Energy Trading and Operations Manager

City of London
car, bonus, pension
15-09-2020 05:53 PM

Energy Trading & Operations Manager

Kings Cross, London

£75,000 + car + bonus benefits


We are currently recruiting for an Energy Trading & Operations Manager to join the energy trading team of large utilities company in Central London. Based at their office in Kings Cross you will be responsible for managing the businesses entire trading desk with emphasis on trading electricity from the company's fleet of power generation assets.

Roles & Responsibilities

As the Energy Trading & Operations Manager you will be responsible for leading a team to ensure the delivery of the following:

  • Overall compliance of the group energy hedging policy
  • Managing and improving flexible wholesale supply and export contracts for the company's power generation fleet including Energy from Waste plants and landfill gas sites
  • Monitoring and managing group electricity positions and forecasting to optimise electricity revenues
  • Identify energy market based incentives that may impact the overall groups operations
  • Provide support and advice to customers regarding energy trading activities
  • Provide reliable reporting to upper management on trading performance

Skills & Qualifications

We are looking for someone with the following:

  • A proven track record in managing power purchase agreements (PPAs) and energy risk management techniques
  • Experienced in negotiating power purchase agreements and the operational delivery of these
  • Decisive and able to use your own initiative in dealing with operational issues
  • An understanding of risk management techniques
  • Ideally some knowledge of the challenges that occur from the energy from waste sector
  • A degree level qualification in Statistics, Economics or similar would be beneficial but not essential

Salary & Package

What's on offer for this exciting role:

  • An excellent basic salary
  • A company car or car allowance
  • A performance related bonus
  • Private medical cover
  • A competitive company pension
  • 25 days holiday + 8BH

If you are interested in this position, please send a CV and Cover Letter to or ring 02392 288 215 and ask to speak to Steve Utton who can tell you more.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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