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Aarhus, Denmark

Quantitative Analyst for Market Risk Management

Do you possess excellent quantitative skills, and do you love to work with data? Are you interested in the energy business and could see yourself as a market risk business partner to our trading teams? Then you might be the person we are looking for to join our Market Risk Management team. 

Danske Commodities at a glance

Danske Commodities (DC) is an energy trading company that specialises in power and gas trading and offers balancing, optimisation and hedging services to energy producers and suppliers. Every day, we complete more than 8500 trades across 39 countries, constantly moving energy from where there is more than needed to where it is needed most. Backed by an energy major, we are a wholly-owned subsidiary to Norwegian energy company Equinor, operating under our own name and brand.

Join a team of passionate risk experts

Our Market Risk Management team is the focal point for allocation of market risk capital to trading teams, covering the tasks of monitoring, reporting and advising on the market risk exposures. We have the dual function of both guarding the company against undesirable exposures and partnering with our business to create value. You will join a team with diverse backgrounds and nationalities, all hungry for knowledge and expertise. You will also get to take on complex tasks together with some of the most skilled experts in the energy sector.

Your journey towards becoming our future market risk management expert

The ideal candidate has a natural flair for data and can turn numbers into concrete risk metrics and solutions. We imagine that you have experience from the energy industry, either from risk management or from trading – but most importantly, you have an interest in getting a profound knowledge of the business area. No matter your level of experience, we will make sure you get the best possible foundation to embark on this journey with us.

Starting out, you will get a thorough introduction to the team, your tasks, your primary stakeholders and our risk management framework at DC. Your first task will be to get familiar with your assigned portfolio and the responsibilities. On the longer term, you will play a significant role in developing the future risk management strategy for our power business and be accountable for the implementation. In other words, you will be an important part of ensuring a best-in-class risk management practice across the entire value chain.

Right from the get-go, you will experience how you can turn your skills and experience into tangible value for our business.

Janne Pekka Väisänen, Head of Market Risk Management, Power & Certificates

We Offer

  • professional and skilled colleagues, who set the bar high
  • great opportunities for individual development
  • flexible working hours, including the opportunity to work from home up to two days a week as per agreement with your direct leader
  • numerous social and professional events, incl. sporting events and parties
  • an office in the heart of Aarhus, next to the central train station


  • build and develop risk metrics and relevant analyses for assigned areas
  • challenge and suggest improvements to risk mandates and risk management
  • act as business partner to trading teams
  • perform and automate daily monitoring of positions, PnL and mandates for your assigned portfolio
  • understand and work to improve cross-organisational risk processes


We expect that you:

  • hold a relevant master’s or PhD degree in Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering or similar
  • have programming experience, preferably in Python
  • have the ability to improve and automate data interfaces
  • preferably, have 2-5 years of experience in trading, risk management or from a quantitative field
  • are fluent in English – both written and verbal

Personal Skills

We expect that you:

  • thrive with great responsibility – you will be responsible for your own portfolio, ensuring that we are on top of the risks and performance
  • are a logical thinker and mathematically well-grounded
  • have a structured and proactive mindset, as you will act in a dynamic environment
  • take a holistic and positive view to the job: no job too big, no job too small – the team covers a wide range of tasks and we always help each other in getting the job done

JobStart & Type

  • As soon as possible. We will be screening candidates on an ongoing basis.
  • Full-time

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Janne Pekka Väisänen Manager, Head of Market Risk Management, Power & Certificates

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Janne Pekka Väisänen

T: +45 27740979

E: jva@danskecommodities.com

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