Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Energy Trader

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Description

Come join one of the leading energy infrastructure companies in North America - TransCanada!

Grow your career as we continue to grow through our expanding and diversified portfolio of energy assets in the US and Canada.

The Energy Trader is an exciting opportunity for a strong self-starter to leverage their financial or technical education, utilizing and growing through application mathematical, computer, and analytical skills. We will train you to harness your abilities to provide ongoing analytical input into term trading decisions for exposures resulting from locational differences related to both power and natural gas positions. The successful candidate will analyze locational positions and spread prices related to a portfolio of hedges, retail obligations and asset exposures in the US Northeast.

Specific duties include:

- work with Asset Operations team to determine natural gas transportation flexibility required for the US eastern generation assets
- contribute to strategies related to fuel supply and gas transport for the US northeast
- execute successful hedges to optimize gas transportation assets and basis exposure created by the generation assets
- hedge and price locational power prices for load sales and generation output
- guide the participation in the ISO transmission markets (FTRs, TTCs)
- attend conference and industry events related to gas transportation and power transmission

Requirements

Qualifications:

- BA/BS in Business, Economics, Engineering or a related discipline required
- strong database application and spreadsheet skills required
- Excellent analytical, communication and prioritization skills

Desired Qualifications:

- 1-2 years experience working in a front to mid office energy trading team
- 1-2 years experience working as a trader in another industry (banking, etc.)
- Understanding of regulatory effects on gas transportation and power transmission
- Familiarity with US northeast power and gas markets
- Modelling experience of either transmission or transportation would be an asset

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