Job Description Where you fit in
The role of the Legal Services Trading & Supply (LSTS) organisation is to provide legal advice, support and related services to the business unit in a proactive, timely, cost-effective and professional manner with a view to furthering business objectives and protecting shareholder interests. LSTS seeks to ensure that legal risks are identified, appropriate alternative approaches and strategies are considered, and documents are drafted to reflect accurately commercial decisions, at all times consistent with professional standards, legal obligations, the Shell General Business Principles and the Shell Control Framework.
The lawyers supporting Shell Energy - Europe & Environmental Products (SE-EE)
are primarily located in (i) London (head office), Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Istanbul and the Netherlands for the European gas and power work and (ii) Houston, London (head office), Singapore, Beijing and Brisbane for the environmental products work. What's the role?
SE-EE is working on building a European power business which is expected to be a significant contributor to Shell's bottom line. As part of this target, SE-EE plans to execute a number of structural deals some of which will have long term tenors. Such structural deals include offtake agreements with renewable developers, PPAs with battery owners/developers, route-to-market deals with renewable asset owners and tolling. A number of these opportunities are first-time deals for SE-EE and require technical, commercial and contractual experience and knowledge. In line with this need, SE-EE is seeking to build its functional and business capabilities.We are looking for an experienced lawyer with deep expertise in the UK/European Power markets
who can provide support on route-to-market/direct agreement arrangements, energy management services agreements, financial hedge products (ISDA based), tolling agreements, PPA contracts (wind, solar), battery storage and ancillary benefits arrangements (e.g. firm frequency response services) and other power industry deals.
In this position, you are responsible primarily for the provision of legal services to the rapidly growing Shell Energy Power businesses covering Europe. In addition, the role may, in due course, involve supporting gas and environmental products work.
Additionally, you will be responsible for providing and coordinating legal support including as follows:
- promoting teamwork between lawyers working in different regions and businesses by encouraging a collaborative approach to cross-business and cross-regional matters;
- providing legal advice on and participating in negotiations with third parties;
- protecting the rights and reputation of Shell Companies in all commercial and contractual arrangements in dealings with governmental and regulatory authorities, local communities and other stakeholders;
- management of pre-litigation disputes arising out of or in connection with business activities;
- participating in industry bodies to help influence legal developments in the industry and also support legal/regulatory lobbying initiatives.
This role will involve working closely with the Shell Energy Power business and other lawyers supporting that business. As Power is a key strategic aim of the Shell Group, this business will be expanding rapidly and this will mean an exciting but demanding workload supporting not only in a legal capacity but also as a key business partner assisting that business with its goals.Company Description
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 capitalization and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. Shell in the UK 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. 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 the 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.
A rewarding place to work
- 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.
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.Requirements What we need from you
- Demonstrated, deep power industry expertise in the UK/European Power markets. We are working on building a European power business which is expected to be a significant contributor to Shell bottom line. Expertise within or for renewable (wind/solar) developers, battery owners/developers, or similar are of an advantage.
- Excellent negotiating and legal drafting skills; preferably with experience in drafting and negotiating energy marketing and trading agreements, structured transactions, and derivative agreements;
- Experience in dealing with complex international law contracts as well as dealing with different legal systems;
- International transactional experience and excellent grasp of legal as well as business issues, industry developments and legal, social and political trends that may have an impact on the business; as well as pre-litigation claims and disputes under complex international agreements;
- Ability to find creative solutions to legal and commercial issues, but within acceptable legal and risk frameworks; as well as to understand and take account business drivers and needs;
- Ability to clearly explain legal risks, develop sound mitigation strategies and find acceptable commercial solutions; having a sound judgement in sensitive areas and difficult issues as well as handling complex and sensitive government and partner relations.
- Solid communication, coaching and development skills and a willingness and ability to coach and develop more junior/less experienced colleagues.
- Ability to build, maintain and instruct a network of in-house and external counsel;
- Ability to ensure that legal and compliance issues are taken into consideration and fully complied with;
- Fluent in English, both spoken and written, with excellent English drafting and negotiating skills.
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