POWER OPERATOR

  • Gazprom

Job Description

This position is for a role within the Power Operations & Optimisation team of GM&T. The primary objective of this team is to manage the operational day to day activities of the GM&T power portfolio, and optimize generation assets. Gazprom Marketing & Trading (GM&T) is a subsidiary of the Gazprom group – the world’s largest gas producer and one of the world’s largest energy companies. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide Gazprom group with a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX and also operates a retail business, trading as Gazprom Energy. Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future. ROLE OBJECTIVES This position is for a role within the Power Operations & Optimisation team of GM&T. The primary objective of this team is to manage the operational day to day activities of the GM&T power portfolio, and optimize generation assets. Involvement in the development and expansion into new markets across Europe, systems development and the support in commercial activities on the power trading desk. The role will involve being part of a rota requiring overtime and weekend working. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Operations European scheduling, including power exchanges and power position nominations to TSOs across Europe. Participation in cross border capacity and grid loss auctions Liaison with the Gazprom Energy retail businesses in the UK and Europe with regard to customer forecasting Development and enhancement of scheduling tools and processes Collaboration with the regulatory team on legislative changes across the power markets and with IT on any required updates to our systems following these changes. Development of new markets across Europe and the implementation of these markets in the day to day operations procedures Attendance of various power industry forums/ meetings on behalf of GM&T Asset Optimisation & Trading Day Ahead and Within Day asset optimisation of thermal and renewable assets, involving liaising with the asset owners and the power structured trading team Day Ahead and Within Day speculative trading supported by systematic trends and fundamental analysis. Close interaction with short term traders and the intraday trading team; identification/analysis and execution of trading strategies in the European power markets. SKILLS & COMPETENCIES Excellent analytical skills and a good attention to detail Excellent computer skills; advanced knowledge of Excel is required ideally with a knowledge of power scheduling systems. Knowledge of SQL, VBA, Python advantageous Excellent written and verbal communication skills Diligence and reliability Ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually Strong problem solving skills Ability to cope with pressured situations and rapid growth of business Ability to foster and build relationships across a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external Strong appetite to develop a power business in Europe Fluency in English EXPERIENCE European scheduling experience gained from a European Power Operations environment is advantageous Knowledge of power networks across Western and Eastern Europe is advantageous Knowledge/experience of European asset dispatching and intraday trading advantageous EDUCATION Degree level (or equivalent) education preferred but not essential.