Senior Commercial Analyst


Houston, Texas, US, 77002

Job ID#:  579
Job Category:  Commercial / Risk
Position Type:  Regular FT

JERA Americas Inc. is part of a global energy company, supporting the transition to a cleaner, more sustainable world while fulfilling our responsibility to provide a safe and stable supply of reliable and affordable energy. The Company is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based JERA, which stands for Japan's Energy for a New Era. JERA has committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions from its businesses by 2050 and is contributing to the development of a sustainable society.

JERA Americas seeks to continue its rapid expansion into renewable energy markets focusing on wind, solar, and cutting-edge technologies for hydrogen production and transportation. To meet the challenges of a fast-growing company, we are searching for talented individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment and want to be part of the equation to provide energy for a new era.


The Senior Commercial Analyst conducts analysis of North American Wholesale Nodal Power Markets including PJM, NYISO, ISONE, MISO, or others to support portfolio optimization.

Position Description

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Provide essential analysis of North American Wholesale Nodal Power Markets including PJM, NYISO, ISONE, MISO, or others to support portfolio optimization.
  • Collect, analyze, and present commercial and operational data to management monthly, quarterly, or as needed.
  • Daily monitor and report on power plant activity.
  • Assist in the continual maintenance of applicable evaluation tools used by the Commercial Asset Management team.
  • Provide clear market analysis to assist in decision making for hedge strategies.
  • Assist in onboarding new project on an as needed basis.
  • Manage and update financial & dispatch models of operating projects.
  • Challenging and validating modelling approaches via back-testing and/or other methods
  • Run scenarios using existing project model and/or self-created models to ensure decision-making is being informed by thorough analysis.
  • Represent Commercial Department at project team meetings to effectively communicate market/project analysis.
  • Assist in building models, tools, process and infrastructure that supports the organization's accuracy, efficiency and scalability.
  • Coordinate with many different departments internally to update structured financial models.
  • Develop and foster relationships with various departments while continually seeking opportunities to improve processes.
  • Support any strategic initiatives within Asset and help with preparing presentations to senior leadership. 
  • Perform functions within applicable state, federal and local laws and ISO procedures and jurisdictions.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Business, Economics, or related field.  (Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Science or other quantitative field with business or finance experience is also suitable)
  • Five years of energy or infrastructure industry experience in a project finance or fund administration role.
  • Ability to operate Financial Engineering Associates (FEA) software.
  • Database expertise (proficiency in Excel).

Preferred Education and Experience

  • MBA
  • Modeling project finance transactions in power generation sector.

AP/EEO Statement

JERA Americas Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Houston