For our office in Düsseldorf or Lyon we are currently looking to hire a

Senior Originator / Business Developer – France (m/f/d)

In Germany Statkraft has, since 1999, been an active trader of power, gas, renewable and emission certificates and a broad range of structured products. We are one of the leading players and service providers in managing distributed energy generation.

What we do:

As part of the Trading & Origination Department, the Southern European Origination team manages a long-term portfolio of third-party contracts in Spain, typically tailor-made Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) and long-term sales contracts to large end customers. The team is planning to expand its activities to Portugal and France. The team’s responsibilities include the origination, structuring, pricing and portfolio management of all non-standard power contracts in the mentioned countries, with team members located in Düsseldorf and Madrid.

Your role:

Your task will be to develop a business case for Statkraft as a market integrator in the mid- to long-term PPA market in France, matching needs of renewable generators and buyers of electricity (suppliers, industrials). You will be located in Düsseldorf for the first 6 months for induction and onboarding purposes but frequently travel to France to be close to the customer. Thereafter, your permanent location could be either in Düsseldorf (with frequent travels to France) or directly in France. Your activities will include:

  • Identify, develop, negotiate and execute complex structured energy transactions with embedded optionality in the French market with a focus on renewable PPAs
  • Develop and maintain relationships with large buyers of electricity such as industrials, corporates, suppliers, serving as a professional key-account and understanding their purchasing needs
  • Develop and maintain relationships with upstream generators, IPPs, project developers, investors, banks, utilities
  • Explore markets and promote new products in collaboration with other desks, channel and distribute information and opportunities
  • Originate new - out-of-the box - marketing and trading opportunities with counter-parties/clients to enlarge Statkraft’s playing field
  • Work closely with colleagues in market access in our Lyon office, portfolio managers and risk department for new deal origination, structuring and pricing
  • Manage entire deal approval process with all internal stakeholders
  • Deal with day-to-day administrative issues related to the contractual portfolio

Your profile:

  • University degree in economics, engineering, business, or similar is required
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience in energy markets, preferably previous commercial (front office) experience in the French power market
  • Proven track record in the valuation, structuring, negotiation and execution of either asset-backed transactions or structured commodity / cross commodity transactions
  • Experience and familiarity with non-standard power contract terms, ideally with long-term renewable off take agreements / PPAs and master trade agreements, such as EFET, ISDA
  • Strong understanding of and view on European power market fundamentals, interconnections, generation assets, market players and market regulations
  • Quantitative modelling skills - demonstrable knowledge of either financial modelling of power assets or modelling and pricing complex energy structures
  • Strong team player able to co-operate with members from internal support desks (Operations, Risk, Legal, other Front Office desks) to head the deal lifecycle from initiation to execution
  • Strong commercial mind-set and high level of initiative and motivation
  • Fluent in French and excellent communication skills in English; any additional language proficiency is a plus

Statkraft offers:

  • Professional and personal development in an exciting company
  • A positive working environment characterised by competence, responsibility and innovation
  • A diverse workplace with regard to gender, age and cultural background
  • Competitive terms of employment and excellent benefit schemes


For us the ideas of our committed and ambitious colleagues make the difference. If you want to share our passion for renewable energy and be a part of tomorrow’s energy world, please apply through our online application form.

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  • Nordrhein-Westfalen
  • Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Expected Start Date:

as soon as possible


Düsseldorf / Lyon


Raul Frincu (Talent Acquisition Specialist)

Telephone: +49 (0) 211 60244 211

Company homepage:

Office address:

0283 Oslo