Company: Shell
Skills: Risk Management
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: London, England, United Kingdom


It is recognised that the size and complexity of Shell Trading & Supply (T&S) has increased substantially over the past few years and the expectations around risk management from a regulatory perspective have also shifted for Energy Trading, for example, with the FCA's Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) applying in the UK from December 2019. As a result, and also recognising the potential to unlock additional value from enhanced risk management of our trading activities, a strategic decision has been made to make a major investment over the next 3-4 years to strengthen the risk management capabilities of the organisation from a people, process, data and systems perspective in both the first and second lines of defence. A new Chief Risk Officer (CRO) was brought into the organisation in March 2020 who is leading the efforts for the second line of defence and added a number of new roles to the organisation to drive these changes forward.

Where you fit in?

The new Risk Reporting and Analytics (RRA) team focuses on the delivery of regular and ad hoc risk reporting and portfolio analytics to the commercial teams, the risk management teams and various other stakeholders such as the T&S Leadership Team (TSLT), Shell Executive Committee (EC) and the production of risk information which will flow into external financial reporting. This includes merging the activities of the previous Enterprise Risk Advisor. The RRA team also partners closely with the Risk Transformation and Shell IT teams to contribute to the planning and delivery of risk systems/IT change projects.

The Senior Analyst Quantitative Methods (Europe) role's primary stakeholders are commercial teams and risk managers located in T&S hubs of London, Houston, Rotterdam, Dubai and Singapore, with global activities. The role focuses on providing pre- and post-deal quantitative analytics to support these teams, in particular covering businesses in the European and Asian time zones.

What's the role?

Successful candidate will be accountable for the following:
  • Provide ad hoc advanced analytics at a transaction level such as for the calculation of pre-deal exposures (potential future exposure, expected exposure, expected credit loss etc). Transactions can be long-dated and complex, often with embedded derivatives and may extend into illiquid parts of the curve.
  • Collaborate with and support Commercial / Credit / Market Risk / Valuation teams with production reporting of complex modelled contracts e.g. complex LNG contract modelling, market risk price stochastic models, structured credit agreements, multi-variate options, as well as other ad-hoc requests from commercial senior management.
  • Ensure analytics methods and tools have clear and appropriate documentation.
  • Provide leadership and support to RRA colleagues, including the Shell Business Operation (SBO) teams based in Chennai and Manila that support with daily operational tasks.
  • Contribute as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to reporting and analytics related projects as part of the transformation agenda within Risk
  • Act as a centre of expertise for SME's across Risk, providing 'thought leadership' and helping them to interpret the quantitative drivers for the portfolio and specific transactions booked in T&S
  • Interface with stakeholders in Shell IT, Commercial, Risk Transformation, and broader Risk etc.

What we need from you?

We are keen to hear from candidates who have prior quantitative risk analytics experience desirable, with a deep understanding of at least one commodity market in which T&S operates (e.g. Gas, Power, Emissions, LNG or Oil) and the quantitative risk methods commonly used, including how to apply them and where a simpler approximation might be suitable.

Beyond that, we'd hope to see as many of the following on your CV:
  • Exposure to the types of quantitative and data challenges faced in a complex trading environment with multiple ETRM's and other data sources.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal), including an ability to concisely explain complex concepts to non-specialist stakeholders in terms of intent and application.
  • Excellent attention to detail, methodical, organized.
  • Resilient when working under pressure, with the ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines and exercise good judgement when providing advice, questioning discrepancies and escalating issues.
  • Learner mindset: innovative and creative, excellent critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Proficiency with SQL, Python or other programming languages is desirable.
  • CQF would be a bonus

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