IT Project Manager

Job Description

• Ensure Shell’s Project Delivery Framework & Downstream IT processes and practices are adhered to, both in Agile and Waterfall project delivery methodologies
• Own up right from the Project Initiation till the project closure with clear key deliverables by project phases, and key benefits to the organization
• Directly manage and work with senior Business and IT stakeholders/partners right throughout the project life cycle in Shell IT’s matrix project organization
• Manage and control scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed time, cost, and quality parameters with constant focus on ensuring business benefits are delivered
• Forecast/Plan, acquire, utilize, and manage required project resources and skills appropriately
• Effectively manage project finances – forecasting, tracking costs, validating forecasts, managing accruals, providing on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures

Role Description:
• Decide on the project delivery methodology through a careful evaluation
• Setup project governance structure and ensure appropriate stakeholder engagement, change and communication plans
• Represent the project in various project governance/forums – including formal and informal/ad-hoc reporting
• Effectively engage with senior stakeholders in Stage Gate reviews/Quality gate and drive the required results
• Defining and tracking project milestones while developing, maintaining, and reporting on an overall integrated delivery plan.  Regular project reporting required, via project reporting tool.
• Develop project charter, integrated project plan, resource plan, contingency plan, and other project management deliverables
• Ability to deliver and handle change and innovation in a fast paced environment
• Rigorously manage scope to ensure commitments are achieved within agreed time, cost, and quality parameters
• Validates financial forecasts and provides on-going reconciliation of resources and other related project expenditures
• Ensure Information Risk Management and compliance related actions are completed as per the Project expectations
• Drive growth and success of Shell’s project delivery community – provide coaching/mentoring; conduct project reviews

Country of Work Location

United Kingdom

City, State (if applicable)


Work Location

London – Strand

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


• Degree level or holds an equivalent professional qualification
• PMP (PMI) certification, or equivalent
• Certified Scrum Master
The following skills are preferred:
• Experience in 2+ SAP Upgrades and/or Migration projects (OS/DB, Version, EhP, SP, Notes)
• Experience in 1+ Global / country SAP roll outs
• Experience in delivering IT Projects in Oil and gas domain
• Experience in delivering IT Projects with SAAS Vendors
• Project delivery experience with legal/fiscal/tax projects
• Experience with acquisition and/or divestment projects
• Experience with interface technologies (Biztalk, SSIS, Filemover, Apigee and SML)
Managed Projects with budget greater than USD 1 Million
• Extensive experience in managing SAP Projects would be an added advantage
• Proven ability to quickly earn the trust of sponsors and key stakeholders; set direction and approach; resolve conflict; deliver tough messages with grace; execute with limited information and ambiguity
• Solid influencing skills and demonstrates leadership; motivating & encouraging others to get results
• Ability to work virtually in a diverse global organization and with multiple outsourced suppliers of infrastructure and application services
• Sound business and technical acumen, in particular understanding how to create a business case
• Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with Business leaders as well as team members
• Focused and versatile team player who is comfortable under pressure
• Excellent interpersonal & professional communication skills (oral and written) with ability to communicate at various levels with clarity/precision
• Extensive knowledge and expertise in the use of project management methodologies and tools including delivery methodologies such as waterfall, agile/scrum and iterative
• Ability to mobilize and motivate teams and develop the skills of team members through coaching and delegation
• Broad knowledge of IT and the ability to understand the business, technical, and data architecture landscapes
• Shows ability to use structured problem solving tools and can explain solution options to non-IT stakeholders
• Can master multiple different technology platforms in parallel in terms of concept, configuration and co-deployment
• Partner with the business to drive business value – understanding how the project creates this value
• Effective at issue and risk management
• Has solid knowledge of Continuous Improvement (CI) methodologies and applies a pragmatic mind-set to take quick decisions and eliminate waste

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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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