Calpine Energy Solutions, LLC | Data & Process Analyst | Downers Grove, IL | United States | | 17 Oct 2022

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Job Location: Downers Grove, IL

Calpine Corporation is America’s largest generator of electricity from natural gas and geothermal resources with operations in competitive power markets. Its fleet of 76 power plants in operation and one under construction represents nearly 26,000 megawatts of generation capacity. Through wholesale power operations and its retail businesses, Calpine serves customers in 22 states, Canada and Mexico. Its clean, efficient, modern and flexible fleet uses advanced technologies to generate power in a low-carbon and environmentally responsible manner.

The company was established on the premise that a strong commitment to the environment is inextricably linked to excellence in power generation and corporate responsibility. Since its founding in 1984, Calpine has led the power industry in its unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship. In addition, its renewable geothermal plants use steam generated deep below the earth’s surface to produce clean, renewable electricity.

Energy consumers need better, faster, and more complete solutions in managing their energy and carbon management objectives. Calpine Energy Solutions has developed a revolutionary Financial Portfolio Risk and Carbon Management tool based on unique consumer needs, fundamental market expertise, and statistical portfolio analysis. This platform is trademarked PowerFolio3D.

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Job Summary (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned)

The Data and Process Analyst is responsible for maintaining data integrity in the PowerFolio group and sales for Power, Natural Gas, and Carbon Management & Renewable Energy related transactions. The Data and Process Specialist will work closely with Client portfolio managers, Sales, and structuring desks in preparing, maintaining, and developing data processes for transactions, customer tenant instances in PowerFolio web sites in regard to data, risk valuation models, In addition, the Data and Process Specialist will be responsible for managing the integrity of the customer deal addenda, open orders and contracts and any changes made to these documents/contracts in the PowerFolio system.

Job Responsibilities

  • Process, prepare and migrate historical load data Power transactions into the PowerFolio system.
  • Work with the IT Sales Operations Manager to develop, document, and update PowerFolio user guides and data flow documentation.
  • Learn, understand, and articulate data processes for all PowerFolio system outputs, including, but not limited to, risk analysis models, trend and regression models, carbon management and renewable energy models.
  • Operate data process and data requirements in InRetail and PowerFolio relating to contract migration, meter and consumption updates, and reporting and analysis outputs.
  • Performing load data forecasts, trend analysis and other statistical estimates to prepare quantitative analysis for transactions.
  • PowerFolio client portfolio managers and sales department in the requirements and coordination of customer meetings relating to data needs.
  • Manage open order tracking with PowerFolio and Structuring for new and existing clients.
  • Work independently to successfully resolve on-going issues with other internal and external users and systems.
  • Develop, review and audit standard reports for all PowerFolio customers on a monthly basis.
  • Work with IT, Back office and the structuring as new products are included in the systems to ensure accurate outputs.
  • Perform ad-hoc customization of the reports as requested by clients and management.
  • Candidate must be able work independently with multiple departments to find solutions for reporting, data, and process issues.
  • Candidate must also be able to intuitively recognize legitimate usage and cost anomalies in client data and be able to clearly articulate those factors to the PowerFolio client portfolio managers through written and oral discussion.
  • Candidate must be able to work with Calpine’s Carbon and Sustainability reporting suite in continuing to build out solutions for our clients
  • Previous experience with data management initiatives (data profiling, improvement, accuracy, completeness, integrity, security, stewardship, and governance)
  • Experience with data modeling Working with Power BI (or other similar User Interface processes) and other Business Intelligence systems.
  • Experience with DAX and MDX queries and performance tuning on SSAS is desirable
  • Experience with data warehousing, associated architecture, and warehouse implementation is preferred

Management & Associate Competencies

  • Interpersonal Skills/Behaviors
  • Focus on Performance
  • Business Knowledge
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Financial Understanding

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required with emphasis in finance, economics, business or related preferred.
  • Experience required 2-4 years or equivalent education and experience.


  • Commodity experience required.
  • Strong analytical aptitude and “out of the box” thinking.
  • Excellent computer skills with an emphasis on advanced spreadsheet applications.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate complex subject matter in a simple, clear and concise manner.


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving aptitude and skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Candidate must also demonstrate skills in problem identification, analysis, corrective action and closure skills. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptability and drive including the ability to work under time-related pressures.
  • Effective communication skills including clear and concise written and oral communication. Dependability including following through on commitments and punctuality. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Microsoft Office competence.
  • Understanding of the retail energy markets is required.
  • Candidate must demonstrate strong quantitative and problem solving skills, attention to detail, communication skills, and critical thinking skills in a business environment.
  • Strong technical writing skills required.

Physical Requirements

  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time.

Additional Calpine Information

  • 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.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to [email protected]. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.

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