Structured Products Analyst

    • Irving, TX

Position Summary:

The Structured Products Analyst will assist the SP Team in the analysis and pricing for load-serving and full-requirements transactions, and will support origination opportunities that include these types of transactions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Research, analysis and pricing for the participation in auctions and RFP processes for load-serving transactions. Includes the development and maintenance of regional/zonal proformas for transaction valuation. Includes proper structuring of hedge transactions and coordination of potential energy suppliers
  • Research, analysis and pricing for full-requirements transactions, including all applicable proformas and valuation techniques
  • Coordination of the settlement and value-tracking of completed transactions, and ongoing reporting of margin to TPS management and customers. Work to incorporate settlement and P&L calculations into TPS' automated systems
  • Assistance with the development of in-house solutions for analysis related to structured products transactions, including load forecasting and load simulation, Monte Carlo simulations, portfolio modeling and scenario analysis
  • Dependable, reliable, and predictable attendance is a requirement

Core Competencies:
  • Self-Starter - The Structured Products Analyst can work effectively and efficiently with little oversight. He/she orchestrates assignment of tasks, identifies activities, and initiates the appropriate effort. He/she is a self-starter showing a strong bias for action with a sense of urgency and high energy. He/she works within a collaborative environment to achieve improved results for himself/herself and the overall team.
  • Effective Communication Skills - The Structured Products Analyst uses effective communication skills to manage communication and feedback within the organization. He/she is candid, clear and concise in communication, and is able to confidently communicate the results of analyses to key decision makers. He/she effectively matches style, tone and delivery method to the intended audience.
  • Team Orientation - The Structured Products Analyst effectively practices a high level of good judgment and interpersonal skills; mobilizes and inspires others to take action (situational leadership); and is willing and able to lead beyond his/her area of expertise.
  • Technical Skills - The Structured Products Analyst holds himself/herself and others to high standards. He/she strives to stay ahead in technical expertise, is proactive and inspires others to stay current in areas of technical expertise. He/she looks for new techniques and skills that will improve overall efficiency.


Basic Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Finance, Economics, or Mathematics required
  • Excellent MS Access, MS Excel, and Visual Basic skills required; programming experience preferred
  • Electricity market experience is preferred; knowledge of regional electricity energy and capacity markets, transmission and ancillary service costs, environmental regulations, and market settlement is strongly desired
  • Knowledge of market risk fundamentals and modeling, as well as options and other derivatives is preferred
  • Knowledge of statistics and statistical modeling techniques strongly desired
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences from colleagues to customers to executive management
  • Solid ability to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment; must be able to coordinate efforts on multiple projects simultaneously, and properly assign priorities
  • Detail-oriented, analytical mindset and questioning attitude
  • Proactive approach toward identifying and solving problems, and seeking challenging experiences
  • Strong work ethic, team attitude, and willingness to work extended hours as workload requires

Preferred Requirements:

Physical Demands:

Ability to use standard office equipment such as PC, telephone, calculator, printer, copy and fax machines. Position may require extended work hours on short notice. All work will be performed in an indoor office environment and may require extended periods of sitting, standing and bending and typing/data entry. The job may also include driving, and airline travel. Travel may be required to attend meetings in other office buildings including local and domestic.






Seeing: Must be able to read reports and use computer.


Hearing: Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers.


Standing/Walking: Must be able to stand for long periods of time and walk to various departments throughout the organization.


Climbing/Stoop/Kneeling: Must be able to stoop down to work with equipment or materials.


Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds and pull or push equipment or materials.


Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: Must be able to write, type, and use phone system.


Tenaska is an equal opportunity employer.

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