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Working Student - Storage Optimisation in Energy Trading m/f/t

RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Long Term Portfolio Management, Essen, Germany (DE) 

To start as soon as possible, Part time, Fixed Term


Your future plans

The Gas Portfolio Management team is looking for a curious and enthusiastic student with an interest in energy markets, strong programming-affinity and numerate background. In collaboration with the Quantitative Development team you will develop, implement, test and release approaches to improve our existing storage optimisation tools. This is a temporary, part time position for a 6 months period. Your tasks include in detail:

Target of your tasks is to improve an optimisation tool to capture more optional value.

You will deep dive into one of our powerful storage optimisation tools.

You will learn the interpretation of the optimisation results and develop ideas to realise additional features.

You will implement these features using a variety of coding languages (C++, C#, VBA) and prove the validity of the solution.

You will conclude your time in our department with a presentation of your results to the main stakeholders.


The possibility to write a Bachelor-Thesis can be given. In this case, the positon will be full time.


Your powerful skills

  • You are working towards a Bachelor degree in Applied Mathematics, Physics, Information Technology or equivalent.
  • You have a strong coding background (C++ and/or C#) and basic knowledge of stochastics and statistics
  • You have a strong affinity to deliver lean and stable solutions.
  • In general you have a systematic approach and you are not afraid to add components into a complex environment.
  • You actively focus on achieving results and are ready to take action if results do not meet expectations.

Advantageous, but not a must

  • Experience with Dynamic Programing are an advantage.


Benefits you can rely on

At RWE, you will find all the advantages of a large technology group and some merits that are even more crucial: openness and real team work. For we are open to the future and are building on the strengths of each and every individual. We value his/her work and opinion; we listen, pursue active ideas management and engage in direct exchanges. Respect, appreciation and mutual trust are the hallmarks of cooperation within the international RWE team.



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Any questions? Jörg Rickert (Recruiting), T: +49 201 5179-1278

We look forward to meeting you!


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RWE Supply & Trading is the interface between RWE and energy markets around the world. Around 1,600 employees from 40 nations trade electricity, gas, commodities, and CO₂ emission certificates. Aided by precise market analyses and guided by high customer orientation, they create innovative Energy supply solutions as well as concepts for risk management in industrial companies. The trading company also ensures the commercial optimisation of the RWE power plants, operates storage for natural gas, and markets the renewable energy generated by RWE Renewables.

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