Where you will work
Client is one of the biggest energy companies of the Netherlands and is part of the international Vattenfall group. Vattenfall is Europe’s fifth largest electricity generator and operates in the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and the UK.
In Markets all asset optimisation and trading activities are centralised. We trade the full range of energy commodities such as electricity, gas, and renewables. We optimise and hedge the generation and sales position in order to manage risk efficiently and optimise the portfolio value.
The Business Unit Operations is responsible for providing Analysis, IT, Project Management and Operational support to Markets . The Business Unit consists of highly skilled employees with backgrounds ranging from Mathematics, Engineering and Economics to IT and Project Management.
The Sales unit within Transaction and Position Management (TPM) is responsible for the management of the Sales Positions for Dutch Power and Dutch, German and French Gas. The team acts as the interface between Trading and Sales, delivering prices to Sales, receiving contract information from Sales and calculating the financial settlement between Trading and Sales based on the stored contract data and the received usage data. TPM has a central place in the value chain and therefore has contact with many departments within the Vattenfall Group – the different Sales Units, Trading Desks, Pricing Teams, Risk Analysis and Reporting, Finance Groups and IT. The team consists of 9 team members and is located in Amsterdam. The team operates in a dynamic environment and flexibility and personal initiatives are expected from all team members.
Work area of the team
On a daily basis price information is delivered to Sales. All mutations in the contract database are translated, verified and aggregated from the information provided by Sales. The output is a long term forecast of requirements that will be sourced on the wholesale market by the Trading function.
On a daily basis incoming usage data is retrieved and validated. In case of incompleteness or inconsistencies this is investigated together with the IT department and the grid companies.
On a monthly basis the team calculates the financial settlement between Sales and Trading, combining the usage data of the customer base with the stored contract and price data.
On a regular basis the team performs analysis on the Sales Position to ensure that maximum value can be captured from our customer positions. This includes comparing the long term forecast with the usage data and preparing plans to reduce the difference. Other examples are profile development, imbalance analysis, etc.
What you will do
Runs operational processes according to the working instructions and guidelines in a timely and accurate manner.
Improves processes to enable stable and efficient operations.
Supports new product initiatives and designs the necessary workflows.
Participates in projects, creates functional requirements to be provided to the IT team and performs user tests.
What we are looking for
Education / experience
University/HBO degree or comparable education. Preferable in business informatics, econometrics or exact science.
Work experience in the energy market
Fluent in English. Proficiency in Dutch is a benefit.
Experience with projects is a benefit
Experience with requirements capturing is a benefit
Strong analytical skills; ability to understand processes, to analyse issues by gathering information and to make connections and draw conclusions.
Structured approach and accurate way of working with a close attention for detail, even in a busy and dynamic environment.
Ability to work independently and to plan and prioritise own work, taking initiative when required.
Affinity with IT systems; reading technical specifications, reading code, etc. Experience with Excel, databases, and programming skills are beneficial (e.g. VBA, SQL, Matlab).
Confident in handling large data sets and experienced in data processing and/or data analysis.
Strong communicator and able to build relationships with other departments.
Ability to work together with others and share knowledge.
Po-active attitude; shows initiatives to continuously improve processes, systems, (own) work etc.
to be decided; within one year.
Interested? Send your CV (.word), motivation and hourly rate incl travel expenses before 3 February 18.00 hrs.
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