Gas Originator


Leatherhead, SRY, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary


We are the largest publicly traded international Oil and Gas Company, using technology and innovation to help meet the world's growing energy needs. We hold an industry-leading inventory of resources and we are one of the world's largest integrated refiners, marketers of petroleum products and chemical manufacturers.


We are expanding our gas and power business, transitioning to a global trading organisation.  To further capitalise on commercial insights, we are rapidly building our trading, origination & analytical capabilities to capture new assets and enter new market areas in Europe.  We are looking for passionate individuals with an entrepreneurial mind-set to drive change in our business.


The current opportunity is for an experienced Originator to join our Origination/Business Development team, as part of the Front office in our Europe Gas Optimization and Trading team, based in Leatherhead, Surrey.


We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.


The closing date for this role is Friday 31st July 2020.

Job Role Responsibilities


If successful you will take responsibility for building our pan European gas portfolio, with a focus on Southern and Central Europe. You will leverage your market understanding to recommend profitable trading & origination strategies and negotiate & execute standard/non-standard deals, including gas storage, transport and regas purchase/sales agreements. The key deliverables include:


  • Working with a team of 6-8 Originators, to significantly expand and enhance our gas portfolio position in Europe, with a view to build up a profitable and sustainable margin
  • Leading all commercial aspects of business development, including negotiation and execution of non-standard contracts and internal alignment with our trading team
  • Managing origination risk, control and compliance, while partnering with the trading team to structure deals
  • Working closely with the analytics, trading and LNG teams to develop, negotiate and execute future opportunities
  • Continually developing market knowledge and customer relationships 
Expected Level of Proficiency


To be eligible for this role, you must:


  • Be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in a numeric discipline e.g. Engineering, Science, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or Statistics
  • Have previous experience as an Originator in the European gas industry, with analytical exposure to a physical trading environment
  • Be able to demonstrate:
    • Strong communication & interpersonal skills 
    • The ability to collaborate effectively with internal & external customers 
    • A creative approach to problem solving
    • The ability to work with multi-cultural global teams 


Ideally the successful candidate would be familiar with several European gas markets. In addition, the following language proficiencies would be highly beneficial (French, German or Italian).




Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.