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West Basis Trader, Natural Gas


Austin Office | On-site | Full-Time Role 


About the Role 

We are looking for a West Basis Natural Gas Trader to join our growing Austin office. This role will sit within the Trailstone North America Gas Team and work closely with the Trailstone North America Power Team. This will be a full-time role, owning the following responsibilities: 

  • Act as an expert in the West basis markets and Aeco 
  • Manage own limits in terms of VaR and P&L under the overall desk limits 
  • Develop trading strategies to capture fundamental PoV in West markets 
  • Work with Analysts and other traders to further enhance our modelling and fundamentals 


About You 

This person will be highly knowledgeable and experienced in Western power markets, with a passion and strong interest in weather and meteorology.

In addition, we are looking for somebody with the following: 

Essential Skills: 

  • Extensive experience trading west basis markets 
  • Experience working collaboratively on trading teams 
  • Programming experience (preferred but not essential)  


Other Attributes: 

  • Strong commercial acumen 
  • Analytical and highly numerate, with acute attention to detail 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced trading environment 
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, with the ability to engage in effective, direct communication across various levels of seniority globally 


What we offer 

  • Competitive compensation and participation in Trailstone’s discretionary bonus plan. 
  • 20 days of annual vacation entitlement plus 10 company holidays. 
  • 10 days of paid sick leave per year. 
  • Health, Vision, and Dental insurance effective on your first day of employment. 
  • 401(k) Matching. 
  • Eligibility to receive external and internal training in accordance with our Learning & Development Policy. 


About Trailstone 

Trailstone is a global energy and technology company, operating at the intersection of renewable and conventional power. We trade energy in global markets, and we provide a best-in-class service to manage the inherent intermittency of renewable power generation across the short, medium and long term. 

As an energy trader, we buy and sell electricity and gas which is physically delivered on the grids, and we leverage our physical market knowledge to trade financial commodities. 

As a provider of renewable energy management services, we take on the complexity of managing renewable power across different countries so that our customers can focus on their core mission of investment and growth. Trailstone offers an efficient, fully automated front-to-back renewable power management platform underpinned by our long-standing market experience, proprietary technology, data analytics and meteorology. 


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