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Carbon Trader


San Francisco, CA, US

Company:  DTE Energy Trading
Job ID:  8651

DTE is one of the nation’s largest diversified energy companies. Our electric and gas companies have fueled our customer’s homes and Michigan’s progress for more than a century. And as Michigan’s largest source of renewable energy, we’re creating a cleaner, healthier environment to power our future. We’re also serving communities beyond Michigan, where our affiliated businesses offer renewable energy, emission control technologies, and energy services to industries in 19 states.  But we’re more than a leading energy company... and working at DTE is more than just a job. At DTE, we take great care of each other and our customers, and we use our energy to be a force for growth and prosperity in our communities.  When you join us, you’ll be part of a team that welcomes, recognizes, and celebrates differences, and values everyone’s health, safety, and wellbeing.  Are you ready to make that kind of difference? Bring your energy to DTE. Together, we can achieve great things.


Job Summary

Location: San Francisco, CA

This position is responsible for creating value through analyzing and understanding the market in the region assigned. They will be able to place trades with predetermined exit and stop levels, monitor the market, and follow the risk management processes and procedures. 

Key Accountabilities

•    Routinely trades Carbon markets, specifically California Carbon Allowances (CCAs) and Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) allowance markets, to which the company has exposure
•    Analyzes markets in the assigned region and develops and executes proprietary trading strategies
•    Accountable for delivering positive financial results from the use of the company’s capital.
•    Manages capital allocation for positions and develops optimal trade execution strategies while managing the associated risks of the strategy.
•    Considers potential trades over several different time horizons and the interrelations and connectivity between several disparate supply/demand factors.

Minimum Education & Experience Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance, engineering, or other relevant discipline(s), with at least three years of trading experience.

Other Qualifications

•    Thorough understanding of North American carbon markets, including, but not limited to, supply and demand, logistics, regulations and operations
•    Specific knowledge of hedging and trading techniques for specific regions.
•    Thorough understanding of all financial and physical products that are viable for executing trading strategies and hedges
•    Thorough understanding of risk measurement techniques such as VaR used in measuring specific trading activity
•    Ability to operate in a fast-paced dynamic commodity market environment, where there are often time constraints and time sensitive deadlines

Other Requirements:
•    Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
•    Ability to work effectively with people at all levels, both within and outside the company.
•    Ability to handle multiple assignments on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy.

The physical demands characterized in the essential and marginal job functions epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please reference the essential and marginal job functions (general office) for this position.

The employee performs job duties in a climate-controlled office environment, with a moderate noise level.

Additional Information

Incumbents may engage in all or some combination of the activities and accountabilities and utilize a variety of the competencies cited in this description depending upon the organization and role to which they are assigned. This description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by incumbents in this job. It is not intended as an all-inclusive list of accountabilities or responsibilities, nor is it intended to limit the rights of supervisors or management representatives to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.

At DTE Energy, we are committed to providing an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome and a sense of belonging. We seek individuals with a heart for service, a passion to help our communities prosper, and ideas to help shape the future of energy. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that considers all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, national origin, citizenship, height, weight, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.





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