Risk Analyst, Middle Office
Suez Energy - Houston, TX

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Essential Functions

The Risk Analyst would be responsible for commodity risk monitoring of the following activities as assigned:

Generation (merchant/quasi-merchant assets and their respective hedging activities including structured transactions), Natural Gas Storage & Transportation (and their respective hedging activities including structured transactions).

Some of the tasks involved are:
Monitoring Positions & PL for the generation (including gas storage) portfolio

Providing key risk metrics (Open Position, Gas Length)

Running asset valuation


and deal (MTM) valuation


(daily/weekly/YTD P&L)

General understanding of power and natural gas markets fundamentals

General understanding of commercial operations of generation assets and their value drivers

General u

nderstanding the market mechanics, products and following the activities and regulations of ERCOT, NEPOOL, PJM and NY power regions.

General u

nderstanding the processes, applications and fundamentals for the tasks above to be able to explain the moves in any risk vectors and risk metrics.

Measuring compliance with the risk governance according to Risk Policy (monitoring and reporting of hedging plans and strategies).

Act as a contributor to the Middle Office team to continue to integrate and improve the different risk control/analysis processes and systems.

Act as a team member with all


SUEZ Energy North America employees.

Comply with all


SUEZ policies and procedures.

Other Functions

Carries out other duties as assigned



Strong work ethics, persistence and determination in problem solving

Ability to work in a team and fast paced changing environment

Effective written & verbal communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills

Must be self-starter, proactive, detailed-oriented, hard working and ability to manage numerous projects

Effective presentation skills and the ability to explain complex concepts with non-technical terms

Strong analytical skills

Essential Physical Abilities

Ability to meet highest attendance requirements

Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc.

Could involve some lifting

Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally

Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy

Education /Experience

Bachelor’s in business, technology or a quantitative discipline (Master’s+ preferred)

Energy industry experience within quantitative, financial/controlling, or commercial areas is preferred

Solid knowledge in Excel and VBA, proficiency in PowerPoint

Experience in high level quantitative analysis, data analysis and reporting

Working knowledge of energy commodity transactions (forwards and options) and financial engineering

Knowledge of SunGard Aligne preferred

Working Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

IPR-GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. encourages individuals to apply for open positions using the Apply Online button below.

However, if you are unable to complete your application on-line you may mail your resume to our address: GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Attn: Human Resources, 1990 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX 77056.