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Shell Social Performance Advisor - Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Social Performance Advisor - Houston, TX

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Job Description:

What’s the role?

Social performance (SP) describes how we manage the impacts of our business on the communities and societies in which we operate. How well we manage these impacts affects the wellbeing of our neighbours, and ultimately of our business. The overall objective is to create a positive presence and legacy in our operational areas, and so gain community acceptance for our business objectives.

The purpose of the Social Performance (SP) Centre Of Excellence (CoE) is to inspire people and unlock leadership such that all countries within a given region are able to appropriately identify and manage social risks, impacts and opportunities in support of business outcomes and social license to operate.

Centre of Excellence (CoE) teams are set up in Shell to provide high levels of professional competence and subject matter expertise in key disciplines, e.g. SP. The global SP CoE team reports up to the VP Social Performance and sits in multiple regions around the world.


Support the Regional SP Manager Americas & USA with the following SP and Social Investment (SI) activities:

  • Competence development of the business and regional SP (including SI) skill pool, including tailoring and delivery of formal training

  • SP support to colleagues from the Business, broader External Relations (ER) and other functions

  • Support development and roll out of SP and SI programmes, guidance, information and procedures stemming from the SP CoE

  • SP support for country / asset / project SP and SI activities, where in-country support is needed

  • Provide assurance as per Shell’s SP Manual and other relevant aspects of the Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Social Performance Control Framework, including supporting annual assurance activities

  • Support SP integration in Country Reputation planning

  • Reporting

  • Work with SP Communications to gather and share good practices, stories, etc from across the region

  • Support improvement of SP networks in the Americas, with a focus on the US.

  • Participate in Networks

  • Role may be performed at a range of levels: global, regional, country, project or asset however it has a cross-business scope (Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas /New Energies/ New Business Development) with a focus on USA

  • Work in partnership with members of the global SP CoE, in-country SP practitioners, other Functions (e.g. Government Relations, Safety & Environment, Contracting & Procurement) and the business

  • Some travel to project and asset sites to provide support, assurance etc as needed

  • Ability to work across cultures, diverse backgrounds and virtual / in-country teams

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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.

  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience with SP delivery, ideally at the asset/project level and supporting business decision making.

  • Experience with social impact management, including development and/or implementation of impact mitigations in Project execution and/or Operational activities.

  • Demonstrates skill in delivering SP and firmly on the path to reaching the internal Shell accreditation of Shell Authorised SP Person (ASP).

  • Solid business partnering, stakeholder relations, project/risk management and influencing skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, and effective listening skills.

  • Proven track record as a self-starter, willingness to assume management of complex projects, pay attention to detail and set priorities to meet deadlines.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX