Shell Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor Clean Energy Solutions in London, United Kingdom
Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor Clean Energy Solutions
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Bring us your experience in European Gas Markets and the regulatory framework for certificates for clean energy sources in Europe and we will give you the opportunity to join Shell Energy Europe (SEE), a fast-paced organisation focused on achieving Shell’s strategy to thrive in the Energy Transition. This is a perfect opportunity for those that thrive in a fast-paced environment and wish to develop within an inclusive multinational company.
Where you fit in
Joining the Regulatory Affairs Team for SEE, you will join a team that scans the political, legislative and regulatory landscape for trends and issues that can give rise to substantive value creation or destruction. Working closely with fellow commercial colleagues the team build a case to either pursue the opportunities or mitigate the threats.
Your role will focus on the market for voluntary and regulated certificates for clean energy sources in Europe with emphasis on opportunities from gas and power certificates and renewable and decarbonised gas trading in North European markets.
What’s the role?
As a Senior Regulatory Affairs Advisor Clean Energy Solutions based in London, you will coordinate actions across departments to establish efficient and effective processes to ensure that business is conducted with compliance in the areas of renewable and decarbonised gases and certificates demonstrating that energy is sources from a renewable or decarbonised energy source (e.g. licensing requirements, compliance markets requirements).
You will be accountable for the researching and synthesising regulations to draw out key learnings to support country specific business strategies and commercial opportunities to driving efforts to identify and advise originators and traders on commercial opportunities for existing and new regulations. Further, you will be responsible for influencing the further development of the policy and regulatory framework of these activities through active participation into EU and national regulatory proceedings to protect/advance SEE’s interests.
The role will require you to have a diverging set of skills where at times you will work on formal regulatory documents with a large amount of complex material to advise on commercial opportunities or draw compliance requirements. Additionally, you’ll need to have the ability to distil information, grasp the commercial concept, build a compelling argument and execute effective advocacy and lobbying. This will entail communicating messages with confidence and credibility to a wide array of internal and external stakeholders.
Other accountabilities of the role include:
Serving as control focal point to ensure compliance (e.g. ability to advise traders and originators on whether proposed transactions fall within the regulatory framework) and suggest possible mitigations
Establish & maintaining relationships with key internal stakeholders, including Trading & Supply Products team, Products Compliance team, New Energies, Government Relations and Legal
Establishing strong working relationship with national authorities and agencies responsible for the policy and regulatory framework of gas and power certificates and renewable and decarbonised gas trading in North European markets.
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What we need from you
We want to talk to individuals who have in-depth knowledge of the regulatory framework for renewables and related certificates.
Further, we are looking for individuals who have experience of the changing regulatory, commercial, customer and competitor playing field in the gas industry in Northern Europe.
This position requires high commercial acumen and creativity allowing you to respond adequately (and in many cases under time pressure and in public fora) to challenges in negotiations with highly experienced and commercially astute regulatory professionals.
Further, due to the external and European nature of this role there may be significant travel involved and working non-standard hours.
Beyond that, we’re keen to see as many of the following attributes on your CV:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in written and spoken English essential with proficiency in the German language is a strong advantage.
University educated, ideally with a post-graduate qualification having a strong analytical component with evidence of strong academic performance
Project management/coordination skills
Strong influencing skills; ability to inform & influence multiple stakeholders (internal & external)
Extensive and proven experience reviewing/interpreting regulations. Ability to synthesize relevant information from review of lengthy/complex regulations and draw commercial implications.
Demonstrated ability to formulate opinions and advise on commercial impact to existing and/or regulatory feasibility of new commercial activities given evolving legislative landscape.
Candidates from other European countries are welcome to apply.
Salary Competitive Market Rate
Closing date: 8th January 2020
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