Senior Power Market Analyst – Houston, TX/San Diego, CA

Job Description

The Role

What’s the role?

Shell Energy Americas is seeking an individual to join our Gas and Power Market Fundamentals team who will focus on US Power markets over the medium to long term time horizon.  This position is responsible for supporting the following divisions in RDS: Renewables & Energy Solutions (R&ES), Shell Energy North America Trading (SENA), and Strategy (SX). 

The Senior Power Analyst will be responsible for developing a deep understanding of the key mid-term and long-term drivers such as generation (wind, solar, gas fired, coal fired, etc.) transmission, regulatory, and demand. 

This position must build credibility with internal customers so that such foresight can be translated into commercial gain primarily supporting new investment opportunities in the Renewables & Energy Solutions division.   The emphasis is on developing both qualitatively and quantitatively advantaged capabilities, supported as appropriate by models, tools and techniques that yield high quality insights.  Collaborating with peers in the Short-Term Power Fundamentals team to build scalability in this respect is essential.


  • Develop power models for USA and Canada.

  • Use fundamental analysis techniques to support R&ES, SENA, and SX.

  • Research and understand the fundamentals drivers related to supply/demand/transmission in the context of medium to long-term modelling focused on developing forward pricing views that will be used for investment and trading opportunities.

  • Monitor market developments in market design/regulatory issues that could impact prices.

  • Maintain and perform models capable of zonal and nodal market simulations .

  • Work closely with short-term natural gas and power analysts in market view development.

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.

  • Master's OR Doctorate Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field is strongly preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Economics is required.

  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in Power Fundamentals.

  • Must be able to develop Fundamental views that will be translated into profitable investments/trades.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relations at multiple levels and across teams.

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.

  • Ability to filter multiple perspectives for commercially actionable intelligence.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Power Market Fundamentals.

  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following applications Modelling platforms such as UPlan, Plexos, ProMod, Powerworld, Aurora, or any other related modelling software experience,

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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