skills and the ability to listen and respond effectively and influence others

  • Desire to create a positive collaborative work environment where employees feel empowered to bring new ideas to the table and take on additional work opportunities to develop their careers

  • Attention to detail and the ability to work independently

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Our Commitment to our Employees…

Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. They keep the lights on, gas flowing, water coming in, and wastewater leaving. We do not just say people are important – we prove it! That’s why we are honored to invest in protecting our employees' and their families health and financial security through our rich benefits program.

  • Time Off – Because everybody needs time off to recharge

  • Vacation – New employees accrue 13 days of paid time off to start, while our more tenured employees accrue 24 days per year

  • Personal Leave –3 days per year of personal leave

  • Paid Holidays –10 paid holidays per year

  • Sick Leave – Accrue 12 days of sick leave annually for those days when you or a family member is feeling under the weather

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase up to 40 hours of additional vacation time

  • Pension Plan – Looking forward to a comfortable lifestyle once you’re done working? The Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) provides you with retirement benefits and peace of mind when you retire

  • Medical – Select from three comprehensive medical plans, starting at $5.00 a month. Employees also enjoy access to a Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Wellness Program – Voluntary wellness program that allows you and your spouse to each earn up to $500 to use towards healthcare expenses, $100 in Visa gift cards, and up to $400 in gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two dental plans, with in-network PPO preventive care covered at 100% and access to orthodontia coverage

  • Vision – Voluntary plan that covers full vision care services and discounts on LASIK eye surgery

  • Retirement Saving Programs – Supplement your pension plan with voluntary retirement programs such as the PERAPlus 401(k) and MissionSquare’s Roth IRA and 457 plans.

  • Disability Coverage –Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term Disability (LTD) insurance available for purchase

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) – Makes the going a little easier by aiding with mental health, stress management, work-life balance, financial and legal matters, and much more

  • Long-Term Care Insurance (LTC) – Whether it's due to an accident or a serious illness, LTC insurance is available for purchase to help you and your loved ones

  • Life Insurance –Company-paid life insurance and supplemental coverage are available

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  • All positions will be posted for a minimum of 5 calendar days.

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Business Operations