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Centrica • Denmark

Intraday Power Prop Trader

Employment type:  Full time
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Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Do you have what it takes to join the top Intraday European Power trading desk?

Join one of the most successful intraday power trading desks and become a member of an ambitious, driven and feedback fueled team. The Intraday Power Prop desk is looking for another team member to join us in Copenhagen.

The role

Centrica Energy is a leading power and gas trading company that has a strong presence in Europe, with further plans to globally expand our business into the American and Asian markets. Currently, our European Intraday Power trading desks are looking to hire power traders for the Copenhagen desk.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Trading intraday power in UK and Europe where you maximize PnL within our risk and compliance framework

  • Developing and executing day-to-day and intraday trading strategies

  • Taking active part in developing and executing of algorithmic trading and automatization

  • Optimizing portfolios and exploiting the synergies between them

  • Conducting market analysis to find new profit opportunities and build strategies to tap into them

  • Taking responsibility for optimizing our daily procedures

  • Providing open and honest feedback

  • Constantly reviewing and reflecting on your own trading to look for ways to improve the performance, both your own and of the team

  • Participating in the shift rotation that includes day, evening and weekend shifts

To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • A passion for trading

  • At least 1-2 years of experience in an intraday power trading role

  • Finance/Economics or STEM degree

  • Fast decision-making skills under pressure

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Competitive attitude and Focus on results

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team

  • Flexibility in terms of working hours

We are looking for a motivated team player, who thrives while working under pressure in a fast-paced environment. We want you to join our desk and help us deliver the best trading results in the European power markets. We offer you a chance to join a team of experienced and talented traders who will help you to achieve your peak performance and build your knowledge and expertise of the markets. The role comes with competitive remuneration package, gives you a chance for further personal and career development and offers the opportunity to work in one of the beautiful locations: Copenhagen.

The trading rotation will also include evening and weekend shifts. Additionally, you will work closely together with our trading desk in Singapore.

Start date as soon as possible.

If you want to know more about the positions, please write the Head of Intraday Spec (CPH) Morten Ahrensbach morten.ahrensbach@centrica.com


About Centrica Energy

Centrica Energy is a leading European energy trader with +13 GW of renewable power under management and over 15 years of experience innovating the European PPA market. We provide competitive solutions for Renewables that help manage merchant risks and lower costs whilst meeting the needs of investors and banking partners.

We have a strong focus and track record of nurturing talent, and the responsibilities and tasks we take on, are limited only by our imagination – we dream big and aim high when setting new goals, and we deliver on that through honesty, proactiveness and responsibility.

We’re a profitable company that understands the necessity of investment to achieve improvement. If you’ve got the willingness, ambitions, and right attitude we offer a work environment that will help you grow on a professional as well as personal level.

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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries




United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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