Scout Clean Energy is a leading US renewable energy developer, owner, and operator headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. Scout is developing a MW portfolio of over 5,000 MW of wind, solar and energy storage projects across 11 US states. Scout is an owner-operator portfolio company of Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners with expertise in all aspects of renewable power project development, permitting, power marketing, finance, construction, and asset management.
Made up of wind energy industry veterans who are making a difference in our world, our team’s work ethic is second to none. We identify problems, create solutions, and deliver them professionally to our customers, stakeholders, partners, and one another. We do the right thing when no one is looking because we are committed to our collective success and because we believe that our uncompromising integrity is key to the collaborative relationships that drive our business.
Do you want to help create a cleaner power supply? Are you looking to launch your career in the growing renewable energy industry? Are you quantitatively driven and able to program in multiple languages? Do you have the ability to visualize data for senior leaders?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, then read on to learn more about the Asset Management team at Scout Clean Energy.
What does our renewable energy Asset Management team do?
Excellence in asset management enables us to deliver on our commitments to our customers, partners, and investors. This service-oriented team combines on-the-ground expertise with analytical insights to inform data-driven decisions about all aspects of operating renewable energy facilities.
Asset management spans a wide range of activities that are all directed toward the same goal: maximizing the profitability of our operating renewable energy generation plants. Key functions within the team include the following:
Our Asset Management team has grown substantially this year, as we have brought two new facilities online, expanding our portfolio to 5 operating wind farms. You will work alongside two specialized analysts, a trader, and an asset manager; you will interface frequently with the Plant Operations and corporate Accounting teams.
What will the Asset Management Financial Analyst do?
Asset Management Financial Analysts are critical to making renewable energy a profitable – and therefore viable – source of energy for our country. You will join a team of other specialized analysts in our Boulder, Colorado, office who mine our extensive databases for insights to improve our wind facilities’ operating efficiency. The Asset Management Financial Analyst will focus on the financial aspects of our operations – revenue from predictable as well as market-based sources, operating expenditures, and capital expenditures. Your scope will include creating forecasts, measuring the performance against them, and improving our forecasting methods in the future.
As Scout’s Asset Management Financial Analyst, you will make a lasting impact on Scout’s operations. You will support the development of processes, procedures, and reports that improve our team’s efficiency and profitability. You will help frame the manner in which this role interacts with people throughout the organization. You will create a set of proven practices and will set a high bar that helps every future Financial Analyst succeed.
No two weeks will look the same, but here are a few examples of what you may encounter during an average week at Scout:
Why is Asset Management a great place to launch a career in renewable energy?
Asset Management Analysts build their understanding of renewable energy generation based on data derived directly from the wind plants themselves. Plant operations are the heart and soul of a renewable energy firm’s business, and Asset Management Analysts help optimize their profitability. You will develop a high-level understanding about what is physically happening at the facility as well as a more detailed understanding of the related cash flows. This combination of knowledge prepares Asset Management Analysts for roles in asset management, commodity trading, development, transmission, and project finance, among others.
What kind of experience do I need to be successful as an Asset Management Finance Analyst?
This is an entry-level position that requires a solid set of quantitative analysis, programming, and communication skills.
We have found that our team members’ interest in and passion for renewable energy is a strong determinant in our individual and collective success.
The successful candidate’s background will look something like this:
How will I learn at Scout?
Much of the industry-specific knowledge you need can be learned on the job – through a combination of self-study, real-time instruction from your peers and manager, and learning by doing. Our team places a high priority on the continuous learning, autodidactic mindset. In many cases, you will be doing things for the first time, and we will provide general parameters for the result while enabling you to create the path to get there. You will need to be comfortable with path-breaking analysis and working through ambiguity.
Timeline and Location
The target start date for this role is in late Februrary / early March 2021, pending successful reference and criminal background checks.
It will be expected that the Asset Management Financial Analyst will be based in our Boulder, CO, office, which will re-open as soon as COVID protocols allow. In the meantime, you will work primarily from home.
Characteristics of Successful Scout Team Members
Invitation to Diverse Candidates
Scout seeks to develop a diverse and inclusive team of professionals. We encourage applications from all demographics and especially those that are traditionally underrepresented in the energy industry.
Invitation to Veterans
Scout welcomes veterans of the United States Armed Forces to apply for this position. Scout includes veterans of all branches and a diverse set of occupational specialties. We value the independent thinking, problem solving, leadership, and teamwork that our veterans have developed through their service. We welcome applications from any service and any military occupational specialty.
Target base salary: $55,000 - $75,000
Attractive bonus potential.
Scout offers a full range of benefits, including medical/dental/vision insurance with attractive premiums, 401(k) match, STD, LTD, an Employee Assistance Program, and a range of optional supplemental insurance coverage.
|Job Type: Full-time||Required Education: Bachelors degree in STEM field or extensive upper-level math courses|
|Job Location: Boulder, Colorado||Required Experience: Data analysis and programming.|
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For more information: www.scoutcleanenergy.com