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Northwest Gases Regulatory Team Lead

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Reference ID R115620 Updated 05/18/2023
Corporate Relations
United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands
London, Hamburg, The Hague

If you are a regulatory expert, a leader in your field with a passion for energy markets and a commercial mindset this could be your chance to make a difference in the energy industry. You will play a key role in growing the Shell businesses by shaping the Northwest Europe regulatory framework for gas, biomethane and hydrogen and advising business developers and traders on commercial positions.

Where you fit in

The EU regulatory framework for molecules is rapidly evolving in response to the challenging energy transition agenda.

Understanding the complex regulatory environment for gas and gas decarbonization, translating regulations into winning and defensive commercial structures, influencing the shaping up of new policies and regulations affecting the gas and power value chain in the region will be key success factors for Shell to outcompete others in the market and deliver on its growth ambitions.

You are going to be a key part of our Shell Energy and Renewables and Energy Solutions Regulatory Team, a team of regulatory experts who are passionate about:

  • Delivering value for Shell by identifying key regulatory risks and mitigating strategies to protect Shell’s existing and aspired commercial positions.

  • Developing opportunities to change existing regulations to enable business growth

  • Actively pursuing and delivering regulatory change by playing a thought leadership role in external regulatory processes.

What’s the role?

As the Northwest Gases Team Lead you will to work closely with the Shell Energy Europe and the Shell Renewables and Energy Solutions business developers and traders to provide senior regulatory expertise, guidance, and support to enhance business performance and enable business growth. In particular, regarding policy, legislative, regulatory and market design in the Northwest region, your role will be to:

  • Lead, develop and nurture a team of regulatory experts focusing on Northwest Europe Gases

  • Lead on monitoring national authorities on policy, regulatory and market design issues having a commercial impact on our business

  • Lead on the development of insights into the regional gas regulatory and market design structures and trends for natural gas, biomethane and hydrogen

  • Use this knowledge to derive and facilitate commercial strategies to generate tangible financial results in the short, medium term and long term

  • Lead on engaging commercial and functional teams, including the local sales offices and the local operations teams, to develop joint views on regulatory and market design opportunities, risks and threats

  • Leveraging on your professional regulatory network, lead on the development and execution of influencing and advocacy strategies to secure value protection, new opportunities, and business growth

  • Represent Shell in relevant trade and industry associations and their committees and working groups, this will likely involve external leadership roles, e.g. committee chair.

  • Particularly for new business activities, market entries or customer value propositions, provide support to the business in identifying relevant rules and regulations and establishing efficient and effective processes so that business is conducted in full compliance.

  • Maintain close liaison with the Corporate Relations team and work closely with them to effectively influence political stakeholders.

What we need from you

The role requires leadership and regulatory skills to motivate and drive high quality delivery of a team of regulatory experts.

  • Degree, preferably in economics, engineering, or political science

  • Substantial knowledge of gas and/or biomethane and/or hydrogen markets in Northwest Europe and experience of the changing regulatory, commercial, customer and competitor playing field

  • Ability to distil a broad array of data and knowledge, together with specialist and strategic advice and synthesize it into a clear consistent storyline

  • Ability to develop and execute effective lobbying strategies with a tangible impact

  • Self-starter, able to initiate new opportunities from a broadly defined set of objectives, meet/exceed performance targets and motivate others to do likewise

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in written and spoken English essential. Fluency in one other Northwest region language is a strong advantage (preferably German or Dutch)

  • An existing strong network in the European regulatory space, a strong external focus, an ability to network and develop relationships, as well as diplomatic skill

  • High commercial acumen and creativity allowing the incumbent to respond adequately (and in many cases under time pressure and in public fora) to challenges in negotiations with highly experienced and commercially astute regulatory professionals

  • Ability and experience in leading, supervising and motivating a team of regulatory experts and ensure high quality delivery

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they don’t feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are 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.