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Real-Time Power Trader

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Seattle, Washington
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 428043/009_1558685218
  • Sector: Selby Jennings, Commodities
  • Date posted: 24/05/2019

Operating solely within the North American Gas & Power markets, the Company provides asset optimisation services including; portfolio management, system monitoring, resource scheduling, and the execution of real-time energy transactions.

The primary purpose of this position is to execute energy and transmission transactions on behalf of The Company and its clients to maximise margins in the most effective and efficient manner.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Simultaneously manages portfolios in real-time for multiple clients.

  • Forecasts hourly loads.

  • Analyses energy and transmission alternatives to optimise profits and ensure delivery.

  • Interacts with the market participants to develop, negotiate, and execute opportunistic business transactions that create value for the company.

  • Evaluates the current value of thermal and storage resources relative to the market.

  • Evaluate market conditions and develop trading strategies to optimise the use of available resources.

  • Coordinate client and intra-Company communications on power supply needs and transactions

  • Monitor SCADA alarm system.

  • Coordinates scheduling of energy and reserve transactions.

  • Manage transmission reservations and negotiate transmission sales & purchases.

  • Work on a rotating 12-hour shift to provide trading coverage on a 7/24/365-day basis and be prepared to provide trading support during natural disasters, at back up facility, and/or team related emergencies.

  • This position may be called on to fill in for other trading floor positions (Support Specialist, Day-Ahead Power Management Specialist, etc.) when required.

  • Provide training and support to new traders and support specialists about business practices, processes, and procedures.

Individual Attributes:

  • Previous experience in the energy industry and with trade capture systems is preferred.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics or equivalent qualification.

  • Eligibility to live/work in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Deep understanding of the North American energy markets.

  • Capabilities to join an established team and contribute directly to the internal cultures.

  • Prior experience in trading Power on an intra-day/day-ahead basis would be advantageous.

  • This role will have a focus on the West Coast, so prior experience would be essential.

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