Renewable energy analyst at big tech

ICF / Consultant ERCOT
Jul 25 23 Comments

There's this specific kinda role at some among the big tech companies: dealing with energy market dynamics, securing energy supply for data centers, helping the company transition to renewable energy, and the like...
Any info/advice about this role? What kind of profile is suitable, what level of people are usually involved in these departments (senior/junior), compensation etc.

Here is an example of such a role at Microsoft (I think Amazon has a similar dept too)
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/energy-analyst-at-microsoft-1005296049
Tried applying for it earlier with a good referral but HM said they're looking for a more experienced candidate.

Current TC 70k
YOE < 1 yr

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TOP 23 Comments
  • NVIDIA RUIB76
    TC 70K in Seattle? Lol
    Jul 26 5
    • ICF / Consultant ERCOT
      OP
      No in VA
      Jul 26
    • NVIDIA RUIB76
      Still seems so low.
      Jul 26
    • ICF / Consultant ERCOT
      OP
      Engineering industries other than hardware and software don't pay that much man. Takes a good 3-4 years to reach 100k
      Jul 26
    • Microsoft lDqM51
      Why are u f'ing lol'ing? What's so funny about someone not making as much you scum?
      Jul 26
    • Microsoft / Mgmt anon-soft
      There is something about anonymity that seems to bring out the worst out of us. There is nothing to lol about someone asking a genuine question and trying to use blind as it should be. A$$h0l3
      Jul 26
  • Tesla Axxtrosaab
    There was similar role in Facebook too but the HM emailed that they are looking for experienced candidate.
    They basically require people knowing the Contracts and various financial structures like Tax Equity, Debt and Cash Equity, energy market hedge pricing, the candidate should have at least 2-5 years of experience.
    Jul 26 4
    • ICF / Consultant ERCOT
      OP
      My background is in electrical engineering :(
      I'm just trying to get an idea about the role, so I can prepare myself for the next time another opening comes up in this team.
      But looks like they don't need an engineering candidate.
      Thanks for the info, much appreciated!
      Jul 26
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Google does hire engineers for this role but also needs MBA plus energy trading experience
      Jul 26
    • ICF / Consultant ERCOT
      OP
      That's great! Do you know the name of the team/department? Or even the name of a director/PM in this team
      Jul 26
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      ELS. Why would there be a Product Manager? No, not sharing names. You don't qualify. Go and get some experience.
      Jul 27
  • Oracle PypPyp
    This is much more of an economists job. Definitely not techie related. I know someone who does this and their degree was in environmental economics.
    Jul 26 1
    • ICF / Consultant ERCOT
      OP
      Which company are they in?
      Jul 26
  • Tesla VXvWsd
    Unless you’ve got a background in Env. Engineering or similar you’re likely going to get passed over for any postings like this.
    Jul 26 0
  • Google burnItDown
    I’m not exactly sure what this role entails. Talk to the recruiter May be?

    It looks very cool though.
    Jul 26 3
    • ICF / Consultant ERCOT
      OP
      Is there a department/team in Google that does similar work?
      Jul 26
    • Google / Ops Huhf13
      Yes, there is. ELS. They hire people with strong engineering and finance backgrounds. Be an engineer with 5 years on an energy trading desk. Then, MAYBE
      Jul 26
    • ICF / Consultant ERCOT
      OP
      That's good news. Energy trading very much looks like a career path for me in the near future.
      Thanks for the advice
      Jul 26
  • Microsoft Jeph Bezos
    I have a solid finance background (trading energy, investment banking, FP&A, and Corporate Development M&A), and have been quoted several times in WSJ and Bloomberg. In addition, I have a masters from a top Ivy League. Yet, I’ve never gotten close to a call back from any tech energy job.

    Good luck.
    Jul 27 0
  • Microsoft bolton
    Tbh I think that would be an extremely interesting rewarding role. It's not like msft or any other cloud company are going to start consuming less energy any time soon, this kind of thing has a legitimate bottom line impact to their operations.
    Jul 26 1
    • ICF / Consultant ERCOT
      OP
      Yup that's why I got into this field. Energy markets are so darn interesting and never cease to amaze me. That's why I don't mind the less pay. For now atleast lol
      Jul 26
  • Tesla tslatsla
    Hu
    Jul 28 0
  • NVIDIA RUIB76
    Ty got it
    Jul 26 0