Analyst, Trading Operations & Analysis

Bristol, United Kingdom
24 days ago
Full time role


OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

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We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

Within the Energy function, this role will report into the Operations & Analytics Manager as part of the Portfolio Management team. The Operations & Analytics team is responsible for ensuring Trading, Finance and other business areas have an accurate view of OVO’s wholesale positions and exposures in order to enable effective purchasing, understand performance, drive change and support business decision-making.

What will I be doing?

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment with three other analysts.

Key responsibilities will include but are not limited to:-

  • Operating and maintaining business-critical processes to monitor OVO’s wholesale energy positions and exposures.
  • Ensuring agreed hedging strategies are correctly implemented, helping to set up new processes where required.
  • Liaising with Pricing, Commercial, Data Science and Portfolio Management to ensure that customer number forecasts appropriately reflect OVO’s growth strategy and risk appetite. 
  • Developing tools to provide clear insight on the performance of wholesale energy trading activities over both past and future periods. 
  • Calculating the allocation and reconciliation of wholesale costs and trading performance for financial reporting and forecasting.
  • Working with the dedicated Trading Tech team to automate and improve existing processes and tools.
  • Providing analytical support to other parts of the Energy team to enable the effective management of a wide range of risks.

Is this the job for me?

This role will suit someone with an analytical mindset who is comfortable manipulating large data sets to produce clear and cogent insights. Market volatility and regulatory change mean there is always something new happening, and you will need to be able to thrive and adapt in the face of changing priorities. 

You will be a self-starter, comfortable working both autonomously and with colleagues to deliver value in a small, high-functioning team, and be able to feed into our response to complex challenges.

You will need to develop a detailed understanding of existing models and processes, and demonstrate flexibility in contributing to their development and on a changing range of our team’s priority tasks. Your work will be clearly presented and repeatable in order to maximise the efficiency of the team.

Ideally you will have

  • A numerate, analytical or science-based degree and/or at least a year’s experience in a numerate or analytical field.
  • The ability to logically think through the implications of changes and identify associated risks and opportunities.
  • Close attention to detail and the ability to proactively identify potential issues before they cause problems.
  • Experience with data manipulation in at least one coding language (we work with SQL, Python and BigQuery).
  • Experience with data visualisation tools such as Tableau.


  • Experience in the UK energy sector, trading or risk management.
  • Understanding of version control and continuous integration software, such as Github and Circle CI.
  • Exposure to automated workflow systems, such as Apache Airflow and Google’s Cloud Composer.

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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