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Gas Operator (d/f/m), 80-100%

Date:  4 May 2024
Job ID:  8462
Company:  Alpiq AG

Olten, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Experienced professionals
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

In order to support the expansion of our gas portfolio, we are seeking to hire a dynamic and enthusiastic person to join our Short Term Gas team in Olten, Switzerland. We are offering a very interesting role within a highly motivated team in a diverse and international environment. The candidate will have frequent contacts with gas and power traders, trading counterparts, Transmission and Storage System Operators as well as numerous internal stakeholders. 
Your main responsibilities

  • Nominate Western European natural gas positions in a timely and accurate manner
  • Check positions with trading counterparts, Transmission and Storage System Operators
  • Book gas capacities for gas transportation, supply and storages
  • Integrate and operate new products (storages, VPPs, swing options...)
  • Improve nomination and optimization processes via automation and collaboration with IT and Analysis
  • Monitor market rules and provide traders and originators with constructive feedback of operational conditions and opportunities
  • Support expansion of Alpiq gas activities with ad-hoc analysis on a project basis
  • Contribute to balancing and optimizing Alpiq spot gas positions during and outside of normal business hours
  • Perform piquet duty (on-call 24/7 from Monday to Sunday and weekend shift) according to a shift schedule

Your profile

  • Degree in computer science, engineering, economics or business (min. bachelor level)
  • Previous experience in the energy trading sector is of advantage but not a prerequisite
  • Demonstrated computer skills (Visual Basic, Python, SQL highly desirable)
  • Excellent team player willing to interact with people within and outside of Alpiq
  • Ability to work in an accurate way while under pressure and to respect strict deadlines
  • Good communication skills, fluency in English, other language(s) highly desirable
Your benefits
  • Generous annual leave incl. bridge days and free working days between Christmas and New Year
  • Opportunity of 5 days flexible leave
  • Very good social benefits and excellent pension fund contributions, optional additional savings contribution (tax free)
  • Financial contribution to daycare center costs and voluntary family allowance
  • Free barista coffee and fruit
  • Various flexible work models
  • Financial and/or time support for further education
  • Complete benefits overview

What is also important to us:

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Data protection
At Alpiq, data privacy is an important topic. Please therefore take note of the corresponding Privacy Notice that appears in the online application form and explains in detail the purpose for which we process your personal data. It is of great concern to us to inform you as transparently as possible and process your data only in a fair manner.

Application process
Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Moritz Nauer



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