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Deal Structurer, Gas
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October 20, 2023
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Where you fit in
Shell Energy Europe and Environmental Products (SE-EE) is part of Shell Trading and trades in natural gas and power in Europe and environmental products with a global scope.
The Deal Structuring team within SE-EE is a commercial function accountable for the valuation and risk assessment of new complex contracts that takes ownership of the valuation and deal management methodology.
The main activity of the Deal Structuring team is close collaboration with Originators and Trading desks to develop deal opportunities that add value and to support growth of the portfolio within the Energy product space in Power & Gas in Europe and for Environmental Products across the globe.
The Deal Structuring team operates from the Shell trading hub in London where the majority of the team members are located with some individual ones located in Hague and Singapore. The main commercial stakeholders for the Deal Structuring team are the Power and Gas Businesses in Europe and the Environmental Product Trading Business (EPTB) that operates globally with desks in London, Singapore, San Diego and Shanghai.
To support the growing activities of the business, the Deal Structuring team needs to expand and we are therefore looking for a senior individual who combines the quantitative and analytical skill set of a Deal Structurer with a commercial mindset and the ability to manage a complex stakeholder environment across multiple locations. The candidate is expected to have the necessary experience and self-dependence to quickly build a strong relationship with the business. All business lines work in fast changing and illiquid markets and continuously need to adapt. The role therefore requires an agile, creative mind and strong work ethic to keep pace with the market developments.
What’s the role?
The main responsibility of the role is to collaborate with the Gas business developers and support the growth of the portfolio within Gas stream, while being accountable for the methodology of the valuation and risk assessment of complex transactions.
The role needs to:
Represent the Deal Structuring team and build strong relationships with the business stakeholders and internal functional departments (Risk, Finance, Credit)
Collaborate with originators and traders to create innovative structured products in response to demand and changing market conditions
Provide an independent view on structured transactions, with constructive challenge of the deal owner as required and suggest alternative solutions or improvements
Develop and own valuation methods and models for pricing and risk assessment of complex structured contracts. Identify value drivers and risks inherent in the transactions
(e.g. market risk, project risk, credit risk, regulatory risk, financing risk).
As part of the deal team proactively engage with commercial project leaders to (re-)structure non-standard transactions during negotiation phase, be creative to suggest alternative solutions and adaption of contract structures
Work closely with all relevant internal stakeholders during the approval process
Collaborate with deal owners to manage and extract value from acquired structured positions.
Maintain close, collaborative relationships with the wider origination team and other internal partners in the value chain such as New Energies
Maintain an outward mindset and ongoing commitment of Deal Structuring to the One-team approach
This role is a challenging position with excellent development opportunities across T&S and the wider Shell group. We require a creative individual with excellent analytical/numerical and interpersonal skills. Working under tight deadlines and conflicting pressures, the candidate will prove able to continue delivering to an excellent standard, with clear focus on the bottom line and priorities in hand. The successful candidate will show the will and the ability to contribute to this objective and to constantly improve personal and team performance.
We are interested in attracting people to our business who share our core working values of honesty, integrity and respect for others. We also want those who can build on our business vision, are prepared to accept accountability and can achieve great results through teamwork and generating creative solutions to problems.
What we need from you
We hope to see the following in your CV:
Postgraduate or professional qualification in numerical subject (MSc, CFA, ACA or similar).
Excellent analytical / financial skills, business acumen, and demonstrated achievement.
Experience in financial modelling or risk management in a trading environment
Experience with financial terms and metrics (e.g. collateral and accounting treatment).
Good interpersonal skills, both with team colleagues and stakeholders, with a proven track record as a senior team member.
Proven ability to work within a complex team, experience in working across multiple locations highly desirable.
Excellent communication, relationship building and presentation skills.
Previous exposure to Energy Markets (e.g. gas, power or environmental product markets)
Programming skills e.g. VBA or Python.
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