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Risk Analyst at NRG Energy in Princeton, NJ

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NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 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 implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

Summary: NRG is looking for an Analyst to join its Risk team. This is a high visibility role which will allow you to interact with traders and senior management to assure that pricing, hedging and risk evaluation techniques are applied and monitored.  In order to succeed you must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills along with good communication skills. This position will report to the Director of Product Control within the Risk group and will be located in our Princeton, NJ office.


Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with traders, risk analysts and senior management to 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 and monitor position reports, PnL reports for energy generation portfolio
  • Mark end-of-day curves in the risk system
  • Leverage problem solving, analytical skills, and new technologies to enhance and automate various risk processes
  • Collaborate effectively within the Risk team and other departments on issues/projects
  • Support reporting requests from NRG’s internal and external auditors
  • Work closely with IT on risk system improvements and testing new enhancements



  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field like Finance, Business, Economics, Engineering, Science, Computer Science, or equivalent quantitative risk experience
  • At least 2 years of work experience in a related quantitative field
  • Strong financial acumen and analysis background
  • 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
  • Experience writing VBA code in Excel or comparable programming work
  • Ability to plan/manage multiple priorities while committed to deadlines in a demanding environment
  • Works well in an open office environment
  • Proficient in effectively communicating to a wide range of audiences in both written and oral form


Highly Desired:

  • Knowledge of energy markets a plus; electricity, natural gas, renewables and/or oil markets
  • Experience with derivative pricing and/or various middle office functions
  • Understanding of common financial risk metrics and control methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience using relational databases and SQL

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/Vet/Disability  Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.  Official description on file with Human Resources.

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