Shift Trader

Requisition ID:  28585

London Wall, GB, EC2M 5SQ

Exciting Opportunity: Shift Trader


About Engie


ENGIE is a global leader in low-carbon energy supply and services. We have been active in the UK energy market for over 20 years, and our investments in energy infrastructure are focused on energy storage and renewable energy (solar, wind, biogas), whilst supplying energy to organisations of all sizes.


We are reshaping the energy future by reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, and we are looking for people who are committed to help turn our vision into reality.


About the Role 


Based in London, the GEMS UK team provides trading services for several internal and external clients in the UK. We provide a range of optimisation, hedging, market operations and analytics services for these clients and the 24/7 shift trading team play a vital role in delivering these services.  


The shift trading team is seeking motivated individuals with specific proven capability and knowledge of the trading and operational landscape in GB Energy markets (or any other energy market where you have practical experience) gained in any of the following areas:  

  • Short term power and/or gas operations; 
  • Short term power and/or gas optimisation; 
  • System and/or market analysis;  
  • Regulatory analysis and development; 
  • Power/Gas system management; or, 
  • Power station control room operations. 


Numerate, commercially-driven and educated to degree level, the successful candidate will exhibit the following skills: 

  • Demonstrated numerate capability; 
  • Clear written and verbal communication, fluent in English; 
  • Ability and confidence to take ownership of issues, managing to resolution; and, 
  • Decisive in the face of incomplete information. 
  • Candidates that additionally hold proven coding skills will be considered favourably. 


The shift trader will: 

  • Optimise assets and positions in short term markets. We currently have a range of assets in our management including Pumped Storage, CCGT, Solar and Wind, Battery Storage and Gas Storage; 
  • Identify and drive implementation of value adding strategies in short term;  
  • Interface with clients, control rooms and other key internal and external stakeholders regularly; 
  • Be flexible, working as part of a 24/7 shift team; 
  • Accurately undertake operational tasks and procedures; 
  • Pursue continuous improvement of processes and systems; and 
  • Work in line with regulatory (particularly REMIT, TCLC and IOLC) and general policy requirements 



The shift trading team is a core part of GEMS UK’s ambitious growth plans and the successful candidate will certainly gain a significant amount of experience and exposure in managing a wide variety of assets and commercial processes and positions. In particular, the role will provide the successful candidate with the unique opportunity to become involved with the optimisation of the UK’s largest pumped hydro facility, First Hydro.  

This is a permanent position reporting to the Shift Team Manager. On offer is a full time and permanent role which includes a competitive salary, benefits package, great work life balance (currently allow flexible home working for certain shifts although it should be noted that attendance in the London office is required for designated shifts) and dedicated training. 


What benefits we offer?


Flexible Working

We understand the importance of work-life balance and recognise that everyone is striving to find the perfect one between work and home life. That's why we offer a hybrid working model that combines the convenience of remote work with the benefits of collaborating in a professional office environment. You'll have the flexibility to work from home part of the time, allowing you to optimise your productivity while enjoying a comfortable work setup.

Bonus Programme

We reward your hard work and dedication with a competitive bonus programme that recognises and values your contributions. Your efforts are appreciated and directly reflected in your financial rewards.

Life Assurance

We prioritise your peace of mind by offering life assurance coverage. You can feel confident knowing that your loved ones will be protected in the event of the unexpected.

Income Protection

Your financial security matters to us. Our income protection benefits ensure that you have a safety net in place, providing a valuable source of income if you're unable to work due to illness or injury.

Employer Pension Contribution

We invest in your future by contributing to your pension plan. You can enjoy the confidence and peace of mind that comes with knowing that you're building a solid foundation for your retirement.

Healthcare Cash Plan

Your well-being matters to us, which is why we provide a healthcare cash plan. You'll have access to a range of healthcare benefits, including reimbursement for medical expenses, dental and optical care, and more. Take care of yourself and your family's health without financial worries.


We offer a range of flexible benefits to employees alongside hundreds of retail and lifestyle discounts through myENGIE.


Diverse Employer

ENGIE’s purpose is to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral economy, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally friendly solutions, and we know that the most successful businesses are the most sustainable ones. Diversity, equity and inclusion is key to sustainability and success and our goal is to attract, engage and retain the best talent, bringing the best thinking to our business from inside and outside of our industry. Our ambition is to make sure everyone at ENGIE feels valued, respected and included. We know that diverse teams have more creativity, imagination, innovation and problem solving capabilities, so we are committed to tackling inequalities and creating a diverse and inclusive business.


Equal Opportunity

We're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. During the application process you will be asked to complete an equality questionnaire on a voluntary basis and any data we collect will be treated confidentially and used for evaluation purposes only. This helps us understand our audience so we can make sure we are doing everything we can to attract a diverse range of people and ensure our recruitment processes are fair and inclusive.

Business Unit:  GEMS
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Other