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China Coal Analysis Intern (m/f) for RWE Supply & Trading GmbH 3 months Werkstudent in Essen

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Familiar with the tools of the trade? In this position you will set up a supply-demand balance for the Chinese coal market, establish indicators and build models to monitor domestic supply and demand situations and locational spreads. You require a university degree in economics, finance, energy, mathematics or physics, fluency in Chinese and preferably some experience of working in an energy-trading environment. This internship is a temporary position for 3 months.

Your Tasks:

Factors impacting commodity prices are becoming increasingly complex. Our Global Analyst team continuously monitors market news and fundamentals that help us identify trading opportunities and hedging recommendations. This year, in particular, has seen remarkable volatilities in the global coal market, which in turn had major impacts on prices of continental power and other fuels. In the meantime, China carried out its supply-side reform, and domestic coal mining became one of the key targets influencing the global supply-demand balance. To get a better understanding of the Chinese coal market dynamics, we are looking for an intern dedicated to this topic. The main focus of this role will be to establish a supply-demand balance for the Chinese coal market. The role will require monitoring of news and policies related to the domestic coal industry, the progress of the supply-side reform in particular, with further investigation into locational coal prices, relevant transportation costs and other factors. This role will provide enhanced analysis to our existing knowledge base on global coal markets, which will ultimately support our trading activities. The findings are directly communicated to the traders and asset managers on a regular basis in order to optimise the results, to operate collaboratively and continuously and to identify improvement opportunities in relation to the data and the information produced.

Key responsibilities in this role are:
  • collecting data from existing databases to set up a supply-demand balance for the Chinese coal market (primarily thermal, also coking coal, etc.)
  • finding/establishing indicators to monitor domestic supply and demand situations
  • building models in Excel to monitor various locational spreads (mine to ports, northern ports to southern consumption area, imported coal to domestic coal, etc.)
  • monitoring news flows and analysing any regulatory changes (subsidy, tax schemes, etc.)
  • understanding the relationship between domestic physical prices and future prices
  • visualising the analysis and presenting it to the team and traders
Please note that the internship is a temporary position for 3 months.

Your profile:

  • university degree in economics, finance, energy, mathematics, physics or an equivalent subject
  • some initial relevant exposure to working in an energy-trading environment is a plus
  • good knowledge of commodities in the energy sector (coal, oil, gas, etc.) preferred
  • ability to transfer knowledge between Analysis and Trading with an interdisciplinary approach
  • very strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • excellent communication skills
  • excellent IT skills in MS Windows (particularly in Excel and Access)
  • fluency in Chinese and English
  • very good team player, high level of self-motivation, ability to work in a trading environment and to meet tight deadlines

Are you interested?

RWE is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please apply online (Applicationcode: MTR-G16001-E001E)
We are looking forward to receive your application.

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Julia Ewertz, Tel. +49 201 5179-1214
Interne Referenznummer (bitte in der Bewerbung mit angeben): MTR-G16001-E001E
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