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Power Trading Analyst

Primary office location
Permanent - Full time, Mid-level
Job category
Commodities, Sales, Structuring & Trading
Join our Gas, Power and Emissions trading business as a Power Trading Analyst in our Houston office.

Our Commodity Markets and Finance Division provides a full spectrum offering to clients with exposure to commodities. Our division provides risk management, financing, physical execution and logistics across the full spectrum of commodities and in all regions.
At Macquarie, our advantage is bringing together diverse people and empowering them to shape all kinds of possibilities. We are a global financial services group operating in 34 markets and with 55 years of unbroken profitability. You’ll be part of a friendly and supportive team where everyone - no matter what role - contributes ideas and drives outcomes.

What role will you play?

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In this role you will focus on building and maintaining short-term trading strategies, as well as database creation and management, running and power flow models and analyzing output all for the purpose of facilitating power trading strategies. This role will work side by side with power traders, in a fast-paced and occasionally intense working environment.  You will leverage your quantitative and technical skills to build models and tools to understand and forecast power market conditions, with the ultimate goal of generating profitable trading strategies. 

The focus of this role will be deregulated power markets, such as PJM, MISO, ERCOT, SPPISO, NYISO, ISONE and CAISO.

What you offer

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  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as Mathematics, Economics, or related quantitative disciple
  • Some experience in an analytical, technical, or quantitative role
  • Solid programming skills, including experience with programming languages such as Python, R, SQL 
  • Experience with databases, power flow models and large data-set analysis
  • An understanding of both fundamental and quantitative methods in portfolio development
  • A quantitative background is also a plus, but the ability to creatively and quickly solve complex problems is more important than extensive mathematical training.
We love hearing from anyone inspired to build a better future with us, if you're excited about the role or working at Macquarie we encourage you to apply.

About Commodities and Global Markets

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In Commodities and Global Markets you will be part of a global business offering capital and financing, risk management, market access, physical execution and logistics solutions to a diverse client base.


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Macquarie employees can access a wide range of benefits which, depending on eligibility criteria, include: 
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements  
  • One wellbeing leave day per year and minimum 25 days of annual leave
  • Primary caregivers are eligible for 20 weeks paid leave along with 12 days of transition leave upon return to work and 6 weeks paid leave for secondary caregivers
  • Paid volunteer leave and donation matching
  • Range of benefits to support your physical, psychological and financial wellbeing 
  • Employee Assistance Program, a robust behavioural health network with counselling and coaching services
  • Recognition and service awards

Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

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We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion. As an inclusive employer, Macquarie does not discriminate on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marriage, civil partnership, pregnancy, maternity, race (including color and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief.