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Shell Specialist Trading Surveillance in Singapore, Singapore


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Specialist Trading Surveillance

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Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager Trading Surveillance EMEA & Asia, the Specialist Trading Surveillance is a member of the Controls and Reporting team within T&S Compliance.

The T&S Trading Surveillance team has global responsibility for monitoring & surveillance (M&S) of T&S’s trading practices and business communications.

The Specialist Trading Surveillance will be expected to:

  • Monitor T&S’s trading practices and business communications to detect market abuse and non-compliance with other regulations and requirements;

  • Assist the Manager Trading Surveillance EMEA & Asia in assessing the appropriateness of M&S tools, policies, procedures and processes on an ongoing basis;

  • Liaise with the Compliance Regulation team to evaluate and analyse market events and regulatory interventions, design and implement mitigating actions to address any possible gaps in policies or tools, and to focus M&S investigative analysis;

  • Collaborate with other members of the Controls & Reporting team to develop key elements of the Monitoring & Surveillance control plans;

  • Work with the Compliance Project team to deliver improved M&S processes and tools;

  • Act as an escalation focal point for advice and support of Senior Analysts Trading Surveillance and Analysts Trading Surveillance on day to day events and findings;

  • Assist the Manager Trading Surveillance EMEA & Asia in analysing Management Information (MI) on Compliance Monitoring & Surveillance activities (including case reports) for reporting at the T&S Governance, Risk, Compliance & Assurance (GRCA) Committees;

  • Partner as a Monitoring & Surveillance SME with other parts of Compliance, the T&S Businesses and other Functions.

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Shell is one the largest foreign investors in Singapore and began operations in 1891. Today, we have more than 3,200 employees in Singapore alone. The Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site today is the largest Shell refinery in the world in terms of crude distillation capacity, which makes Singapore a key regional supply and trading centre for Shell in the East. Singapore is the largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia Pacific region. Shell Jurong Island (SJI) manufactures petrochemicals to meet the fast-growing demand for these products in the region. We also have one of the largest single-branded retail networks in Singapore, providing customers with a wide range of quality products and services. When you join Shell in Singapore, you can count on our commitment to help you thrive and propel your career by means of our industry-leading development programme and our available and unrivalled pool of local and global experts. Our numerous global and local skill pools as well as our diversity are key to our success and continuing innovation.


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Work Location:

Singapore - Metropolis


  • Significant experience in monitoring trading practice and business communications in a Financial Services or trading firm.

  • Significant experience of market monitoring tools and software, including Excel, data analytic tools such as Alteryx or Python and other database systems to deal with large data sets for exploratory analytics, as well as visualisation applications (such as Spotfire or Tableau) and automated monitoring tools.

  • Significant knowledge of the global physical/financial crude oil, refined products, natural gas and/or electricity markets is required.

  • Strong understanding of trading instruments, trading strategies, and risk concepts as well as fundamentals of exchange traded/derivative activity, including contract specification, delivery point and delivery mechanism, exchange rules including (but not limited to) position limits and block trades.

  • Understanding the logistics of the physical markets, including delivery, transportation and storage and typical market activity e.g. seasonality, inventory release days and major market participants.

  • Robust understanding of global financial regulations, compliance requirements and the Shell Code of Conduct as they relate to Asia.

  • Deep understanding of trading systems and resulting data and the ability to understand how systems output is linked to the monitoring tools input.

  • Robust analytical ability, skilled at advanced database querying to enable identification of critical information to meet decision making needs.

  • Mastery of continuous improvement methodologies to improve processes and ability to configure, test implement new tools as part of a project team.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to interact with a wide range of stakeholders. Credible and persuasive in ensuring the needs of our complex business are fully understood, resolve conflict and deliver tough messages.

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and partner effectively within a global team.

  • Compliance is a foundation of the way in which T&S does business and therefore integrity is one of the fundamental values that we are seeking as part of the T&S Compliance team. We believe integrity is the hallmark of a person who demonstrates sound moral and ethical principles during their work. Integrity is the foundation on which co-workers build relationships, trust, and effective interpersonal relationships. It is essential that the successful candidate will be able to give clear examples of integrity as one of their core values.

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