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CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Quantitative Analyst

Job ID: 1039

Overview:

A leading investor and developer focused on the energy markets in the United States.  The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support for various acquisition and divestiture efforts, primarily through the preparation of option-based modeling and evaluation of market feedback and trends, identification, analysis and presentation of speculative trading opportunities.  The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the fragmented power markets across the United States, sound knowledge of trading products, analytical and programming capability and structuring expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify trading opportunities in the term power and gas markets
  • Perform market analysis to determine short and long term trading opportunities in the commodity markets (Power, natural gas, oil, coal, natural gas basis, power basis)
  • Utilize industry fundamental and technical analysis to research market dynamics and assess trade and hedge positions
  • Monitor market, industry, product and pricing trends
  • Assist with structuring and negotiating documentation to put trades into place
  • Provide asset valuation support for company’s acquisition and development activity
  • Assist acquisition efforts in assessing option value of target power generation facilities
  • Participate with the acquisition and development team to evaluate strategic hedging alternatives
  • Develop power generation hedging strategies across market regions to maximize profitability and minimize price volatility
  • Hedging would focus on the gross margin value streams such as power, ancillaries, and capacity
  • Formulate risk management and trading strategies
  • Ensure compliance with strategic objectives and existing controls
  • Apply statistical and econometric analysis to raw Power and Gas data sets to form robust conclusions with predictive value

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two years of trading, structuring, and/or analytical experience within the power or gas industries
  • Strong analytic, modeling, and fundamental research skills
  • Working knowledge of JAVA/Matlab/R/VBA
  • Experience dealing with large data sets, knowledge of analytic/machine learning methods a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work on a number of simultaneous projects with minimal supervision and exemplary follow-through

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s or Ph.D. preferred