ES and its affiliates operate short-term electricity
markets for Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and
Luxembourg: markets representing 50% of European electricity consumption. 270 companies have
traded 530 TWh of electricity on ES in 2016.
ES is member of EEX Group, part of Deutsche
Börse; European electricity transmission system operators hold 49% of ES through HGRT.
Our strength is our staff, consisting of ambitious team players who all want to shape the future of the
European power market. Striving for a well-functioning Internal Energy Market, ES shares its
expertise with partners across the European continent and beyond.
Joining ES means to work for a dynamic company which operates in a constantly moving
landscape, where regulation, power generation and consumption fundamentals keep evolving. ES
plays a pivotal role by ensuring that the pricing of electricity on the wholesale market remains
accurate by offering its members the right products for power trading.
OUR MARKET OPERATIONS TEAM
Main team responsibility is to monitor the different trading platforms; being it a 24/7 business, ensuring
a smooth and un-interrupted running of processes and communications is essential. The Market
Operations department has teams working in Amsterdam, Paris and Leipzig; team spirit, cooperation
and knowledge-sharing are key success factors. Operating in a hectic and ever-changing market, key
performance criteria are reliability, accuracy and efficiency.
KEY ACTIVITIES OF THE MARKET OPERATOR
_ Match supply and demand with the help of automated auction (trading) systems, as well as take
care of timely and reliable reporting.
_ Pro-actively approach and solve operational problems as experienced by (potential) participants,
and on request provide information in full compliance with rules and guidelines concerning
_ Process and analyse market information produced or received by the exchange market, including
the management of the ES index, in support of internal and external publications.
_ Take care of and be responsible for the daily operational trading processes of external parties, as
per agreed Service Level Agreements, in which reliability, speed, and accuracy are crucial.
_ Contribute to the development of new services and products, as well as to the modification of
existing services and products in accordance with market demands and wishes, or those of the
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_ Execute validation tests of new systems and system upgrades.
_ Support internal and external projects, for instance by participating in testing phases or by training
_ Prepare and assist in the implementation phase of new markets, products and/or systems.
_ Be willing and able to work 24/7, i.e. in day, evening and night shifts throughout the whole year (so
also on holidays and weekends).
EDUCATION & SKILLS
_ You have an HBO or equivalent degree and some 2 years working experience in a comparable job.
_ You have affinity with the energy market, preferably with electricity trading, other commodities
_ You have strong analytical skills, numerical insight and are accurate and quick-minded.
_ You are a strong communicator.
_ You are comfortable and effective working in new areas that require experimentation and rapid
_ You are able to work following strict procedures and fixed work instructions, whilst at the same time
pro-actively looking to propose changes or improvements for (new) processes.
_ Being a team-player, at the same time you are able to work independently and are flexible.
_ You like to keep learning and are inquisitive by nature.
_ Microsoft Office has no secrets for you: you have thorough experience with Excel (incl. Visual
basic), Word and PowerPoint.
_ You like to work with automated systems and have a good knowledge of administrative processes.
_ Fluent professional Dutch and English both verbally and written are required.
_ Knowledge of German and/or French is considered a plus.
ES offers competitive compensation, with amongst others an excellent 24/7 allowance, bonus
eligibility and training opportunities. Being based in Amsterdam, you may from time to time be requested
to travel to other locations.
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