LNG Trading Analyst

Posted 9 March by Socar Trading (UK) Limited

LNG Trading Analyst

SOCAR Trading UK Ltd. a marketing and trading subsidiary of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan, is looking for a young, motivated and experienced professional to join its recently formed LNG Trading desk in the capacity of "LNG Trading Analyst". The Candidate will be based in London and will be reporting directly to the Head of LNG Trading

Main Responsibilities

  • Assist the team in economic evaluation of trading opportunities, trade entry and booking, PnL appraisal, market analysis and research as well as assist the team on day to day operational matters
  • Prepare daily market reports, conduct weekly team meetings and carry out own research, with a goal to generate trade ideas for the trading team
  • Work closely with the LNG Operations team, overseeing the day to day operational matters, acting as a key contact person between the LNG trading and operations teams
  • Assume the responsibility for cargo scheduling and assist the team in optimization of cargoes on existing and future positions
  • Provide assistance to the LNG Projects team with economic appraisal of potential investments in to LNG Projects by the company acting as a key contact person between the trading desk and the projects team
  • Prepare regular reports to Management in Russian and English on desk’s performance, strategy and goals
  • Work closely with the Legal Department and assume a lead role in preparation and review of key commercial documents including but not limited to MSPAs, Confirmation Notices, NDAs and other. Candidate will act as a key contact point for communications between the desk and other support functions, particularly for the purposes of preparation and presentation of new trading deals for approval of the Deal Committee.

Experience and Individual Attributes:

  • Degree: Minimum Bsc, with Msc strongly preferred in Finance or equivalent quantitative qualification from a top tier university
  • Experience: Minimum three years experience working in the oil and gas trading industry, in commercial and/or analytical roles within the LNG field
  • Solid understanding of global Gas/LNG markets, industry, fundamentals, trends and economics is essential
  • Candidate must have strong awareness of LNG Operations and Projects development and management
  • Successful candidate must have strong understanding and experience with working with commercial and legal documents, including but not limited to MSPAs, Confirmation Notices, NDAs and other.
  • Strong presentations skills and ability to communicate complex ideas well
  • Data handling skills, and ability to effectively analyse research
  • Strong communication skills
  • Languages: Fluency in written and spoken Russian and English and Knowledge (conversational or better) of Azerbaijani are required
  • IT: Strong proficiency in Advanced Excel and VBA; Powerpoint. Proficiency in trading and risk management software (CXL preferred).


Salary: £80,000

Benefits: Socar Trading (UK) Limited's Standard benefits

Location: St James's London Type: Permanent

SOC: 3532

Date Placed: 09/03/2018 Closing Date: 05/04/2018

Required skills

  • Advanced Excel
  • LNG
  • Market Analysis
  • Trading Desk
  • PnL

Application questions

Are you fluent in Russian?
Have you got 3 years experience in the oil & gas industry?

Reference: 34651270

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