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Day-ahead power trader
Location
Aarhus, Denmark
Jobtype & start time
Full-time, As soon as possible.
Deadline
13.10.2022. We will be screening candidates on an ongoing basis.

About Danske Commodities

We are a tech-driven energy trading company that trades power, gas and certificates across 40 markets. Working for a viable energy future, we use our trading expertise to connect producers and large-scale consumers to wholesale markets.

Vacancy

Day-ahead power trader

Would you like a job with an opportunity to contribute directly to the performance of the business? As our new day-ahead power trader for European Cross-Border Trading, you will be able to do so! And you will do so while gaining valuable insights into tradable commodity markets as part of a global energy company.
European Cross-Border Trading at Danske Commodities (DC)
As our new day-ahead trader, you will join our European Cross-Border Trading team in which we trade physical transmission rights between power markets in Europe. We analyse the market fundamentals on a day-ahead level and produce a forecast of the prices for the coming day. Simultaneously, we trade transmission rights on multiple borders and then trade power on the energy exchanges around Europe. Further, we do forward trading and handle the off-take of power from renewables assets.

You will join a team of motivated traders who work together as one team on a fast-paced trading floor, always aiming for the best results. We know that successful trading strategies depend on teamwork, and this means that we have a high degree of trust in one another. And even though our workday consists of a high-paced atmosphere, we make sure to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Your journey as our new day-ahead trader
Starting out, you will get a thorough introduction to the team and the markets we operate in. In the first few months, you will be assisted by a mentor with the aim to introduce you to all the operations behind trading. After 3-6 months you will able to handle a part of the portfolio of countries and borders more independently. On the longer term, you will have a significant role in developing our future market strategies and trading activities. And in time, you will be given full responsibility for your own portfolio if this is of interest to you. We will offer you a wide array of opportunities depending on the direction you would like to develop in as a trader.

You will become part of an operational trading setup that aims to give you the best opportunities to develop as a trader

We offer

  • professional and skilled colleagues, who set the bar high
  • great opportunities for individual development
  • numerous social and professional events, incl. sporting events and parties
  • an office in the heart of Aarhus, next to the central train station

Responsibilities

  • trade physical transmission rights of power across borders in Europe
  • make a daily forecast of hourly power prices in several European countries
  • formulate and execute on daily strategies
  • have the opportunity to do forward trading, if you are interested
  • participate in the team’s trading shift scheme, including weekend shifts (every third weekend)

Qualifications

we expect that you:

  • have a relevant educational background within e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics or similar
    or
  • have 2-3 years of experience with energy trading
  • have a basic understanding of mathematics, statistics and options
  • are interested in the field of trading and the energy markets
  • are proficient in English – written and verbal

Personal skills

we expect that you:

  • are innovative and not afraid of taking responsibility – you will be expected to drive things forward and challenge things when needed
  • have a positive attitude: no job too big, no job too small – the pace is high in DC, and within the team we support each in getting the job done
  • enjoy collaborating closely with your teammates

Not the right fit for you? We might have something else that proves to be a better match.

See our other open positions

Get in touch

Kasper Just Jensen
Director, Head of European Cross-Border Trading
+45 8833 8023