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Senior Analyst- Portfolio Management


TX, Houston

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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.


  • Prior experience in risk management, quantitative analysis, energy trading, structuring or IT a definite asset
  • 3+ years of experience in retail and wholesale energy markets
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, engineering or mathematics. A degree in another analytical field of study would be considered.
  • Experience and understanding of physical and financial energy markets, option theory and portfolio management
  • Experience and understanding of risk exposures, PnL and performance reporting, quantitative and analytical skills and experience building financial models and reports
  • Previous experience with ETRM systems (Endur specifically), project requirement gathering, documentation, system implementations and reporting tools a plus
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint (SQL, VBA is a plus)
  • Strict attention to detail and accuracy
  • Passion for creative problem solving and pride of ownership
  • Sense of urgency and proven capability to work within short deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a constantly changing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to build relationships across an organization
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple stakeholders
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to process information from a variety of sources, understand key insights, develop well thought out commercial recommendations and communicate effectively
  • Ability to engage a team
  • An effective communicator with strong written, verbal, and presentation skills   


  • Monitor and communicate key risk exposures for the power and gas portfolios
  • Cash and forward P&L performance, including P&L explain
  • Accountable for accuracy of inputs and process that drive P&L reporting
  • Forecasting and analyzing movements in gross margin, including the explanation of variances to Plan in both our forward and actualized gross margin
  • Providing revenue and gross margin estimates to business
  • Ensuring all products are structured accurately for risk management purposes
  • Ensuring all data to support hedging and pricing decisions is available, complete and accurate
  • Assessing the performance of book relative to our as-priced and booked views
  • Supporting the development and delivery of new products

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