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GT- Senior Analyst, Back Office, ESB Trading

Vacancy Number:  15042
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With almost 8,000 employees we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives. This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.

Position Description


As the trading arm of the largest Irish energy provider, ESB Trading is responsible for the commercial management of the largest portfolio of generation assets and customers of any Irish utility with significant positions in a range of power, commodity and emissions markets. ESB Trading aims to optimise ESB’s traded portfolio by maximising its energy margin through a strategy based on integrated portfolio management.

The Back Office function comprising of three teams (Commodity Operations, SEM Operations and Complex Contracts) is responsible for:

  • Managing all ESB energy trading related payments and receivables circa €5bn per annum
  • Managing the associated external and internal communications and any exception resolution
  • Providing an independent confirmation, monitoring, validation and recording function for energy trading
  • Managing all ESB energy regulation trade reporting for EMIR and REMIT
  • Managing the development of settlement and reporting solutions for on-boarding new counterparties, product types and bespoke contracts.


We are currently looking for a highly motivated, dynamic Senior Back Office Analyst to work within a team of professionals responsible for the delivery of back office services to both the ESB Trading and Electric Ireland businesses.



Key Responsibilities


This is a senior role within the Back Office team and requires strong knowledge and understanding of end-to-end trading processes and systems, as well as the Irish and UK energy markets.


The successful candidate will play a key role in supporting the team manager and will be involved in a range of activities including but not limited to:

  • Leading and management of on-boarding process for all new products, contracts and counterparties
  • Driving process improvement initiatives for Back Office
  • Confirmation, Validation and Settlement for all ROI and UK trading activities – Power Purchase Agreements, Tolling Agreements and other commercial contracts
  • Managing communication with external and intercompany counterparties and stakeholders



Knowledge, Skills and Experience


The successful candidate should possess the following:



  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience (e.g. Energy, Settlements, Process Improvement)
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Ability to think creatively and seek innovative solutions
  • Ability to seek out new opportunities
  • Have strong analytical and reporting skills
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding and knowledge of energy trading in GB and Ireland
  • Ability to respond to change within a fast changing business environment
  • Strong Team player
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and deliver results to strict deadlines
  • Strong technical and financial knowledge



  • SAP experience






A relevant third level degree or equivalent, or equivalent work experience.





This position will be based in ESB Head Office, Dublin.


ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working.​ The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction, with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review​.





€50,000 - €60,000





While initial appointment will be to this position, rotation within Generation and Trading may be a feature of the role.



Application and Selection Process


Applications must be submitted Online


(Closing date is strictly no later than 5th July 2022).



Reporting to


The successful candidate will report to the Complex Contracts Manager, Back Office, ESB Trading.



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