This role is for a senior Deal Structurer within Shell Energy Europe & Environmental Products (SE-EE).
Where you fit in
Shell Energy Europe and EnvironmentalProducts (SE-EE) is part of Shell Trading and trades in natural gas and power in Europe and environmentalproducts with a global scope.
The Deal Structuring team within SE-EE is a commercial function accountable for the valuation and risk assessment of new complex contracts that takes ownership of the valuation and deal management methodology.
The main activity of the Deal Structuring team is close collaboration with Originators and Trading desks to develop deal opportunities that add value and to support growth of the portfolio within the Energy product space in Power & Gas in Europe and for EnvironmentalProducts across the globe.
The Deal Structuring team (currently 14 Deal Structurers) operates from the Shell trading hub in London where most of the team members are based with some individual ones located in Hague and Singapore. The main commercial stakeholders for the Deal Structuring team are the Power and Gas Businesses in Europe and the Environmental Product Trading Business (EPTB) that operates globally with desks in London, Singapore, San Diego and Shanghai.
To support the growing activities of the business, the Deal Structuring team needs to expand and we are therefore looking for a senior individual who combines the quantitative and analytical skill set of a Deal Structurer with a commercial mindset and the ability to manage a complex stakeholder environment across multiple locations. The candidate is expected to have the necessary experience and self-dependence to quickly build a strong relationship with the business. All business lines work in fast changing and illiquid markets and continuously need to adapt. The role therefore requires an agile, creative mind and strong work ethic to keep pace with the market developments.
What’s the role
The main responsibility of the role is to collaborate with the business developers and support the growth of the portfolio and work alongside the originators from deal idea creation until closure of the contract, while being accountable for the methodology of the valuation and risk assessment of complex transactions.
The role needs to:
- Represent the Deal Structuring team and build strong relationships with the business stakeholders and internal functional departments (Risk, Finance, Credit, Legal)
- Collaborate with originators and traders to create innovative structured products in response to demand and changing market conditions
- Provide an independent view on structured transactions, with constructive challenge of the deal owner as required and suggest alternative solutions or improvements
- Develop and own valuation methods and models for pricing and risk assessment of complex structured contracts. Identify value drivers and risks inherent in the transactions
- (e.g. market risk, project risk, credit risk, regulatory risk, financing risk)
- As part of the deal team proactively engage with commercial project leaders to (re-)structure non-standard transactions during negotiation phase, be creative to suggest alternative solutions and adaption of contract structures
- Work closely with all relevant internal stakeholders during the approval process
- Collaborate with deal owners to manage and extract value from acquired structured positions
- Maintain close, collaborative relationships with the wider origination team and other internal partners in the value chain such as Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions (RES)
- Maintain an outward mindset and ongoing commitment of Deal Structuring to the One-team approach
This role is a challenging position with excellent development opportunities across T&S and the wider Shell group. We require a creative individual with excellent analytical/numerical and interpersonal skills. Working under tight deadlines and conflicting pressures, the candidate will prove able to continue delivering to an excellent standard, with clear focus on the bottom line and priorities in hand. The successful candidate will show the will and the ability to contribute to this objective and to constantly improve personal and team performance.
We are interested in attracting people to our business who share our core working values of honesty, integrity and 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 and generating creative solutions to problems.
What we need from you
We’re keen to speak from individuals with experience in financial modelling or risk management in a trading environment. You’ll also call on your degree or post-graduate degree in any numerical subect (MSc, CQF, CFA, ACA or similar). You’ll bring us your excellent analytical/financial skills, business acumen and demonstrated achievement and experience with financial terms and metrics (e.g. collateral and accounting treatment).
We also hope you have these skills listed below:
- Previous exposure to Energy Markets (e.g. gas, power or environmental product markets)
- Exposure to reviewing and wording contractual agreements from a commercial viewpoint
- Good interpersonal skills, both with team colleagues and stakeholders, with a proven track record as a senior team member.
- Proven ability to work within a complex team, experience in working across multiple locations highly desirable.
- Excellent communication, relationship building and presentation skills.
- Fluency in the English language
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