Centrica • United Kingdom

Principal Investments & Commodity Structuring Manager

Employment type:  Full time


A little flex time

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.

Centrica Energy is the trading arm of Centrica. We trade power, gas, LNG, and energy attributes and we connect producers, suppliers and offtakers in the wholesale energy markets – and we provide our clients with the best route-to-market services available to the market today with physical and financial settlement approaches. In short, we call ourselves Energy Movers By Nature.

We’re a total of 850+ colleagues from over 50 different nations, located in 8 different offices around the world. At our London office, where this role is located, you’ll be joining our international office with over 300 dedicated energy specialists.

In line with Centrica Energy’s strategy of growth, diversification of earnings and developing nascent energy value chains, the Principal Investments & Strategic Partnerships team seeks to create scale in the existing business areas and to expand in nascent areas of the energy ecosystem. This can be achieved by developing new business models, creating partnerships, taking minority or majority stakes in companies, or through acquisitions, investments, or structured commodity transactions. The focus within the team is on leveraging the existing Centrica Energy platform to create new revenue streams and to expand Centrica Energy’s product suite and market reach.

This is an exciting opportunity to join as Principal Investments & Commodity Structuring Manager and play a key part in how we continue to evolve, shape and grow the Centrica Energy business. The job will focus within the following areas:

  • Corporate business development

  • Identification of strategic thematic areas

  • Deal origination, structuring, and execution

  • Structured commodity transactions

  • Target valuation using a variety of valuation techniques

  • Contract negotiation

  • Internal stakeholder management and alignment.

The role is based out of our central London office (close to Marble Arch) with c. 3 days per week typically based within the office.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Identify market opportunities for Centrica Energy in established and nascent areas of the energy value chain, taking into account the industry competitive environment and analysing evolving regulatory changes and identifying associated risks across Europe

  • Work with the individual commercial areas of the Centrica Energy to identify prospective opportunities for additional value creation by selectively deploying (equity) capital

  • Engage with financial, industry advisors and counterparts to generate and pursue business leads aligned with the strategic objectives of Centrica Energy and Centrica Plc

  • Structure the physical and financial elements of asset purchases and / or sales with a view of optimising the Centrica Energy portfolio, whilst ensuring efficient use of balance sheet and risk capital

  • Work collaboratively with other parts of the Centrica Group to ensure strategic alignment of objectives, appropriate socialisation, and creating of adjacent opportunities in other business units

  • Provide risk mitigation strategies, hedging exposure and provide more complex structured finance solutions where applicable in order to create value accretive outcomes.

We have a few must-haves:

  • High level of financial and numerical literacy, with financial qualification such as CFA or similar desirable

  • Experience from working in corporate finance, advisory, transaction services, investment banking or commodity sales, structuring or trading

  • Experience of front-office and/or client-facing role with a focus on business development, corporate development, origination, sales and/or structuring

  • Transaction-related experience throughout the deal life cycle, ideally in the energy, hydrogen and/or renewables industries

  • Ability to draft, amend and negotiate contracts with the help of the Legal and other functional teams

  • Excellent knowledge of various corporate valuation and financial modelling techniques

  • Proven ability to influence key stakeholders, both internally and externally

  • Proven track record in working collaboratively across teams/business lines, geographies, languages and cultures

  • Curious self-starter with a passion for the energy industry

  • Entrepreneurial and nimble with a growth mindset and proven agility and ability to adapt to fast-changing market dynamics

  • Solid grasp of shareholder / business value creation

  • Able and willing to work in a multi-cultural, matrix environment.

Ready to Make Your Move and apply?

If you are passionate about discovering your potential and changing how we create a more sustainable future, then we would love to hear from you. We will be continuously reviewing applications; early submission is strongly recommended.

We're a People Place:

We have 4 People Promises, which are our pledge to all our colleagues. It’s the minimum of what you can always expect when working with us.

  • People Promise #1 We’re a people place - we are devoted to doing great work together and are cultivating wellbeing and flexibility

  • People Promise #2 You’ll ignite your potential - we are committed to career development and equal opportunities

  • People Promise #3 You’ll get your share of our success - we offer attractive Benefits and Rewards

  • People Promise #4 You’ll make an impact that will truly change tomorrow - we are committed to career development and equal opportunities. We are committed to moving towards a cleaner and greener future.

This is what you can always expect from us. It’s part of our culture, and we know it enables us all to make the most of everyone’s contribution for us to grow, move and thrive.

#LI-CET #MakeYourMove #MoreThanACareer

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 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. 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
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

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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

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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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