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Sr. Gas Market Analyst


NJ, Iselin

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Company Profile:

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.


  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field such as geophysics, math, statistics, or engineering and economics. PhD is a plus
  • Experience in fundamentals analysis in the natural gas sector. Knowledge of Eastern US gas markets is a must
  • Knowledge of related commodity markets, - such as electricity – would be an asset
  • Prior experience in optimization and trading activities in an energy trading environment (trading, asset optimization, risk management or portfolio analysis), preferred but not required
  • 5 years of modelling and coding experience; Matlab, VBA and strong Excel modeling skills are required
  • Good understanding of data mining and web scraping techniques is a big plus

Skills and Competencies:

  • Interpretation of data and models and its implications on both wholesale and retail markets is critical to being successful in this position
  • Critical/Creative Thinking: Assess a range of situations and solutions, using analysis to draw appropriate conclusions and judgments
  • Collaboration/Influencing: applies range of appropriate behaviors and influencing styles to gain the support, trust, and credibility of both internal and external clients and partners to effectively and efficiently achieve stated business objectives
  • Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions
  • Thinks and talks strategy, sees ahead clearly, can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately, has broad knowledge and perspective, is future oriented, can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods, can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans
  • Team player with ability to prioritize tasks, be able to respond to changes in priorities and work with other stakeholders
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who has strong desire to learn and grow, as well as train others
  • Good communication and presentation skills


The Sr. Gas Market Analyst will be a member of the North American Strategy and Analytics team focusing mainly on Northeast Gas Markets, be located in Woodbridge, New Jersey and report into Calgary, AB. The role’s primary focus will be to support the optimization of the US Northeast C&I and retail markets for Direct Energy, the largest supplier of natural gas to commercial customers in the Eastern US.

Job Description:

  • Provide analytical support and expertise by conducting supply and demand analysis, by regional hubs, to depict market and pricing trends
  • Design, develop and support short-term optimization and trading tools
  • Provide ad hoc analyses for the trading desk: Identify traders’ needs and provide timely and tradable analyses. Collect data to support the traders’ requests and design, build and support automated data tools for the traders
  • Provide daily reports to the optimization desk and participate in weekly meetings by providing a fundamental outlook for the North East region
  • Assess regression and other techniques to determine the relationship between energy market variables
  • Provide updates on regulatory developments and analyses regarding the impact of changes
  • Investigate historical trends and analyze pricing volatility to evaluate if the data sources are valid and upgradable
  • Take initiative to continuously improve existing processes, tools and models with the aim of improving overall performance and reliability

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