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Senior Investment Analyst

Location: 

White Plains, NY, US

Summary

The Investment Analyst role is responsible for conducting (or supporting the development of) holistic assessments and gaining organizational support for major investments in NYPA’s Generation, Transmission, Infrastructure and Energy Solution assets.  Further, the role supports the establishment and maintenance of broader financial plans that align with and support the organizations’ strategic objectives.  The analyst works as part of a centralized project office and supports both daily operational and financial needs of the organization, works collaboratively with the enterprise-level portfolio management group, and is involved the longer term strategic decision making on assets. 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of new processes that methodically evaluate and communicate the impact of investments made by the company.
  • Develop models to conduct analyses that consider financial (ROI, NPV, Quality Indices, etc.) and non-financial (Strategic Value, Risk, Mission Alignment) aspects of a specific or wide range of investment(s) and clearly interpret and communicate outcomes for decision-making purposes
  • Lead and/or support collaborative teams in conducting detailed analyses for Infrastructure, Transmission, Generation (both traditional and renewable), and Energy Solution investments, gain organizational support in results and effectively communicate recommendations upward through executive management.
  • Support and/or contribute to analyses conducted outside EPMO as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and consider potential impacts of that investment on the business.
  • Collaborate with portfolio leads, strategic entities, etc. to ensure work mix is appropriate for the operating environment, aligned with corporate drivers and fits within NYPA’s financial and risk tolerance.
  • As required, support teams that conduct financial valuation or economic viability assessments on existing assets or potential acquisition targets, substantiate strategic opportunities for the business, establish appropriate financial operating targets, etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Financial utility/energy industry experience with a strong understanding of electrical power systems, typical utility practices, regulations and external industry forces as well as how utilities conduct capital and maintenance investments and their impact to financial performance. 
  • Exposure to energy markets, various types of power agreements, bond/treasury requirements, accounting practices, long range planning, etc..
  • Experience with the development and utilization of financial models/tools to convey business impacts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and persuasion skills – the ability to proactively and comfortably engage with anyone from immediate colleagues to remote working groups, entry-level colleagues to upper management.
  • Demonstrated success within a continuously evolving operating environment and have (1) the willingness to be an idea/thought contributor in this atmosphere and (2) the ability to successfully implement those thoughts.   
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work accordingly to deliver results in a timely manner. 
  • Demonstrated advanced analytical skills with an ability to gather (via an ERP system or other private/public databases) evaluate large volumes of data, interpret trends and offer solutions or recommendations for corrective action. 
  • Experience with writing and interpreting VBA or other coding experience preferred.  
  • Ability to think big and small – can think strategically from a corporate perspective with the ability to drive into the details when necessary. 

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Minimum 4-year Bachelor’s Degree (B.A./B.S.) in Management, Finance, Engineering or related field required.
  • Advanced specialty degree or Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree is preferred.
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in related field.
  • Experience working within a Finance, Asset or Portfolio Management environment is preferred. 

Physical Requirements

 

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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