Credit Risk Analyst


We are currently supporting a global oil trading company in their search for a Credit Risk Analyst to join them in their London office on a permanent staff basis.
The vacancy is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has 3-5 years in a physical trading environment within the oil and gas industry.
A successful applicant is required to perform daily credit risk management tasks, and to develop and maintain a thorough understanding of risks associated with crude trading as well as shipping trading. He or she will perform credit risk management functions under supervision of Credit Risk Manager.

Principal Duties/Responsibilities

  • Conduct Initial and ongoing compliance checks on all existing and prospective counterparties for
  • trading
  • Conduct counterparty assessments (periodic and ad hoc)
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders on credit related issues
  • Prepare credit applications for local and HQ signoffs
  • Enhance internal process and procedures in consultation with relevant departments
  • Recommend changes in credit limits/approval status f or senior management approval
  • Monitor counterparty exposure and control credit status of approved counterparty
  • Maintain consistent and thorough counterparty records
  • Manage credit collateral


  • Educated to degree level qualification, ideally in a highly numerate subject such as mathematics (statistics).


  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office, advanced Excel skills
  • Solid understanding of counterparty risk
  • Previous experience of credit risk management in oil, LNG and shipping

About Petroplan

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