Shell IT Project Manager - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

IT Project Manager - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

Project Manager within Project & Technology (PTIT) working in Technology, Dev & Wells Project Delivery group in the Global Labs work steam reporting to the Catalysis IT Program Manager. Primary responsibility of the Project Manager will be to manage projects ranging in size ($0.5M - $2M) and high to medium level of complexity and risk across all stages of the project life-cycle.

Using the standard Delivery Framework along with OneIT standard processes, the project manager will be expected to deliver projects on time, within the approved budget, and within the agreed scope, ensuring solutions meet business and non-functional requirements and are compliant with Architecture, legal and Supportability standards. Responsible for the execution of all activities and successful delivery and deployment of the project, such that the business objectives are met.

  • Measure and monitor progress at clearly defined points in the process to ensure that the project is delivered on time, within budget, and that it meets or exceeds expectations.

  • Balance scope, schedule, budget, quality, and risks. Adjust as necessary. Manage change requests and escalate accordingly.

  • Define and manage the activities to ensure achievement of the benefits described in the business case.

  • Provide effective leadership to project team ensuring team members are motivated and developing their skills and experience. Allocate and monitor team member tasks, motivate staff and appraise individual performance.

  • Ensure that there is a business perspective on how the new capabilities will be delivered to the business and ensure that all necessary business change activities are successfully implemented to ensure overall project success and embedding of the business solution.

  • Fully comply with and adhere to all Shell IT standards.

  • Manage relationships with all suppliers and subcontractors. Monitor their progress and adherence to the contract.

  • Ensure that all requirements, project plans, and changes to commitment are communicated to all affected team members.

  • Obtain buy-in from senior management for all key project plans, commitments, and changes including requirements, quality assurance plans, budget, schedule, and scope changes.

  • Ensure that all governance bodies (e.g. project steering committee) are effective, with correct representation and are well informed through high quality status reports and regular meetings.

  • Use Lead supplier in the resourcing strategy for the projects and have a rational ratio for offshoring vs. onshore project resources.

  • Contribute to and take responsibility for initiatives that develop and improve project delivery excellence.

  • Having Agile experience is mandatory

  • Rigorously manage scope through a structured change management process to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed time, cost, and quality parameters with focus on delivering the business benefits.

  • Ensure appropriate stakeholder change and communication plans and engagements are developed and executed.

  • Partner with business stakeholders to validate the strategic business case, define success metrics and criteria.

  • Proactively engage with stakeholders to identify and analyze potential risk scenarios, plan risk responses and mitigating actions/owners, and monitor/control risks.

  • Apply Shell project management and IT control/assurance methodologies, standards and processes including architecture, information risk management, and transition to support.

  • Create a high-performing team through team building, information sharing, workload management, and appropriate recognition. Develop the skills of team members through coaching and delegation.

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IT Project & Programme Management

Country of Work Location:

United States

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.


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Work Location:

Houston - Westhollow Technology Center


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

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Master’s Degree is an advantage.

  • Minimum ten (10+) years of IT Project Management experience required.

  • Must have experience managing project budgets exceeding $500K and Teams of 10 or more.

  • Project Management Professional Certification required.

  • Prior Manufacturing IT experience is highly desired (Catalyst Technologies, Process Control Domain, Non-GI Machines, Business Lightly Managed Applications).

  • Additional Certifications Preferred: ITIL, Six Sigma Green Belt, Scrum Master.

  • Demonstrated learning agility in ambiguous and unfamiliar situations (Manufacturing IT is not like Corporate IT), you will need to interact with Business Stakeholders not familiar with traditional IT Processes or any prior experience engaging with IT Program Managers.

  • Great communication skills, self-motivated and comfortable working with teams and independently as well as with strong personalities.

  • Must be comfortable in a diverse and global virtual working environment engaging with teams across Shell globally.

  • Must have great organizational skills.

  • Must have prior SharePoint experience.

  • Must be comfortable translating technical information into “Business Speak” and be able to present to non-IT audiences.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX