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Southern Company Wholesale Marketing Analyst in Birmingham, Alabama

Wholesale Marketing Analyst


The Wholesale Marketing Analyst position is responsible for providing commercial analytics and reporting on the performance of Southern Power’s gas and renewable fleet. In particular, this position will work with analysts throughout Commercial Optimization and Trading (CO&T) to optimize revenue and profit opportunities by streamlining existing data streams, reports, analysis and decision-making tools.

The analyst must understand, analyze, and effectively communicate the effects of market dynamics and market structure on the commercial terms of existing and potential PPAs. This position works closely with customers, business developers, generation support, market representatives, and other organizations within SPC and SPC Technology.

Major Job Responsibilities Include

  • Formulating best practices within CO&T to develop and analyze information that assists analysts with PPA contract optimization, decision making, and market optimization

  • Developing Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for optimizing Southern Power’s renewable and gas assets

  • Developing reports and metrics which will be shared with Southern Power’s management and executives

  • Coordinating with Southern Power’s Technology Support organization to identify and implement new data feeds and enterprise technology solutions

  • Developing dashboards and visualizations that enable CO&T analysts and traders to optimize decision making in near real time to daily timeframes

  • Working with CO&T leadership to advance next-generation data analytics and reporting tools

Candidates with the following preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply:


  • Bachelors degree required; degree in technical field such as engineering, finance, decision science, mathematics, operations research, or equivalent is strongly preferred

  • An advanced degree in these areas or related field is desired

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Proven ability to convert data into meaningful and actionable reports that successfully communicate information to peers and management

  • Creative thinking, with a focus on finding optimal solutions for complex issues across various markets, technologies, and contract structures

  • Knowledge of wholesale power markets (such as CAISO, ERCOT, SPP, PJM), FERC policies, transmission access (scheduling, point of delivery, curtailment), trading and hedging strategies is desired

  • Working knowledge of power production cost and dispatch, principles of financial evaluations, complex contract interpretations, real time operations, generation technologies, and environmental attributes (such as RECs) is highly desired

  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Business Intelligence tools such as PowerBI and Tableau

  • Strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills, verbal and written communications skills

  • Successfully manage numerous tasks and priorities in a dynamic, open floor environment

Southern Power , a subsidiary of Southern Company, is a leading U.S. wholesale energy provider meeting the electricity needs of municipalities, electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and commercial and industrial customers. Southern Power and its subsidiaries own 50 facilities operating or under construction in 13 states with more than 11,310 MW of generating capacity in Alabama, California, Delaware Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Washington.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America's premier energy company, with 46,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries . The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in four states, natural gas distribution companies in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a nationally recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications . Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America's energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top energy companies in Fortune's annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Energy Trading

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Alabama-Metro Birmingham/Eastern AL-Birmingham

Operating Company: Southern Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

The Energy Center - 3535 Colonnade Parkway (3535Birmingham)

3535 Colonnade Parkway

Birmingham, 35243

Req ID: SPC2000123

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