Oil and gas trading jobs
Our strength is in understanding and matching our client requirements and our candidate needs. It's not just about "placing a trader" for us. We work to find the right fit both in terms of personality and expertise. In the area of oil trading recruitment, we have real expertise in both physical and paper trading roles. The team specialise in roles for specific parts of the barrel, so they really know and understand the needs and complexities for each product.
Oil Trading Recruitment In the area of oil trading recruitment, we have real expertise in both physical and paper trading roles.
The types of clients we work with for oil trading jobs include: These teams include quantitative analytics, market analysis, long-term analytics, structuring analytics and treasury analytics located across our five main trading hubs worldwide - Chicago, London, Houston, Calgary and Singapore. Their front office role involves liaising with various BP business units and external consultants to collate and analyse market information, and working closely with supply and trading market-facing traders to drive successful trading strategy.
Supply and trading global oil analytics identifies changes in supply and demand fundamentals, and communicates the likely impact on price action to the trading benches — so helping to drive continued growth in trading profits. Bench analysts are primarily concerned with providing short-term analysis to the trading benches. Sitting alongside traders on the relevant bench, they respond to requests for market analysis, key to which are the regular and standardized market reports they create to summarize recent changes in market conditions and provide insight on future expectations.
Bench analysts also undertake ad hoc projects to investigate and answer specific problem statements on their commodity. We value people with strong analytical skills to organize large amounts of information systematically, a good understanding of analytical tools and the communication skills to interact with traders, structures, originators, trading desk analysts and risk teams. An understanding of risk management and knowledge of the refining sector are important for some of the roles.
Talented people, world-class systems and timely information flows — trading operations brings them all into perspective. Supply and trading is BP's face to the traded markets in oil, gas, power, chemicals and finance. Within supply and trading, trading operations is a vital part of crude and products supply and trading. It ensures that the front to back process runs smoothly and that valuable data and information is collected, forwarded and entered into the relevant back office systems in a timely manner, thereby enabling supporting functions to execute their responsibilities.
Our expertise and reputation is built around our people, systems and information flows. We operate across all our businesses, touching almost all our overall turnover and providing the commercial face of BP to the traded commodity and financial markets. In Oil Europe, operators cover physical, paper and refinery operations across a large geographical region and deal with a wide variety of cultures and disciplines.
Operators manage the logistics of a deal to our best commercial advantage, while ensuring that all contractual and group assurance obligations are met. They do this by working closely with trading and chartering teams during the commercial decision-making process, where operators add a broad discipline background to prevent unplanned events impacting any expected profit or loss. Operators build up strong relationships with internal and external counterparts, and use these contacts to extract as much commercial benefit as possible from a trade.
So you could be interacting with service providers and customers, or making gas nominations to long-haul pipelines.
You could be communicating market intelligence to trading teams, or ensuring the maintenance of our terminals. Trading operations carries a broad remit which is reflected in the wide range of people we recruit. Engineers, marketing professionals, IT specialists and those with natural gas scheduling experience, to name but a few, all bring their individual expertise to a team environment where the emphasis is on mutual trust and cooperation.
The roles require the ability to understand all aspects of a physical trade and relevant legislation plus the resilience to work under pressure, along with strong prioritizing, analytical and interpersonal skills and the confidence to influence trading decisions.
You should also be a positive team player with plenty of ambition. We work as one team, bringing together people from a range of backgrounds whose different perspectives enrich our business. Everyone at BP is treated fairly, with respect, and is encouraged to voice their opinion. Each member of the team knows what is expected of them and is given every opportunity to realize their potential in a pleasant, supportive and collaborative environment.