Shell Business Operations

Senior Integration Optimization Manager

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10 May 2023
10 Jun 2023
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The Role

Where you fit in?

The Senior Integration and Optimization Analyst (Market Risk Project Manager) is a member of the Oil Market Risk team and reports to the Head of Market Risk Oil. The Oil Market Risk Team is responsible for understanding the trading markets and strategies employed by the oil trading business of Shell T&S (Trading and Supply).

The role works closely with risk leads for all parts of the risk management spectrum including a significant Business Operations component, regular discussions with Front Office, Finance, Compliance and Back Office, and a focal point for crude and products risk related queries from across the Shell group.

What is the role

The purpose of the role is to independently identify, measure, and report on the level of risk from integrated projects across the Shell organization e.g., working with refineries (Margin Optimization), working with upstream, working with other downstream entities as well as cover projects within T&S that span different business entities. The role will provide risk assessments and insights to senior management while collaborating with and providing market specific information and advice to others in the global Finance and Risk Management organization.

More specifically, the successful candidate will be accountable for the following:

  • To provide insight and analysis around the level of portfolio and asset optimization between Oil Trading entities as well as with Shell Upstream and Downstream entities.
  • Provide independent advice and guidance on the level of risk/return across value chains and whether this is congruent with the agreed level of risk appetite.
  • Lead the efforts to identify, measure and report the level of risk and associated return from refinery optimization.
  • Ensure that all exposures generated are fully understood and that these exposures and resultant P&L are properly evaluated, validated, and analyzed prior to any income being reported.
  • Identify risks, look at model and portfolio assumptions, market inputs, pricing issues, valuation parameters and instrument types.
  • Produce ad-hoc analysis to explain P&L or exposure changes to Front Office, assist them with queries and requests for system setup changes.
  • Ability to solve real world business problems using quantitative and computational techniques.
  • Support digitalization and automation to smooth the flow of information across the business and to remove manual tasks.
  • Drive understanding of the design and utilization of methodologies to assess risk/reward of the portfolio, including VaR back-testing, stress testing, scenario analysis, liquidity analysis.
  • Understand and explain changes in VaR by breaking down the impact by its underlying drivers and ensuring that the VaR accurately reflects the positions taken and volatility of the relevant market.
  • Define and advance analytical mindset and behaviors by providing support for training and learning opportunities to analysts to enhance their understanding of trade book strategies, complex deals, trading and risk mandates, and market fundamentals.


  • Capable of being independent from front office; able to objectively analyze and report risks and exposures. Regularly engage in discussion with traders and management about exposure taken and resultant P&L.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills, having the self-confidence to challenge traders on deals, valuations, positions, limit mandates.
  • Excellent communication skills: the role will require writing reports and policies and presenting analysis and insights to senior stakeholders. Due to the global nature of the business the role requires communicating using different methods, in a variety of formats, to people in many countries.
  • Team player, good interpersonal skills. Flexible to work with colleagues across numerous time zones with both Market Risk at the Trading Hubs in London, Rotterdam, Houston, Dubai and Singapore, but equally the Business Operations centres in Chennai, Manilla, Bangalore.
  • Ability to articulate and communicate complex scenarios and ideas in a clear and concise manner whilst understanding the perspective and experience of others. Ability to challenge sensitive issues constructively whilst maintaining working relationships.
  • Working closely with the Credit and other Risk teams to ensure trading risks and returns are fully understood, captured, and challenged where necessary. This will also include longer term risks, inherent in contracts such as, but not limited to, storage, pipelines, time-charters.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, or IT. Master’s preferred
  • Substantial experience (10+ years) within a commodity trading and risk management organization, including an advanced understanding of the crude and products markets (physical & financial)
  • Strong understanding of trading, operations, risk and mid/back-office business processes, policies, procedures, and controls
  • Advanced grasp of trading influences, deal structures and types, interpreting positions, P&L, market to market, trading reporting regulations, financial and management reporting, position reporting, and financial analysis, modeling capabilities, research and problem-solving skills, computer skills, technologically oriented
  • Capable of being independent from front office; able to objectively analyze and report risks and exposures
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills, having the self-confidence to challenge traders on deals, valuations, positions, limit mandates
  • Team player, good interpersonal skills. Flexible to work across numerous time zones with both Market Risk in Houston and Singapore, but equally the FO center in Chennai
  • Continuous improvement mindset, utilizing tools to streamline and automate desk
  • Introduce & implement industry best practices in commodity trading risk management
  • Experience with ENDUR or comparable energy trading risk management system and ability to fully leverage its functionality.

Company description 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

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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