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JobDescription : Senior Power Analyst / Power Analyst (6 or 12-Month Maternity Cover) Location: London Grade: 10/11 (for internal purposes)
The Role: Platts Analytics is looking for a senior power analyst (or power analyst) to provide maternity cover for a 6 or 12 month period (depending on the candidate)from late 2019/early 2020. The role will support Platts Analytics' European power fundamental and price forecasting and analysis services. The precise responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate's experience and capabilities, but there is significant scope to contribute to all aspects of the team's analysis - from producing price forecasts, generating market insight and developing analytical tools, research and models to underpin our market-leading power services. In addition there will be opportunity to take part in customer-facing activities, including webinars and conference presentations.
The Impact: Platts Analytics is a global team responsible for analyzing, interpreting and forecasting global energy market fundamentals and prices for commodities including oil, natural gas, power, carbon and coal. Our customers represent a wide range of activities across the energy industry and, as a result, our analysis is reviewed and challenged from many different perspectives. You will play a key role in supporting Platts Analytics' highly rated services and in developing these services into major new growth areas.
The Team / The Business: You will be part of the European Gas and Power Analytics team which comprises international specialists with outstanding knowledge of European and global gas and power markets.
Have and build on own understanding of power trading, modeling and forecasting - both for the market as it is now and as it transitions to becoming increasingly decentralized and subject to new dynamics, including battery storage and demand side response
Identify emerging trends early and, where possible, anticipate market movements
Harness existing data sets, identify new data sets for collection and analysis and conduct rigorous reviews of the quality of that information
Demonstrate a dynamic approach to learning and a passion for the European power industry and Platts Analytics' leading place in it
Engage with customers and potential customers, demonstrating expertise and acting as ambassador for Platts' pursuit of analytical excellence
Create compelling content that helps Platts' core readership make better-informed trading, risk management and investment decisions
Deliver succinct, high-quality written content that demonstrates the expertise outlined above
Create charts, graphs and other visual content that illustrates the trends Platts' customers need to follow
Articulate expertise and thought-leadership through a variety of media including but not limited to podcasts, webinars, video, TV, conference and forum speaking engagements
Knowledge & Skills:
Proven experience in European power markets. Additional experience in other markets, e.g. gas, coal and carbon, would be advantageous
Excellent communication skills which include a concise written style; and good verbal skills. The ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally
Willingness and ability to anticipate and respond to customer needs and market changes. Ability to provide insightful analysis to the market in compelling and straightforward content
Proficient in identifying, gathering, and analyzing information to solve problems effectively. Ability to recognize trends and provide recommendations and develop logical conclusions. Knowledge of mathematical, statistical and modelling concepts and research methods would be beneficial
Strong Excel skills are required. Experience with SQL, Tableau, Matlab or Python would be useful but not essential
About S&P Global Platts At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with conviction. We're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.
S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence.For more information, visit www.platts.com
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