Senior Real Time Power Trader – Houston, TX

Job Description

The Role

What’s the role?

Shell is looking for a Senior Real Time Power Trader to provide coverage on the 24x7 Shell Energy Real-time Trading Desk, serve as a lead developer of intraday market intelligence, use business analytics and develop process automation.


  • Ability to work a rotating 12-hour shift schedule 7-days per week for the Real-time desk

  • Collaborate with the Trader, Asset Optimization and customers to develop asset bids and offers.

  • Develop tools to leverage and analyze archived market data in a meaningful way.

  • Utilize PCI and/or additional automation to simplify energy and ancillary offers to ERCOT, SPP, PJM, and other ISOs as needed.

  • Leverage work products from fundamental analyses create intraday congestion forecasts.

  • Trade and collaborate with Asset Optimization based upon intra-day intelligence.

  • Standardize and internally distribute daily reports. Transact and optimize positions according to intraday intelligence.

  • Interface with in-house Trading Software to develop real-time asset and trader performance metrics.

  • Collaborate on performance management, root-cause analysis, and refine strategies / offer procedures accordingly.

  • Manage large datasets in a meaningful way, with the ability to extract insight and develop actionable commercial strategies, including:

    • Historical term forward prices and liquidation data.

    • Trading models and pricing tools.

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.       

  • Experience working in a power trading or electric system operations environment as a Power / Gas trader, operations manager, risk control, a trading analyst, ISO/RTO, Generation dispatch, or similar.

  • PJM or NERC Certification preferred.

  • Minimum three (3+) years’ experience in generation dispatch or power trading with extensive familiarity with one or more regional energy producers and markets is a must.

  • Ability to work 12-hour shifts work during nights and days.

  • Must have experience in power trading and/or scheduling.

  • Experience using SQL, Python or VBA is an advantage.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving aptitude.

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to perform under rigid daily deadlines.

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office products.

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

  • Previous experience in process automation and code development in Power System Dispatch and or Scheduling strongly preferred.

Personal Qualities:

  • Thrives in a high-pressure multi-tasking environment where time sensitive tasks/projects must be consistently delivered with high quality.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with time sensitive deadlines.

  • Ability to make quick and well-reasoned decisions is critical.

  • Demonstrated self-starter.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving aptitude.

Business Specific Knowledge:

  • Grasp of marginal economic reasoning skills.

  • Knowledge of fundamental simulation forecasting tools and the manner which these can be used to identify opportunities.

  • Physical power and gas products including and an understanding of transmission / transportation networks.

  • Working knowledge of power plant operational activities and ISO rules

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