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Reference ID R152081 Updated 07/03/2024
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Shell is seeking a Commercial Lease Scheduler to join us at our new location at the Bow Tower. Shell Trading offers you the unique opportunity to join its crude operation team and be a part of its global trading network. This job offers a challenging opportunity to work with traders with the goal of maximizing profitability.

The position is one of 5 positions within Commercial Operations team.  The team is responsible for managing the logistics (marine, pipeline, lease, transload and rail) of all crude and condensate movements throughout Canada. The team of schedulers works within the trading teams to execute and optimize trades through their commercial acumen and expertise in crude oil trading operations.

Beyond these key deliverables, the Commercial Operator is expected to “own the molecule” and understand the operations and commercial implications.  The Commercial Operator plays a critical role in the Crude Trading Operations organization and is expected to manage losses, prevent profit leakage, and analyze / report on all aspects of crude movements within our remit.


  • Manage crude scheduling to pipelines, terminals, leases and third parties and ensure alignment of supply and production commitments

  • Proactively support traders and develop a detailed and extensive understanding of supply and logistics to provide commercial feedback and value add

  • Provide solutions and ideas to maximize/improve profit on existing deals and/or explore hidden value/options

  • Liaise with Shell Entities, Third Party counterparties and team members to resolve and eliminate issues impacting schedules, supply and settlements

  • Effectively communicate trading needs to traders/schedulers and other team members

  • Ensure that day-to-day orders and schedules are prepared accurately and timely

  • Manage tanks and inventories

  • Perform the daily task of quantifying and analyzing discrepancies between the plan, schedules and actual performance. Analyze and communicate results to the responsible parties to take necessary corrective actions. Escalate issues when need be

  • Support the month end process for reporting production volumes and inventories in systems and for group to reconcile gaps

  • Provide backup coverage for other scheduling desks and for volume movement actualizations

  • Interface with Traders, Schedulers, Contract Management Team and Crude Analysts to resolve Customers / Vendors issues in a timely fashion

  • Comply with various government reporting requirements

  • Support Continuous Improvement throughout the organization

  • Contribute to maximizing commercial value


  • Minimum 3+ years of relevant experience withing a scheduling, analyst or settlements capacity

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business, Supply Chain or Engineering

  • Required experience with feeder or lease scheduling

  • Coding skills (Python) is preferred

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail are a necessity
    This role may require after hours support and ability to answer urgent calls 24/7, including weekends and holidays

  • Tues/Wed/Thus – min 3 days in office with flexibility to work remotely Mon/Fri

The position requires a high level of accuracy while working in a very fast paced, dynamic environment. The successful candidate must be very detail-oriented and understand the need for urgency and communication inherent in the role. Effective planning and organization skills, including problem solving and troubleshooting, are essential. As this is an operational role, the incumbent must be contactable 24/7. We are interested in attracting people to our business that share our core working values of honesty, integrity and have respect for others. We also want those who can build on our business vision, are prepared to accept accountability and can achieve great results through teamwork.