Financial Energy Trader

Company Name:
Westar Energy

## Westar Energy, Inc. (NYSE: WR) is Kansas' largest electric utility. For more than a century, we have provided Kansans the safe, reliable electricity needed to power their businesses and homes. Every day our team of professionals takes on projects to generate and deliver electricity, protect the environment and provide excellent service to our nearly 700,000 customers. Westar has 7,100 MW of electric generation capacity fueled by coal, uranium, natural gas, wind and landfill gas. We are also a leader in electric transmission in Kansas. Our innovative customer service programs include mobile-enabled customer care, a smart meter pilot project and paving the way for electric vehicle adoption. Our employees live, volunteer and work in the communities we serve.

JOB TITLE: Financial Energy Trader
DEPARTMENT: Bulk Power Marketing
LOCATION: Topeka General Office, Topeka, KS
Westar Energy's Power Marketing group offers a high energy, team oriented work environment with an attractive base salary and benefits package. Total compensation includes an incentive opportunity with the potential for significantly increased earnings.
Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (additional hours as specified)
Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Executes and manages financial trading strategies, primarily using financial products related to RTO/ISO markets.
Analyzes and evaluates complex energy transactions to ensure that all factors including energy price, transmission, counterparty, congestion, and contractual terms are favorable and consistent with company risk management guidelines.
Develops and maintains strong relationships with customers.
Working knowledge of FERC/NERC rules and regulations related to energy trading.
Follows and adheres to FERC/NERC rules and regulations.
Reserves transmission and/or ramp for transport of energy related products throughout the United States.
Summary of Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Possesses knowledge and application of both physical and financial energy products.
A motivated self-starter who can work with little direct supervision and is capable of working in a high energy, high stress, and fast paced environment.
A results oriented person who is able to maintain a positive attitude and thrive in a team environment.
Possesses superior quantitative skills.
Has strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Proficient in PC spreadsheet and industry software applications.
Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor''s degree (MBA is preferred).
Familiarity with both physical and financial traded products and deal structures.
Understanding of electric system operations, scheduling, tagging, power flows, and generation technologies.
The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in the RTO/ISO trading environment.
The successful candidate should have a basic understanding of options fundamentals, technical analysis for virtual portfolios and gas trading as it relates to hedging power. Demonstrated experience in positively influencing others. A working knowledge of risk management concepts and superior analytical abilities is important. Multi commodity portfolio experience and comprehensive knowledge of derivative pricing is highly desired.
The ideal candidate will be team orientated with a proven history of supporting company goals and be proficient at efficiently managing a 12 month multi-commodity portfolio.
Ability to influence others at all levels of the organization
Working Conditions:
Normal office working conditions.
Overnight travel is required.
Must have an exceptional work record including good attendance.
Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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