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Manager, Gas and Power Modeling

Houston, Texas
Job Type
1 Oct 2021
The Role: S&P Global Platts is seeking a Manager, Gas and Power Modeling, to support the fundamental and price forecasts for Platts Analytics Generating Fuels business. Reporting to the Head of Modeling, Platts Analytics, you will focus on supporting the runtime, development, and lifecycle management of a suite of models for global natural gas, coal, and power markets. This role will leverage your detailed knowledge of statistical and quantitative modeling techniques, energy market knowledge, and also draw on your team management and leadership skills. This role will also play a key role in successfully migrating existing models from legacy assets to our new Data Science Workbench while delivering new models that add value to Platts Analytics products.

Grade (relevant for internal applicants only): 12

The Location: Denver, Houston

The vision: To create a single enterprise-grade tool for company-wide data exploration, modeling and generation of insights, consolidating legacy models and preparing Platts to exploit the power of machine learning.

The Team: Reporting to the Head of Modeling, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with the content analysts, business partners, and other teams within Modeling and Data Science to transform the data and modeling processes and products.

The Impact: The successful candidate will combine an understanding of the S&P Global Platts Analytics business and data strategy with our goal to streamline and automate content ingestion, storage, modeling and distribution through multiple channels to Platts external customers. They will also be able to work well in a team, be highly self-motivated as well as able to execute independently when required. This is a leadership role with a reporting structure, so the candidate will also have strong leadership and people management qualities.

The position plays a key role to our company's successful design and management of predictive models that feed data products and Analytics research, insights, and presentations through setting and meeting Model Governance controls.

Responsibilities: The Modeling and Data Science Team works closely with the Analytics Content Team to collect, clean, enrich, and model data sets which are delivered as data products and used by the Analytics Team to generate insights and analysis for reports, presentations, and research. The Modelling Team is responsible for collaborating with subject matter experts in Analytics to research, design, develop, and implement models that improve the value of our Analytics services. This also includes measuring, monitoring, and improving model performance.

* Lead and manage a team through transformational organizational, process and workflow, and technology changes
* Expand the team's data science capabilities to include NLP, neural networks, and other useful data science techniques to better capitalize on automation and forecasting opportunities
* Design and implement strategic workflow processes that are scalable, meets the requirements for Model Governance principles, and optimizes the throughput of model development while continuously measuring and improving on model accuracy
* Work closely with stakeholders to modernize existing models while delivering on new models that support the business's growth strategy
* Partner with our offshore team to establish around the clock support for models and to help execute the roadmap
* Collaborate closely with Analytics Content Team to support models through existing legacy processes until those processes can be migrated to new platforms
* Ensure team executes with discipline and delivers on Model Governance expectations
* Be pro-active in identifying opportunities for modeling and workflow requirements for the new Analytics platform
* Develop training programs for new and existing staff members to develop skills required for our new workflows
* Manage workload and priorities through Agile way of working

What we're looking for:

* An experienced Manager, Gas and Power Modeling, with a track record of designing models leveraging modern technology to automate workflows, experience with a wide variety of methodologies to solve a variety of modeling challenges, and practice deploying models to production through a CI/CD process
* Strong leadership and people management qualities
* Experience working with data and understanding of the role modeled data plays in our Analytics services
* A proven track record of delivering projects in collaborative Agile team environments
* The ability to present to senior business and technical audiences commanding sufficient subject matter expertise
* Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously and under tight deadlines is important
* A strong collaborator and communicator

Basic Qualifications:

* BA/BS in engineering, economics, computer science, data science, or related discipline
* 8+ years of experience with data, data automation, databases, or analytics technologies
* 5+ years developing predictive models leveraging a variety of modeling techniques
* Experience working in the commodities sector, with a strong understanding of the Analytics business
* Understanding of cloud-based services, preferably AWS
* Familiarity with software development life cycle practices
* Proficient with Python, R, or MATLAB

Preferred Qualifications:

* Proven ability to interface well with IT staff and other non-technical members of the organization
* A professional, highly dedicated, detail-oriented, and energetic personality, with the ability to work and thrive in a team environment
* Demonstrated ability to create and deliver creative solutions and automated workflows
* Demonstrable, directly related data, modeling, or data science experience
* Excellent presentation skills. Ability to take on internal presentations to all levels of the organization

Compensation/Benefits Information (US Applicants Only):

S&P Global states that the anticipated base salary range for this position is $46,200 to $95,900. Base salary ranges may vary by geographic location.

In addition to base compensation, this role is eligible for an annual incentive plan.

This role is eligible to receive additional S&P Global benefits. For more information on the benefits we provide to our employees, visit

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit .

S&P Global has a Securities Disclosure and Trading Policy ("the Policy") that seeks to mitigate conflicts of interest by monitoring and placing restrictions on personal securities holding and trading. The Policy is designed to promote compliance with global regulations. In some Divisions, pursuant to the Policy's requirements, candidates at S&P Global may be asked to disclose securities holdings. Some roles may include a trading prohibition and remediation of positions when there is an effective or potential conflict of interest. Employment at S&P Global is contingent upon compliance with the Policy.

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law. Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

US Candidates Only:

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  • Job Reference: 386582045-2
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Panjiva
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Mining / Oil / Gas
  • Job Type: Permanent