Junior Energy Analyst

  • Northpool
  • Leiden, Nederland
  • jun 12, 2024
Fulltime Data Science

Job Description


You have an analytical mind and superb mathematical instincts. You can not rest until you solve  a puzzle and understand what is going on. Are you intrigued by complex systems, and do you  want to see direct results of your knowledge? Become a Junior Energy Analyst! Northpool is the  perfect place to turn your analytical insights into direct results. 



To make the right trading decisions, it is essential to know the fundamental market situation and  figure out the reasons markets trade a certain way, who are the market parties and what they  need to trade. As an (Junior) Energy Analyst you will be at the forefront of the energy transition  and will master the challenges required to team up with the traders on the trading desk.  

As an (Junior) Energy Analyst you will sit side-by-side with a seasoned trader, who will turn your  natural talents into well-defined skills for the energy market. You will learn what factors drive the  energy market, and how to assess them to identify the best trading opportunities. Do you love  working with large datasets and models? Great. Because we expect you to work with the team to  optimize our trading models and strategies. 

In addition to your work on the daily shifts assisting the traders, you will use your time to develop  and further optimize the trading models used on the desk. In close cooperation with the Data  Engineers and/or Data Scientists you will crack the raw data into usable information for the  traders. 

Your challenge? To pinpoint the fundamental aspects that move the energy markets. You will be  challenged to deliver to your best performance. 

Your goal? Using your excellent analytical skills to outperform this competitive market and  increase the efficiency of the energy markets.  

As a Junior Energy Analyst, you will learn the main drivers of the energy markets. In the first two  months you will be educated on the basics, to make predictions of daily market movements and use your skills to assist the trader to make the best calculated risks. After four months you will  work independently as support for the trader on the desk. 

Off the desk you will focus on the ‘burning questions’ that need to be answered, push further in  optimizing the current trading tools or create new tools to better monitor the market 

The role as Energy Analyst is diverse, from supporting the traders on the desk to communicating  with the Data Engineers and Scientists to optimize data flows. Being an Energy Analyst requires  dedication and devotion to excel in analytical quests for beating the markets. 



• Outstanding analytical and mathematical skills 

• Logical reason & problem-solving attitude 

• An analytical or quantitative degree at MSc level 

• Willing to work in the evenings and weekends 

• Good social and communication skills 

• Responsible & self sufficient 

• Maximum of three years of work experience 



• Knowledge of energy markets and/or sustainable energy 

• Affinity for meteorology 

• A fast learner 

• Excellent programming skills 

• Pro-active and flexible work mentality 

• Proven experience in data analysis 

• Interest in trading



• Training, continuous learning and development opportunities 

• Competitive compensation package 

• Annual performance-based bonuses 

• A non-hierarchical workplace 

• Young and highly motivated teammates 

• A career in trading 

• Ownership in your work 

• A fun workplace, where no two days are ever the same 

• Plenty of social events!