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Westar Energy | Topeka, KS
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JOB TITLE: Intern- Risk Management


DEPARTMENT: Commodity Risk Management- Topeka General Office

LOCATION: Topeka, Kansas

PAY RANGE: $15.00- $18.00

We are looking to hire one student part-time starting January 2020, and another student who will begin working during Summer 2020.

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 20 part time hours between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

It's never too early to start searching for your dream career. If you're ready to apply the principles you've been learning at school in the real world, Evergy is the place for you. Hands-on experience is what our internship programs are all about. Our programs offer students an opportunity to gain insight and meaningful experience while also allowing us to identify talented prospective employees. Many of our interns go on to develop successful careers at Evergy.

As an intern, you'll have real responsibilities, and you'll work on productive assignments with actual business interactions. We know that you work hard, so we help you play hard while you are here. We provide a number of intern events throughout the summer to burn some extra energy, including volunteer events, power plant tours, lunch and learns, and more

Intern Description:

The student intern will be asked to perform a wide variety of duties to mitigate risks associated with commodities trading exposures. Tasks may include performing quantitative and qualitative evaluation of energy trading counterparty's credit quality to determine the level of risk to extend credit; assisting in the daily administration of credit risk management; participating in commodity contract administration; and other projects as available.

Job tasks include but not limited to:

While working with Westar Energy's credit risk management team, the student intern will work directly on the commodity trading floor in immediate proximity with energy traders. Through such direct exposure, interns will develop an appreciation for the three significant components of commodity credit risk: (1) magnitude and volume of exposure, (2) counterparty financial strength, and (3) mitigation of credit risk through the use of contractual arrangements and forms of credit assurance.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Candidates must be currently enrolled in a university or technical program in one of the following or a related technical field: Accounting, Finance, Economics, Risk Management or related field.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Required:

* Must be dependable, self-motivated, and detail-oriented and have excellent organizational and proofreading skills.

* Must possess the ability to work and communicate effectively with other company personnel.

* Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases preferred.

* Must be able to handle multiple priorities and operate efficiently and effectively in high stress environment.

Working Conditions:

Normal office working conditions with occasional travel to other locations.

Evergy has a clear mission - To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone - regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status - has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

About Westar Energy

Westar Energy, Inc. (Westar Energy) is an electric utility in Kansas. The Company is engaged in providing electric generation, transmission and distribution services to approximately 679,000 customers in Kansas. Westar Energy provides these services in central and north-eastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson. Kansas Gas and Electric Company (KGE), Westar Energy's wholly owned subsidiary, provides these services in south-central and south-eastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. KGE owns a 47% interest in the Wolf Creek Generating Station (Wolf Creek), a nuclear power plant located near Burlington, Kansas. Both Westar Energy and KGE conduct business using the name Westar Energy. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company completed the first phase of the Emporia Energy Center, a new natural gas-fired peaking power plant consisting of seven combustion turbines, comprising approximately 350 megawatt (MW) of capacity. (Source: 10-K)