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Senior Risk Analyst, Middle Office


Houston, TX, US

Country/Region:  US
Job Area:  Finance
Business Unit:  Treasury and Risk Management

Are you a passionate and experienced commodity risk analyst? Are you looking for the next step to challenge yourself and grow professionally?


This is for you who wants to have a real impact on creating a healthier planet for our children every day. At Neste, you will be working for the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. Let’s create transformation for a sustainable future together.


We are looking for a Senior Risk Analyst, Middle Office to be based in our Houston office to join our Middle Office team.


Neste’s regional headquarters in North America are based in Houston, Texas.  Neste and affiliated entities including Mahoney Environmental Services, Agri

Trading and SeQuential Environmental Services employ more than 900 people across the US.
Currently based in Finland, Switzerland and US, our international team of experts works in the Market risk & Middle office team within the Neste Corporate Treasury and Risk management function. The team is responsible for the design & development of the market risk management framework (principles, processes, practices), and market risk monitoring & control.  We also support the business units by providing market risk assessments and insights and by developing market risk modeling methodology and tools.


Reasons to join


Real impact right now. We work in an inspiring and evolving business environment, where everything we do serves one purpose: to create a healthier planet for our children. To drive a growing impact as a global leader in renewable and circular solutions we live by our values every day; we care, we have courage, we cooperate.


Safety and caring. We value safety always and everywhere. We want our work to feel good and do good. At Neste, we nurture a culture where everyone is welcome and feels safe, respected and encouraged to be their unique true selves. 


Exciting growth. Transformation brings new possibilities and fosters our courage and curiosity. As a global growing company we support personal development with versatile learning and career opportunities. Collaboration is the key, and we believe in flexible, smart ways of working. 


In addition we offer locally…

  • Excellent health care benefits for you and your family
  • A flexible hybrid way of working
  • A caring and supportive group of colleagues who share Neste’s values of We Care, We have Courage and We Cooperate!


More about the job


Your role in our team, you will 


  • Bring to the Houston team 3–5 years of professional Middle office experience and will support them in the growing activities related to the Renewable Products Sales and Trading businesses area
  • Enhance and produce regular Credits inventory exposure and Mark to Market reports for RINs and LCFS Credits, including internal compliance controls 
  • Participate as a Middle office expert in ongoing and future projects on the Physical Sales and Credits in the Americas, contributing in modeling, developing and implementing the Middle office processes and tools
  • Produce ad-hoc analyses and collaborate with internal stakeholders like commercial teams, physical operators, supply chain and business finance teams
  • Work closely with the other middle office teams to keep improving and simplifying internal procedures and reporting automation as well as market risk control and middle office processes
  • Coordinate day to day activities of local team on behalf of global manager
  • Collaborate in the Middle office month-end closing activities
  • Working safely at all times is essential to all of us 

The best combination of experiences, skills and background to succeed in this role

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in finance, economics, engineering, math/physics or a related field
  • Several years of work experience in North America's commodity markets, in Middle office or market risk management roles. A solid knowledge of the physical oil and derivatives (futures and swaps) markets is mandatory. Previous experience in Credits (RINs, LCFS) will be considered an advantage
  • Strong analytical mindset and skills, ability to model and solve complex problems. The successful candidate is comfortable working with statistical and quantitative methods to analyze market data, is precise and pays attention to detail, is able to work independently, organized and result driven
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft tools. Previous experience with risk management systems and/or in programming are a plus
  • Effective communicator, open, responsible, good team player. Showing professional maturity, honesty, integrity and excellent work ethic


Let’s get you started


Wondering whether we are a match or not? Take a short test at


We look forward to receiving your CV and application. The recruitment process will include interviews and aptitude assessment. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification “Form I-9” upon hire.  This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9

information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. 


About Neste
Neste creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. With over 75 years of refining expertise, we are now the world’s leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and a forerunner in developing renewable and circular feedstock solutions for polymers and chemicals. We have set aspirational targets for climate, biodiversity, human rights, as well as our supply chain and raw materials. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. Together with our partners we are aiming at a carbon neutral and nature positive value chain by 2040. Our success is created by 5,400 professionals working in 16 countries. Read more: Get inspired by our story.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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