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Reference ID R78713 Updated 26/09/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Singapore Work Location (City) Singapore

The Role

Where you fit in

Shell Energy Ambitions envisage trading a full range of gas/LNG and clean power products in new countries and being a leader in the provision of cleaner energy.

Understanding the complex regulatory environment for gas and gas decarbonization, translating regulations into winning and defensive commercial structures, influencing the shaping up of new policies and regulations affecting the gas and power value chain in the region will be key success factors for Shell to outcompete others in the market and deliver on its growth ambitions.

Across Asia, the Shell Energy Asia Regulatory Affairs (SEARA) Team has been crucial in advocating for a fair playing field for new entrants, enabling Shell Energy to successfully enter and grow markets domestically. Further success continues to be dependent on the effectiveness of continuous regulatory reforms, which present both opportunities and risks for Shell Energy.

What’s the role?

The successful candidate will play a critical role in enabling Shell Energy Singapore (SES) and other markets as designated to further gas and power business objectives from regulatory affairs perspective. The person will be responsible for establishing, enhancing relationships and appropriately represent Shell with key external stakeholders (eg relevant planning bodies, regulators, ministries, industry associations and potential partners) and all other relevant external institutions (including financial institutions and energy/gas divisions of diplomatic business councils) as appropriate. The role will require the candidate to manage and build strategic and trustful relationships internally and externally. This person will also be key in contributing to regulatory capability building in the organisation.

For both the gas and power markets:

  • Deliver an assessment of the regulatory barriers impeding development of a tradable gas and power market for designated markets in Asia, both within the gas/power sector itself, and within associated demand sectors.

  • Develop appropriate regulatory/policy positions to overcome regulatory barriers related to market structure, infrastructure access, market design and pricing, among other issues. This will be carried out at both the regional, national and state levels as appropriate.

  • Use this knowledge to derive and facilitate commercial strategies to generate tangible financial results in the short, medium term and long term.

  • Lead on engaging commercial and functional teams, including the local sales offices and the local operations teams, to develop joint views on regulatory and market design opportunities, risks and threats.

  • Develop relevant local coalitions and alliances to progress regulatory reform; mobilise external sources of influence and financial support for the reform program from governments, regional organisations such as ASEAN, relevant development banks, industry associations, think-tanks, academia and industry stakeholders.

  • To proactively identify, communicate and implement, internally and externally, influencing strategies for the formulation of new legislation and regulation.

  • Develop and utilise effectively external relationships and liaise with authorities and peer companies on regulatory issues in pursuit of the Shell Energy Asia strategy.

  • Leverage Shell's senior leaders for engagements with government entities to promote Shell's leadership position in the wider gas/power scene.

  • Establish and enhance relationships with key stakeholders in Asia (NOCs, IOCs, industry associations and relevant authorities) and other relevant external and internal stakeholders as appropriate.

  • Ensure that Shell is a 'trusted advisor' to key stakeholders in issues related to natural gas, electricity, energy trading, renewables, carbon trading and the energy transition.

  • Strengthen Shell’s position as a credible sounding board for key regulatory matters with national regulators, for Singapore and other markets as designated. Ensure compliance to regulatory related requirements.

  • Lead design, tendering, commissioning and delivery of bespoke research and consulting studies for SEARA.

  • Act as subject matter expertise for wider SEARA and support SEARA country leads on specific regulatory issues.

  • Act as SEARA PMO for country level studies supporting country leads.

  • Support Shell Energy and other Shell teams in delivery of key regulatory and advocacy issues in region and country level.

  • Act as subject matter expert for regulatory interface with multi-lateral and regional development banks on technical assistant programme (regulatory) and energy transition topics.

  • Lead dedicated and/or bespoke regulatory support to Shell Energy projects in Asia related to market access, regulatory best practice, and other regulatory issues.

This role reports to GM Regulatory Affairs. The role is also designed as the in-country Regulatory Affairs Lead for Singapore (SES) and other markets as designated, is expected to provide coaching and guidance to other Regulatory Affairs team members SEARA and wider SEA and provide specialist regulatory support to in country regulatory analysis, advocacy, and consultations as appropriate.

What we need from you

The role requires diverging skill sets. At times you will work on formal consultations with a large amount of complex material that can be quite academic in nature developing comprehensive Shell positions. You will also need the ability to distill the information, grasp the commercial concept, build a compelling argument, coordinate input from other regulatory, commercial, and technical experts and execute effective advocacy and lobbying actions. This will entail ability to communicating messages with confidence and credibility. The skills required are different but necessarily complimentary. At other times you may be required to maintain regulatory trackers and prepare regulatory submissions which will require one to be meticulous.


  • Regulatory affairs experience is key. Commercial and trading experience within gas/power market would be an advantage.

  • Being able to interpret often loosely defined government policy, complex regulatory issues and anticipate future regulations as markets develop to advise Shell Energy business and countries achieve business ambitions.

  • Experience working with official regulatory bodies such as energy regulators and national ministries is an advantage.

  • Consulting, business development, commercial and finance experience in the electricity and gas sectors would be an advantage.

  • Engineering, technical or project development experience in energy systems (gas or power) would be an advantage.

  • Prior relationships with external parties including gas and electricity generators, shippers, and consumers would be a plus.

  • Practical experience of gas/electricity market participants and associations and ability to build lasting relations and stakeholder alignment internally and externally with regulatory bodies, NOCs, regional downstream market participants will be highly relevant.

  • Analysis, prioritization and strategic planning skills.

  • Strong communications skills and fluent English is key.


  • This role would suit a determined, self-starter, and driven individual with real interest in knowing and influencing the gas & electricity markets.

  • Strong commercial acumen, willing to deliver in a collaborative manner, and takes a pro-active approach to problem solving.

  • Strong desire to develop their career in a fast paced and evolving commercial environment.

  • Sees role as part of the bigger organization and seeks opportunities to develop trust through open communication.

  • Opportunity to help the regulatory environment in key growth markets, both in electricity and gas, as well as helping to build a material renewables and clean energy business in a dynamic region and fast-growing market for Shell.

Company Description

Shell is one the largest foreign investors in Singapore and began operations in 1891. Today, we have more than 3,200 employees in Singapore alone. The Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site today is the largest Shell refinery in the world in terms of crude distillation capacity, which makes Singapore a key regional supply and trading centre for Shell in the East. Singapore is the largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia Pacific region. Shell Jurong Island (SJI) manufactures petrochemicals to meet the fast-growing demand for these products in the region. We also have one of the largest single-branded retail networks in Singapore, providing customers with a wide range of quality products and services. When you join Shell in Singapore, you can count on our commitment to help you thrive and propel your career by means of our industry-leading development programme and our available and unrivalled pool of local and global experts. Our numerous global and local skill pools as well as our diversity are key to our success and continuing innovation.

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.

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