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Reference ID R89772 Updated 23/09/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United States Work Location (City) Houston

The Role

Where you Fit In:

Projects and Technology (P&T) supports Shell’s operated and non-operated assets, safely improving performance and raising the bar being a responsible operator. We use our technical, commercial and digital skills to competitively optimise production and we replicate technologies across the portfolio. P&T also has a role to play making our assets top quartile on emissions intensity.

What’s the role?

The Industrial Automation and Control Systems Lead understands, delivers or improves the range of activities necessary to seamlessly integrate and operate one of the world’s largest IT estates. The scope covers service management activities, Hybrid on premise and Cloud operational landscapes with many integration points; and the integration of the interdependent services of diverse internal and external service providers into end-to-end services which deliver value to Shell.

The purpose of the role is to manage the 24/7 operational IT delivery of the IACS Operate services to the Wells global business around Shell’s “WellVantage” assets. This covers all WellVantage and supporting applications as well as “real-time” drilling data sharing with Shell business users and 3rd parties anywhere in the world. The Manager ensures that services are delivered in a safe, secure, reliable and affordable manner to meet agreed service levels.


  • Operationally accountable for the IACS Operate Model in the WellVantage space.
  • Ensure a proactive approach to the Health and Safety of team members and Supplier staff.
  • Ensure that service level agreements are in place, evergreen and meeting the needs of the business stakeholders.
  • Manage the compliance level of WellVantage, and supporting applications, to the IACS specifications set by Shell.
  • Manage the delivery of security and compliance around the WellVantage landscape.
  • Manage IT service costs and billing to the business using robust costs models for services delivered. Identify areas to reduce service cost, eliminate waste and maximize efficiency.
  • Report service performance on a monthly basis and undertake activities to ensure that KPI's are met.  Undertake analysis of service performance data of own and 3rd party service delivery. Identify trends & systemic issues, instigate problem management and identify areas for continuous improvement.
  • Ensure ITIL processes are adhered and that asset and configuration systems are accurate.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks to ongoing service and maintain a risk register with the business. Ensure relevant information security controls are in place.
  • Ensure effective management of significant and recurring service impacts and bring parties together to ensure prompt resolution and follow up.
  • Support anything IACS relevant with new service developments and enhancements ensuring appropriate transition to support and sign-off.

What we need from you?

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Strong Focus on Health and Safety.
  • 5-10 years of relevant experience.
  • Degree Required, IT degree preferred.
  • Experience around security related items.
  • Strong Stakeholder Management, relationship and negotiation skills to work with multiple stakeholders across organizational and business boundaries at all levels.
  • Highly motivated with experience of influencing a high performing global team.
  • Proven ability to deliver results in a matrix organization driving delivery excellence through influence and team working. Ability to deal with conflict and ambiguity effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Experience in managing delivery of Wells Real Time Drilling IT Operations.
  • Good understanding of the Well Delivery business and Wells Business terminology.
  • 3rd party supplier management skills.
  • Industry Information Security certification (CISA, CISSP, etc).
  • IACS security experience.


Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

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.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Shell/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability. As a US Federal Contractor, hiring selections are subject to periodic audit review and documentation of your selections should be maintained for a period of three calendar years. It is the policy of Shell in the U.S. (“Shell”) to provide equal opportunity to all individuals, employees and all qualified applicants for employment consistent with employment requirements and qualifications. Shell prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship, genetic information, or other protected status under federal, state or local laws. All employees are expected to support this policy and contribute to an environment of equal opportunity. If you need an accommodation for a disability during the resourcing process, please speak with an HR representative.

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