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Risk Analyst

Date: Oct 10, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: nrg

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of the nation's largest and most diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 200 company, NRG creates value through best in class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers, large and small, we continually innovate, embrace and implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy. We aim to be pioneers in developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

Summary: NRG is looking for an Analyst to join its Retail Risk team. The successful candidate will possess a strong technical and data analytics background. The candidate must be adept at working independently as well as have strong collaborative capabilities to assist Commercial Operations, Supply, Finance, Accounting, and Marketing teams to adequately mitigate risk and preserve expected margins. This position will report to a Retail Risk Manager within the Risk group and will be located in our Houston, TX office.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Run and analyze daily position and risk reports supporting the retail business
  • Leverage problem solving, analytical skills, and new technologies to identify potential risks related to existing portfolios as well as new product offerings and develop methodologies for tracking and reporting them
  • Collaborate effectively with Risk team and other departments to address business and operating requests, including financial and risk analytics, reporting, and project due diligence
  • Support reporting requests from NRG’s senior management and board of directors
  • Work closely with IT on risk system improvements and testing new enhancements
  • Work with management to establish and maintain processes to identify and monitor key risks for new and existing busines



  • Attention to detail, diligent, strong organizational skills, curious, confident, and creative
  • Ability to overcome ambiguity and achieve goals without knowing the steps involved to get there
  • Ability to work with incomplete data or seemingly open-ended questions and translate into actionable assignments
  • Strong financial acumen and analytics background
  • Extensive experience with MS Excel, and highly skilled with other MS Office products including Access, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience writing VBA code in Excel, SQL or comparable programming work
  • Familiarity with relational databases
  • Ability to plan/manage multiple priorities while committed to deadlines in a demanding environment and work overtime when required
  • Works well in an open office environment
  • Proficient in effectively communicating to a wide range of audiences in both written and oral form
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Economics, Engineering, Math, Science, Computer Science preferred, or equivalent quantitative risk experience


Highly Desired:

  • Knowledge of energy markets a plus; electricity, natural gas, renewables and/or oil markets.
  • Experience developing in Python
  • MBA, advanced Finance degree, or equivalent experience

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace.  To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability.

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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