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Shell GIS Program Manager - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

GIS Program Manager - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

What's the role?

The GIS Program Manager develops, implement, administer, and continuously improve multiple tools, processes, and programs related to pipeline/terminal integrity and safety & regulatory compliance with an emphasis on the Shell Midstream Geographic Information System (GIS). As part of administration of the GIS, oversee a team of contract gatekeepers who input and maintain the GIS and interact with the GIS contract company regarding GIS projects. Prepare regulatory required annual reports for the Texas Railroad Commission, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and California State Fire Marshal. Facilitate regulatory-required risk assessment meetings with Subject Matter Experts. Also, build, influence, and establish/maintain a positive image for Midstream/SPLC by actively interfacing with regulators, trade associations, and other industry workgroups.

Primary duties will be in the areas of GIS, technical integrity, risk management, and regulatory support. The successful candidate will be expected to perform, manage, or develop expertise in the following:

  • Geographic Information System (GIS)

  • Liquid Integrity Management Program

  • Gas Integrity Management Program

  • 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 191

  • 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 192

  • 49 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 195

  • Risk Assessment Execution/Facilitation

  • DOT/PHMSA Incident Liaison

  • Regulatory Audit Coordination

  • Response to Regulatory Inquiries

  • Participation on API/AOPL Work Groups

  • Regulatory Reporting & Correspondence

  • Service Level Agreement Regulatory Support

  • Pipeline Spill Modeling

  • Dispersion Modeling

  • Liquid Overland Spread Modeling

  • Potential Impact Radius Calculations

  • HCA Impact Analysis

  • Pipeline Failure Modes

  • Facility Failure Modes


The position is within Shell Pipeline Company LP – Operations Support group and will be actively involved in all aspects of the group's work. Key programs managed by the group include:

  • Geographic Information System

  • Integrity Management Program

  • Risk Management Program

  • Damage Prevention Program

  • Public Awareness Program

  • Operator Qualification Program

  • DOT Drug & Alcohol Program

  • Spill Prevention Program

The group also serves as the primary interface for regulatory agencies and industry groups including but not limited to: DOT/PHMSA - Office of Pipeline Safety, DOI Bureau of Environmental Enforcement, Texas Railroad Commission, American Petroleum Institute, and Association of Oil Pipe Lines.

The successful candidate will primarily support Midstream operations in the United States but will also be expected to provide integrity and regulatory support to other Shell Affiliates per Service Level Agreements and ad hoc requests.

Responsibility for overseeing contractor workforce that performs GIS input and upkeep. Oversee approximately 1 million in spend on GIS contract. Travel will be required and is estimated at approximately 15%. Majority of travel will be within the United States but may also include other international travel.

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Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

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.

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 - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

Houston - EP Center Americas


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any major engineering discipline from an accredited college or university.

  • At least five (5) years experience in Pipeline/Terminal environment.

  • Geographical Information System (GIS) knowledge and skill is an advantage.

  • Familiarity with the applicable inspection and maintenance codes and standards (e.g. API 653, API 1160, ASME B31.4) preferred.

  • Enterprise First and Standardization/Simplification mindset

  • Strong engagement skills.

  • Operational, people and financial acumen.

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships across the organization.

  • High D&I Awareness and strong persuasion skills.

  • Strong communication and team building skills.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX