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Business Analyst - Energy Trading

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27 Jul 2021

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Technology & New Media
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Our client is a mid-sized commodity trading company going through an exciting period of expansion. They are currently building out their physical and financial power and gas trading team. As a result, they are looking for a Business Analyst with subject matter expertise in the power and gas energy markets. Please only apply if you have substantial experience in this area.

  • Demonstrable experience working as a Business Analyst within change projects in Commodities and specifically Energy
  • Significant exposure to the Front-to-Back trade lifecycle, with demonstrable deep knowledge of Commodity trading and, in particular, Energy derivatives, e.g. Futures, Options, Swaps etc., across Oil, Gas, Power and Emissions (includes the Financial and Physical markets)
  • Ability to "own" and drive Business Requirements elicitation, Functional Specification documentation and explanation - working closely with business stakeholders and IT Developers
  • An understanding of the IT project lifecycle: Waterfall methodology and processes along with an appreciation of Agile methods
  • Comfortable working in hybrid local/global resourced projects along with globally located colleagues/stakeholders and in house/external project participants
  • Working knowledge and hands-on experience of using SQL (data and object model concepts) to interact with complex data sets held in relational databases
  • Exposure to bespoke Commodities Trading and Risk Management Systems across the industry as well as vendor platforms
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, changeable/ambiguous environment where multi-tasking may be required
  • Strong ability to analyse complex problems and identify potential solutions
  • Able to translate business needs/requirements to clear functional solutions and communicate technical concepts simply to business users and detailed functional concepts to IT Development
  • Proactive, self-sufficient and driven with a hands-on 'can do' positive attitude with collaboration front and centre to their approach to work.
  • Positive attitude and resilience to see the project/deliveries through to successful completion
  • Attention to detail, analytical, organised, methodical/structured approach to tasks/objectives
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