SVP of Power Marketing, Trading & Market Analytics

Company Overview:GridStor is a rapidly growing, grid-scale energy storage developer, owner and operator backed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”) and led by experienced clean energy industry professionals. We acquire and develop battery storage projects in markets across North America. GridStor’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a carbon-free, resilient grid by rapidly deploying stand-alone energy storage at scale. GridStor is based in Portland, Oregon.
Company Operating Principle GridStor’s Operating Principles represent who we are, how we work, and what we believe.

We Collaborate. We believe trust is given, not earned. We honor each other’s zone of genius and seek to challenge ideas, not each other. We listen to each other’s points of view and work hard to find the better solution. We are one team.

We Are Humble. We like hard work, but don’t make work hard. We know we have a lot to learn and never grandstand or take up all the space in the room. We are kind. We are welcoming. We are inspired by our mission to decarbonize the grid.

We Create the Future. We are curious. We go deep, search for the best idea, and then move fast. We always focus on the few things that matter most. We know there will be setbacks, so we show up every day ready to learn and be better, together.

We Show Up for Each Other. We keep each other fully informed. We seek to understand. We coach, we don’t blame. We share our points of view and seek to make each other better every day. We believe everyone creates culture in every moment, every day.

We Do Hard Things. We view challenges as opportunities. We are resilient. We are all owners, and we act like it. We understand change requires taking risks and we push ourselves and our partners. We do what is right as opposed to what might be best for any one of us. Overview
GridStor is seeking a seasoned professional to fill the executive leadership role for Power Marketing, Trading & Market Analytics. This leader will partner with the CEO and Executive Leadership Team to inform their strategic direction in alignment with the company's mission.

As the steward of all revenue-generating aspects of the organization, the SVP will drive the strategy and execution of our power marketing and trading activities, ensuring profitability and growth while managing risks effectively. This leader will bring an in-depth understanding of the industry, customers, power marketing and trading to successfully execute GridStor’s goals. The SVP will continuously evaluate and manage market risks to safeguard the organization's assets.

The SVP will enhance the ability of the Power Marketing, Trading, and Market Analytics teams to add value as strategic business partners across the broader business operations with particular focus on collaboration with Development and Transmission and Interconnection. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of power markets, strong leadership skills, and a proven track record of success in origination and trading within the energy sector.

  • Develop and execute Power Marketing Strategy
    • Lead the development of a comprehensive power marketing strategy aligned with GridStor’s business objectives and market evolution.
    • Identify and evaluate opportunities for power marketing including capacity contracts, tolls, and hedges in GridStor’s target markets.
    • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including utilities, C&I customers, power marketing firms, and storage developers.
  • Trading Operations and Strategy
    • Oversee all aspects of power trading operations and strategy including market analysis, deal structuring, and trade execution.
    • Manage trading activities to optimize profitability while adhering to risk management policies and regulatory requirements.
    • Monitor market dynamics and implement trading strategies to capitalize on opportunities and mitigate risks.
    • Guide the selection and development of tools necessary for optimizing assets
  • Market Analytics and Fundamentals
    • Develop comprehensive market views and price forecasts for energy, basis, capacity, REC and ancillary services.
      • Development of forward price curves and structuring support for their application in project underwriting (greenfield and M&A)
      • Revenue modeling for trading strategies including hedges, tolls and collars.
      • Preparation of forecasts for performance evaluation (budgets).
    • Analysis of market risks including industry, regulatory and technology developments that impact storage, generation and transmission infrastructure, price formation and ancillary services.
    • Fundamental market modeling and analysis to support new project development (siting) and active management of operational assets.
  • Performance Analysis and Reporting
    • Analyze performance metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of trading and power marketing strategies.
    • Prepare regular reports for the Risk Committee and Board highlighting performance, market trends, and strategic recommendations.
    • Identify areas for improvement and implement initiatives to optimize performance and drive business growth.
  • Risk Management (mid-office)
    • Develop and implement robust risk management frameworks to identify, assess, and mitigate risks associated with trading and power marketing activities.
    • Monitor and manage exposure to market, credit, and operational risks, ensuring compliance with internal risk limits and regulatory requirements.
  • Team Leadership & Development
    • Set goals and manage performance of the power marketing, trading, and analytics teams.
    • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and accountability consistent with GridStor’s operating principals.
    • Mentor and develop team members.

  • Minimum of 10-12 years of experience in power industry with proven track record of successful leadership in areas of power marketing and/or trading.
  • Demonstrated success originating and closing relevant structured and long-term transactions.
  • Strong understanding of power markets including regulatory frameworks, market dynamics, and pricing mechanisms.
  • Advanced knowledge of risk management tools and trading platforms.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to analyze market data, assess risks and make informed decisions.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience with the ability to lead and motivate cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Nimble, self-starter that is comfortable with the pace and scale of a startup environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree
Compensation and Benefits:
  • GridStor offers an attractive Total Rewards package, including:
    • Competitive base salaries commensurate with experience with an annual cash bonus (based on Company and individual performance)
    • Generous paid leave
    • Employee participation in Long Term Incentive Plan
    • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, including coverage for domestic partners and eligible domestic partner children
    • HSA/FSA for participating employees
    • 401(k) plan with company match and immediate vesting
    • Continuing education and professional development
    • Cellphone reimbursement, hybrid work environment, healthy snacks, volunteer opportunities, company outings, and more.
This position will be based at GridStors headquarters in Portland, OR. The office is easily accessible by commuter train and bus and includes onsite parking.

About our Location:
GridStor's main office location is in Portland, OR. The office is easily accessible by commuter train and bus and includes onsite parking. In addition, the building offers amenities such as a fitness center, a rooftop employee lounge with an outdoor deck, and periodic social events onsite.