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Reference ID R92314 Updated 22/09/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United States Work Location (City) Geismar

The Role

Position Purpose

What’s the role –

The Project Manager is firstly accountable for delivery of assigned Geismar capital and expense projects ranging from <$1 mln to <$20 mln TIC. Assigned projects must achieve Goal Zero performance in development, design, construction, startup, and operation. Projects must meet all stated objectives and be delivered according to approved schedules and budgets.

He/she will be a core member of Geismar’s Site Project Improvement Plan, monitoring and reporting progress as well as carrying a share of own action items as a team member. The goal of the Site Project Improvement Plan is to sustain and improve site project cost effectiveness in IPA’s Top Quintile. 

As an experienced Project Manager, this individual will serve as a mentor in Projects for less experienced staff.

Reporting Relationships

This is an individual contributor role, reporting to Projects Engineering Manager.  The Project Manager will be accountable for managing Safety, Scope, Budget and Schedule of all assigned projects, with budgetary approval authority on assigned projects as defined in the site Delegation of Authorities Manual.  Assigned projects will range from < $1 mln USD to <$20 mln USD.

As a peer team member joining an established, experienced team & responsible for inspiring / motivating, leading without authority, the successful candidate must take a positive, collaborative approach to identifying areas for improvement of existing work practices.

In addition, success in this role will require “coaching upward” of site leadership and stakeholders on behaviors and support required of them to support successful delivery of Geismar site projects.


  • Has the primary responsibility for execution of Downstream Capital (and Expense) Projects from front end development to detailed design, construction, and startup in accordance with Shell’s project execution work process.
  • Is accountable for delivering projects safely, on schedule, within approved budgets, and meeting all project objectives.
  • Manages multiple simultaneous projects with competing priorities in various execution phases.
  • Develops project scope in collaboration with Business, Operations, process engineering and discipline representatives.
  • Is accountable for ensuring timely engagement of the proper technical authorities for approval of project scope and design.
  • Oversees engineering execution utilizing either on-site design staff or local Engineering companies.
  • Works with Project Controls to develop project cost estimates and schedules and to manage and forecast budgets and schedules. Tracks KPIs as a tool for project management, and reports status to stakeholders.
  • Works with site Contracting and Procurement to develop/implement a procurement strategy for each project.
  • Works with environmental to ensure permitting strategy/compliance.
  • Works with internal and external benchmarking to evaluate project cost competitiveness, readiness to proceed, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Works with construction to develop robust construction management plans.
  • Coordinates personnel and Contractors to assure that field activities are completed safely, on time, within budget and in accordance with the design requirements.  Is an active and visible presence during field construction to keep the focus on Safety.
  • Provides technical support during start-up, supports training activities and assures documentation and knowledge transfer.
  • Provides appropriate record documentation to site Operations, Maintenance, Engineering, Project files, and other site records.
  • Financially closes project accounts in a timely manner after ensuring that all costs have been properly captured.

Skills & Requirements

What we need from you –

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis.
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or in Construction Management.
  • Minimum 7or more years of Project Management experience.
  • Experience in managing EPCm contracts.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering Downstream brownfield projects throughout the entire project life cycle.
  • HSSE mindset: The individual in this role is an example for active PM leadership in Project Safety.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with the Eight Project Principles. Opportunity Realization Standard, and Project Management Framework.
  • Good understanding of project controls systems and tools.
  • Proactive approach to safety & leading by example.
  • Demonstrated capabilities in identifying continuous improvement and implementing innovative solutions for the betterment of Downstream Brownfield Project Delivery Systems.
  • Well-developed leadership, personal relations and communications skills are paramount for success.
  • Ability to foster collaborative work environment and relationships.
  • Proactive approach to problem solving.
  • Demonstrates and motivates drive and enthusiasm.
  • Appreciation and honesty with people, valuing diverse opinion.
  • Able to define and communicate fit-for-purpose approaches.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, train, and develop across all levels of the organization.
  • Entrepreneurial drive & commitment to deliver.

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.

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.

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