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Shell Duty Trader in Brisbane, Australia


Job Title:

Duty Trader

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Job Description:

Make a difference

If you’re a Duty Trader with excellent collaboration skills, then this role is a chance to develop your technical skills whilst working for an industry leader.

What’s the role?

Shell Energy Australia (SEAU) is the domestic energy marketing and trading arm for Shell within Australia. The Short Term Trading and Portfolio Team is based in Brisbane and provides a critical role for the Shell Energy and QGC businesses each day. The purpose of the team is to:

  • Manage the physical scheduling and dispatch of the QGC and SEAu gas and power portfolios in a safe and timely manner and in accordance with regulatory requirements and contractual obligations.

  • Identify, develop and execute opportunities to optimise the portfolios to create incremental value to the organisation within the 90day time horizon.

  • Operate as a well rounded and high performing team with grounding in all aspects of physical gas and power trading operations, analysis, contract management, negotiation and risk. Maintain tools and processes to support efficient team performance.

The Trading Team sits within the Short Term Trading and Portfolio Team and consists of Duty Traders who are responsible for the daily commercial management and optimistation of upstream gas production, power generation and LNG liquefaction for the QGC project, as well as the trading and scheduling of the Shell Energy portfolios across Australia. More specifically, the Duty Trader will manage the execution of daily contractual and regulatory obligations in accordance with set timeframes and identify opportunities to create value for QGC and SEAU through the execution of transactions.

The Trading Team works with QGC production operations, commercial operations, LNG, Condamine Power Station and with external parties to aggregate and optimise exposures for various commodities including natural gas and electricity.

In performing this role, the Duty Trader will be expected to build an in-depth understanding of Shell and QGC’s commercial contracts and make informed decisions to protect and create value. In fulfilling the requirements of the role, the position will liaise with counterparties, partners and service providers to QGC and Shell Energy’s contracts for commodity related transactions.

The team is required to operate within strict constraints and obligations of Shell safety and compliance standards, contractual agreements, pre-defined risk limits, and market/regulatory requirements. Members of this team also works as part of a roster that provides coverage 24 hours a day, every day of the week.

On any day the role can be varied and could involve :

  • Negotiating terms of gas sales and purchases with customers

  • Working with upstream operations to plan the management of gas positions during maintenance events

  • Presenting to broader Supply and Trading team on events and activities

  • Scheduling power station dispatch into the NEM

  • Analysing gas and power market outcomes to better inform strategy

  • Interpreting gas sales and purchase contracts for their operational obligations

  • Collating data for regulatory submissions

  • Managing pipeline pressure to ensure contractual obligations are met

  • Analysing IT systems to identify data anomalies

  • Responding to unplanned LNG plant interruptions in the middle of the night

  • Interacting with pipeline operators to schedule the flows of gas across the East and West coast

  • Trading in the Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub and bidding into STTMs or DWGM

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Trading Operations

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Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Your interest in working for Shell Australia is the first step towards a great career that focuses on securing an energy future for generations to come. Shell Australia can offer you a platform from which you can propel your career and work on projects as diverse as the game-changing Prelude FLNG, industry-leading QGC project in Queensland, or our range of upstream exploration and development opportunities. Shell has been in Australia since 1901. Today Shell Australia is focused largely in the upstream sector, especially in the exploration, development and production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil.


Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

At Shell we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse the workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. Shell values diversity and offers: flexible work schedules, work and family programs, health and wellness programs, employee networks and mentoring, plus great training and development

The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Location:

Brisbane - George Street


What we need from you

  • Be a strong collaborator and be comfortable in engaging both internally and externally in a professional, courteous and purposeful manner

  • Have a focus on compliance and maintain high standard of integrity

  • Have a high attention to detail with the ability to prioritise and deliver to a high level of accuracy

  • Have the ability to communicate clearly and accurately at all levels

  • Have a commercial mindset with the ability to identify, assess and execute commercial opportunities

  • Ideally have prior experience in Australian gas or power markets on the East or West coast.

  • Be a driven self starter who can operate autonomously and deliver to set targets

  • Be numerate with an analytical mindset and be comfortable in solving complex problems

  • Be able to demonstrate resilience under pressure and the ability to deliver under tight time frames

  • Be comfortable working in a close team environment that requires individuals to take on a high level of accountability

  • Be prepared to work on a shift roster in the Brisbane office that can require availability at all hours of the day

Applicants with a background in Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Commerce or Economics are encouraged to apply.

The role is dynamic and exciting, providing the holder opportunities to engage with many parts of the Shell business in Australia from upstream through to LNG as well as fulfilling a front office role engaging with third parties to deliver tangible value to the organisation.

If you have these skills, qualifications, the specialist competencies and experience relevant to the petroleum, gas and energy sectors we would love to hear from you.

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