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Junior Analyst - Energy

BlueCrest Capital Management
Junior Analyst - Energy
Texas, US
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Job Description

Role Title: Junior Analyst - Energy

Department: Commodities

Office location: Houston, Texas


Overview of the team/department:

The Commodities business focuses on trading metals, oil, gas, power, agriculture and soft commodities. We are in the process of building a large team trading European energy, reporting to a senior Portfolio Manager.

Role requirements:

We are seeking a motivated Junior Analyst to join our dynamic team. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with a strong analytical background and a passion for the energy sector, particularly natural gas markets within the U.S. This role requires excellent data wrangling and analysis skills, with a proficiency in Python, SQL (including familiarity with SQL Server Management Studio), and Business Intelligence (BI) tools like Spotfire, Tableau, or PowerBI. The candidate should be capable of working effectively in a remote setting with limited oversight, demonstrating both independence and a collaborative spirit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct comprehensive analysis of the U.S. natural gas market, focusing on supply, demand, and regional market dynamics.
  • Utilize Python and SQL to gather, clean, and analyze natural gas market data, including but not limited to weather data, pipeline flow data, and pricing information.
  • Develop and maintain dashboards and reports using BI tools (Spotfire/Tableau/PowerBI) to visualize data insights and support decision-making processes.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, regulatory changes, and economic indicators that may impact the natural gas market.
  • Collaborate with the team to provide actionable market insights and recommendations to clients.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations on market analyses and forecasts to internal and external stakeholders.

**Experience Required: **

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Math, Finance, Engineering, or a related field.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in Python and SQL; experience with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) preferred.
  • Experience with BI tools such as Spotfire, Tableau, or PowerBI.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the U.S. gas market, including basic supply/demand dynamics and regional market intricacies.
  • Knowledge of weather data, natural gas pipeline flow data, and pricing data would be advantageous.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work well remotely and under limited supervision.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities and a keen attention to detail.

BlueCrest is committed to providing an inclusive environment for its workforce. As an employer, we provide equal opportunities to all people regardless of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, race, religion or ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation or nationality.

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