Energy Trader | NGP Careers

Energy Trader

Full Time – UK

Hi, we're Northern Gas and Power

Northern Gas and Power (a subsidiary of Global Procurement Group) is an international energy procurement specialist and is the largest energy consultancy in Europe. We guide businesses of all sizes ranging from SMEs to global organisations in purchasing their energy contracts.

We set up comprehensive strategies for organisations to procure their energy contracts; negotiate contracts with energy suppliers; introduce and operate risk management frameworks; collect, check, and analyse invoices; and calculate organisations’ GHG emissions and carbon footprints.

Our consultancy is supported by our unique ClearVUE platform that brings together and visualises information from a global energy portfolio down to the last detail – helping our clients work towards their Net Zero goals and ensuring compliance with climate-related legislation.

We are a diverse organisation. Our workforce is over 700 strong, spanning across three continents with modern and vibrant offices in the UK, France, Malta, India, and the USA.

What is the job about?

The Energy Trader will be responsible for implementing and executing clients’ electricity and gas trading strategy and activities. Reporting to the Head of Energy Trading and Strategy, they will be responsible for developing the company’s ability to trade energy whilst building a market leading trading functionality to deliver an unparalleled flexible purchasing offering to our existing and potential customers.

They will be accountable for the maintenance and development of comprehensive risk models for Client-Market exposure and budget risk covering electricity and gas purchasing.

They will manage a portfolio of power and gas trades for Industrial & Commercial users of energy; and PPAs of physical generators in order to maximise gross margins within pre-defined risk limits.

What exactly will you do?

  • Manage companies’ commodity trading position. Deliver traded energy to meet companies’ and customers’ risk requirements.
  • Development of client trading strategies to meet individual client requirements, liaising directly with clients.
  • Executing the trading strategy on a day-to-day basis whilst striving to continuously improve all risk management strategies.
  • Develop tools and models to assist in the decision-making process when hedging clients’ energy expenditure.
  • Focus on both short, mid- and long-term trading for clients’ position management.
  • Responsible for profit and loss on any unlocks/relock trades undertaken on client accounts.
  • Making trading or hedging recommendations to clients utilising fundamental/technical analysis.
  • Formulate and implement a risk vs reward view based on technical and fundamental analysis for clients.
  • Responsible for the entry of trades into the Energy Trading Risk Management system in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring client positions always remain within the agreed trading parameters and risk management strategy.
  • Stay up to date with market trends and provide insight and analysis to shape company product offerings.
  • Model the incorporation of low carbon generation (energy efficiency and onsite generation) and power purchase agreements (PPAs) into customer supply agreements.
  • Support in the production of daily, weekly, and monthly market intelligence reporting for both internal and external use.
  • Mentor and develop junior trading analysts to support the growth of the company’s trading desk.
  • Produce periodic reports for the company board.

We are flexible on location. You can be fully remote, hybrid or office based. This can be discussed further at the interview.

What we’re looking for

  • An excellent communicator with great presentation skills
  • High numeracy and sound technical skills
  • A strategic thinker
  • The capacity to make quick but rational decisions, and to be able to work in a high pressured, fast paced environment
  • Proactive attitude
  • Strong networking and relationship building skills
  • Interpersonal skills to drive projects within a cross functional environment
  • 2 years’ commodities trading or risk management experience within the UK Energy Sector
  • Strong risk management skills and experience of delivering additional value via optimised trading
  • Previous experience in the development of new risk models and strategies and their implementation within a trading desk
  • Have a detailed knowledge of energy suppliers and their product offerings
  • Highly analytical with a strong attention to detail
  • Highly proficient in Excel, PowerPoint & Other MS Office applications
  • Experience with trade capture and risk management systems
  • Degree educated or equivalent
  • Experience building and maintaining key accounts in the energy industry supporting the sales functionality
  • Established network of business with proven track record within the energy industry
  • Experience of executing a B2B trading business plan.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive compensation package: Negotiable base salary (£40,000 – £50,000) + Benefits
  • Rapidly growing user base: Work directly with some of the UK’s largest, fastest growing, and most innovative companies
  • Learn from industry-leading experts: We have cultivated some of best talent in the industry, allowing you to supercharge your career progression and learn from the best minds out there
  • Solve interesting problems, at scale: Deeply explore the ever-evolving world of energy procurement, with no two solutions ever being the same
  • Work-life balance: No late finishes, keep your plans with friends and family
  • Career growth: We enjoy promoting from within!
  • Unrivalled perks (including but not limited to):
  • 23 days annual leave + public holidays
  • Full month of December off (fully paid)
  • Wellbeing, gym and spa discounts and access to 1:1 sessions with our in-house Health & Wellbeing team
  • Company parties and retreats abroad
  • Festival and Events tickets (such as Silverstone, Wimbledon, Tomorrowland and Lost & Found!)

Apply now

You must have evidence of the right to work in the country you are applying. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a criminal record check and/or credit check. This will be confirmed to you during the recruitment process accordingly. We have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders and a copy of the policy can be requested prior to your application should you wish.

t:  0191 478 9504

Please Note
Due to the high number of applicants if you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. If your skills and competencies develop we would be happy to see a further application from you at that time. We welcome people to apply again after a period of 6 months.

  • If you are interested in the role, please submit your details and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch!