Director, Quantitative Development | Battery Storage | Data Science | Software Development | Commodity Risk

Posted 10 December 2023
Salary $DOE
LocationUnited States of America
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureSustainability
Contact NameJess Brisley

Job description

​GRC is partnered with a leading utility scale battery storage IPP in their search for a Director, Quantitative Development. The firm have an operational portfolio and a development pipeline of 15GWh throughout the US.

Our client seeks a Director of Quantitative Development to develop and implement high-quality software solutions and quantitative models to support the commercial optimization of their growing fleet of battery energy storage projects

The Director will report to the Company’s Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations and will be responsible for developing outstanding UI to warehouse, measure, and visualize all commercial metrics of the business and augment superior risk management of the portfolio.

The Director of Quantitative Development will collaborate closely with the Company’s asset management, development, finance, and IT teams to develop the data infrastructure framework and robust quantitative models that support commercial strategies designed to deliver exceptional financial results.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement well-engineered software solutions necessary to support all commercial functions of the business and optimize risk-adjusted returns for the entire portfolio.

  • Design and deploy data infrastructure strategies that facilitate effective management of large and ever-expanding datasets.

  • Engineer end-to-end data science solutions that drive proprietary insights, deliver alpha, and support best-in-class commercial optimization strategies.

  • Coordinate integration of artificial intelligence into tools, systems, and processes.

  • Build and manage elegant and dynamic data visualization tools designed to support commercial activities and report commercial results to a diverse audience of stakeholders.

  • Coordinate with team members to develop coding solutions that underly proprietary forward valuations of hourly energy and ancillary services across all North American energy markets.

  • Verify and validate conceptual soundness and statistical accuracy of quantitative modeling underlying the valuations of all assets and commercial transactions.

  • Create and continuously improve upon code-based battery optimization models for the Company’s assets and compare results to competitors and various third-party battery optimization software providers.

  • Build, manage, and maintain the internal systems and iterative processes that collect, organize, and visualize all relevant market data required for robust quantimental analysis of the North American energy markets.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Data Science, Engineering, Computer Programming, or other related fields.

  • Ten (10) or more years of experience in commodity quantitative analysis.

  • Demonstrated team building and collaboration skills.

  • Highly experienced in quantitative valuation of energy markets. Battery storage experience a plus.

  • Expertise in one or more additional programming languages is a requirement, Python preferred.

  • Strong quantitative and development skills with desire to augment skillset and productivity via AI integration.

  • Ability to maintain a safety conscious work environment by following established safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, manage risks and safety appropriately, develop and execute business plans, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Demonstrate effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • Demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

  • Team player and can collaborate with other teams and leaders in the organization.