Gas Trader

Exxon Mobil

What awaits you.


We are more than just one of the largest energy companies in the world. ExxonMobil is a place where we believe people should think independently, take initiative, grow to their full potential and help shape the future of energy. Diversity drives innovation and we are committed to providing inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. The safety and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do. We build skills and competencies through training and work experiences in a wide range of assignments. With a long history of industry leadership and cutting edge innovation, we are committed to providing affordable energy to support human progress while advancing effective solutions to address climate change.


We continue to expand our Global Gas & Power Trading business, transitioning to a truly global structure. Fundamental to our growth is a strong European Gas Trading Desk and we have opportunities for both an early-career Junior Gas Trader and a more experienced Lead Trader.   


The successful candidates will join our existing Gas Trading team and report to the Trading & Operations Manager. We are currently based in Leatherhead, Surrey but have plans to move to a central London location early in 2023.


We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.


The closing date for this role is Sunday 11th September 2022.

What role would you play within our team.



Our gas trading team manages a wide variety of positions and other responsibilities that include:


  • Development of proprietary trading insights, managing within desk-allocated Risk Limits
  • Trading and optimization of asset positions that today include pipeline capacity, storage, and LNG-regas positions across Europe
  • Close work with our colleagues in Origination & Structuring in the development of an expanding asset base
  • Hedging, trading, optimization of LNG imports in to Europe, playing a key role in the optimization of EM’s upstream LNG portfolio
  • Close work with Fundamentals Analysts to develop fundamental views for trading 
  • Holding key relationships and views to facilitate access to high value but often illiquid markets
  • Offering trading / hedging solutions in less liquid markets
  • Close collaboration with our Traders & Analysts in LNG trading  


We have an opportunity to grow the trading team broadly and at this time we have opportunities for both Junior and Lead Traders 

As a guide:


  • A Junior Trader might be someone looking to expand on their previous trading experience, working alongside experienced book leads to develop their expertise. Our Junior traders own the P&L for individual assets and have strong autonomy on a short-term basis. If you are looking for access to larger risk limits, a wider portfolio and a stronger set of assets then this might be the place for you.


  • A Lead Trader would have experience in managing a book at a desk level, providing guidance to other traders with the capability to develop and manage a more complex set of positions. Our Lead traders have responsibility for managing a wider portfolio within regional risk limits and work closely with Origination & Structuring to target new, high value assets in to the portfolio. These individuals guide our Middle Office and Analytics teams and have a wide influence in determining direction while managing their own proprietary positions. 

Who are we looking for.


To be eligible for this role, you must:


  • Have previous European gas trading experience and be skilled in:
    • Evaluating opportunities to enter and manage proprietary positions
    • Evaluating, optimizing and trading around assets such as storages, pipelines, structured contracts, LNG-regas positions
    • Experience in Southern & Eastern European markets (Spain, Italy, Austria, etc.) is an advantage
  • Have experience in new market entry and trading in illiquid markets
  • Have a track record of positive P&L
  • Possess a deep understanding of risk management with respect to trading and a drive to maximize value add while adhering to good trade discipline and trade money management approaches 
  • Have strong commercial acumen, an entrepreneurial mind-set and take accountability for your results and contributions to the team   
  • Possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a multi-cultural team environment
  • Have fluent English language skills (written and spoken), with additional language skills being desirable 



Conditions of Employment
Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company’s safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.

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