Title: Optimization Analyst
Department: Asset Optimization
Reports to: Director, Asset Optimization
Direct Reports: 0
Date Posted: October 23, 2019
Location: Houston, TX or Salt Lake City, UT
Travel: 10%


Employees in this role will develop models and analyze data to support the dispatch of large-scale batteries in wholesale power markets. This position assists in the development of core algorithms and models to support the origination and asset optimization decisions. Expected to participate in the full cycle of KCE’s projects, helping to identity specific locations of high value to the development team, provide guidance for financial analysis, and to create strategies managing daily battery storage dispatch in wholesale markets.


  1. Work with other members of the team to develop and automate asset optimization models
  2. Review and analyze the performance of optimization algorithms based on actual performance of the assets
  3. Develop new quantitative models to solve business problems related to the economics of battery storage
  4. Review and incorporate relevant market policies, rules, and other qualitative factors into asset optimization models
  5. General data analysis of wholesale electricity markets, asset dispatch, and other relevant factors


  1. Academic background in mathematics, statistics, or similar field
  2. Experience with mathematical optimization techniques and mathematical programming
  3. Very motivated self-starter with strong organizational and time-management skills
  4. Ability to work in a small team

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