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Burns & McDonnell Power Market Consultant – 1898 & Co. (Phoenix) in Phoenix, Arizona


The Power Market Consultant will utilize knowledge in the electric utilities power generation and transmission industry to perform tasks for client project portfolio generation and transmission planning decisions. The consultant will perform a broad range of studies and other consulting services to help clients make decisions backed by business and engineering analysis. This role will contribute to the execution of technical studies and work with project managers to lead the technical execution for projects.

  • Perform a broad range of studies and other consulting services to support electric utilities and asset developers to make decisions backed by business and engineering analysis regarding their investments and power supply requirements, such as integrated resource planning, market assessments, valuations and power supply RFP evaluations.

  • Perform forecasts and evaluations utilizing power supply planning software such as capacity optimization and hourly dispatch software models.

  • Conduct data analysis and interpretation of engineering, financial, and economic conditions and results, and subsequent technical business implications to client projects.

  • Analyze life-cycle costs by developing and incorporating technical assumptions regarding capital costs, operation and maintenance costs, performance estimates, and economic assumptions and forecasts.

  • Conduct technical and business-related risk assessments that evaluate impacts associated with rules implemented by regulatory agencies.

  • Develop and conducts detailed financial analysis using a variety of computer-based software.

  • Develop technical reports and presentations summarizing results of analysis.

  • Develop client presentations, engineering reviews, financial analysis, and contract administration for the design/planning of utility systems.

  • Assist project managers in business development activities including proposal development and client relationships.

  • Mentor and train other employees on technical and business aspects of projects and the industry.

  • Support business lines as required by clients.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Comply with all policies and standards.


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Data Science or similar field from an ABET accredited program and 3 years of related experience or a Master's Degree in Engineering, Economics, Computer Science, Data Science, or Business and 2 years of experience

  • Prior experience associated with electric utility operations, planning, or consulting is preferred.

  • Experience with power supply planning software, preferably EnCompass (zonal and nodal) and Capacity Expansion (or familiarity with PROMOD, Plexos, GridView, or others).

  • Experience and knowledge of general business and financial calculations including discounted cash flow analysis, net present value analysis, and internal rate of return evaluations.

  • Experience and knowledge of electric power options including generation facility types, capital costs, operating costs, typical dispatch profiles, and general power system operations. Knowledge of power supply purchase agreements regarding costs and terms.

  • Ability to execute various power markets / power supply planning studies.

  • Knowledge of electric utility systems, power generation types, power delivery with understanding of power generation portfolio planning.

  • Knowledge of numerous power market regions of the country and independent system operators such as: PJM, MISO, NEISO, SPP, CAISO, WECC, SERC, ERCOT, NYISO.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Proven ability to lead, educate, and train a team of consultants and analysts in regard to power market studies.

  • Ability to independently solve difficult problems that require adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to perform under pressure and tight deadlines and to be effective in on-site work environments.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, including identification of critical path items to ensure deliverable deadlines are met.

  • Ability to focus on the big picture to effectively and efficiently provide services that meet client needs, while also having the ability to identify and analyze details that are critical to project outcomes.

  • Willingness to learn new service offerings as client needs and the market requires changes to the service offerings provided by our group

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PPT).

  • Ability to travel.


Job Engineering

Primary Location US-AZ-Phoenix

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About 1898 & Co. 1898 & Co. is a business, technology and security solutions consultancy where experience and foresight come together to unlock lasting advancements. We innovate today to fuel our clients’ future growth, catalyzing insights that drive smarter decisions, improve performance and maximize value. As part of Burns & McDonnell, we draw on more than 120 years of deep and broad experience in complex industries as we envision and enable the future for our clients.

Req ID: 241254

Job Hire Type Experienced #LI-VR #E98 N/A