Senior Analyst, Quantitative Modeling

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The Role: Senior Analyst, Quantitative Modeling

Grade (relevant for internal applicants only): 10-11

The Location: New York

The Team: The role will work in conjunction with other areas of Gas & Power Analytics such as Americas Gas & Power, EMEA Gas & Power, and Global Power. More broadly, a working relationship will also be required with Oil, NGL, and Petrochemical analytics. The position will also work closely with relevant units across the organization such as Product, Marketing, Sales and Conferences.

The Impact: This integral role offers a challenging environment as a senior analyst, who is expected to work well in collaboration with senior leaders as well as showing strong individual leadership and assuming considerable responsibility for the delivery of essential analytics in the form of market fundamentals, modeling, and forecasting.

Ideal candidates will have very strong quantitative background to build, operate, and improve economic and optimization model for energy commodities. The role will initially focus on forecasting natural gas fundamentals, and then more broadly, work on other commodities within the Platts analytics.

The initial task requires extensive knowledge in North American natural gas market fundamentals to  support the Long Term North American Natural Gas Service using the Gas Pipeline Competition Model (GPCM), a sophisticated database and quantitative model of production, transport, storage, and consumption of natural gas, or an equivalent mathematically-derived optimization model. Deep knowledge for demand, supply, pipeline, storage, regional flow evolution and basis hub price formation is essential.

The position will require regularly maintaining and integrating GPCM database updates, while enhancing the use of GPCM via the design and application of other quantitative methodologies to ensure timely recalibration and model validation. The analyst will coordinate with other Platts long-term commodity outlooks for alignment of assumptions and key trends that drive global commodity dynamics. Most importantly, the person will develop and improve databases and algorithms to ensure the cross commodity model convergence given the underlined elasticities and interplay between gas and power markets.

In addition to long-term gas price forecast, this position will also have the opportunity to explore other commodities within the Platts organization. Potential projects include modeling key Asian power market and forecast electricity prices.

Responsibilities:

Modeling leadership

  • Conduct quarterly natural gas scenario planning study and design sensitivity analysis around global (including Asia and Europe) trends such as policy, economic and technological uncertainties as part of the Scenario Planning Service, and Custom Analytics as it relates to long term customized natural gas scenarios and related strategic planning projects.
  • Leverage the quantitative analysis as well as model-driven results and undertake the key role in developing medium to long-term natural gas market outlook, with primary accountability of creating thought leadership content in client-facing deliverables. Contribute, and at times lead, the process to create timely in-depth market analysis for publication in relevant reports, as well as custom analytical projects for clients.
  • Conduct macro research/modeling and author independent market analysis specific to North American Natural Gas midstream and downstream markets, including but not limited to collecting economic and financial information, tracking sectoral expansion and developments, conduct statistical analysis and interpret key market data elements into useful business information.
  • Design, develop, and continuously improve models and technical tools that support both the North American and Global Gas Planning team. Leverage the research and modeling expertise in enhancing global gas fundamental and price forecast given the increasing linkage between North American and Global Gas markets, with the focus on emerging markets in Asia and Europe.

Team Management

  • Work within a team in various production process as part of the North American and Global Gas Planning deliverables, as it relates to the requirements of cross-commodity research, modeling, consulting projects.
  • Present regional and North American gas market outlooks, related research and conclusions, and other relevant market topics to clients, both directly in face-to-face settings such as briefings and in large groups at industry conferences/events, proactively involve in strategic client engagements and end-product enhancement.
  • Build and leverage strong understanding of the data structure in internal databases, streamline, integrate and consolidate internal cross-commodity analytical and reporting processes via automation and data visualization.
  • Contribute to written analysis and graphical visualization of models and data in products and presentations.
  • Provide ad hoc North American and global natural gas market analysis and industry research in products and for custom analytics activities as needed.
  • Look to leverage the broad scope of knowledge when performing analysis on data sets that may require scripts, codes, and languages.
  • Accurately respond to client questions and requests in timely manner.
  • Practice continuous improvement of existing mathematical models and processes by identifying and implementing improvements that drive value to the business and/or clients.

What We’re Looking For:

  • Masters or higher degree (US or foreign equivalent) in Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics or Engineering. Degrees in economics or business preferred
  • Must have 3-5 years of experience in North American gas/power market analysis
  • Combination of strengths in analytics, modeling, and forecasting

At S&P Global Platts, we provide the insights; you make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. We’re the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers in over 150 countries look to our expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping.

 

S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.platts.com.

S&P Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.  Only electronic job submissions will be considered for employment.

If you need an accommodation during the application process due to a disability, please send an email to: EEO.Compliance@spglobal.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. 

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