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Senior West Trader (Gas)

Senior West Trader (Gas)

  • Location United States of America - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required Negligible travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Supply & Trading Group
  • Relocation available This role is eligible for relocation within country
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ077604
  • Experience level Senior
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Job summary


Trading & Shipping

Job Family Group:

Supply & Trading Group

Job Description:

About us

Our purpose is to bring together people, energy and markets to power and navigate a changing world. In a time of constant change and possibility we need new talent to pursue commercial opportunities, fueled by world-class insight and expertise. We’re always striving for more innovative digital solutions, sustainable outcomes and closer collaboration across our company and beyond, and you could be part of that too. Together we continue to grow as the world’s leading energy company!

Who you’ll work with

The West Natural Gas Trading Team has a proven track record of delivering value to the wider GPTA organization. Our seasoned team partners with Analytics, Marketing and Origination, Power and NGLs, and the other regional gas teams to produce results. The team's depth of expertise and knowledge is the key to our success.


  • Responsible for value trading U.S. West markets
  • Manage financial and physical gas positions in the forward market
  • Make markets on U.S. West basis markets
  • Support Marketing and Origination efforts in the West Region
  • Assist Physical Transportation and Storage strategies
  • Work with our Analytics team to build and refine supply and demand models across the region
  • Working with Compliance, Regulatory, Legal teams to ensure team is operating within bp's guidelines and standards


  • Minimum 5 years physical & financial gas trading experience in the U.S. or Canada
  • Demonstrated success trading a proprietary commodity book
  • Solid understanding of trading financial and physical natural gas instruments
  • Ability to lead peers and develop others
  • Excel under pressure, lead multiple tasks simultaneously, rapidly process information, and make decisions based on changing market dynamics
  • Experience with Strategy Development
  • Risk Management Expertise
  • Experience trading West Natural Gas Preferred

Why join bp

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others! 

Travel Requirement

Negligible travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is eligible for relocation within country

Remote Type:

This position is a hybrid of office/remote working


Agility core practices, Agility core practices, Agility tools, Analytical Thinking, Authenticity, Collaboration, Conflict Management, Creativity and Innovation, Decision Making, Digital Automation, Digital Collaboration, Digital Communication, Digital fluency, Digital Visualization, Diversity, equity and inclusion, Exposure Management, Group Problem Solving, Influencing, Listening, Market Knowledge, Negotiating value, Negotiation planning and preparation, Presenting, Statistics, Strategic Thinking {+ 5 more}

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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