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Renewable Gas Originator

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Reference ID R148613 Updated 07/01/2024
Trading jobs
United Kingdom

Join our dynamic team on the Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Desk in Shell Energy Trading, a leader in the renewable energy sector, driving innovation and sustainability across Europe. As a Renewable Gas Originator, you'll be at the forefront of our efforts to shape the future of energy, navigating challenging regulatory landscapes and fostering key relationships in the rapidly evolving renewable gas market.

What’s the role?

In this role you will play a pivotal role in identifying and capitalizing on opportunities within the European biomethane market. Working alongside a team of motivated professionals, you'll be responsible for developing strategic partnerships, structuring deals, and driving the growth of our renewable gas portfolio.

Your accountabilities will include:

  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with Renewable Gas suppliers and consumers across Europe to identify opportunities to build structural supply and demand positions in select markets.
  • Collaborating with Sales teams across Europe to develop and market renewable gas to a customer base including large industrial and commercial accounts.
  • Working with Traders to commercially structure and negotiate terms and transactions and create strategies for the monetisation, optimisation and risk management of the exposures generated from these.
  • Managing the full lifecycle of deals, from due diligence to execution, and ensure post-contract requirements are met.
  • Liaise with Regulatory and Operations teams to ensure that deals can be managed, risk mitigated and operationalised within an evolving regulatory landscape.
  • Collaborating with the wider Shell organisation, including Low Carbon Fuels and Downstream/Manufacturing, to identify opportunities to extract value from Shell’s portfolio and capabilities.

What we need from you


  • A proven track record in Origination or Business Development roles
  • Strong existing relationships with key decision makers for both supply and demand counterparts within the renewable gas market.
  • In-depth knowledge of Renewable Energy Directive II and relevant regulations at the member state level.
  • Familiarity with European road transport schemes and carbon tax/emissions-related schemes e.g. EU-ETS, BEHG/DEHSt, Dutch Levy etc.)
  • Excellent communication, relationship-building, and presentation skills
  • An ability to clearly and efficiently engage with internal and external counterparts to progress and close simple and complex deals, meet challenging timelines and targets, grow the portfolio and business footprint, drive top-line margin growth and realise strong returns on resource.
  • An ability to understand and idea-generate strategies to monetise and risk manage exposures arising from negotiated terms (both for linear and structured transactions).
  • A willingness and desire to be agile, adaptive and resourceful in light of a fast-paced, constantly changing environment that rapidly presents new, often highly impactful, opportunities and risks.
  • An inquisitive mindset to take full advantage of the rich development opportunities that this role and market area offers.

Fluency in the English language


  • Business fluency in additional European language skills, in particular German, Dutch and French.
  • Experience structuring and originating options-based transactions.
  • Quantitative skills and an ability to model and stress test transactions.

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 a 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 in 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.