Real Time Power Trader – San Diego, CA

Job Description

The Role

What’s the role?


Shell Trading integrates a world-wide trading network with an unsurpassed global portfolio in crude oil, refined products, natural gas, electrical power and chemicals. As the world’s largest energy trading business, Shell Trading is a key segment of the Royal Dutch Shell portfolio, leveraging scale, global reach, talent and financial strength to compete strongly and continue to grow in the evolving energy trading market.


With trading volumes of about 14 million barrels of crude oil equivalent per day, this organization has the skill base, dedicated staff and international scope to capitalize on trading opportunities inherent in Shell's asset and market positions around the world. Member companies of the Shell Trading Network are located in North and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


Shell Energy North America (SENA), markets energy-related products and services associated with wholesale natural gas and power marketing and trading. From start-up in the mid 1990s, this company has become one of the largest wholesale energy marketers and traders in North America. Customers include utilities, gas distribution companies, municipalities, rural electrical co-operatives, independent power producers, gas and power aggregators and large industrial customers.



  • Operates Shell’s portfolio in a synchronized manner and reduces the net cost of energy delivered to customers by adjusting the hourly pre-schedule and generation output on real time, while meeting the prudent standards of the WECC, CAISO, and SPP.    

  • Capitalize on locational arbitrage opportunities in Northwest and Desert Southwest Real Time Power Markets.

  • Manage river flows and operations to ensure optimization of hydro slice assets and pond storage.

  • Economic dispatch of Shell’s Portfolio; management of balancing authority, generation units, transmission, and client resources.

  • Protect all Shell positions by managing power flow, potential cuts, and incremental deals.

  • Effectively bid and manage CAISO intertie and convergence bid positions.

  • Communicate and coordinate with other internal / external groups and trading tenors.

  • Meet time sensitive deadlines. (Accurate and timely deal entry).

  • Ability to multi-task in a stressful and dynamic work environment.


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 1 year of experience in generation dispatch or power trading with extensive familiarity with one or more regional energy producers and markets.

  • Background in power trading and/or scheduling.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving aptitude.

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to perform under rigid daily deadlines.

  • Self-starter with excellent computer skills.

  • Aggressive, self-motivated individual who functions well in a team environment.


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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