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Reference ID R74818 Updated 22/05/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Brazil

The Role

Company description 

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.

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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.

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.

Gas Trader

What is the role?

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a gas portfolio by trading physical and hedge financial exposures for domestic gas, balancing our equity portfolio with third party sales and power plant obligations. This role will be the Commercial Trading Focal Point for Shell Energy Brazil's Commercial Gas Operations team. The role will also be required to support and optimize the physical gas transportation portfolio. Responsible for timely, accurate deal entry on all physical balancing transactions.

The role will also ensure proper settlement of all financial hedges to the physical portfolio.

As a Gas Trader, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Adhering to Shell’s Business Principles, market Regulations, and contributing to and maintaining a culture of Compliance

  • Trading Physical gas in Brazil in daily, balance of month, and prompt month markets

  • Manage a portfolio with financial exposures from physical trading of domestic gas

  • Collaboration with gas and power trading, operations, and sales/origination teams

  • Developing transportation strategy in line with defined risk, credit and contract parameters

  • Facilitating Customer transactions and assisting in customer management with the Sales and Origination team

  • Contributing to and ensuring alignment with Shell Energy Brazil and Shell Energy Americas’ overall goals and strategies

  • Interacting with other support functions in the organization such as Finance, Credit, Legal, Compliance, and Market Risk

  • Accurate deal entry, position management, and PnL delivery and reconciliation within the Shell Trading Network’s control framework

  • Knowledge of the developing Brazilian Domestic Gas market and an understanding of the fundamentals that drive it

  • Ability to learn a new framework and develop experience in gas nominations, gas imbalance management and related activities on natural gas pipelines

  • Developing trading strategies and working with other team members to develop a long-term trading strategy with a bottom-line focus on profitability

  • Collaboration with the financial trade group to understand exposure management of long dated derivative exposures that the trade book will carry


What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the Brazil on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Business, Finance, or related field

  • Minimum of 6 – 8 (six to eight) years of experience in trading, banking, commodities, agribusiness industries or any related field

  • Knowledgeable in portfolio management for a book of commodities

  • Knowledge of Brazilian Natural Gas transportation systems

  • Understanding of energy physical commodity and derivatives markets

  • Fluency in both Portuguese and English is a must

  • Ability to interpret and form a trading view from supply and demand fundamentals

  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills, understanding of financial modeling

  • Leadership skills, decisiveness, respect for colleagues, and the ability to work as a part of team in a fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Extensive spreadsheet management skills (Excel)

  • Database management and programming skills are a benefit to this role

  • Kindly submit your resume in English

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 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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