Financial Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada
Full Time
Mid Level

Let’s Make Power Plants Obsolete.    

The current, centralized electricity system is not sustainable. Between the climate crisis, state-wide blackouts, aging infrastructure, and rising costs, the system needs a huge overhaul. The demand for electricity is high – and getting higher – and big power plants aren't meeting our needs. We say it's time to disrupt and decentralize.     

At Peak Power, we're energy nerds that develop software for the real estate sector. Our tech turns commercial buildings and industrial facilities into virtual power plants in a new, decentralized electricity system.  This means cleaner, more reliable, and more affordable electricity. We’re powering the clean energy revolution.     

Peak Power develops and connects battery storage, grid-interactive buildings, and electric vehicle assets in a single software platform for partners to pursue net zero goals, cut operating expenses, and unlock new revenue opportunities.       

The Opportunity   

This Financial Analyst role will report to the Senior Manager, Commercial Analytics and working closely with  Peak’s in-house Markets & Operations teams and our developer and financing partners (equity, tax equity and debt). You will be responsible for evaluating prospective development opportunities in order to determine if they are financially feasible based on the type of project and its location (within continental North America).You will also get to work closely with Business Development, Operations and the Executive Team.  

Our new Financial Analyst, will:    

Deliver. You will prepare, perform or enhance complex financial/energy modelling and investment analysis for DER projects in key North American markets for project financing to understand various options available, to sales team for proposals or to Project Finance partners for project economics   

  • Develop financial models to interpret the full value stack of projects, relevant to their specific market; 

  • Research and keep updated information on ISO tariffs, relevant programs and market rules; 

  • Understand the key dynamics of the major ISO regions (ex. Development pipeline, regulatory changes/developments, pricing for different value stacks within the market; etc.) 

Report. Present models, investment analysis and creative solutions integrated with Markets and Operations, to senior leadership in a clear and digestible manner with supporting findings to aid in key strategic decisions   

  • Create PowerPoint presentations and IRR/investment analysis on project valuations, for financing partners and executive committees   

Collaborate. You will work with cross-functional team members to learn about all elements of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) energy sector projects and value stack for key markets in which Peak Power operates   

  • Interface with investors and project capital partners related to project development and acquisition opportunities   

  • Build solid relationships with internal and external clients (developers, debt and equity investors, etc.)    

Grow. You are a critical thinker who can seize opportunities to create value for Peak Power’s long-term vision for optimizing power utilization and energy storage. You will proactively identify opportunities to improve operational performance, efficiency, and scalability and contribute to Peak Power’s electric asset portfolio growth.   

What you bring to Peak Power:    

The experience and education.  

  • 2-5 years of relevant experience preferred within Corporate Finance and/or development of renewable energy projects within North America; experience with energy storage projects is considered a plus 

  • Knowledge of wholesale energy markets and how they work throughout the North American ISOs; 

  • 2+ years of experience in financial modelling and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel; 

  • Experience presenting financial information to Director and Executive-level management of both internal and external stakeholders; 

  • An understanding of project finance and development concepts; 

  • Master’s Degree/CFA/CPA preferred but not required;  

  • Organized, diligent, and able to track and manage multiple streams of information on an ongoing basis;   

  • Able to complete work independently with little supervision, as well as collaborate with multiple stakeholders when necessary. 

The drive and curiosity. You have a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude and are motivated to solve problems and support the organization’s success. You are passionate about contributing to innovative solutions to climate change.   

  • Curious and fast learner attributes demonstrated by proven ability to meet deadlines, problem solving and attention to detail    

  • Passion for learning and conducting targeted research and analysis within the renewable energy space   

The flexibility. You are flexible to adapt your activities as needed to support evolving team priorities in a rapidly changing business environment. You are comfortable with ambiguity and are willing to figure things out when there is no clear, defined path or process outlined. You have proactiveness in identifying problems & finding solutions.   

  • Ability to work collaboratively with teammates across functions.   

  • Demonstrated ability to perform with a high degree of resourcefulness.    

So why Peak Power?    

We’re focused on solving problems that impact energy markets both locally and around the world. We are a growth-stage clean technology company that has partnered with major names in real estate, electricity, and smart city spaces. To work with us is not only to work with an exciting company, but to also be on the cutting edge of the global transition to distributed, clean, and carbon-free energy.    

How we invest in our team:   

  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI). We believe in driving a better energy future through focused efforts towards understanding and improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.    

  • You’re Covered. Comprehensive health insurance from Day 1.  

  • Work/Life Balance. Generous and flexible vacation and sick/wellness days to make time for personal appointments and taking a mental health break.   

  • We’re Listening. We take internal engagement surveys seriously and make actionable changes based on feedback.   

  • Keep Learning. Sharpen your skills through continuous development paid for by Peak Power.   

  • Get Social. Fun activities including team events and game nights to stay connected both virtually and in person including fun Slack channels that celebrate our love of food, fitness, fashion, furry friends, and everything in between!   

  • Long Weekends Start Early. Beat the traffic to the cottage or curl up with your favourite book, start early with half days off before long weekends.   

  • Health & Wellness. We care about your physical and mental wellbeing and offer monthly reimbursements to support your fitness and health journey.   

Join us!     

Apply here or learn more about our company from our website or LinkedIn.    

At Peak Power we value the unique experiences and perspectives that folx bring. This is how we build a collaborative and innovative environment. As such, we welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives.    

Should you feel that you don’t meet 100% of the areas of this posting we encourage you to apply and tell us more about what values you feel you could add to the team. Accommodations are available by request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.    


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