POSTED ON 6/22/2022 CLOSED ON 12/6/2022
Avant Energy Hired Organization Address Minneapolis, MN Full Time


Avant Energy seeks to hire an Energy Trader/Generation Dispatcher to join our Energy Market Operations team. Previous energy industry experience preferred. We are seeking a candidate who is passionate, has an interest in energy, wants to learn, and is capable of exercising economic principles to make good decisions. Avant is a place where you can have a career that provides a sense of purpose. We have a culture that is grounded in doing the right thing and believe in a better tomorrow.



The Energy Trader/Generation Dispatcher will work with a collaborative team in the Market Operations area to perform a variety of daily market activities. This person will be provided training and development (as needed) to be able to contribute to our comprehensive and environmentally friendly energy portfolio.


Responsibilities include: performing daily Generation and Load market operations functions, energy market analyses, optimizing value of generation using economic decision-making abilities, executing market transactions and providing support on asset management activities to help meet client requirements and our overall objectives. Candidate will need to become knowledgeable on our entire portfolio and gain an understanding of industry practices and market rules. Candidate will also be required to participate in Avant on call rotation.


This is a full-time position reporting directly to the VP of Market Operations.



We seek candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ degree in Mathematics, Economics or Physics preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience in energy markets (energy market operations, data analysis, statistics, energy accounting)    
  • Computer skills: proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel (experience with macros) and Access, along with exposure to basic computer programming
  • Results and outcome focused
  • Resilient and perseverant  
  • Competence with mathematics and technical concepts   
  • Works well with a team
  • Attention to details and accurate
  • Analytical and quantitative analysis skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and make good decisions
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to organize and present information in a clear manner. 
  • Critical thinking skills 




Avant Energy is an energy management company with over 30 years of experience in energy consulting, project development and utility management services. The energy industry is rapidly changing, presenting our clients (utilities, companies and communities) with new challenges and opportunities.  Our team of talented dedicated professionals works with our clients to develop innovative, yet practical solutions based on the overarching belief that “better is possible.”  Several projects have earned national recognition for our clients. Most recently, a facility we planned, developed and operate was recognized as a 2017 Top Plant in the September 2017 issue of POWER Magazine. You can learn more at



Avant provides a comprehensive benefit package which benefits employees and their families, including a competitive salary, annual bonus opportunity, and medical, dental & disability insurance.  We offer a retirement plan with matching.  We provide development and training opportunities.  Personal time off, and paid parking or public transportation subsidy complete the core benefit package.


If you have an interest in what we do, and you possess the qualifications, please apply online at

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