Energy Advisor


PA, Pittsburgh

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Direct Energy generates electricity and produces natural gas, as well as selling commodities and servicing the energy needs of homes and businesses in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 Canadian provinces. We also help our customers save on their energy bills through energy efficiency. Located in over 50 locations, our team of 6,000+ employees serve over 6 million residential and commercial customer relationships.

Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees worldwide. We are committed to being the most recommended energy and services provider and leading the transition to a low carbon society.

The Energy Advisor engages and manages key client relationships across industries and sectors to drive business value through end-to-end delivery of commodity and non-commodity based energy solutions based on the Direct Energy Business Total Energy Management product suite. The Energy Advisor aims to improve our clients' profitability and business productivity by creating value through procurement solutions, operating cost reduction and world class customer service.


  • Bachelor’s degree required in engineering, economics, mathematics, or specific energy market analysis-related experience preferred
  • Five or more years related industry experience required
  • Holds Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) or Certified Energy Management (CEM) Designation
  • Proficient with computer spreadsheet and database applications
  • Presentation proficiency and the ability to interact with senior management
  • Ability to develop and implement highly effective market and business strategies
  • Skilled in business analysis and identifying market potential for significant business growth
  • Excellent quantitative skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good skills of persuasion and effectiveness at explaining rational for recommendations and decisions
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Strong organizational abilities, attention to detail and deadline orientation
  • Commitment to work with a sense of urgency
  • The ability to work as a team player
  • Be proactive and creative in solving problems
  • Exhibit a positive attitude to inspire the people around you
  • Travel (up to 25%) to key customer sites to present commodity and non-commodity strategy and results as well as for attendance of senior leadership meetings


  • Manage strategic relationships for up to 15 key customers and 1 million annual MWhs and/or 2 million Dth
  • Provide world class levels of customer service resulting in customer retention and renewal business
  • Synthesize customer commodity and non-commodity strategy by analyzing a wide variety of solutions, selecting the most relevant products and tools to meet specific client objectives
  • Manage key clients by setting procurement objectives, developing reporting capabilities and benchmarks, maintaining strategy with customers by identifying changes in scope, interpreting reporting outputs
  • Work directly with Advisory Sales, Key Accounts, Direct and Indirect sales teams to support the acquisition of new business
  • Travel (up to 25%) to key customer sites to present commodity and non-commodity strategy and results to senior management
  • Interface with pricing and wholesale supply and trading to provide wholesale market information, transparent pricing and execution to commodity customers
  • Interface with Demand Management and Solutions Strategy teams to provide non-commodity solutions and product execution to key customers
  • Apply risk management techniques to customer strategy including, but not limited to Load Forecasting and VaR analysis

The IndividualDirect Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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