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Project Manager

Location: London
Company: Shell
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Information Technology (IT)
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Posting Start Date:
June 2, 2022
Business unit:
Projects and Technology
Experience Level:
Experienced Professionals
Job Description:
Where you fit in
As a member of the Program and Project Management (P&PM) Capability Center at Shell, you will have the opportunity to work in a challenging but rewarding environment that is fast paced and changing fundamentally as Shell transforms its business to meet the ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, whilst delivering a world class business case that has a strong societal license to operate. In your program and project management career at Shell you will be expected to enact change and deliver value globally across business lines and geographies.
What's the role?
Project Managers plan, execute, and control a project or set of related projects to meet identified business requirements and deliver business value, through acquiring and utilizing the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales, risk, quality, and benefits.
You will be expected to:
- Plan, execute, monitor, control, and close all aspects of the project lifecycle adhering to the Shell Project Delivery Framework (PDF) methodology and other standards at a scale of up to $2M, with up to 20 team members.
- Quickly build and leverage relationships with sponsors, the Programme Manager and key stakeholders and understand their priorities. Resolve conflict and deliver tough messages with grace to the Decision Review Board.
- Agree and build an agreed list of deliverables as defined by the Decision Review Board or Programme Manager, keeping to the time, cost and quality parameters set.
- Motivate and lead the project or workstream team through periods of uncertainty, while understanding and reporting barriers so that the team can complete its objectives while managing pressure.
- Create and deliver relevant and impactful communications for project or workstream stakeholders.
- Support the project team to remain resilient after setbacks and to recover performance.
- Manage and report risks at a project level to make timely recommendations that will maximize value.
- Understand changes necessary to balance execution efficiency with risk mitigation, value delivery, cost, quality and benefits; .
- Understand programme or project goals and business context at all stages of the lifecycle, and particularly when responding to challenges and change. Recommend acceptable courses of action where appropriate.
- Execute the chosen methodology for the project or workstream to maximise delivery effectiveness.
- Execute the required governance approach defined by the Decision Review Board or Programme Manager.
- Support programme leadership or the natural team to enable the project team to collaborate effectively with business IT, the impacted businesses, wider stakeholders both internally and externally, resolving issues such as financing, risk, resourcing, integrated planning and long-term management of any resulting products and services where appropriate.
As your career in Shell progresses, you will be exposed to opportunities both across our diverse lines of business and in our business IT and enterprise IT functions, as well as progressively more challenging assignments that develop your capabilities.
As a program and project management professional in Shell, you are also a leader in the natural team and are required to continuously develop your leadership behaviours:
- Live our values and goal zero - We do the right thing with respect to our values, safety, and people.
- Maximise our performance - We focus on priorities, seek improvements, and work together across teams to close our gap to potential and deliver bottom line commercial results.
- Grow trust in Shell - We work outside in and build strong long-term relationships with customers, partners, and external parties and make a positive contribution to society.
- Engage & inspire - We engage everyone through our connected purpose and inspire people and teams be their best through development, coaching and honest feedback.
- Learner mindset - We have a shared belief that everyone can grow their ability, learn from mistakes & successes, and speak up openly in a safe environment.
What we need from you?
Shell is looking for Program and Project Management professionals with proficiency across the following:
- Experience in IT with experience in managing projects through the entire lifecycle (start up to close down)
- Experience in delivery of SAP projects.
- Program and project delivery skills in both agile and waterfall methodologies.
- Domain knowledge and skills, such as Chemicals, Deepwater, Retail, Finance, Legal, HR, and Capital Project lines of business and functions.
- Technology skills, such as cloud, mobile, software-as-a-service, and digital platforms.
- Professional skills, such as leadership, communication and resilience.
- Entrepreneurial skills, such as a business-value mindset, critical thinking, storytelling, stakeholder management, and enabling value creation.
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. 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.
Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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