Spot Trader

  • Full Time
  • Auckland
  • Mid-Senior level NZD / Year
  • Full Time
  • Auckland
  • Mid-Senior level NZD / Year

Website Genesis

About the job

Genesis is New Zealand’s largest energy retailer, supplying electricity, natural gas and LPG, whilst generating around 20% of New Zealand’s electricity, across our portfolio of thermal and renewable generation assets across the country. The spread of locations and fuel types in the portfolio gives us significant operating flexibility and our Power Stations are valuable assets for Genesis.

About The Role

Our Energy Spot Trading team based in both Auckland and Hamilton works to maximise the wholesale portfolio value and manage risk in the short-term electricity and fuel markets. We now have a rare opportunity to join our close, hard-working team as a Spot Trader.

Our Spot Trading Desk operates a 24/7 roster to cover the spot trading function with a combination of 12-hour shifts and cover days to support the team. During shifts, you must be comfortable working on your own, whilst independently ensuring appropriate decisions are made based on strategy and guidelines. From time-to-time, cover days are available to further contribute to Spot trading business success and your development.


  • Spot trade electricity, ancillary services, fuel and gas nominations.
  • Provide input to short-term electricity and fuel markets as required.
  • Operate and understand trading, modelling and forecasting tools.
  • Monitor and analyse the NZ electricity and gas markets to forecast and identify changes in market conditions.

Skills And Experience Required

  • 2-3 years relevant commodity trading experience.
  • Demonstrated successful application of a numerical or mathematical discipline.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to make solid commercial decisions.
  • Relevant tertiary technical or commercial qualification.
  • Knowledge of generation, power systems and electricity markets would be a plus.

About You

You will be an experienced commercial professional, able to make discretionary decisions in a fast-paced real time environment. You will need to have sound judgement to work independently, whilst working with a high level of accuracy to capture market opportunities and cover portfolio risk and compliance.

Our Culture

Excitingly, Genesis and the wider industry is changing at pace; as such it is essential that you enjoy working in a dynamic environment where you are expected to push yourself, continually learn and develop, and take advantage of technology and digital solutions. Genesis is proud to be an inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference, diversity and aim to empower our employees. We reward our staff with a competitive salary, 4% KiwiSaver, a power discount, a collaborative culture and ongoing development opportunities. If this sounds like you, please apply online.

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