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Lead Credit Risk Strategist (Structured Power)

Houston, Texas

Post Date: 09/11/2017 Job ID: 1183 Industry: Energy-Middle Office

Our client is a global energy company that trades and markets in the physical and financial markets in gas, power, crude oil & refined products and coal. On their behalf, we are searching for an experienced hands-on credit risk professional with a focus on structured power transactions for their Houston office. Key responsibilities include: 

  • credit evaluation and risk assessment of complex structured finance and derivative transactions in a deal-oriented environment,

  • interaction with trading desks for each transaction to understand front-office commercial deals from a and credit control and credit risk perspective,

  • negotiation of contract, collateral and credit terms with trading and other counterparties in a private company environment,

  • ongoing monitoring of the firm’s credit exposure including mark-to-market exposure and net accounts receivable and accounts payable exposure, and

  • participating in global credit meetings and committees within the firm. 

Educational and professional requirements include a bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field; minimum of 7-10 years of credit risk experience in a downstream energy company with a focus on power (preferred) or oil/gas (considered), ideally one with an energy trading business, or an energy trading business supported by hard assets; well-versed in the credit terms of standard energy industry master agreements (i.e. ISDAs, NAESBs, EEIs, etc.) as well as credit support annexes; experience with physical transactions and traded product exchanges (ICE, NYMEX, Nodal) and margin requirements; self-starter; and possesses strong communication skills.

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