Sunday, April 18, 2010

Real Time Trader

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My Client is currently looking for a highly motivated and experienced Real Time Trader to join the their trading team. Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to trading, tagging and scheduling power in Eastern US markets, capturing value via the real time market and understanding market fundamentals (weather, transmission, generation and load). This individual will have the opportunity to optimize an hourly generation asset portfolio while managing its operational requirements. Candidates will work a rotational shift and will also report real time information to other trading teams. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a willingness to take initiative and use creative strategies to acquire and relay information to traders and counterparts. Candidates will also be expected to meet certain annual performance targets.

This position requires advanced knowledge of Excel, proven interpersonal skills, as well as a Bachelors Degree, preferably in Business, Finance or Accounting.
Requirements MUST HAVE QUALIFICATIONS

* Bachelors degree
* 1+ year(s) experience working in a trading environment on the Real Time desk
* Excellent computer skills
* Tremendous organizational and communication skills
* Strong interpersonal skills and client service focus

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

* Developed reasoning, critical thinking and analytical skills.
* Ability to work well with others and function as a team.
* Willingness to learn new roles and embrace new challenges.
* Ability to collaborate with professionals in all areas of the business.

ESSENTIAL:

* A creative problem-solver, with solid judgment -- who looks beyond the surface, sees the potential relationships between diverse factors and anticipates potential outcomes.
* Proficient in ISO markets (ISO NE, NYISO, PJM, MISO, IMO preferred)
* A relationship builder, who can establish trust and credibility across the organization.
* Ability to focus on the details without losing sight of the big picture – most of the work requires extreme attention to detail.
* Comfortable with change and able to navigate effectively in a multi-faceted financial institution.

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