Company: Shell
Skills: Business Analyst, Energy / Commodity Trading, Financial Audit
Education: Masters Degree
Location: London, United Kingdom

What's the role?

The UK Short Term Power Trading team forms part of the European Power trading organisation. The Operations Analyst is part of a team which is responsible for supporting the commercial and operational management of SE-EE (Shell Energy Europe & Environmental) power activities in the UK.

The SE-EE power portfolio is an industry leading mix of remotely operated distributed generation assets, flexible renewable generation, and algorithmically controlled storage assets. The UK Short Term Power Team was the first team to ever control aggregated generation units in the UK Balancing Market and the first team to ever control storage assets via the use of algorithms. The team continues to be the market leader in terms of short-term optimisation of physical assets.

  • Remotely operating assets in the UK power portfolio.
  • Supporting the Trader to optimise portfolio using physical assets, wholesale market trading and balancing market trading.
  • Ensure compliance with customer asset restrictions such as emissions limits, running hours and availability.
  • Responsible for the accurate nomination and physical scheduling of remote power assets including batteries, gas reciprocating engines, offshore wind and CCGTs.
  • Responsible for ensuring Shell HSSE standards are maintained throughout all remote physical asset instructions.
  • Monitor UK Balancing Market and ensure all data facing the system operator is updated accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Maximise commercial opportunity by competitive pricing in the Balancing Mechanism.
  • Monitor performance of all assets/contracts and liaise with customer where necessary.

This is an evolving role as part of the expansion of power trading within Shell, as such the processes and procedures change rapidly which requires team members to keep appraised on areas that affect their operational activities. Part of the role will be in liaising with the on-call power operations desk to deliver additional value and work towards building one cohesive and aligned gas and power trading team.

This position is for a role as part of the UK Short Term Power Trading team, the role involves working outside of normal office hours, including weekends and bank holidays.

What we need from you

Along with a numerical degree, we hope to see the following in your CVs:
  • Good knowledge of European power markets and asset operations.
  • Working knowledge of relevant power codes and the implications on physical asset trading
  • Experienced user of IT systems, skilled in MS office and preferably the ability to write basic programming code.
  • Self-starter, able to effectively multi-task
  • Very strong attention to detail
  • Ability to assimilate large amounts of data quickly and make informed decisions
  • Ability and confidence to take ownership of issues, managing to resolution.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Commercially focused individual able to demonstrate delivering additional value.
  • Able to work accurately in a fast-paced and pressured environment.
  • Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be flexible, working as part of a shift team in London.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy 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 capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell 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.

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.