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Reference ID 136602BR_EN Updated 10/04/2020 Employment Type Full Time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Netherlands, United Kingdom City/State London - Shell Centre Work Location London - Shell Centre

The Role

This role is for a senior Deal Structurer within Shell Energy Europe & Environmental Products (SE-EE) with a focus on Continental Power.

The Deal Structuring team in SE-EE is a commercial function accountable for the valuation and risk assessment of new complex contracts and takes ownership of the valuation and deal management methodology. The team (currently 10 Deal Structurers and 2 Team Leads) operates from the Shell trading hub in London where a majority of the team members are located with some individual ones located in the local sales offices in continental Europe.

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 Environmental Products across the globe.

The main commercial stakeholders for the Deal Structuring team are the Power and Gas businesses in Europe and the Environmental Product Trading Business (EPTB).

To support the growing of the Power business in Europe, specifically the activities in continental Europe, the Deal Structuring team looks for a senior individual with relevant continental power experience for the Shell trading hub in London.


General job description

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. The candidate is expected quickly build a strong relationship with the Power business and increase Deal Structuring activity for the growth of the Power business in continental Europe.

The Power business in Europe is active in all the major European power markets across the entire power value chain and furthermore provides non-standard structured solutions for customers and counterparties. The role therefore requires specialized knowledge of the European power markets and the corresponding regulatory environment as well as an agile, creative mind and strong work ethic to keep pace with the market developments.

The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in external business meetings with customers and on occasion to travel within Europe and accompany the power originators for external meetings with customers.


Accountabilities for the role

The main responsibility of the role is to collaborate with the power business and support the growth of the power portfolio in Europe, 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 local stakeholders in the power business and with internal functional departments (Risk, Finance, Credit)
  • Collaborate with power originators and traders to create innovative structured products in response to demand and changing market condition
  • Provide specialized knowledge on structure, valuation and risk assessment for opportunities in the European power market
  • 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, performance 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 team and other internal partners in the value chain (e.g. New Energies)
  • Maintain an outward mindset and ongoing commitment of Deal Structuring to the One-team approach



The role can be based in London or Netherlands

The role requires
  • Postgraduate or professional qualification in numerical subject (MSc, CFA, ACA or similar)
  • Experience (4 year or more) in financial modelling or risk management in a commodity trading environment
  • Proven track record and achievement on continental European power markets with experience in Dutch, Benelux and German power markets essential
  • 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, excellent communication, relationship building and presentation skills
  • Fluency in the English language, with Dutch / German speaker preferred

Beneficial skills / knowledge
  • Programming skills e.g. VBA or Python
  • Experience in working across multiple locations beneficial
  • Experience with financial terms and metrics (e.g. collateral and accounting treatment) beneficial

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas 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.

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