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AES Director, Global Market Risk & Analytics in Houston, Texas

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This position leads Global Market Risk & Portfolio risk quantification for AES. Individual market management strategies are evaluated to ensure risk allocation across our businesses and product lines are appropriate and consistent with corporate strategy. Success in this role is achieved by developing and effectively communicating a risk-reward trade-off framework aligned with company objectives and AES’ mission to accelerate the future of energy, together!

This role reports to the Snr Director of Global Risk Management under the Chief Risk Officer. The position will lead and empower a 4-person team dedicated to the utilization and enhancement of AES’ quantitative portfolio model and reporting. Through these activities, the team improves corporate and business-level market and risk management strategy design and execution. A key aspect of this position is a commitment to continuous improvement in the areas of risk reporting, approval processes and technology use.

The position collaborates with Senior Leadership and partners closely with business-level Risk Directors and Commercial, Digital and Finance teams. This is an exciting role with a significant opportunity to make an impact!


  • Leads the development, tracking and evaluation of performance metrics associated with market operations and trading analytics.

  • Ability to form views on the direction of market relationships to assess risk tolerance and develop strategies and make recommendations.

  • Demonstrated understanding of energy markets and trading activities.

  • 10+ years of proven related experience

  • Experience presenting sophisticated data and analysis to non-technical audiences.

  • Experience in several of the following areas:

  • Risk tools such as stochastic modeling.

  • Generation bid strategies and thermal and renewable plant operating characteristics.

  • Fuel, specifically LNG, and power market fundamentals.

  • Physical and financial energy trading instruments.

  • Derivative pricing and structuring and risk assessment tools.

  • Interest in leading and developing upcoming talent within AES.

  • Robust experience handling and leading corporate treasury, risk, data science or energy trading organization functions.

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in a quantitative field (mathematics, engineering, data science, finance) preferred.

On- site 3 days!

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to building strength and delivering long-term sustainability through diversity and inclusion. Respecting all backgrounds, differences and perspectives enables us to improve the lives of our people, customers, suppliers, contractors, and the communities in which we live and work. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and/or expression, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical condition, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Accelerating the future of energy, together

Our people are our energy and have transformed AES into the type of energy company that the world needs today and in the future. Coming from all walks of life, our people share a passion for improving lives by advancing the energy sector through innovation, collaboration and action.

We are working in an industry that requires new thinking and ways of working together to create solutions that are both economically and environmentally viable, not just one or the other.

We are looking for passionate people to join us in our mission to accelerate the future of energy.

Are you ready to join us?