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Trading Desk Analyst


Koch Minerals & Trading is a global commodity trading company participating in nearly all commodity markets but focusing in petroleum and energy.

We are seeking a Trading Desk Analyst to join our North American Gas, Power & Renewables team. You will have the opportunity to provide fundamental and statistical analysis of the North American Gas, Power & Renewables markets such as leading the ongoing development of internal supply / demand balances & forecasts, and the dissemination of this analysis – including advising on the deployment of speculative risk - to the wider team.

We are seeking a candidate with strong quantitative skills, programming capability, and a high level of intellectual curiosity. If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic team, check out our open role!

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Fundamental analytics - to lead on analysis in the environmental markets, and to support fundamental research on the power and gas markets for Koch
  • Manage data inputs and sources for analysis
  • Maintain and develop current S&D stack models
  • Provide analytical insight to developing existing and future strategy development
  • Develop, back-test and maintain models predicting balances/trade flows/demand across renewables markets
  • Liaise with colleagues to integrate models with other generation-chain modelling efforts (eg. Natural gas, power, coal, LNG, European gas)
  • Aggregate analytical efforts to determine point-of-view and provide risk and scenario analysis
  • Develop or integrate research into an existing analytical platform for the easy distribution of findings / data dashboards amongst the team
  • Assist with management and reporting of physical and financial positions and risk allocation on the desk
  • Share results with peers, challenge and drive change in our existing processes

 The successful candidate will:

  • Begin to take on responsibilities in managing customer relationships, transacting bilaterally in the renewables space
  • Begin to structure and negotiate bilateral transactions to help solve problems for KM&T’s customers in the renewable/carbon markets
  • Liaise with KM&T’s Business Development capability to assist with structuring and hedging strategy of renewable product offtake agreements

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a quantitative field such as Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Computer Sciences, etc.
  • Knowledge of statistical techniques and applications
  • Experience in one or more advanced analytical tools for handling large datasets
  • Experience with Excel & VBA
  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Experience providing a point-of-view within a trading environment, or advising a risk-exposed customer-base
  • Commercial awareness
  • Programming experience in one of the following languages - Python, R, Matlab

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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