Power Deal Structurer in London

Location: London
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: Shell
Job Hours: Full-time

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Where you fit in

The front-office Deal Structuring environment at SE-EE is changing significantly with the growing businesses. The team, under common leadership, is organized into three product lines as DS Power, DS Gas and DS Environmental Products. This structure allows us to develop synergies and accelerate rationalization of products & models while aligning ourselves closely with respective businesses.  DS Power team currently consists of 12-14 people who are highly analytical and play a pivotal role in the delivery of material power deals within SE-EE working closely with originators and trading desks.

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. The candidate is expected quickly build a strong relationship with the Power business and increase Deal Structuring activity for the growth of the Power business in Europe.

The Power business in Europe is active in all the major European power markets across the entire power value chain and furthermore provides non-standard structured solutions for customers and counterparties. The role therefore requires specialized knowledge of the European power markets and the corresponding regulatory environment as well as an agile, creative mind and strong work ethic to keep pace with the market developments.

The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in external business meetings with customers and on occasion to travel within Europe and accompany the power originators for external meetings with customers.

What’s the role?

This role is an exciting and 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 pressures requiring dynamic expectation management of stakeholders. The candidate will be needed 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.

The main responsibility of the role is to collaborate with the power business and support the growth of the power portfolio in Europe, while being accountable for the methodology of the valuation and risk assessment of complex transactions.

The role specifically involves the following:

  • Represent the Deal Structuring team and build strong relationships with the local stakeholders in the power business and with internal functional departments (Risk, Finance, Credit)

  • Collaborate with power originators and traders to create innovative structured products in response to demand and changing market conditions

  • Provide specialized knowledge on structure, valuation and risk assessment for opportunities in the European power market

  • 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, performance 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 team and other internal partners in the value chain

  • Maintain an outward mindset and ongoing commitment of Deal Structuring to the One-team approach

What we need from you

We are keen to hear from individuals who are quick learners with demonstrable experience of leading individually as well as small teams towards finding solution to complex business problems and grow within a dynamic environment of power trading.

With deal structuring at the heart of this role, the candidates would ideally need prior relevant experience in structuring/valuation and/or qualification in numerical subject (MSc, CFA, CQF, ACA or similar), with proven track record of working in Power/Gas markets (Preferably one or more European power markets).

Beyond the key requirements mentioned above, strong knowledge or experience in at least one or more areas listed below will be advantageous in succeeding and thriving in this role:

  • Theory and Practice of quantitative finance, models and application to gas and power derivatives

  • Knowledge of corporate finance and accounting principles

  • Commercial acumen and strong grasp of principles of long-term commodity investments & risk drivers

  • Experience of structured asset and deal valuations, including risk management strategies.

  • Developing and maintaining high quality excel financial models for business end use

  • Programming in python and Excel VBA

  • Coaching/mentoring junior team members

  • Fluency in the English language, with Dutch / German speaker preferred

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they don’t feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

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.

About Shell

Shell is a global energy company with around 87,000 employees in more than 70 countries. We work together to power progress through more and cleaner energy solutions. We serve more than 30 million customers at almost 46,000 retail service stations every day.

Our strategy is to accelerate the transition of our business to net-zero emissions, purposefully and profitably. #PoweringProgress

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