Company: Shell
Skills: Commercial Management, Regulatory Compliance
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: London, United Kingdom

Are you a strategic thinker and that would like to learn about trading, regulation and market design? If so, we have the role just for you, in either London or Hamburg to kick start your career in the energy sector.

Where you fit in

The EU and German regulatory frameworks for gas are rapidly evolving in response to the challenging energy transition agenda and the security of supply crisis.

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

You will join a team of regulatory experts who are passionate about:
  • Creating value for Shell by identifying key regulatory risks and mitigating strategies to protect Shell's existing and aspired commercial positions.
  • Building opportunities to change existing regulations to enable business growth and
  • Actively pursuing and delivering regulatory change by playing a thought leadership role in external regulatory processes.

What's the role?

As a Commercial and Regulatory Affairs Advisor, you will collaborate with the Gas Regulatory Affairs Manager in Germany to:
  • Monitor national authorities on policy, regulatory and market design issues having a commercial impact on our business with respect to gas
  • Build insights into the market design structures and trends
  • Use this knowledge to support the development of commercial strategies to generate tangible financial results in the short, medium term and long term
  • Engage with commercial and functional teams to develop joint views on regulatory and market design opportunities, risks and threats
  • Where needed, join relevant trade and industry association meetings and working groups
  • Particularly for new business activities or customer value propositions, provide support to the business in identifying relevant rules and regulations and establishing efficient and effective processes so that business is conducted in full compliance.

What we need from you

At times you will work on formal consultations with a large amount of complex material that can be quite academic in nature with an aim to develop comprehensive Shell responses. This will require the ability to be fluent in both, German and English language. You will be able to work closely with other Shell Regulatory Affairs gas managers to distil the information, grasp the commercial concept, build a compelling argument, and execute effective regulatory advocacy and lobbying.

This entails learning to communicate messages with confidence and credibility. Attention to details is always a must and commercial acumen a necessity. Still some meetings or hearings might require physical presence, thus a portion of travel will be involved with this role.

Also, we are interested in attracting people who share our core working values of honesty, integrity and respect for others and we seek professionals who can build on our business vision, are prepared to accept accountability and can achieve great results through teamwork.

We expect you to:
  • Hold a degree in one of the following disciplines economics, engineering, political sciences
  • Be interested to develop knowledge of the German and European gas markets and to build and utilize experience of the changing regulatory, commercial, customer and competitor playing field in the energy industry
  • Show excellent interpersonal and communication skills in written and spoken English and German language.

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.