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Analytics Director - Black Bear Energy

Black Bear, 1216 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America Req #1219
Monday, November 20, 2023
Black Bear Energy, a Legence company
Black Bear Energy is a technology-enabled, commercial buyer’s representative specializing in onsite renewable energy. In the past seven years, Black Bear has helped its clients bid out over 1,000 clean technology projects in more than 20 states through its data driven process. We educate and empower our clients to decarbonize their built environment by deploying onsite solar, battery storage and other cleantech projects

About the Role

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Analytics Director to join our team. The Analytics Director role provides the perfect opportunity for high impact through data in the solar industry. You will hone an understanding of the key drivers for successful solar project development, helping ensure Black Bear’s projects maximize value for our clients. The Analytics Director will have deep expertise in solar and storage analytics, financial modeling, and federal and state-level renewables policy. The successful candidate will also build aptitude in coordination and leadership through the team’s unique exposure to projects through their lifecycle. This position is highly cross-functional and requires close collaboration with other Black Bear teams including Client Operations, Transactions, and Development. The ideal candidate has experience managing technical teams and effectively communicating to both technical and non-technical audiences. We seek a motivated self-starter with superb mathematical and analytical skills, rigorous attention to detail, love for complexity, and excitement about building new tools and processes to drive internal efficiencies.

Your primary responsibility will be to lead the analysis team:

  • Oversee solar and storage offset rate analysis using customer utility bills and interval data. This requires a mastery of Energy Toolbase, understanding of net metering and unique utility incentive programs, retail supply agreements, and storage modeling.

  • Provide design recommendations through evaluation of project size and rate tariff configuration options, storage options, and utility programs to optimize project value for our clients

  • Research available incentives, utility policies, rate tariffs, local requirements, taxes, and other project inputs for core and emerging solar and storage markets in the United States

  • Manage Black Bear’s in-house financial model, and adapt the model to market changes and different use cases

  • Collaborate with Black Bear’s head of software to identify new use cases for optimizing Black Bear analyses including automation of bill transcription, and co-lead the improvement of our indicative economics database

Required Skills/ Experience

  • 4 -10 years of experience in renewable energy and analytics

  • Proven experience using Energy Toolbase or equivalent energy analytics software (exceptions will be made for exemplary candidates)

  • Ability and passion to iterate through multiple analyses to find optimal solution to complex problems

  • Renewable energy policy and utility expert; knowledge of existing and emerging markets, utility rate nuances, and interconnection strategies

  • Understanding of energy contract structures (Community Solar, EPC, PPA, etc.)

  • Experience designing storage systems to complement solar projects

  • 1+ year of management experience

  • Excellence in Excel - specifically building and maintaining financial models with complex data relationships, knowledge of VBA a plus

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to translate complex technical concepts into digestible takeaways

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Experience with renewable energy including revenue stacks and project finance

  • Knowledge of Inflation Reduction Act policies and measures related to Solar

  • Familiarity with real estate finance and solar projects

  • Proficiency in ESRI ArcGIS Pro

  • Working knowledge of SQL and relational data structures

Salary and Benefits Information

  • Annual Salary $120,000 - $160,000 based on qualifications

  • Healthcare: Dental & Vision, Life Insurance, STD & LTD, parental leave,

  • Financial: 401k Savings w 4% Match, Annual Bonus dependent on Company Performance, annual stipend for home office, cell phone, Education and Fitness

Please send you resume and cover letter (applications without a cover letter will not be considered)

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Health and Welfare Benefits
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Prescription drug
  • Short and long term disability
  • Parental leave
Personal Benefits
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Personal days
  • Company-paid holidays
Financial Benefits
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • AD&D insurance
  • Life insurance
About Legence
Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company, is an Energy Transition Accelerator™ that provides advisory services and implementation focused on financing, designing, building, and servicing complex systems in mission-critical and high performance facilities. With five decades of expertise in the built environment, Legence has a proven track record of reducing carbon emissions, implementing renewables, lowering utility costs through efficiency consumption, and making systems run better at unmatched speed and scale. To learn more about Legence and its services, visit https://www.wearelegence.com/.

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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $120,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $160,000.00
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
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  • Black Bear, 1216 Pearl Street, Boulder, Colorado, United States of America