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Reference ID R86358 Updated 15/08/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United States Work Location (City) Houston, San Diego

The Role

Company description 

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Shell Trading & Supply (T&S) is one of the largest energy trading organizations in the world with key hubs in Houston, London, Singapore, Dubai and Rotterdam. T&S supports the Shell Group through trading power, environmental products, biofuels, LNG, chemical feedstocks, crude oil, refined products and freight in trading hubs all over the world. T&S is active in most energy markets across the globe, sourcing from a wide range of suppliers and selling to a wide range of customers, both internally and externally to Shell.

T&S entities operate in a highly complex regulatory and legal environment and are subject to regulatory oversight by multiple government authorities such as the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as other governmental entities across the world. There continues to be substantial change in applicable regulations, and it is imperative that T&S complies with all laws, rules, and regulations that it is subject to.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to the compliance function supporting a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Process & Controls Specialist, T&S Compliance

The Process & Controls (“P&C”) Specialist is a member of the T&S Compliance Regulatory Reporting Team (“RRT”) reporting to the Manager Compliance Regulatory Reporting. The responsibility of the P&C Specialist is to support the Manager Compliance Regulatory Reporting with the documentation, maintenance, and continuous improvement of effective processes and controls in relation to the RRT.

The RRT is responsible for the execution of Dodd-Frank and National Futures Association (“NFA”) reporting requirements, ensuring that Shell Trading and Supply (“T&S”) and its regulated businesses satisfy their regulatory reporting obligations.

The P&C Specialist will be expected to:

  • Identify, assess, and lead the design and implementation of RRT process and controls enhancements, using continuous improvement (“CI”), project management, process design, change management, and digitalisation toolkits to deliver optimized RRT operations, including uplifts in response to regulatory changes.

  • Provide SME input and partner with others as SME in relation to RRT processes and controls.

  • Own and maintain the full suite of end-to-end RRT processes, controls, and training and onboarding documentation, including understanding all RRT interfaces with other T&S functions and business units and continuous improvements.

  • Provide SME support on any RRT process and controls system related work. Working closely together with the RRT CI Lead.

  • Work with RRT members to identify and assess opportunities for process and controls enhancements, including following remedial activity to address RRT reporting issues, to deliver iterative RRT reporting process improvements.

  • Interface with LOD1, LOD2, and LOD3 process, controls, and assurance functions as it relates to RRT processes and controls and as relevant.

  • Act as the focal point and liaison between RRT and the Compliance Controls team and BIAM teams as it relates to RRT processes and controls.

  • Collaborate and work closely together with relevant business unit representatives such as BIAM teams and other compliance and functions SMEs such as the RRT Regulation Advisor and Regulation team (on new and changing regulatory requirements), Policy team, Compliance Controls team and MI team (on internal compliance reporting) to support the RRT reporting activities.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with relevant stakeholders across the T&S business and functions, as required to support T&S’s reporting obligations, enabling effective partnering to develop fit-for-purpose solutions for T&S.

  • Be an SME on RRT reporting process matters, supporting the Manager Compliance Regulatory Reporting with technical insights and by keeping up to date with regulatory reporting changes and industry best practices.


What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university (or equivalent work experience) is preferred

  • At least 7 years of experience in compliance / business risk and controls roles in energy trading organizations, financial services, and regulators

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt; Lean Certification; Shainin; Supply Chain Management, or Agile certifications are desired – Continuous Improvement mindset is essential

  • Knowledge of Dodd-Frank reporting regulations, Energy Derivatives Markets, and Trade Deal Lifecycle

  • Understanding of risk management systems (e.g. Nucleus, Open Link, Endur) and proficient in MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

  • Desire to dig into detail, learn new things, and contribute as equal partner at table with business is essential

  • Ability to successfully facilitate workshops and meetings, present and communicate clearly, concisely, and effectively

  • Ability to influence a variety of stakeholders to deliver results

  • Problem solving and root cause analysis skills

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.

  • Strong understanding of T&S Life of a Deal process, systems landscape, and connected applications.

Compliance is a foundation of the way in which T&S does business and therefore integrity is one of the fundamental values that we are seeking as part of the Compliance leadership team.  We believe integrity is the hallmark of a person who demonstrates sound moral and ethical principles during their work.  Integrity is the foundation on which coworkers build relationships, trust, and effective interpersonal relationships.  It is essential that the successful candidate will be able to give clear examples of integrity as one of their core values. 

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. As a US Federal Contractor, hiring selections are subject to periodic audit review and documentation of your selections should be maintained for a period of three calendar years. It is the policy of Shell in the U.S. (“Shell”) to provide equal opportunity to all individuals, employees and all qualified applicants for employment consistent with employment requirements and qualifications. Shell prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. All employees are expected to support this policy and contribute to an environment of equal opportunity. If you need an accommodation for a disability during the resourcing process, please speak with an HR representative.

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