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S&P Global Platts

The Role:  Platts is looking for an experienced analyst to lead the modelling and technical developments underpinning its European gas and power fundamental and price forecasting and analysis services. Reporting to the European Head of Gas and Power Analytics, this exciting role will be pivotal in leading a small team tasked with building and developing numerical models and analytical tools which support our market-leading services. The role will leverage your detailed knowledge of numerical modelling techniques, gas and power market knowledge and could also draw on your team management skills.

You will:

  • Be responsible for the models and technical tools that support the European gas and power analytics products

  • Harness existing data sets and, where appropriate, identify new, valuable data sets for collection and analysis. Contribute to the rigorous review of the quality of that information

  • Engage with customers, market experts and potential customers, demonstrating expertise and acting as ambassador for Platts’ pursuit of analytical excellence

  • Communicate expertise through the creation of compelling “must-have” models and tools that help customers make better-informed trading, risk management and investment decisions

  • Leverage numerical models to help shape the Platts European gas and power stories by analyzing all factors that contribute context to the current and future value of natural gas in European markets, and their interaction with global gas markets. Play a part in identifying emerging trends early and, where possible, anticipate market movements

  • Articulate expertise and thought-leadership through a variety of media which could include podcasts, webinars, video, TV, conferences and forum speaking engagements

  • Be responsible for leading and developing a small team of analysts, ensuring business needs are balanced with career development of team members


The Impact: Platts’ Analytics group is responsible for analysing, interpreting and forecasting global gas, power, oil and coal market fundamentals and prices. 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’ highly rated services and could also play a role in developing these services into major new growth areas.

The Career Opportunity:  This is a role with significant potential for development within a short timeframe. You will lead a key part of Platts’ analytical services and their development. In addition, there will be ample opportunity to contribute to other areas of our market leading modelling and analysis, and to lead customer-facing activities, including webinars and conference presentations.
The Team / The Business:  You will manage a sub-team within the wider European Gas and Power Analytics team which comprises international specialists with outstanding knowledge of European and global gas and power markets.

Your Experience & Skills:

  • Proven expert experience in numerical modelling, fundamental analysis and price forecasting of energy markets. Domain knowledge of the European gas and power markets would be advantageous

  • Ideally at least 7+ years of work experience in energy markets with emphasis on modelling and numerical analysis

  • Applied knowledge of optimization and linear programming techniques would be advantageous

  • Proven analytical experience in commodities. A postgraduate degree (Masters, PhD) in Economics, Maths, Engineering or equivalent numerate disciplines would be advantageous

  • An effective manager, or experienced analyst with strong mentoring experience, with a global mindset who establishes and drives performance, collaboration and personal accountability that delivers business success

  • Ability to set team strategy and translate ideas and targets into clear action plans and goals

  • Track record for delivering against demanding targets and deliverables. Comfortable with high levels of responsibility and accountability

  • Excellent communication skills which include ability to listen, concise written style and good verbal skills. Has the ability to communicate across a wide range of groups and personalities internally and externally

  • Leads by example to create a positive and collaborative work environment. Strong relationship building skills and ability to influence others within the organization to gain buy-in and drive initiatives to completion

  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills and ability to influence across all levels within organisations

  • Able to work with globally distributed stakeholders and internal (highly matrixed) teams

  • Innovative and creative problem solving

  • Excellent at identifying improvements and efficiencies and implementing processes that continually promote productivity and quality improvements

  • Verbal and written fluency in English is essential. Knowledge of other languages seen favourably but not required

Closing date: 3rd November 2017

Salary: Competitive + Bonus

S&P Global Platts
At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. 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

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