Power Trader


Leatherhead, SRY, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

What awaits you.


We are more than just one of the largest energy companies in the world. ExxonMobil is a place where we believe people should think independently, take initiative, grow to their full potential and help shape the future of energy. Diversity drives innovation and we are committed to providing inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. The safety and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do.  We build skills and competencies through training and work experiences in a wide range of assignments.  With a long history of industry leadership and cutting edge innovation, we are committed to addressing the dual challenge facing society today: to meet the world’s growing demand for energy while reducing environmental impacts, including the risk of climate change. 


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 Power Trader to join our growing Power trading desk, as part of our Europe Gas Optimization and Trading team, based in Leatherhead, Surrey, with an expected move to Central London in 2023.


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, 16th December 2022.

What role would you play within our team.


If successful you will take responsibility for helping to build and shape the future Power Trading business of ExxonMobil.  You will support the development of trading strategies to optimize our European power position; managing the power requirements for ExxonMobil’s pan European portfolio of sites, including refineries with onsite power production, and chemical plants.


The key deliverables include:

  • Support the growth of the European Power Trading activities; Support and influence the growth of our European trading team as we transition into an integrated Gas, power and carbon trading team. 
  • Actively optimise the power supply & generation for a portfolio of ExxonMobil European sites. 
  • Work closely with the analytics team and the operational teams at the ExxonMobil sites to develop trading strategies to manage ExxonMobil’s European power requirements
  • Analyse the markets to implement profitable trading strategies and execute trades and spreads day ahead and along the curve (out to 3 years)
  • Closely collaborate with a team of eight Power originators who cover all ExxonMobil sites in NW Europe, for example on renewable power opportunities.

Who are we looking for.


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 a GB /European power Trader
  • Have experience with physical power generation assets
  • 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 
  • Experience in trading emissions is advantageous
  • Experience of helping to support and build a developing Power trading desk would be preferred

Ideally the successful candidate would be familiar with at least one North West Europe power market, with a keen interest to learn about wider markets across Europe. In addition, European language proficiency would be beneficial. 



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.

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