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Regulatory Affairs Advisor - UK Offshore Wind

August 28, 2020

Don’t miss the chance to play a part in the UK’s energy transition! At Shell, we have the ambition to become a major power generator for the UK and this role could be your chance to make a mark in the energy industry. You’ll grow within a supportive, global company powering the lives of billions.

Where you fit in
Expect lots of support and encouragement while you’re here. You’ll be working alongside people who love what they do and enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with everyone around them. We will give you the flexibility of a variety of opportunities within Shell while having a positive impact in the community and the world.

What’s the role?
You will lead Shell’s UK regulatory affairs and policy for offshore wind and will support the UK business lead in this regard. You will create a key stakeholder overview and build up and maintain a network of key offshore wind stakeholders in the UK. In addition to this, you will also represent Shell in relevant offshore wind specific trade associations and help shape industry position to mature the offshore wind market.

Working closely with other power regulatory experts in Shell, you’ll monitor and influence national authorities on policy, regulatory and market design issues that have a potential impact on our business. You will also play a key part in the development activities to secure leases, routes to market, grid entry points and consents/licences for offshore wind projects.

Developing insights and identifying opportunities is just the start; we’ll also trust you to develop concrete plans to pursue them. That includes:

  • Collect best practices from other markets (other technologies and globally);
  • Lead and coordinate Shell’s input on consultations for offshore wind related areas;
  • Function as the local, policy and regulatory knowledge point for offshore wind and drive local position papers including alignment of views.


What we need from you:
We’re looking for a self-motivated and responsible individual who can perform well under pressure. We require someone with an extensive and proven track record on regulatory affairs from the renewables sector. You’ll also need to be excellent in communication, both verbally and in writing, to effectively represent Shell towards senior external stakeholders.

Beyond that, we’re keen to see CVs include as many of the following as possible:

  • Strong external network, experience and insights relevant to new energy technology and business model development;
  • Accumulated years of experience in the regulatory environment in the UK, preferably in renewables;
  • Constant up to date knowledge of regulatory affairs that impacts offshore wind

Company Description

Shell New Energies
Shell is a willing and able player in the energy transition in ways that are uniquely suited to our skills, reach and ambition, all with the ultimate objective of maintaining a sustainable business model.

As a part of this, we are growing our New Energies and Offshore Wind portfolio by developing new sites and through buying into projects started by others.

Shell is confident in its long-term ability to evolve with the energy system and provide the energy and related products that people want in their lives.

The offshore wind market is growing in size and competitiveness. As it matures, we want a fresh look at project design, execution and operations, covering technical and commercial and financial elements.

Join our team and you’ll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities. You will start in the Offshore Wind team of around 100 colleagues with an ambition to triple that over the coming years.

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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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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