Sr. Risk Manager, Power Product Control

Date:  Jun 17, 2022

Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company:  NRG

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations by putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to millions of customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Job Summary: 


  • NRG is looking for a Senior Manager to join its Power Product Control team. This is a high visibility role which will allow you to interact with traders and senior management to ensure that pricing, hedging and risk evaluation techniques are applied and monitored.  To succeed you must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills along with good communication skills. This position will report to the Product Control Director within the Risk group and will be based in Houston, TX office.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Analyze, value, and provide risk analysis around complex transactions and portfolio positions, including power generation, load contracts, complex derivatives, hedging strategies and trading assets.
  • Develop reports to accurately quantify the risk exposure of NRG’s power and renewable portfolio across USA and Canada.
  • Coordinate reporting and processes across different product control teams to provide an aggregated view of the risk.
  • Collaborate with FP&A on gross margin forecasting and performance measurement.
  • Leverage problem solving, analytical skills, and new technologies to enhance and automate various risk processes.
  • Support reporting requests from NRG’s internal and external auditors.
  • Lead cross-functional project teams on risk system & process improvements.


Working Conditions:


  • Hybrid work schedule; a combination of working remotely from home and 3-4 days a week in the office.
  • Open office environment.
  • Some overtime required as special projects arise.
  • Travel (minimal).


Minimum Requirements:


  • At least 10 years’ experience in finance, risk management or energy industry.
  • Understanding of commodity transaction types and market structures, experience within the power and renewables sector is highly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative discipline like Finance, Business, Economics, Engineering, Science, Computer Science, or equivalent quantitative risk experience.
  • Extensive experience with MS Excel, and highly skilled with other MS Office products including Access, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Attention to detail, diligent, strong organizational skills, curious, confident, and creative
  • Strong financial acumen and analytics background
  • Knowledge and experience using relational databases and SQL





Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of common risk metrics and control methodologies within commodity trading environment.
  • Experience with trading and risk management systems like Aligne, Endur, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and communicate complex portfolios and transactions.
  • Demonstrable IT and programming skills and working knowledge of common statistical packages.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, diligent, strong organizational skills, curious, confident and creative.


Physical Requirements:



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