Trading Operations Specialist

Trading Operations Specialist

Centrica Energy Trading

Aalborg, Denmark


Your role as a Trading Operations Specialist requires that you thrive when you have to coordinate, prioritize and execute on a variety of complex tasks as you will work between trading and the rest of the organization to optimize our daily operational work and implement new products and markets.

Market and system knowledge, training and educating across the team, improving procedures to minimize risk and increase efficiency, coordinate with project stakeholders will amongst others be your tasks and eventually your areas of expertise. This will be balanced against the daily procedures and problem solving with our traders.

Moreover, the role will require shift work, since the team is also responsible of balancing gas positions for British Gas Trading in the UK gas market. The work related to the shift will consist of analyzing the UK and European gas market in order to make the best and most optimal balancing (trading) decisions in the market. You will therefore need have an analytic and structured approach to new market information and are motivated by having to react quickly to sudden changes in the market conditions. The shifts are structured in 5 weeks shift rotations having 1 week with day shifts, 1 week with evening shifts and every 5th weekend (Our Singapore office will cover night shifts).

The competences you bring to the team should include a good sense for logic, numbers, and the ability to acquire new knowledge and having a proactive mindset. You believe that continuous improvement of yourself is the key for your success. You have a strong ability to stay calm under pressure, and you are keen to be the best in everything you do. You are persistent in pursuing progress, and aware of when and how to nudge colleagues and stakeholders to ensure your deliverables.

You will experience a position that provides opportunities to grow on a both professional and personal level as you will be a key player within one of our primary trading activities with a diverse set of responsibilities. You will learn to act fast while developing a structured mindset and you will feel that we pull together as a team to ensure a continuous high performance working environment. We are tough problem-solvers, who learn from success and failure, which is why we constantly raise the bar for what is expected of us.

Your Background & The Requirements

  • You hold a relevant MSc degree (Economics, Engineering, Mathematics or similar);
  • You can cooperate & communicate on all levels;
  • You speak and write English fluently;
  • You have experience in being able to work on and lead multiple projects in a self-motivated, flexible and autonomous manner;
  • You can link your personal and professional skills with these requirements and will add that together with your CV in your motivation letter.


  • You know of, or is keen to understand the dynamics of trading, and the energy markets;
  • You can balance your focus and day-to-day tasks, while progressing on long-term deliveries;
  • You have passion for improvement and knowledge sharing;
  • You feel comfortable setting high demands to both colleagues, stakeholders and established procedures;
  • You have a positive “can do” attitude, balanced against strong discipline and willingness to challenge the quo;
  • You accept flexibility towards working hours;
  • You are to show timeliness and precision in your work while having a natural sense of urgency;
  • You are familiar with ETRM systems, or thrive when working with IT systems as a specialist and to give input for improvements;
  • You take pride in discovering and eliminating operational risk w.r.t. people, systems, and markets;
  • You contribute to a fun, accepting and professional work atmosphere.

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