South Power Trading Manager – Houston, TX

Job Description

The Role

What’s the role?


This role will develop and implement the long-term strategy for power, and renewables trading business within the ERCOT region of the United States. The successful candidate will also be the lead trader on the desk and personally manage long term basis, HR, and option positions.  They will manage and set strategic direction for business development as well as build strong working relationships that support a distinctive supply chain with a distinct competitive structure while trading to build Shell’s value.



  • The Manager South Power Trading will manage and grow a geographically bounded portfolio of assets, linked by infrastructure, supply and end use customers, and trading relationships.

  • Manages physical and financial power, natural gas and options for speculation and hedging.

  • Manages an extensive portfolio of generation, transmission, and customer load and sales.

  • Develops long-term business and trading strategies while operating within existing Manual Authorities and contract parameters.

  • Leads and maintains a culture where Compliance is a Priority and the highest standards of integrity and ethics are maintained in all interactions with industry participants, customers and internally with other team members and colleagues.

  • Contributes and participates in the GM Trading’s Leadership team.

  • Manages a team of 6-7 individuals who trade power, natural gas and options. Optimizes a growing portfolio of generation (wind, solar, natural gas), transportation, transmission and customer sales in very dynamic ERCOT market.



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 in Economics, Business, Finance, Mathematics or Engineering. Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Minimum 10+ years of experience in the relevant gas and power markets, trading experience with options, futures, forwards and other derivatives.

  • Demonstrated ability to make quick and well-reasoned decisions encompassing Compliance and Regulatory guidelines.

  • Strong leadership track record of leading a team, developing staff, managing budget, focus on compliance, respect for colleagues, and the capacity to work across boundaries with other Shell Trading teams and Functional groups.

  • Collaborates and works in partnership with internal teams such as Compliance, Finance, Credit, Legal, Structuring, Operations, Regulatory, Fundamentals, Contracts, Market Risk.

  • Strategizes and coordinates with the Sales and Origination leadership and team to drive success through our origination business. 

  • Develops customer product offerings including complex multiyear structured transactions with the Sales and Origination team


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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