Physical Crude Oil Operator – Trading Company

Physical Crude Oil Operator – Trading Company

Eleven Recruitment is working with a global integrated oil company who are looking to hire a Crude Oil Operator for their trading office in London.  Working closely with traders, analysts and other operators in the team, you will be responsible for the handling of physical and financial operations for purchases, sales and storage of crude oil traded globally. This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody looking to further their career in the oil & energy market and is open to either seasoned operations professionals or more junior candidates with at least 2 years experience in a related area.


The job holder will:

  • Manage the oil operations related to the execution of the commodity contract(s) deal life-cycle generated by pertinent Oil Trading Team(s), including but not limited to: (i) set-up of documentary instructions; (ii) dealing with Inspection Companies for related cargo quality/quantity controls; (iii) managing demurrage claims; (iv) certifying subject delivered performances and (if any) the consequent costs;
  • Be the first point of contact for all internal communication and co-operation regarding the pertaining cargoes such as shipping, credit, etc.;
  • Keep the company’s position keeping system timely and accurately up-to-date with all latest data regarding cargoes including b/l dates, actual volumes etc.;
  • Maintain a good relationship with internal clients and counterparties;
  • Deal with an “ad hoc” requests related to operations activities generated by Trading Team.


  • Manage day-to-day trading operations activities for the pertaining commodities aiming at assuring the Operational performance efficiency;
  • Manage voyage orders; pro-forma invoice; documentary instructions; vessel nominations; Letter of Credit; Provisional and Final cargo insurance; Narrowing/Nomination of dates/quantities; Vessel clearance, etc.;
  • Manage claims of ancillary costs such as freight differential; deviation cost; dead-freight and monitor progress of their resolutions;
  • Build and maintain good working relationships and daily communication with the operations team of relevant counterparties;
  • Be the focal point for al communication with terminals regarding nominations of loading programs etc.;
  • Manage relationships and communication with terminals and departments to ensure efficiency of operations activities.


  • Must have at least 2 years physical oil operations experience working in an oil or trading company setting.
  • Strong academic credentials with a numeracy-oriented specialization
  • Self-disciplined and stress-resistant;
  • Solid knowledge of the subject and relevant experience in trading environment are compulsory;
  • Strong knowledge of cargo documentation, b/l, inspection, LC, voyage orders and customs;
  • Strong knowledge of Trading & Shipping Operations activities including Cargoes, Time Charters, Voyage Charters, Ships, Quality & Quantity controls;
  • Strong team working skills, positive attitude and high self-esteem innovative, pro-active and efficient approach to work;
  • Dedication and result oriented approach to work;
  • Good attention to detail, organised, structured and logical;
  • Awareness of Credit Recovery, Procedures, Compliance Policy;
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build and nurture effective relationships internally and externally;
  • Experience in working in a global and international organization;
  • Full command of English language (written and spoken).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite.


  • The role is based in London; international business travel maybe required.


  • Competitive remuneration package commensurate with experience and skill sets.



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