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Senior Term Trader, Toronto, ON


Toronto, ON, CA, M5G 1X6

Req ID:  11324

Status: Full Time, Permanent

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Math, Engineering, Science, Economics or Business Administration is required; and Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is considered an asset, but not required.

Location(s): Downtown Toronto – 700 University Ave, Toronto, ON

Shifts(s): Days

Travel: Yes – As required

Deadline to Apply: June 2, 2020


BE THE GENERATION to challenge and change.

At Ontario Power Generation (OPG), our values are our strengths. They are fundamental truths about us that don’t change. Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  We operate a diverse portfolio of generation assets including nuclear, hydroelectric, biomass and solar, and offer challenging and unique work opportunities. BE THE GENERATION to power tomorrow.



Ontario Power Generation is looking for a dynamic, analytical and result driven individual to join our Trading team in downtown Toronto as a Senior Term Trader, focused on electricity trading across the Northeastern region.


Reporting to the Senior Manager of Trading (Head Trader), the Senior Term Trader is responsible for managing physical and financial risks. As a member of the Trading team, you will work in collaboration with other team members to collectively meet and exceed financial trading targets.


This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where you will contribute to Ontario Power Generation’s continued growth and success in generating safe, clean, reliable low-cost power in a sustainable manner.


  • Deliver financial targets through trading financial instruments and managing the risks in an electricity trading environment involving physical delivery to and across ISOs, RTOs and counterparties in the Northeastern region (supplementary Alberta experience is an advantage);
  • Relentlessly research, develop and execute new trading opportunities to grow the business;
  • Provide guidance, experience and willingness to lead and develop our talented traders;
  • Negotiate with external counterparts regarding the purchase and sale of electricity and related transmission services;
  • Support the development of future natural gas supply options and acquire gas supply and related services to meet the requirements of generating stations;
  • Work in collaboration with other groups to identify, develop and support new business growth;
  • Ensure all transactional activities are carried out in accordance to policies, standards and controls, meeting code of conduct and regulatory compliance;
  • Gather competitive market intelligence and conditions;
  • Stay abreast of industry and regulatory changes; and
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders, develop a strong network of contacts with marketers, brokers and counterparties.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Math, Engineering, Science, Economics or Business Administration is required; and
  • Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) or Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation is considered an asset, but not required.



We are seeking a dynamic and experienced trading professional who has the following:

  • Minimum 5 years of proprietary trading experience in the Northeast region including IESO, MISO, PJM, NYISO, ISONE and AESO (an asset) coupled with a deep understanding of energy, capacity, environment and weather;
  • Proven track record and success trading electricity markets for terms from balance of day to 5-years;
  • Competency in North American Gas fundamentals;
  • Advanced financial training, e.g. technical analysis;
  • Fluency in risk management principles & practices;
  • Experience in Bulk Electricity System (BES) operation in addition to fundamental impacts on market price and volatility;
  • Highly motived, and detail oriented individual, strong analytical and modeling capability;
  • Experience developing new trading strategies;
  • Experience and willingness to work with high performing individuals as part of a trading team; where goals and targets are team based targets vs. individual targets;
  • Demonstrated problem solving, time management, and negotiation skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to influence and communicate effectively;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to develop relationships and work with internal stakeholders in various functions and at all levels; and
  • Experience working within a highly standardized process of procedural safety and regulatory compliance.


The successful candidate will exhibit uncompromising integrity and commitment to upholding corporate values and the OPG Code of Business Conduct



As Ontario’s largest clean energy generator, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) offers an exciting combination of challenging opportunities and career diversity in a work environment where safety is a fundamental value. Being an OPG employee means you can apply your knowledge, broaden your skills and make a valuable contribution to an organization that is vital to Ontario's success.


At OPG our values are our strengths.  They are fundamental truths about our organization that don’t change.  Safety. Integrity. Excellence. People and Citizenship.  


Here's why OPG might just be the ideal workplace for you:

  • Exceptional range of opportunities province-wide
  • Long-term career growth and development opportunities
  • Electricity is vital to the province


If you are looking to learn from others and be part of something important, and you are excited about the future of power generation, you will find the right fit at OPG.


Our promise to you

  • We care about the safety and the well-being of our employees. It is our utmost priority.
  • A supportive work environment where you can be your best every day.
  • Opportunities to stretch and develop in our diverse lines of business.
  • Provide spaces for innovative thinking and solutions,
  • Offer different ways for you to give back to communities where we operate.
  • We support employment equity and diversity.



Please submit your application online at by 11:59 PM E.S.T.June 2, 2020.  OPG thanks all those who apply; however, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.



OPG is committed to fostering an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment where all employees feel valued, respected, and supported. If you require accommodation during the application or interview process, please advise us as soon as possible so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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