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Energy Trading Analyst

Salary Details:
07 Jul 2022
About The Role

The post holder will sit within the Energy Trading Team; reporting into the Senior Trader, with the role providing crucial analytics to Ecotricity’s Trading function.

An exciting opportunity within the team, the role focuses on developing key analytical elements of the Trading team’s functions, such as market volatility and portfolio management. The ultimate requirement of the role is to help the trading function understand the market, and risks, in order to optimise its trading hedged position, both qualitatively and quantitatively.

It's an ideal role for someone with a highly numerical and analytical mind who is looking to develop within the energy industry, with an affinity for process creation. We are looking for a candidate who wants the challenge of developing their own analytical models and have a genuine influence over a core part of the business day to day, the role will be a mixture of providing regular wholesale market insight on a regular basis, as well as developing trading analysis to shape how we procure for power and gas on the wholesale.

The Energy Trading department is a team which manages generation & demand forecasting of our wind turbines and customer demand, pricing our retail and business customers and trading our volume requirements, as well as commercialising smart grids.  In addition, they manage the credit and risk and analysis of global commodities associated with trading in the markets.  The team also engages with energy policy and regulation, company compliance and a range of large and small commercial projects.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide regular market insights to key stakeholders in the business in the form of dashboards/reports
  • Drive insightful analysis for Trading book
  • Identify and test analytical developments for trading activities, predominately focused on managing risk, and maximising trading opportunities
  • Conduct macro-analysis on drivers that affect commodity prices
  • Analysing the market for trading windows, reporting on qualitative and quantitative market elements
  • Development of hedging strategies
  • Input into Board-Level presentations on Market activity
About You

The successful candidate will be a company and team player, with a high level of organisational and communication skills. They will build and maintain quality relationships with the Trading Team and other internal departments.

Essential Skill Set Required
  • Excellent analytical and statistical skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Excellent reporting and presenting capabilities
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Highly proficient in MS Excel, SQL
  • Good prioritisation and organisational skills and ability to be flexible in a fast-paced office environment
Essential Educational Requirements
  • Degree in a relevant subject, or a proven track record of analytical abilities
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Additional Skills and Educational Background Desired

  • Experience in the Energy Industry, specifically trading, commodities, or financial
  • Previous coding experience in Python
  • Previous reporting experience, both written and orally
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the utilities industries in the UK
  • Previous experience with Trading platform software
About Us

What's in it for you...

  • Healthcare plan, life assurance and generous pension contribution
  • Volunteering day
  • Hybrid working
  • Various company discounts (including shops, days out and events)
  • Holiday of 25 days (plus bank holidays) & ability to buy/sell days 
  • Cycle to work scheme, car pooling and onsite parking available 
As a valued member of the team you will be supporting the Group Environmental policy and its associated targets to make the Green Britain Group net carbon neutral by 2025


Flexibility statement 

The fast moving nature of the company's business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform duties or tasks outside of your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to use it's people in the best possible way at all times and helps the employees to make make their contribution in a changing environment.  

Ecotricity is Britain's greenest energy company. When we started back in 1995, we were the first company in the world to provide a new kind of electricity- the green kind. 

Our mission was, and remains, to change the way energy is made and used in Britain- by replacing fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy. 

We don't just supply green energy, we use the money from our customers' bills to make it ourselves too- we build windmills and sun parks in Britain. We call this 'bills in to mills'. In 2021, we started work on building two new solar parks, and now, in 2022, we're bringing geothermal energy to our customers' fuel mix, a first in the UK. We're also developing green gas mills which will generate 100% green gas from a source that we will never run out of- grass. 

We don't just focus on energy though- we built Electric Highways, Britain's leading network of electric vehicle charging points, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and, in partnership with RSPB, we launched Britain's greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk + RSPB. 


Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all.