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Market Risk Analyst


TX, Houston

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Direct Energy generates electricity and produces natural gas, as well as selling commodities and servicing the energy needs of homes and businesses in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 Canadian provinces. We also help our customers save on their energy bills through energy efficiency. Located in over 50 locations, our team of 6,000+ employees serve over 6 million residential and commercial customer relationships.

Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees worldwide. We are committed to being the most recommended energy and services provider and leading the transition to a low carbon society.


  • Degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or Mathematics
  • Must have extensive SQL and VBA programming knowledge
  • Must have experience working with multiple databases and pulling data in for analysis
  • Must have knowledge of Options, Black Scholes Model and analysis of the Greeks (finance)
  • Extensive background in risk governance, best practice, reporting and controls
  • Well rounded understanding of market risk management techniques, Inc. curves, quantitative analytics and risk metrics
  • Excellent communication skills to build and manage internal stakeholder relationships
  • Highly developed computer skills, particularly using Excel and PowerPoint
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Innovative thinker who is team player, proactive, self motivated, and who can see the bigger picture
  • Ability to build and maintain professional internal working relationships
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment


  • Direct Energy’s market risk in both liquid and illiquid periods is appropriately measured, reported and controlled
  • Direct Energy’s market risk is consistent with the risk appetite as defined by management/the Board, in particular by ensuring limit compliance
  • Deep insight into commodity market risk management issues, requiring risk diagnostics and sophisticated analytical techniques;
  • Strong understanding of risk management of complex energy assets like gas storage, and power plants; 
  • Clear vision of effective market risk management within an energy firm;
  • Expertise in good governance and control across the trading process specifically;
  • Ability to communicate complex risk management issues in an effective manner; and
  • Ability to maintain simultaneously: (i) a strong independent mind in executing responsibilities as part of Group Risk Function; and (ii) effective working relationships with the rest of Direct Energy
  • Understand and apply risk management theory, practices and techniques
  • Assist in developing new reporting as the business evolves and the group adapts to the needs of stakeholders across the organization

The IndividualDirect Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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