Senior Trading Analyst

Exxon Mobil


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At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


ExxonMobil has operated in the U.K. for more than 135 years. We are best known today for the marketing of our Esso fuels and Mobil 1 lubricants and for our petrochemicals. We have refining and chemical operations in the UK, we operate the UK’s biggest private pipeline network and we retain a non-operated share in a number of fields in the North Sea. More recently, we are developing our involvement in lower emission projects in the UK, building on our experience in carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen production and biofuels.
An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life. 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.
Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law.


More about us


We are looking for high-performing, self-driven individuals with a passion for energy markets and strategy development to drive change in our business, and who enjoys working in dynamic, collaborative, and diverse global teams. 


Currently we have an opportunity for an experienced Commodity Market Analyst to support the development of our corporate natural gas outlooks. The role sits within our Global Trading Analytics team, and will work closely with our teams on the trading floor as well as our Corporate Strategic Planning and Energy Outlook teams, to develop the long term strategic outlooks for the corporation, and integrate them with our short and medium term projections. 


The role is currently based in Leatherhead, Surrey, but with a view to relocate to a central London location, with some international travel.  


The closing date for this role is Thursday, 31st August 2023.


What role will you play in our team


You will bring expertise in energy markets, with a focus on European gas markets, production and supply infrastructure, and an understanding of the European policy landscape that will impact the evolution of gas in Europe in the future. You will provide fundamental analysis, model development and scenario generation that supports both our trading organisations as well as our corporate Energy Outlooks team. You will develop and maintain a strong network both internally and externally, and apply knowledge, guidance and judgement to advise the relevant stakeholders up to board level on multi-decade outlooks for gas, and any commercial and strategic implications thereof. Where required you will also represent ExxonMobil in front of external parties such as senior government officials and regulatory agencies. 


What you will do


  • Working as part of a global team to build and own our corporate natural gas outlooks, maintaining modelling to balance supply to demand for the Europe, Russia and Caspian regions. 
  • Working closely with other corporate departments and teams to align assumptions and generate insights to feed into model development.
  • Advising global gas, power, emissions and products teams on longer term strategic direction.
  • Working with external consultants, and internal regulatory and governmental affairs experts to understand developments in the gas sector, and incorporate these into the outlook development 


About you


  • Be educated to Degree level (or equivalent) in a numeric discipline e.g. Engineering, Science, Economics, Finance, Mathematics or Statistics (or hold other relevant industry experience).
  • Have previous experience in natural gas market modelling within industry or consultancies, and have a broad understanding of the European and global energy landscape.
  • Be experienced in developing detailed forecasts based on a combination of external data and internal insights and projections.
  • Have experience in fundamentals analysis and advanced analytical methods, including:
    • Strong numerical, analytical and modelling skills
    • Demonstrable analytical/innovative thinking expertise, intellectual rigor, drive, and desire to lead change
    • Experience working with terminals, databases and analytical/visualisation tools
  • Be able to demonstrate:
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, comfortable presenting to senior stakeholders up to and including board level
    • The ability to collaborate effectively, working as part of a multi-cultural global team
    • The ability to represent ExxonMobil in front of senior external parties, governments, regulatory agencies etc.
    • A creative approach to problem solving, and ability to defend viewpoints and judgement calls derived from fundamental analysis
  • Other desirable experience would include:
    • Prior experience in translating signals from market indicators into long term strategic trading recommendations
    • Broad high-level knowledge of sectors that interact with Gas markets – ETS, power, industry, refining, chemicals etc.


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience


  • Ability to manage workload under time pressure and changing priorities.


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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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