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Shell Senior Project Manager (Security) – Houston, TX in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Senior Project Manager (Security) – Houston, TX

No. of Positions:


Job Description:

Where you fit in

The digital transformation strategy of Shell requires an increasingly flexible, agile and secure IT environment in order to enable best use of data, cloud services, personalization of user experience and connectivity of devices. Keeping our business goals and user experience in the forefront, Shell IT has taken the decision to insource or directly procure a number of connectivity services. By taking greater control over key aspects of connectivity we can provide our users with better user experience, speed and agility, while maintaining operational effectiveness and efficiency. As a result, we are building a partially insourced and multi-vendor ecosystem for our connectivity products and services and will be developing new skills and capabilities. Come join us on this exciting and ambitious journey.

What is the role

Shell is hiring a Senior Project Manager role in the IT Infrastructure organization. We anticipate that the incumbent will be responsible for implementation of multiple medium sized projects or 1 large project/program in the Connectivity space.

The Infrastructure Project Manager plans, controls and executes 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. This role involves delivering small and medium sized Connectivity Service Development projects and/or Connectivity deployment projects with low to moderate risk and complexity. You will be accountable for all aspects of successful on budget and on time project delivery of the projects assigned to you. This role will utilize your skills within Project Management, Risk Management, Benefits Management and Change Implementation Planning and Management. On a daily basis you collaborate with the Connectivity Portfolio team (internal customer) and a range of stakeholders including Shell business managers, service providers and onshore & offshore suppliers. Your team as well as your scope is Global and remote in nature.

  • Select and use fit for purpose project management methods to manage the project lifecycle.

  • Works closely with the connectivity portfolio team to create and maintain a product backlog according to business value or ROI

  • Assures successful backlog management, iteration planning, and elaboration of the user stories.

  • Plan, execute, monitor, control, and close all aspects of the project lifecycle as defined by the Shell Project and/or Agile Delivery Framework.

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

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

  • Actively identifies and removes impediments to ensure delivery of service development deliverables based on the service/product roadmaps and timetables established by the connectivity portfolio team.

  • 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 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.

  • Is and stays current on key connectivity technology developments that could involve a change to or improvement of products managed.

  • Apply Shell project management and IT control/assurance methodologies, standards and processes including architecture, information risk management, and transition to support. Work with information risk management staff to ensure new technology and services deliverables are secure by design.

  • Manage a change control process in relation to the project/programme, gain agreement for revisions to the scope from project sponsors, and ensure projects continue to meet business objectives. Evaluating and making recommendations/decisions on technical options as appropriate.

  • Provide effective leadership to assigned project staff ensuring compliance with project standards, processes, and controls.

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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.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

Houston - EP Center Americas


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.

  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of relevant IT experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree related to Information Technology.

  • PMI certification (PMP) required.

  • Exhibiting servant leadership behavior, empowerment and increasing transparency that enables self-organization of teams.

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

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • Preferred Skills

  • Information Risk Management

  • IT Service Management

  • Information Management

  • Business Partnering

  • Business Change Management

  • Mandatory Skills

  • Agile

  • Market Standard Services

  • Programme and Project Management

  • ​Technical Skills

  • Firewall

  • VPN

  • Remote Access

  • FAAS Secure Proxy

  • TPA (Third party access)

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX