Senior Energy Trading Meteorologist
Iberdrola Renewables - Houston, TX

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Reporting to the Managing Director, Fundamentals, the Senior Energy Trading Meteorologist, will have direct responsibility for providing North American gas traders with consistently accurate price‑directional, trade‑
actionable weather counsel which includes forward energy demand, initiating/managing natural gas trades, and optimize storage & pipeline assets. Responsibilities include:
  • Formulate and communicate short and medium range weather forecasts including temperature, precipitation, and severe weather events
  • Create, maintain, manage, and analyze weather databases as required for effective optimization of various assets or trading strategies .
  • Prepare forecasts into easily understandable price-directional trade‑actionable reports as needed on strict timelines which include early morning, mid day and occasional weekends or off hours based on needs.
  • Maintain and manage detailed weather forecast information and required historical databases in support of in‑house natural gas demand forecast models.
  • Evaluate weather vendor forecasts
  • Assess meso-, synoptic, and global scale weather data as well as climate oscillations to develop a proprietary view of longer-dated weather for North America with a view toward providing trader clientele a critical review of weather vendors’ monthly, sub-seasonal and seasonal forecasts.
  • Continuously improve both technical understanding of short, medium, and long range weather forecasting science as well as organizational competency.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships among natural gas trader clientele.
  • Develop and enhance a network of current & former energy trade floor meteorologists.
Qualifications
  • B.S. in Meteorology or Atmospheric Science or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5 years’ weather forecasting experience. (Candidates with less experience may be considered at a lower level)
  • Superior customer-focused verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Programming skills to maintain and develop new forecast tools (i.e., SQL, VBA, Microsoft Office products.
  • Critical knowledge of weather analysis and forecast techniques, including 1) meso-, synoptic, and global scale weather data analysis, 2) weather forecast model interpretation, and 3) some working knowledge of climate oscillations (i.e. ENSO, PDO, NAO, etc.).
  • Knowledge of all varieties of severe weather forecasting (tornadoes, severe cold & heat outbreaks, etc.) and proficiency in hurricane forecasting,
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Actual weather forecast experience on a commodities trade floor,
  • Specific gas-demand critical North American micro-climates (e.g., Chicago, New York, Texas, and the US Southeast)
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam, background and reference check, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A Motor Vehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle. Iberdrola Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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IBERDROLA Renewables (formerly PPM Energy) is a real power player in the energy industry. Part of  IBERDROLA's global network,...