Northeast Natural Gas Trading Analyst

Iselin, NJ 08830 | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 04/25/2024 Industry: Energy-Front Office Job Number: 1787

Job Description

Our client is an integrated energy company that owns and operates power generation assets and has a natural gas business. They are searching for an experienced Natural Gas Trading Analyst to join its fundamentals team focusing on the Northeast markets. This company has an established and successful natural gas business and is the largest wholesale distributor in the Northeast. It utilizes a mature business model to manage, optimize, and hedge its national pipeline and storage exposure with some speculative trading. The position works collaboratively with the traders and follows the short-term markets daily.  

The primary focus is developing analysis and price views for prompt month (balmo) out to the next 2 seasons. However, the Analyst also undertakes an in-depth analysis of specific pipelines in the Northeast including Transco Zone 6 and Zone 5, Tetco M3, Dominion Eastern Gas, and Algonquin (AGT). There are some long-term forecasting projects outside the daily natural gas basis modeling. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Tracking fundamental drivers for the North American natural gas markets,
  • Creating proprietary views for the gas markets,
  • Managing data with a focus on driving efficiency through automation,
  • Processing market intelligence and fundamentals to support and recommend front office trade and hedging strategies (short term - 3 years).
  • Developing market analysis tools to aid this short-term strategic decision-making and tactical trading opportunities.
  • Developing simulation models to create short-term and long-term balance and price forecasting for pipelines, storage facilities, and regional markets.
  • Communicating daily market briefs and reports to the Commercial, Operations, Sales, and Origination teams.
  • Working with senior management to produce presentations for board meetings, earnings calls, investor day presentations, or other events as required.

Employees work three days a week in the office and two days remotely.

Educational and professional requirements include a bachelor's degree in Finance or a related field (advanced degree preferred); 3-5 years' experience in a natural gas fundamental analysis, natural gas fundamental research, natural gas market analyst, and/or natural gas trading analyst role; knowledge and experience with the Northeast natural gas markets (preferred but will consider experience with other natural gas regions) and associated data sets; robust modeling and analytical skills; and strong skills in Excel modeling, and technical skills for data scraping/management (SQL) and modeling (VBA, Python, R) desired.

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