Saturday, February 5, 2011

Real Time Trader - Houston, TX

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Shell Downstream encompasses all the activities necessary to transform crude oil into petroleum products and petrochemicals, and deliver them around the world. Our Downstream businesses refine, supply, trade and ship crude oil worldwide, and manufacture, transport and market fuels, lubricants, bitumen, LPG and bulk petrochemicals for domestic, transportation and industrial uses. Altogether, the organisation employs some 65,000 people in around 100 counties.

Shell Trading supports the Shell businesses by trading natural gas, electrical power, crude oil, refined products, chemical feedstocks and environmental products, and managing the Group’s shipping activities. We sell crude oil to a wide range of customers within and outside the Shell group, and are active in most of the major crude oil markets. Our 50 years’ experience in the natural gas industry makes us one of the world’s most experienced marketers, with a supply portfolio that includes the largest equity share of liquefied natural gas (LNG) of any international oil company.

At Shell our commitment is to satisfy the world’s need for energy with economically, socially and environmentally responsible solutions. We seek a high standard of performance, and understand that great ideas can change the world. If you want to work with a group of creative, ambitious and innovative professionals then you should consider Shell. We will provide you with the resources to put your ideas into action, worldwide opportunities to advance your career, and outstanding benefits and rewards that support your quality of life. Join us and let’s make a real difference together.

Responsibilities :

The Real Time Power Trader(s) will ensure Shell Energy North America's Generation Portfolio for the North Region is run optimally. They will respond to changes in plant energy schedules including balancing authority communications and plant capabilities. They will also engage in physical energy transactions to ensure delivery obligations are met, as well as to capitalize on market opportunities. Work hours will be 12-hour shifts to ensure 24-hour coverage, 365 days per year. Shifts include rotation of days, nights, weekends, and holidays.

Requirements :

* Must have legal authorization to work on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
* Must have at least three (3) years power markets experience
* Real Time Power Trading or Scheduling experience highly preferred
* Working Knowledge of power plant operating characteristics preferred
* Knowledge of the NYISO, ISONE, PJM, MISO, and IESO market rules an asset. Extensive IESO market knowledge preferred.
* Ability to work independently in a fast paced environment with time deadlines
* Skilled in current computer technologies, especially EXCEL
* Bachelor's degree required

Desired character traits:

* self motivated
* team player
* capable of working in a high pressure multi-tasking environment
* aptitude for assimilating new concepts quickly
* high level of attention to detail and accuracy
* good communication skills
* strong analytical and problem solving aptitude
* excellent grasp of marginal economic reasoning skills

The Shell Group offers an outstanding benefits package. No phone inquiries will be accepted.

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