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Reference ID 141844BR_EN Updated 28/08/2020 Employment Type Full Time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United States City/State California - San Diego Work Location California - San Diego

The Role

What’s the role?

The role will be responsible for trading physical and financial power and gas in the Rockies from dailies to forward months within delegated VaR, PME and Gas Equivalent limits. The primary objective will be valuing and executing profitable transactions in concert with the Rockies Sales and Origination team. The term power trader will build strong working relationships, support a distinctive supply chain with a distinct competitive structure while trading intelligently to build Shell’s value.

  • Produce profitable trading results meeting or exceeding the annual financial target for the team.
  • Power and financial gas trading in WECC regions from cash to prompt month.
  • Particular expertise in eastern WECC (Colorado, Wyoming, Alberta, Montana etc. desired) or the demonstrated ability to create value as an entrant into a new state/market.
  • Participate in portfolio construction and risk-taking decisions.
  • Increase trading results through coordination with gas and power operations, origination, and the term trading desk.
  • Contribute to and ensure alignment with Shell's overall goals and strategies.
  • Speak directly with Sales and Origination customers to value and execute routine transactions.
  • Operate within Shell's defined Risk, Credit, and Contract Parameters and adhere to both the letter and the spirit of all relevant legislation and compliance.
  • Work with operations, risk, credit and accounting groups to track trade positions and profitability.
  • Work in a highly open, collaborative environment where we achieve results through teamwork.
  • Support effective operation of virtual teams, share best practices to ensure close cooperation with other regions.

What we need from you
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in regional power and gas markets, pipelines, transmission, generation and storage facilities.
  • Firm understanding of physical and derivatives markets.
  • Ability to interpret micro and macro supply and demand fundamentals.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and thrive in a fast-paced team environment
  • Leadership skills, decisiveness, respect of colleagues, and the ability to work as a team within a group and with other groups within Shell are critical qualities for the position.
  • Entrepreneurial and a demonstrated self-starter.

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business. Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work
There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.
Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

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

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell participates in E-Verify.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

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