Employment Opportunities

April 4th, 2018

PHP Developer

Contact Lynn Gallagher:

About us

A dynamic and quickly growing company - Competitive Energy Service (CES) - is currently seeking a PHP Developer to join our technology team. The PHP Developer creates, maintains and implements web-based application systems. Resolves issues and recommends enhancements, when necessary. Has knowledge of PHP, HTML, MySQL and related concepts. Relies on knowledge and professional discretion to plan and accomplish goals. This role reports to the technology department head. Significant ingenuity and flexibility is expected.

  • Make a difference at a company that is highly respected in our space and has grown steadily for 15 years
  • Join a small team that enjoys flexibility in creating solutions, great teamwork and an environment that welcomes creativity
  • Work with some of the smartest and most experienced people in the energy space
  • Enjoy an Agile environment where the team is constantly looking for ways to improve and create the ideal workplace and workflow for our success

The CES business systems have recently been redesigned and released this year. It is a great time to join our team as we continue to make conscious efforts to enhance our internal systems, address outstanding technical debt and architect new tools for our teams.

What will you do?

  • Participate in the daily Scrum and Agile rituals
  • Build efficient, testable, and reusable PHP modules
  • Support, manage and update existing applications
  • Maintain and grow data sources and storage
  • Participate in our Agile development environment and processes
  • Conduct code and architectural reviews
  • Utilize project management tools to track and complete projects
  • Help maintain and develop our server environments

What are we looking for?

  • Experience and ability to work in a LEMP (Linux, NGINX, MySQL, PHP) environment
  • Advanced understanding of front-end technologies, such as JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3
  • Ability to work with REST APIs
  • Familuarity of PHP MVC Frameworks (Yii preferred or equivalent, i.e. CakePHP, Symphony, Laravel)
  • Passion for coding with strong technical aptitude
  • Proficient understanding of code versioning tools, such as Git
  • Familiarity with Agile software development methodologies
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and management of multiple priorities with minimal supervision

The position is full-time and based out of Portland, ME.

Please send cover letter and résumé in PDF format to Lynn Gallagher at

December 20th, 2017

Energy Analyst

Contact Lynn Gallagher:


Competitive Energy Services, LLC (CES) is an established energy services firm that advises the commercial, industrial, institutional and non-profit sectors in procuring electricity, natural gas, propane, residual oil, heating oil, biofuels and green power supply.  In addition to providing procurement options, CES offers a broad variety of strategic energy management services such as budgeting and forecasting, risk assessment and management, cogeneration and renewable energy generation feasibility studies, fuel conversion analyses, utility tariff negotiations, demand response analyses and carbon footprint reduction.


Initial responsibilities include the following:

  • Modeling of gas and electric consumption and utility rate tariffs.
  • Forecasting customer budgets and preparing energy use projections.
  • Reviewing utility and supplier invoices.
  • Energy bid administration as needed.
  • Creation and management of spreadsheets with market pricing and customer usage data.
  • Assistance in evaluation of energy markets and preparation of weekly client newsletter.
  • Assisting in fuel-switching analysis.
  • Assisting in the design and implementation of fuel arbitrage strategies.
  • Preparation of reports, presentations and other client deliverables.
  • Acting as a point of contact for clients and competitive energy suppliers.
  • Greenhouse gas accounting and sustainability planning.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in business, engineering, math, computer science, economics, or other technical undergraduate programs.
  • Energy industry experience is a plus, but not required.
  • Excellent spreadsheet skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Programming and database management is a plus.
  • Creative and analytical thinker with attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload with flexibility.

Please send cover letter and résumé in PDF format to Lynn Gallagher at