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


Job Title:

Senior IT Project Manager - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

What’s the role?

Project Managers plan, control and execute a project or set of related projects to meet identified business needs and deliver business value, through acquiring and utilizing the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality. This position will lead medium-to-large projects of moderate complexity and risk and has the following accountabilities:

  • Plan, execute, monitor, control, and close all aspects of the project lifecycle.

  • Mobilize and lead a team with the necessary skills, composed of a mixture of staff and suppliers across organizational boundaries.

  • 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.

  • Create and validate financial forecasts and provide ongoing reconciliation of resources and expenditures.

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

  • Proactively analyze variances against plan to assess trends threatening agreed scope, time, cost, and quality commitments. Identify signs that a project may be at risk and escalate quickly and appropriately.

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

It’s a great role for someone who enjoys building relationships. Typically managing around 10-20 FTEs per project, you’ll ensure excellent communications with stakeholders, making sure they feel informed and involved every step of way. You’ll also enjoy bringing out the best in your team, whether that’s through sharing information and managing workloads or through coaching, encouragement and recognition of a job well done. You must understand the Agile Project Delivery Framework (PDF) and how to apply Agile project delivery methodologies within the framework. You should have attention to data quality and Product aspects of Agile Delivery and be well-versed with Agile methodologies.

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IT Project & Programme Management

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 Information Technology or related fields.

  • Minimum eight (8) years’ experience in leading projects or workstreams within projects.

  • Agile project experience.

  • Experience in managing market standard implementation projects, cloud-based applications.

  • Experience in managing Analytics projects and familiar working in a “product” environment.

  • Experience in managing SAP projects, good to have S4HANA project experience & familiar working in a “product” environment.

  • Professional certifications related to project management are desirable (e.g. PMP or Prince 2 Practitioner).

  • Familiar with and able to adhere to project management methodologies and tools.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Strong stakeholder management skills - including experience coaching stakeholders

  • Experience in leading a distributed team.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX