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Reference ID 144170BR_EN Updated 31/07/2020 Employment Type Full Time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United States City/State Houston - One Thousand Main Work Location Houston - One Thousand Main

The Role

What’s the role?

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Manager Trading Surveillance Americas, the Specialist Trading Surveillance is a member of the Compliance Framework and Oversight team within Trading and Supply (T&S) Compliance.

The T&S Trading Surveillance team has global responsibility for the monitoring & surveillance (M&S) of T&S’s trading practices and business communications.

The Specialist Trading Surveillance will be expected to:
  • Perform Specialist Surveillance tasks for the LATAM business.
  • Monitor T&S’s trading practices and business communications to detect market abuse and non-compliance with other regulations and requirements.
  • Assist in assessing the appropriateness of M&S tools, policies, procedures and processes on an ongoing basis.
  • Liaise with the Compliance Regulation team to evaluate and analyse market events and regulatory interventions, design and implement mitigating actions to address any possible gaps in policies or tools, and to focus M&S investigative analysis.
  • Collaborate with other members of the Controls & Reporting team to develop key elements of the Monitoring & Surveillance control plans.
  • Work with the Compliance Project team to deliver improved M&S processes and tools;
  • Act as an escalation focal point for advice and support of Senior Analysts and Analysts on day to day events and findings.
  • Assist in analysing Management Information (MI) on Compliance Monitoring & Surveillance activities (including case reports) for reporting at the T&S Governance, Risk, Compliance & Assurance (GRCA) Committees.
  • Partner as a Monitoring & Surveillance SME with other parts of Compliance, the T&S Businesses and other Functions.

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 required.
  • Must be fluent (written & oral) in both English and Spanish.
  • Portuguese language skills an advantage.
  • Minimum 4 years in area of specialization including significant exposure to either compliance, trading, or risk required.
  • Significant experience in monitoring trading practice and business communications in a Financial Services or trading firm.
  • Significant experience of market monitoring tools and software, including Excel, data analytic tools such as Alteryx or Python and other database systems to deal with large data sets for exploratory analytics, as well as visualisation applications (such as Spotfire or Tableau) and automated monitoring tools.
  • Significant knowledge of the Americas physical/financial crude oil, refined products, natural gas and/or electricity markets is required.
  • Strong understanding of trading instruments, trading strategies, and risk concepts as well as fundamentals of exchange traded/derivative activity, including contract specification, delivery point and delivery mechanism, exchange rules including (but not limited to) position limits and block trades.
  • Understanding the logistics of the physical markets, including delivery, transportation and storage and typical market activity e.g. seasonality, inventory release days and major market participants.
  • Robust understanding of global financial regulations, compliance requirements and the Shell Code of Conduct as they relate to the Americas.
  • Deep understanding of trading systems and resulting data and the ability to understand how systems output is linked to the monitoring tools input.
  • Robust analytical ability, skilled at advanced database querying to enable identification of critical information to meet decision making needs.
  • Mastery of continuous improvement methodologies to improve processes and ability to configure, test implement new tools as part of a project team.
  • Ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders. Credible and persuasive in ensuring the needs of our complex business are fully understood, resolve conflict and deliver tough messages.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and partner effectively within a global team.

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. 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.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to 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.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…
  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

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.

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.
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