Business Analyst – Power



IT & Delivery


London


Permanent

The successful candidate will be responsible for the analysis of Gazprom Marketing and Trading (GM&T) business processes and the specification of software solutions to support the processes associated with the Power Trading business - taking in to account the unique constraints in modelling a portfolio of UK & European financial and physical power trades.

About us

GAZPROM Germania GmbH is a subsidiary of the world’s largest natural gas producer, Gazprom. Since its establishment in 1990, GAZPROM Germania has developed into an internationally operating group of 44 companies in 15 countries in Europe and Asia. Its main business activities include the storage and trading of natural gas. It employs approximately 1,800 employees, around 200 of whom work at its Berlin headquarters. Together with its strategic partners, GAZPROM Germania Group helps ensure a reliable, environmentally-friendly, and sustainable energy supply for Europe.

Gazprom Marketing &; Trading (GM&T) is an integral part of the GAZPROM Germania Group. Headquartered in London, GM&T operates to provide a global marketing reach, round the clock operational coverage and excellent customer service. Established in 1999, GM&T has grown from a single office in London into a truly global organisation, with around 1000 employees worldwide. With offices in Europe, Asia and the USA, GM&T trades energy commodities including gas, power, oil, LPG, helium, emissions, LNG and FX.

Our culture is defined by our people. Through living our values every day we continue to create a culture that enables us all to succeed. We work as one team with our customers, our parent company and each other in order to understand each other’s needs. With an unstoppable passion for excellence, growth and learning, we’re committed to creating an environment that fosters the development of knowledge, skills and experience, so that our people can thrive and prosper in their careers with us. We believe that we have the best team in the industry which makes us a trusted partner across international capital and energy markets. Our diverse employee base, with a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience makes GM&T a truly exciting place to work. We encourage new ideas and initiatives as innovative thinking is central to how we do business. Most importantly, we are a growing and developing business where inspired individuals can make a difference and help shape our future.

Role objectives

The successful candidate will be responsible for the analysis of Gazprom Marketing and Trading (GM&T) business processes and the specification of software solutions to support the processes associated with the Power Trading business – taking in to account the unique constraints in modelling a portfolio of UK & European financial and physical power trades.

Based within the London office the key objective of this role is to support the day to day (BAU) operational needs as well as define bespoke enhancements to develop the power system capabilities aligned with then needs of GM&T business.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work autonomously and within a team to deliver technology enabled business change
  • Work with the Front Office Operators, Traders, Settlements and other business stakeholders to assess, shape and deliver:
    • Tactical and/or strategic developments and business change
    • Small business change and BAU tasks
  • Work with a dedicated project team, including Project Manager, Architect, Developers and QAs to maintain, enhance and grow the existing systems capability.
  • Consult with key business stakeholders to understand processes, develop the business case, document requirements, develop specifications and acceptance criteria
  • Ensure all business change is adequately planned and prioritised, with this plan supported by high level and detailed requirements (stories) and agreed acceptance criteria
  • Work closely with software testing team (unit and QA testing) and the business (UAT) to ensure solutions meet expectations and have only a positive impact at implementation
  • Jointly develop business readiness plans prior to implementation
  • Provide user training and ensure user guides are written and updated
  • Initiate post-implementation reviews to monitor product effectiveness and performance

Skills & Competencies

  • Self-starter/able to work with limited guidance
  • Able to understand business issues and specify IT solutions
  • Team-player with ability to achieve results through shared initiatives
  • Able to meet tight deadlines and negotiate in a pressurized environment
  • Strong facilitation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills e.g. written, verbal and presentation
  • Expert knowledge of embedded power generation & optimisation is desirable
  • Detailed knowledge of physical energy trading and exposure to the full deal lifecycle is desirable

Experience

  • Demonstrable Business Analysis experience in a power trading environment ideally an energy (or commodity) trading company or consultancy (ideally European markets or global perspective)
  • Familiar with the modelling/constraints of power financial & physical trades
  • Experience of specifying and writing user specifications and business requirements for development teams is essential.
  • Project Management experience would be beneficial
  • Experience of working with iterative development methodologies such as Agile
  • Demonstrable experience of coordinating complex projects/initiatives

Education

  • Degree (or equivalent) ideally in a numerate subject or computing
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