Finance Mgr, Shell Energy EU & Africa

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Job Description

Where you fit in?

Shell's target is to become a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, in step with society's progress in achieving the goal of the UN Paris Agreement on climate change. Becoming a net-zero emissions energy business means that we are reducing emissions from our operations, and from the fuels and other energy products we sell to our customers. It also means capturing and storing any remaining emissions using technology or balancing them with offsets. _______We are transforming our business to meet our target, providing more low-carbon energy such as charging for electric vehicles, hydrogen and electricity generated by solar and wind power.

Shell Energy Europe & Africa (SE-EE) is the European Gas, Power and Emissions Trading business, and sits at the heart of Shell's Energy Transition in Europe. Together with our Renewable & Energy Solutions ("RES") business we are building an integrated power and gas business. This involves building an integrated value chain across generation, optimization, and sales. Projects currently being developed are long term Power Purchase Agreements from renewable generation; flex capacity via CCGTs and Batteries to manage intermittency volatility from renewable power generations; integrating the capabilities of recent corporate acquisitions (Limejump, Next Kraftwerke); but also, for instance source offtake of Biomethane as a supply to BioLNG.

Gas & Power is an exciting space to work in the middle of the energy transition. It is in an area that will see high deal activity in the form of new offtake and supply deals, developing the power strategy for SE-EE, developing a portfolio of assets across Europe that enables Shell to make money across the value chain.

As Finance Manager you will report to the VP Finance Gas & Power Europe and Environmental Solutions. The role will be based in London.

What's the role?

Successful candidate will be accountable for the following:
  • Capability development: with the energy transition Power expertise is critical to monetize Shell renewables ambitions. This will involve
    • The development and mentoring of finance staff, develop a team of finance advisors, including finance functions with power and (bio) gas capabilities
    • demonstration leadership to guide the business how to grow their business in a controlled manner.
  • Member of the Power LT: one subset of the SE-EE leadership is the Power LT. The FM will be a part of this LT and will help to develop with the rest of the LT a better structure to look at the long-term growth plans, where business development should be focused, how portfolio company expertise is incorporated, how to translate the strategy in a more tangible business plan with clear metrics to measure success.
  • Governance: the FM will be the SEEL Legal Entity Director and attend board meetings, credit and risk committees.
  • Finance Lead on commercial deals, responsible for delivery of full suite of Finance responsibilities, including, but not limited to, providing business critical finance challenge and support from an early stage, ensuring finance sign-off on proposed commercial opportunities, operationalizing and/or maintaining oversight across the life of a commercial deal, interfacing external banks and local regulatory representatives, and regular interaction with senior stakeholders on the Decision Review Committees.
  • Review the results of project economics to ensure consistency in assumptions used, standardization of methodology, reasonableness of the results, etc. Provide financial input into project economics.
  • Work closely with Treasury to develop sustainable credit solutions for credit requirements driven by material Power growth
  • Provide controllership, governance and finance support to regional trading offices and business joint ventures, to ensure business is growing with control.
  • Liaise with other Finance functional areas, including Tax, Treasury, Controllers, Credit, Risk and Shared support services teams, who may be based in various Shell locations Integrated performance management - ensuring commercial delivery of long dated transactions is controlled and sustainable, ensuring there is transparency around deal performance and risks
  • RES interface: success of the long-term energy transition will depend on the close cooperation between SE-EA and RES. The FM will develop close relations with the Europe Finance RES LT and advocate enterprise mindset and display leadership in establishing an integrated business model to jointly develop:
    • Integrated power reporting
    • Implementation of the current ongoing Enterprise Risk Framework


The Europe Gas & Power business teams are primarily based in London. This role will support the European Gas & Power business. The FM will be part of the Europe Power LT.

Shell Energy Europe is the largest P&L contributor in the Global Gas & Power 2021, having seen material growth in volumes, P&L, derivative trading activity and business development.

This role is at the heart of the energy transition for Shell.

Line manager accountability for 4 staff.

What we need from you?

We are keen to hear from candidate with the following qualities:
  • Preferably with accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent).
  • Experienced finance professional with prior experience in M&A, commercial finance roles, risk management or treasury. Prior experience in Trading will be an added advantage.
  • Strong leadership qualities and high personal integrity
  • Ability to effectively challenge and influence whilst remaining commercially/bottom line focused
  • Speed of business understanding
  • Excellent analytical skills; financial modelling skill is highly desirable
  • Effective customer/business focus both internally & externally
  • Effective communicator at all levels both internally and externally
  • Ability to work on a local, regional, global basis as a team member and influencer
  • Ability to work under pressure and across cultures

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you'll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future - whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are 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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