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Regulatory Affairs Manager Renewable Gas

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Reference ID R147052 Updated 05/07/2024
Corporate Relations
United Kingdom

Where you fit in

Joining the Regulatory Affairs Team for Shell Energy, you will join a team that scans the political, legislative and regulatory landscape for trends and issues which can give rise to substantive value creation or destruction. Working in partnership with traders and originators the team build a case to either pursue the opportunities or mitigate the threats.

Your role will focus on the traded market for renewable gas and related voluntary and regulated certificates in Europe with emphasis on opportunities in Nordic European markets, particularly Denmark.

What’s the role?

As a Regulatory Affairs Manager based in London, you will be accountable for providing regulatory intelligence and insight to the Renewable Gas Trading and Origination Team with respect to our Nordic countries portfolio.  Further, you will be responsible for influencing the further development of the regulatory framework for renewable gas in Nordic countries to protect protect/advance Shell’s interests.

You will also work with colleagues in the regulatory team and with colleagues in other departments to establish efficient and effective processes to ensure that business is conducted with compliance in the areas of biomethane certification demonstrating that energy is sourced from a renewable or decarbonised gas (e.g. licensing requirements, compliance markets requirements).

The role will require you to have a diverging set of skills where at times you will work on formal regulatory documents with a large amount of complex material to advise on commercial opportunities or draw compliance requirements. Additionally, you’ll need to have the ability to distil information, grasp the commercial concept, build a compelling argument and execute effective advocacy and lobbying in collaboration with colleagues in our Corporate Relation organisation This will entail communicating messages with confidence and credibility to a wide array of external stakeholders as well as aligning views internally across different renewable gas businesses.

Accountabilities of the role include:

  • Support the Renewable Gas Trading and Origination Team by analyzing, summarizing and explaining existing and emerging regulations impacting renewable gas businesses in Nordic countries in the short, medium, and long-term.
  • Understand interactions across the full renewable gas value chain to identify threats and opportunities, working in collaboration with the relevant Shell plc businesses in Europe, including Nature Energy.
  • Develop insights and identify opportunities to develop concrete plans to pursue these opportunities including, preparing material to engage traders, commercial leaders, and other senior stakeholders.
  • Represent Shell externally regarding renewables regulations and compliance with national regulators, industry bodies, and certification agencies as well as address requests from Regulators.
  • Support the identification of and alignment on Shell plc overall advocacy strategy for renewable gases in close collaboration with Corporate Relations, Policy& Advocacy as well as the relevant Shell plc businesses in Europe.
  • Serving as control focal point to ensure compliance (e.g. ability to advise traders and originators on whether proposed transactions fall within the regulatory framework) and suggest possible mitigations.

What we need from you

We’re keen to see as many of the following attributes on your CV:

  • Strong attention to detail; passion to analyze and understand laws, regulations, and energy and climate plans, and to communicate the regulatory framework to the business.
  • Passion for the renewables space within a commercial environment, and the energy transition.
  • Good understanding of gas trading, particularly renewable gas and related certificates (e.g. guarantees of origin, proof of sustainability, etc.).
  • Expertise in regulations impacting trading of biomethane and related certificates such as the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), Gas Directive and Regulation, ETS as well as their implementation in Nordic markets, particularly Denmark. In case no expertise in these specific Regulations the candidate should demonstrate expertise in similarly commoditized markets and/or regulatory scopes.
  • An understanding of carbon reporting and accounting systems, both mandatory (e.g.: ETS and RED) and voluntary (e.g.: GHG protocol and Science Based Targets) and how these fit in the regulatory framework is desirable.
  • Commercial acumen and ability to work in a time critical environment and respond confidently under time pressure to challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate evidence-based opinions and to challenge the status quo.
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into manageable summaries/ highlights that could eventually drive effective advocacy and/or new business opportunities.
  • Stakeholder Management skills - ability to nurture relationships is the key to success in this role which requires the management of multiple internal cross function and business relationships as well as a strong external focus.
  • Highly motivated with self-starter mentality, strong team player.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • English and Danish language skills are required for the role.

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 more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative 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.  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.