Company: Shell
Skills: LNG
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Singapore, Singapore

Shell Energy Operations (SE Ops) is responsible for execution of all deals and trades for Shell Energy which encompasses the global LNG business including downstream LNG and gas and power trading in Europe and Americas. SE Ops will also act as a talent pool for SE commercial.

Where you fit in

SLMT (Shell LNG Marketing & Trading) is the Global LNG Trading organization and the Commercial Freight Operator sits within STO which is the Operations arm of Shell Trading. Shell is global leader in LNG business. The current scale of operation is largest in the industry. This is a global business with supply projects in both Atlantic and AP basins and customers spread across Asia, Europe, Middle East and South America. The nature this high value trade is evolving fast with the mix of long- and short-term contracts changing fast.

Commercial LNG Operations provides commercial, logistical and administrative support to Shell Trading and is as such responsible on a day to day basis for the timely implementation and execution of freight and commercial transactions to ensure that all obligations arising from the LNG contract and time charter party (TCP) are met and carried out professionally. They work closely with Freight traders and Optimisation Trader to maximize the value-add through the application of economics and optimization skills for profitable operations and minimize the profit leakage from the flexibility and optionality embedded in the LNG contracts and Supply programs. Trading operations are also involved in the development of projects and new contracts. Due to the nature of physical trading operations, out of office hours working will be required.

What's the role?

The LNG Operations team is responsible on a day to day basis be able to operate LNG ships under SLMT responsibility working closely with the chartering team. In addition to freight operations this incumbent will also be expected to gain necessary experience to implement and execute commercial deals.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Include, but are not limited to:
  • Display visible leadership and commitment to HSSE within the team. Engage with external partners to echo and reinforce our strong focus on HSSE.
  • Ensure that LNG Operations fully complies with Shell's internal standards incl. compliance and HSSE, paying special attention to HSSE hazards and risks that may have impact on vessels voyage or port operation.
  • Ensure that all obligations arising from the time charter parties are carried out, and that any necessary requirements are complied with.
  • Pro-actively devise optimal and most economic voyage plans working with the vessel and commercial colleagues. This includes voyage and bunker economics.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders e.g. Traders, Optimization Traders, Finance, STASCO Shipping, understand drivers for decision making, challenge those where required.
  • Promote constructive relationships with Owner/Masters to continuously monitor and improve operational efficiency over and above TCP obligations.
  • Manage relationships with external stakeholders, counterparties and service providers, regulatory bodies, ship owners and agents.
  • Pro-actively close out operational related disputes, including COU issues, with external and internal counterparts or support and guide less experienced team members where necessary.
  • Ensure that all operational information is entered into Trading systems on time and with 'First time right' approach
  • Close out the charter parties accounting for all costs, including TCP claims and obtain sign-off from freight traders.
  • Support short term initiatives to continuously improve the efficiency of all aspects of the commercial freight operations for the movement of cargoes and port interaction
  • Deliver against relevant SLMT and agreed Operations KPI's.
  • Whilst key accountability lies with the regional team, the operator is expected to understand contractual constraints globally and collaborate with the Freight and Cargo operations team in other regions to resolve the issues.
  • The operator will handle global 24/7 trading activities and whilst colleagues are available in other time zones, the operator is expected to respond flexibly to requests outside of normal office hours.

What we need from you

Leadership Competencies
  • Can foster a positive work environment and lead by example even in challenging circumstances. Shows care for colleagues.
  • Act with personal integrity, be guided by personal values and beliefs.
  • Resilient under pressure and ability to manage own well-being with consideration for others.
  • Strong sense of initiative to independently seek out information.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, adapting to varying audiences to clearly articulate key messages for influence.
  • Deal with conflicting priorities where managing difficult stakeholders must be conducted professionally.
  • Display a learner mindset and challenge commercial decisions where applicable.
  • Make decisions under time pressure based on best available information.
  • Ability to engage, listen and understand perspectives whilst providing effective feedback to peers and management.
  • Impeccable work ethic with exceptional work standards and the desire learn and grow through experiences.
  • Proven track record of building trust among peers, stakeholders and external counterparties.
  • Ability to understand diversity of thought and incorporate different views in decision making.

Functional Competencies:
  • Good understanding of international trade, maritime transportation, and commodity markets.
  • Commercial mindset with established proven track record on adding commercial value, validated by commercial stakeholders.
  • Ability to apply analytical competencies and critically analyse scenarios to best determine actions and decision making
  • Able to gather and manage large data sets from different sources with complex relationships, streamline, develop reports and analysis using tools such as Excel, PowerBI, Alteryx etc.
  • Ability to analyse business challenges and formulate digital solutions using innovative technology
  • Track record of continuous improvement and be able to identify and implement solutions to ruthlessly eliminate complexity and waste in terms of processes.
  • Deploy a commercial mindset in parallel with critical HSSE elements to achieve a balance of objectives.
  • Ability to identify risk and opportunity in complex operational circumstances.
  • Ability to leverage on functional support and provide high quality options and opinions to commercial stakeholders.

Experience in commercial or logistics operations will be a strong advantage.

A key criterion is to be able to operate within a non-standard environment where the counterparty requires and expects considerable support and at the same time be able to gently introduce standardization and efficiency.

A high level of fluency in the English language, both written and spoken is required.

If you don't see yourself reflected in the job requirements on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Shell is committed to creating a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace and we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to send in your applications.

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.

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