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Junior Trader West Gas
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Junior Trader West Gas

The Role

What is the role

The role will focus on managing assets associated with natural gas transport and storage in the West region.  This will require trading of physical and financial natural gas products.  To be successful, the candidate will require a deep understanding of the US pipeline system and the pricing mechanics that balance the pipeline system on a daily/monthly basis.  The ability to develop relationships with customers, pipeline and storage representatives, and internal stakeholders is critical.

You will work closely with Shell traders and originators each day to deliver portfolio value by optimizing exposures.   


  • Manage/Optimize physical and financial gas positions on assigned pipelines and storage in the West
  • Manage a portfolio of transportation and customer load and affiliate requirements
  • Develop fundamental outlook in concert with fundamentals team to drive shorter term positioning in book
  • Communicate market view quickly and concisely to other members of the team to drive integrated value across commodities and tenors.
  • Collaborate and work in partnership with internal teams such as Finance, Credit, Legal, Structuring, Operations, Regulatory, Fundamentals, Contracts, Market Risk.
  • Collaborate with functional groups within Shell Energy including:
  • Accounting, Customer Support, Risk Control, and Power Scheduling to facilitate the tie-out and settlement processes for daily P/L reporting and exposure reporting.
  • Contract Administration to verify/reconcile broker information as well as physical power delivery language.
  • Records Management.
  • Credit.
  • Analyze historical pricing relationships to cash and forward prices.
  • Contribute to and ensure alignment with SENA's overall goals and strategies.

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum 3 years of industry or commodity trading experience.
  • Knowledge of and adherence to industry Compliance and Regulatory rules specifically regarding FERC compliance to pipeline and capacity operations.
  • Thrives in a high-pressure multi-tasking environment where time sensitive tasks/projects must be consistently delivered with high quality.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with time sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to make quick and well-reasoned decisions is critical.
  • Demonstrated self-starter.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving aptitude.
  • Good human relation skills (oral and written).
  • Demonstrate Grasp of economic reasoning skills.
  • Able to reside in San Diego.

Company description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re 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.

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