Centrica • Denmark

Power Trader – Short Term Asset Trading

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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Job Description

Energy is always moving, so are we – are you?

We are expanding our team to manage and improve our increasing portfolio and trading activities across Europe from our Aalborg office. We need diverse talent to keep ahead of the energy curve by joining our trading shift rotation while finding and analyzing trends and behaviors in the market. You will be encouraged to challenge and improve how we work, while supporting the net-zero green transition. The role will allow you to explore the trading dynamics of the power markets backed by physical assets, where optimization of batteries and flexibility in the portfolio play a vital role.

About you

You can come from a number of different backgrounds but to be successful in this role we expect that you:

  • Have a Finance, Economics, STEM degree or similar

  • Speak and write fluently in English

  • Have a passion for trading

  • Possess fast decision-making skills under pressure

  • Work well with accuracy and attention to detail

  • Have a competitive attitude and focus on results

  • Demonstrate strong communication skills and ability to work in a team

  • Are flexible in terms of working hours

The role

You will join a young and diverse team of approximately 15 traders characterized by expertise, curiosity, and innovation, where the fundamental principle is excelling together. The team is above individuals and taking pride in enabling each other to perform. The team consists of experienced traders, new traders and students all working together to reach our goals and help each other learn and grow personally and professionally. The night hours are traded from our Singapore office mixing our existing team with local talents from Singapore.

Our team is managing our full asset portfolio across renewables, flexible assets, and battery optimization through auctions and continuous intraday markets, which allows our traders to be involved across all short-term markets. We work actively with our stakeholders from e.g. portfolio management, meteorologists, algo development and other trading teams to enhance the market understanding to improve trading and build out our portfolio in the best possible way, while staying ahead of and take advantage of market developments.

As part of the team your responsibilities will include:

  • Trading intraday power in Europe and UK where you manage our asset portfolio within our risk and compliance framework

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

  • Optimizing portfolios and exploiting the synergies between them

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

  • Performing market analysis to find new profit opportunities and build strategies to tap into these

  • 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 shift rotation

Why choose this team and Centrica Energy?

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 a competitive remuneration package and gives you a chance for further personal and career development.

We have a solid, supporting and high-performing team, we have a strong algo-setup to support and automate our trading, and we have a versatile portfolio across most of Europe. We are adding to and scaling optimization and batteries to leverage our position in the markets we trade, which in combination with our algorithmic setup gives us a strong edge in the future power market.

You will familiarize yourself with the full value chain of renewable asset trading and optimization products through your daily work, and the experts you will call colleagues. Through transparency and a holistic approach, you will learn the ins and outs of this well established and sophisticated asset management and trading setup, and in time you will be building on top of it.

As an industry, company and team we are developing fast with a lot of possibilities of taking responsibility for yourself and your role.

Analytical approach to high performance

Being able to see and take advantage of experience and knowledge in moving markets gives us an edge in trading and adds value to our portfolio. To consistently support and develop our trading, you can contribute either through your own analysis or work together with our Trading Analytics Team.

We’re a profitable company that understands the necessity of investment to achieve improvement. We deliver through honesty, proactiveness and responsibility. 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.



Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button. This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Please attach your CV along with a Cover Letter

We would like to get an impression of who you are as a person, on top of your professional background and therefore we encourage you to attach a cover letter introducing yourself.

The anticipated start date is as soon as possible, while not fixed and depends on applicants.

If you want to know more about the position, please write the Head of Short Term Asset Trading, Rasmus Vinther Jensen rasmus.jensen@centrica.com

About Centrica Energy Trading

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.

You’ll get first-hand experience within the energy sector and within an international trading business with a proven track record and ambitious growth plan. We offer flexible working hours and great employee benefits, and we have an active Staff Association that arranges a broad variety of events such as sports and adventure activities, parties, and much more. Working at Centrica Energy Trading you’ll have the opportunity to make your mark and influence decisions and how we work.

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap across the technology sector and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled which is why we aim to fight the unconscious biases. Belonging to these groups does not give you special advantages in the recruitment process either as we aim to hire the best candidate for our teams independently of the above mentioned factors. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE by hitting the 'Apply' button.

Applications will ONLY be accepted via the ‘Apply’ button.

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

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Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
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Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

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Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
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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
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Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom