Senior Quantitative Analyst


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 the 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 providing affordable energy to support human progress while advancing effective solutions to address climate change.

We are continuing to expand our global trading organization, and rapidly building our commercial, origination & analytical capabilities. We are looking for passionate individuals with an entrepreneurial mind-set to drive change in our business, and who enjoy working in dynamic, collaborative and diverse global teams.

The current opportunity is for an experienced Senior Quantitative Analyst, within our global Quantitative Analytics and Structuring team, in our Commercial and Trading organization. The role will work very closely with our Crude & LPG trading teams on our trade floor, be an integral part of our overall ‘front-office’ team, and is 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. 

What role would you play within our team.


If successful you will take responsibility for providing quantitative analysis, derivatives expertise, structuring/asset valuation, statistical modelling and opportunity identification to support commercial and trading activities and studies.

The key deliverables include:


  • Leveraging detailed market understanding to develop and recommend profitable trading and hedging strategies
  • Working closely with trading, commercial, trading analytics and business development  to identify, create, value and capture optionality across our large asset base 
  • Developing, validating and maintaining trade valuation, risk management and financial simulation models
  • Conducting financial, commercial and statistical analysis for projects, and supporting market-based asset valuation studies
  • Driving trading and project value-add in all interactions across the role’s wide portfolio in trading, commercial and business development   
  • Remaining knowledgeable about leading-edge developments, analytical techniques, technologies and tools in quantitative analytics

Who are we looking for.


To be eligible for this role, you must:


  • Be educated to Master’s Degree level (or equivalent) in a numeric discipline e.g. Engineering, Science, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or Statistics 
  • Be able to demonstrate:
    • Strong communication & interpersonal skills
    • The ability to collaborate effectively with internal & external customers
    • Innovative and analytical thinking
    • Intellectual rigor, strong drive and desire to lead change
    • The ability to work with multi-cultural global team


  • Have experience in energy/commodity trading and financial/energy risk management
  • Have experience of quantitative financial analysis and possess the ability to apply to a wide range of scenarios across different businesses
  • Have experience and understanding of derivatives, energy risk management techniques and their application to commodity trading
  • Have experience and understanding of asset valuation, and optionality value modelling and extraction
  • Have experience and knowledge of data modelling, and proficiency with R, Python or Matlab
  • Be knowledgeable in decision analysis techniques and comfortable in handling issues involving risk and uncertainty.

Preferred Knowledge / Skills / Abilities


  • An advanced relevant degree, such as a Masters or  PhD in financial engineering or quantitative finance
  • Have experienced/knowledge across crude oil or refined products markets
  • A relevant market certification, such as FRM, ERP or CQF
  • Fluency in any European or Asian language


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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