Senior Quantitative Modeller

  • £50,000
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Maze Executive Search & Selection
  • 05 Sep 17

A leading commodities firm is actively growing and seeking some of the best talent on the market. They are looking for someone to join the Quantitative Modelling team in Windsor to support this expansion and the business objective.

Overview

The Senior Quantitative Modeller will work within a team of commodity market and quantitative information systems analysts, managing projects and activities related to research, modelling, data gathering and dissemination and publications to support the wider Group Economics and Fundamentals Team’s analytical remit and requests from the CEO Office, Corporate Affairs, and BUs across the Group.

The Role

The remit involves:

  • Championing safety and maintaining a safe environment with zero Hypos and LTIs
  • Maintaining and developing the team’s web portal of reports, news, data analytics dashboards and visualisation systems
  • Determining the need for new models and analytical systems in Group Fundamentals and BUs and managing the development of these via leveraging internal and 3rd party resources as required to support Group Fundamentals or to answer complex strategic, policy, or commercial questions, especially as part of special projects (e.g. CMA investigation, OFGEM investigations, large M&A deals, Strategic Reviews)
  • Ensuring consistency of data/assumptions across models and information systems in Group Economics and Fundamentals
  • Ensuring a robust controls framework around models and spreadsheets is in place and complied with in the wider team and the framework is regarded as best in class
  • Ownership of internal policies in Fundamentals that govern the development, access and use of models and systems; revision, maintenance, and enforcement of the policies
  • Ensuring that that all team members are sufficiently trained to understand and use the models and systems
  • Identifying, monitoring, capturing, archiving, analysing, disseminating, and presenting data, information, and analysis related to commodity market fundamentals for use across the Group.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise

Essential: 

  • Degree(s) and qualification(s) in highly quantitative subject e.g. natural science, finance, mathematics, economics (or equivalent experience)
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel and VBA, knowledge of @Risk would be useful
  • Strong personal skills; enthusiasm, a desire to learn, critical thinking, flexibility and dependability

Core: 

  • Website design and management: Strong knowledge and practical experience with relevant software and databases to run web-portal, e.g. at least some of; HTML, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Python
  • Model Building: Experience of building models to solve commercial problems and to answer strategic/tactical questions
  • Data and model management: Experience and ability to maintain complex models/data management systems
  • Quantitative Analytics: Deep knowledge of and ability to apply analytical tools and quantitative techniques, specifically: marginal and opportunity costs/value, statistical/econometric methods, Monte Carlo simulation techniques, risk measures, hedging mechanisms, financial valuation methods and concepts including discounted cash flows, IRR, payback, financial and real options

Useful: 

  • Financial Modelling: Knowledge of financial modelling, reading and interpreting financial statements
  • Commodity Markets: Market knowledge of crude oil, gas, LNG, power and emissions
  • Communication: able to explain complex analysis in a clear and concise way in both written and verbal forms
  • Macro-economy: Understanding of the drivers of global macroeconomics, especially economic growth
  • Data Gathering: Experience in researching, collating, storing and cataloguing data e.g. Bloomberg/Reuters terminals, Web scraping.