Senior Natural Gas Trader

EDF Trading North America, LLCHouston, TX2M ago

EDF Trading North America, LLC

EDF Trading North America, LLC is a major participant in wholesale energy markets, and our retail business delivers customized energy solutions for large commercial and industrial consumers, power generation and retail energy providers.

We operate in every market and provide coast to coast coverage of financial and physical products in power, natural gas and NGLs, environmental products and financial crude oil products. We provide our customers with products and services that deliver access to markets, optimize their energy portfolio, hedge risk and manage assets. Our Wholesale Business operates throughout the value chain in the North American wholesale power markets and we are one of the leading wholesale natural gas marketers. Additionally, we provide environmental, congestion management and value added derivative products. With extensive pipeline agreements, we can manage natural gas offtakes, deliveries, capacities and supply anywhere across the continent. For Our Retail Business we provide wholesale fuel supply and structured products for its extensive base of electricity and natural gas customers including gas-fired power plants, large scale commercial and industrial retail consumers and retail energy aggregators.

Our Retail Business is our customer-facing operation providing integrated energy management services to commercial and industrial, power generation, and retail supply customers. Taking into account a customer’s entire energy portfolio, solutions are structured to provide competitive market pricing and to optimize energy usage and generation assets. We offer a complete suite of services to energy-intensive retail customers, from energy supply and hedging to on-site generation management and demand response. And we provide wholesale market access and ISO interface services to a broad network of retail energy providers with footprints across the deregulated markets. For power generation customers, we provide energy management services that encompass fuel supply, scheduling, dispatch, market analysis and risk management all within a single contract. Focused on service, we created a digital integrated platform and customer interface that allows transparent views into energy portfolios and invoices, market prices, analytics and weather.

EDF Trading North America, LLC is part of the EDF Group, a global leader in low-carbon energies.

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the Midwest Gas Trader is to assist the Head of Midwest Gas Trading in all internal & external market making activities around regional financial markets, as well as develop profitable trading strategies and management of overall exposure in the EDF Trading portfolios.


  • Develop and execute linear physical and financial gas trading strategies. This includes operations management, VAR management, and position management
  • Utilize position /strategy management techniques such as stop-loss limits, VAR and other analytical metrics
  • Seek and close short- and medium-term customer business to support trading goals and objectives
  • Support flow desk and flex desk strategies by providing liquidity and information flow
  • Participate when necessary in other EDFT trading and management meetings to facilitate cross commodity opportunities
  • Identify and support opportunities to add to the EDFT North America physical or contractual asset base.
  • Maximize trading asset performance


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting (Masters’ degree preferred)
  • Strong working knowledge of the natural gas industry and marketplace
  • Minimum 5 years of profitable natural gas futures trading experience, specifically in the Midcon region
  • Financial and analytical skills required for pricing, risk assessment and transaction structuring
  • Risk-management skills with respect to speculative trading books
  • Solid foundation with Excel, VBA, SQL
  • Entrepreneurial self-starter able to work in a fast paced, team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently while fostering external professional relationships
  • Expert analytical skills required for development of fundamental, technical, and pricing models

Note: EDF is an EEO employer

EDF Trading North America, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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