Energy Trader - West

 Houston, TX

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Job Summary:

The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of portfolio management and trading initiatives for the West Power Desk. Specifically, the position will be responsible for assisting in the management of retail portfolios; the pricing, analysis, and trading of power positions; assisting sales and pricing teams with modeling and market information, and pricing and modelling of structured deals with Origination. The West Power Team is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the team and support commercial operations in the CAISO and the WECC.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the management of short-term and long-term physical and financial wholesale power positions as well as related tasks (marking curves, scalars…etc)
  • Deploy risk to generate P&L while adhering to internal risk limits
  • Assist with CAISO Congestion Revenue Right (CRR) allocation and auction processes
  • Develop comprehensive models to analyze commodity markets, price new business opportunities and advise customers
  • Identify opportunities for new business with wholesale counterparties including CAA’s, utilities, as well as other wholesale energy companies
  • Assist Regulatory and Compliance Teams as required to ensure a prompt and comprehensive response to regulatory developments as well as timely compliance to existing regulations
  • Provide research as needed to identify possible strategic business opportunities
  • Support NRG’s retail customer business as required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in mathematics, engineering, or other quantitative field from an accredited college or university
  • An understanding of physical and financial power markets
  • Strong spreadsheet, programming, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical skills with strong IT and/or data management skills
  • Statistical proficiency

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years related work experience
  • Previous experience in power trading, ideally in the WECC and CAISO
  • Previous experience in scheduling and NERC e-tagging physical power transactions
  • Proficient coder of SQL, and an object-oriented programming language (Ruby, Python, VBA)

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with customers and people at all levels of the organization
  • Strong team player with ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Flexibility and ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adhere to deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Must be a creative thinker with strong investigative and analytical skills

Working Conditions:

  • Hybrid office environment, 1-2 days working from a home office
  • Evening and weekend work, while not the norm, may be required as business needs dictate



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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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