Junior Power Trader

The Role

What is the role

The role will focus on trading of physical and financial power, financial natural gas products, and position management for the ERCOT Power desk to manage a portfolio of supply contracts, asset management of gas, wind, solar and batteries, congestion revenues and customer sales. This role will be focused on the ERCOT market. Proven track record of producing $5-10M of PNL annually.

You work closely with other traders both gas and power as well as originators within the trading guidelines each day to maximize value add and minimize value leakage. 


  • Produce PnL by trading short term ERCOT power including Bal-day, Next-day, weekly, prompt markets.
  • Generate PnL by actively trading and manage risks associated with cash and term transmission congestions through CRR (Congestion Revenue Right) auctions and PTP (Point-to-Point)
  • Trade cash and term natural gas markets to secure supply and/or to hedge gas exposure for physical asset
  • Manage risks associated with the physical/synthetic assets by hedging Heat Rate exposures by trading fixed price power, financial/physical gas, and Heat Rate
  • Make daily dispatch decisions for the physical asset by analyzing daily economics of operating power plant
  • Formulate trading strategies and short/long term power (Ercot) market views, by closely engaging to Ercot and PUCT (Public Utility Commission of Texas) meetings and regulatory changes
  • Build and develop necessary tools to collect and analyze market data efficiently and timely to maximize speculative trading profit
  • Work closely with the fundamental and regulatory teams to formulate market views to stay ahead of market dynamics shift in Ercot power market and understand the impact in pricing (stack model)
  • Identify opportunities for speculative CRR and DAM PTP trades by assessing the performance of the electric nodes in the near and long term utilizing Power World
  • Has expertise in coding to make inferences from large data sets and aid in work process improvement/automation projects.  Expertise in VBA, SQL databases, SQL Reporting Services are required, C, R, Python, or other advanced programming language preferred. 
  • Contribute to and ensure alignment with SENA's overall goals and strategies.

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Business, Finance, Engineering, Mathematics or an equivalent combination of experience and education. Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance preferred. 
  • 3 or more years of professional work experience.
  • Demonstrate Grasp of economic reasoning skills.
  • Understand ERCOT settlements and mark-to-market accounting.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to industry Compliance and Regulatory rules.
  • Thrives in a high-pressure multi-tasking environment where time sensitive tasks/projects must be consistently delivered with high quality.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with time sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to make quick and well-reasoned decisions is critical.
  • Demonstrated self-starter.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving aptitude.
  • Good human relation skills (oral and written).

Company description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

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