Gas Trader

3 days left

Zug, Canton of Zug (CH)
Dependant on Experience
03 Nov 2020
01 Dec 2020
Professional / Specialist
Sales, Strategy
Oil & Gas
Contract Type

NOVATEK GAS AND POWER (Switzerland) is looking for a new professional member of the commercial team. 

The Position

This is an all-encompassing role within a trading desk. Seniority will depend on the experience of the applicant.


The primary responsibility of this role is to trade linear and non-linear trading strategies on the European gas markets, creating profit for the desk. However, as part of a small team, the successful applicant must be willing to involve themselves in all aspects of the desk.


Extensive experience of gas trading (exchange/OTC) within major European gas trading locations, with a proven track record of P&L generation. 

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Development and execution of physical gas trading strategies, maximising value, including flat-price, option, volatility, location or time spread strategies;
  • Origination, pricing and optimisation of structured trades, storages, customer flow, and supply;
  • Actively promoting and executing trading strategies, while operating inside risk limits;
  • Responsible for planning and creating share of P&L;
  • Expanding company presence at liquid and emerging trading locations/hubs;
  • Actively work with other desks to provide to provide access to markets, and market knowledge;
  • Willingness to create/update necessary internal reporting (P&L, budget, etc);
  • Proactively engage in discussions on overall strategy of the desk;
  • Enhancing the brand recognition of NOVATEK within the European Gas Market.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Proven record of P&L generation, with a risk-based approach to trading and growth;
  • Strong knowledge of the European energy markets with the focus on European gas market;
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative knowledge and skills with the ability to create, run and explain models;
  • Strong commercial and technical skills related to Options and Structured Trading
  • Significant experience in developing and running trading strategies.
  • Strong team working skills, with ability to work in an international environment;
  • Ability to work under stress, and independently.
  • Extensive knowledge of all operational aspects of capacity and balancing regimes;
  • Ability to work with minimal support resources;
  • Fluent in English (additional languages are a benefit).
  • Experience with TriplePoint CXL and knowledge of VBA, SQL and Python is advantage.
  • Experience with European power markets, and other energy commodities is a benefit.
  • We consider applications only in English

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