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Quantitative Trading Assistant; Physical Commodities

Posted 5 January by Insight Recruitment Solutions Featured Ended


One of the leading integrated energy companies with activities in exploration, production, transport, and marketing of oil and natural gas.


Environmental Products and Power Analyst is a permanent role based in London within the Power and Emissions Trading Department reporting to the Head of Power and Emissions Trading.


Support Emissions Trading and Power Trading.


The job holder will provide support to the Power and Emissions Trading Team in the key areas described below:

  • Support Emissions Trading by:

o Assuming responsibility for the timely transfer of emissions and potentially energy efficiency certificates between trading and the various business units;

o Take ownership of emission forecast data collection of the business with emissions that fall under the EU;

o Act as the focal point for any emissions business data requests from internal stakeholders;

o Facilitate internal emissions transactions resulting from cross selling emission solutions to new and existing gas and power customers;

o Following regulatory developments in the environmental products space and sharing relevant insights.

  • Support Power Trading by:

o Being a subject matter expert on the formation on carbon emission prices as well as coal prices and dry bulk freight rates;

o Carrying out ad-hoc analyses on drivers for power prices or anomalous power price patterns.

  • Drive IT enhancements required to trade new and existing environmental or power contracts by being the interface between Front Office and departments such as IT or Middle Office.
  • Drive new product or new market approval processes by engaging with internal departments to obtain sign offs for such approvals.
  • Adhere to all relevant compliance and trading procedures and rules.


  • Bachelor’s (equivalent) degree or higher in a quantitative subject.
  • Up to 3 years of work experience in a trading house, utility, analytics provider, consultancy.
  • Experience in environmental products and energy (ideally electricity or coal) markets.
  • Ability to build models to analyse a) price formation and b) manage trading positions.
  • Understanding of the fundamental drivers of coal and the European power, gas and carbon markets.
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate.
  • Ability to work under pressure, time constraints and to establish priorities.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Authenticity.
  • Strong team working skills and ability to nurture effective relationships internally and externally.

Required skills

  • Front Office
  • Quantitative Models
  • Quantitative Research
  • Position Management
  • Quantitative Risk

Reference: 34146252

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