ABLE TO RELY ON EACH OTHER
My second and current rotation is in the short-term asset optimization team for gas. My team is only one part of the whole asset optimization value-chain, which also consists of the originators, the long-term optimisation team, the long-term traders, the short-term traders and the dispatchers. As everyone is dependent on each other it is important to communicate a lot and be able to rely on each other.
I BUILT A TOOL THAT’S USED BY OUR TRADERS
I am very proud that a lot of what I’ve done during both my rotations is used and creates value. For example, I built a tool to visualize price-spreads which is still used by a lot of people. And I built an automatic status update tool for our gas assets to show remaining flexibility. This is used by our traders on a daily basis.
The culture here is quite open. It starts with everyone calling each other by their first name (which isn’t standard in Germany). If you have an interest in a specific topic, you can just drop by the specialist’s desk and have a short chat.
My next rotation will be in London at the gas desk which I’m very much looking forward to.