Energy Systems Group

  • Financial Analyst, Federal

    Job Location US-MN-Eagan
    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/9/2018 2:38 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview



    The Project Analyst develops project economic analyses and assists the operations teams in operational support, proposal development, as well as post-contract project financial administration and management.



    • Utilizes cost and savings data to develop economic models for energy conservation and other federal projects, including profitability and cash flow analyses, draw and payment schedules, and other required contract documentations.
    • Works collaboratively with project teams to develop solutions for economic constraints within projects.
    • Develops price escalation schedules for multi-year proposals. Provides life cycle costing and other economic and finance tables required for customer proposals.
    • Ensures accurate cost, savings, and financial content in customer proposals.
    • Responds to questions with internal staff, customers and financial providers. Provides written responses to customer comments.
    • Prepares project cost and other reports to assist operations teams and management in updating project budgets, margin analysis, revenue and margin planning, and other reports as required.
    • Provides risk assessments associated with guaranteed savings and other project economic variables.
    • Manages the monthly federal business unit financial forcast.
    • Performs all other appropriate duties as deemed necessary by management






    • Bachelor’s degree in Financial Management, Economics, or equivalent
    • Three or more (3+) years of relevant work experience
    • Experience in report creation and accounting system interface
    • Experience with cash flow analysis tools



    • Master’s degree
    • Experience in applying project economic theory to projects is desirable
    • Background in the areas of energy conservation, project management and government contracting is desirable
    • Though not required, the PA should have a solid understanding of general Accounting principles and financial reporting practices



    • Strong computer skills with proven ability to learn new applications and previous experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, Access and Outlook
    • Results-driven and highly motivated with the ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently in a matrix organization
    • Takes extraordinary measures to solve problems and get work done when situation calls for it; deals effectively with complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty.
    • Demonstrated ability to influence team decisions and prepare clear written communications
    • Strong analytical, quantitative and investigative skills with attention to detail in complex situations
    • Demonstrated professionalism, productivity, and organization skills are important for success
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Time management skills with the ability to handle a diverse workload with tight time frame requirements and competing resources
    • Maturity and professionalism to effectively handle frequent exposure to senior members at ESG, as well as with external organizations, customers, and the public



    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work at a desk and operate a computer, often sitting for long periods of time.  The employee may occasionally have to lift and/or move up to 10 to 20 pounds.


    The employee is required to practice, recognize, and interpret safety precautions and follow safety rules and OSHA requirements as they relate to the job.


    The employee is required to work in an indoor environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Consistent and reliable attendance is required.


    Energy Systems Group reserves the rights to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including main accountabilities, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.”


    Energy Systems Group prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Energy Systems Group to implement opportunities for all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability, veteran, or any other legally protected status, as embodied in federal, state, and local legislation. Equal employment is a part of all of our personnel policies and practices, including but not limited to, all hiring, placement, promotions, transfers, advertising, training, and termination policies.






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