Principal/ Senior Credit Risk Analyst (f/m/d)

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Date: 27 May 2023

Location: Düsseldorf, DE

Company: Uniper



Our Risk Management in Düsseldorf is looking for you!



What we offer
At Uniper, we believe in rewarding our employees for their hard work. We offer competitive salaries, company pensions and performance related benefits. Our people can also take advantage of our extensive flexible benefits package with discounts on high street vouchers, health and dental care, holidays and more.



How we work
Our people are key to our success. Our core objective is to provide them with a supportive and entrepreneurial work environment that fosters collaboration. This allows our people to take responsibility and make optimal use of their skills. Together, we want to shape the future of energy.



What we are looking for

  • Active steering of credit portfolio construction, and credit exposures across all commodities, assets and units, with the goal to maximize returns and protect shareholder value
  • The candidate will be responsible for conducting a comprehensive analysis and due diligence of complex projects and structured energy transactions
  • Prepare high quality risk appraisals and present them to senior management and trading function across the organisation
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal commercial team and credibly represent Uniper in credit negotiations with external counterparts    
  • Responsible for the negotiation and structuring of collaterals and credit support arrangements in line with internal policies
  • Provide insight into credit best practice, participate in the development of credit risk management strategies and recommend improvements to governing Policies
  • Fundamental analysis of financial institutions and corporates
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis to identify key risk concentrations at a single name or portfolio level
  • Keep abreast of market developments and assess their impact on the credit quality of counterparties



Who we are seeking

  • Candidates must have at least 7+ years’ experience in credit risk management in an energy trading firm / bank, preferably in the physical commodities sector
  • Candidates from a Finance / Business / Quantitative / Engineering academic background, preferable with an MBA or CFA with strong analysis skills are preferred
  • Experience in the area of Project Finance is a plus    
  • Excellent understanding of netting agreements, collateral instruments (Bank Guarantees, Standby-Letters of Credit etc.),  and non-standard credit risk reducing structures is crucial
  • Substantial knowledge and understanding of industry relevant agreements on both trading and asset space (e.g.: EFET, ISDA, EPC, O&M, among others)
  • Excellent verbal and written English are pre-requisite as all business communications are in English. The knowledge of German language would be advantageous
  • The candidate shall also have the ability to communicate confidently and effectively with different stakeholders within the organization, from commercial teams to Senior Management
  • Self-starter, well organised, strong sense of initiative with the ability to think independently and pro-actively drive work streams through to completion
  • Commitment to excellence and to developing own expertise
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Team player, who builds an environment of trust and collaboration
  • Candidates with good computer based skills, proficient in Excel, or similar analytical tools are also preferred. Experience in VBA programming a plus




If you have any questions about this role, please contact:

Lina Zafari

Please note that applications by e-mail cannot be considered for data protection reasons.



Job information

Contract type: Unlimited  
Working Hours:     Full time,  
Start Date:  

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Uniper is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from appropriately qualified and suitable candidates regardless of gender, origin, disability, age, religion, worldview, sexual identity or family status. We promote diversity, equality and flexible working.