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At Calpine, we give you the tools you need to chart your own career path in an engaging, fast-paced environment where you can learn from power industry leaders.

Whether you are a student seeking an internship that offers real-world experience, a recent graduate ready to build a rewarding career or a seasoned professional who wants to expand your horizons, Calpine provides meaningful opportunities and challenges.

Our learning and development platforms and educational reimbursement programs enable employees with initiative to explore their own potential in a dynamic and rewarding industry.

Requisition Number 20-0295
Title Risk Analyst
City Houston
State TX
Job Family Finance Accounting
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 0
Relocation Provided No
Location Houston Office
Description Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

Responsible assisting in the execution strategies for improving risk management within the organization. Utilize and build analytical tools and reports to create and distribute market risk information to various users within Calpine, including members of the front office, senior management, and accounting, among others. Types of activities/information to be addressed:

Job Responsibilities:

• Support senior staff to develop risk models and reports that accurately capture material risks specific to market/asset/region and trading strategy
• Independent validation of market valuations for existing portfolio and new deals
• Assist with ongoing monitoring of portfolio risk with weekly commentary on utilization, new activity, market events and liquidity.
• Adherence to risk management policies with focus on maintaining effective controls for trading and business processes. Support of compliance and audit activities.
• Interact with traders, originators, accounting staff, and management to understand and answer questions about portfolio positions, changes, and risk factors.
• Collaborate with IT organization to improve the underlying risk system infrastructure (models, calculations, data flows, reports, etc.).
Requirements • Bachelor’s Degree in discipline such as business, engineering, or other quantitative discipline with 0-2 years of experience. Energy sector is preferred. Master’s degree a plus.
• Knowledge base should cover a significant subset of the following topics:
• Strong model-building skills; experienced with analytical and data manipulation applications such as Excel, SQL, Visual Basic, R, and other programming languages preferred.
• Analytical and quantitative skills (preferably with coursework in risk management and option pricing)
• Ability to analyze large volumes of data and present results in a clear, concise written and oral form
• Should be able to accept responsibility and work autonomously; able to excel under the pressure of multiple deadlines.
• Team player who is used to diving into issues, brainstorming solutions, and learning new methods and tools to address; results oriented.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
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