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Reference ID R68706 Updated 13/05/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country United States City/State Houston Work Location Houston

The Role

What’s the role?

We are looking for a new team member for Economics Capability Hub, a central team with a global mandate. Our colleagues are strategically located in various time zones, currently in more than 6 locations, with two centers of gravity; one in the Hague and the other one is Houston.

To continue our regional coverage the advertised position will be part of the West team, covering Americas time zones and will be reporting though the West Team Manager who is based in Houston.

The Economics Capability Hub sits at the heart of the Economics Discipline, reporting in through the Global Discipline Head (GDH) within finance organization. Our remit (below) ranges from hands on Economics Analysis and Assurance, driving functional improvement, and supporting Methodologies and Valuation for the group. Leveraging an upstream economics framework built over decades, the discipline must now broaden to support Shell through the Energy Transition and new challenges brought by Carbon Capture & Storage, Renewable Energy Solutions and Low Carbon Fuels projects. The Capability Hub is expected to be at the center of this evolution, driving the thinking and approach that discipline takes as Shell moves forward into unchartered territory. With a wide range of tasks asked of us, the hub is an ideal place to grow and develop new skills.

The Remit and core objective of the Capacity Hub is to drive industry leading evaluation methodologies and economic capabilities, to underpin the highest quality business decisions. To deliver against this the Capability Hub engages in three main areas of activity.

  • Economic analysis and assurance, providing Technical Assurance (Level 1 and 2) cover primarily for Lean ventures and key Shell operated and Non-operated Ventures where local capability is unavailable, high-quality evaluation from framing to assurance for high priority high value projects where global resources are unavailable, as well as providing dedicated support to the global CCS team and selected RES projects.

  • Drive the improvement agenda, including building the economics community, deployment of Decision Analysis/Decision Quality, fit-for-purpose uncertainty and risk analysis, preparation and delivery of training, learning/best practices implementation, tools & modelling support

  • Methodologies & valuation where the team supports Standards & Guidelines development, support the Valuation committee, develops new ideas on mythology for future improvements, and conducts specific economic analysis for the Global Discipline Head.

We are currently looking to strengthen the team in the following areas:

  • Methodology and Valuation

  • Driving improvement

Emerging focus areas for the team for which experience and passion will be an advantage:

  • Carbon Capture Storage and Blue Hydrogen

  • Renewable Energy Solutions (Wind, Solar)

Skills & Requirements

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.

  • At least ten (10) years of direct experience in economics evaluation

  • Must at least have a BS degree. MBA preferred

  • You will have strength and capability in the following areas:

    • Manage the evaluation process through framing to assurance

    • Economic valuation and methodologies , preferably in an IOC or large company setting

    • Decision analysis and framing, as a minimum valuation framing, skill in wider opportunity framing and DA/DQ an advantage

    • Stakeholder management skills are critical as well as comfort engaging with senior leaders

    • Model building and assurance or significant experience with an existing complex model set

    • Risk and uncertainty fundamentals and practical implementation

  • This role can be done remotely anywhere in the US.

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.

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 Royal Dutch/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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