Reserves Planning Manager in Houston, United States

at Shell
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted December 18, 2019
Category Reservoir Engineer
Job Type Permanent


The Role
If you’re a talented reserves, planning or development manager with leadership experience, this role would set you at the forefront of Shell Upstream Unconventional’s reserves/planning and provide you the opportunity to lead a diverse team from Houston or Calgary.
We’re keen to hear from passionate professionals who could be a skilled, energetic team leader for the Reserves/Planning Team consisting of 10-15 capable individuals.

Where you fit in

The Standards Assurance & Staff Development (SASD) Team of our Upstream Unconventionals (UPU) business is a positive place to work, where our strong team spirit and passion for continuous improvement help us to achieve effective and compliant classification, reporting and assurance of resource bookings as well as the delivery of effective/strategic Operating Plans for our Unconventionals business. We believe in creating an inclusive culture and work environment where you can thrive, innovate and develop; but most of all, be yourself.

In short, we work as one team committed to excellence. We are accountable for our work and above all, we work hard to get the job done. We are passionate about innovation and driving positive change.

What’s the role?

On a day-to-day basis, your role will be, together with your team, to pull together UPU’s annual business plans for CAPEX ~$3-4 billion annually. You will also be accountable for compliant resource volume bookings and directly supervise 10-15 capable individuals over two locations (Houston and Calgary).

More specifically, your role will be:

To manage the team accountable for delivering operating plans, economic input/assurance and efficient, compliant and effective year-end or in-year resource submission
Reserves wise: to continually challenge both reserves reporting efficiency and effectiveness, leveraging global lean continuous improvement opportunities
Planning wise: to manage a team of economist/development planners delivering strategic long-term forecasts, analysis, and development scenario support to the assets, strategy group, and UPU leadership team
To be a planning focal point for driving ongoing asset performance management tracking and input to post-investment reviews
To be held accountable for driving continuous improvement efficiency, effectiveness and synergies with the goal to streamline support to assets by leveraging global support and digital capabilities.

What we need from you

When it comes to being effective in this role, it's your personal skills that will make all the difference. You’re a thought leader and team player - someone who can bring out the best in others, build communities and encourage sharing of knowledge and best practice. You balance your capacity to address detail were required with an ability to understand and drive the strategic levers of the portfolio.
We are keen to hear from men and women who have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree, preferably in Petroleum Engineering, however, we will also consider other backgrounds such as in geoscience, economics, planning, etc. We value relevant and in-depth experience in operating plans and/or reserves estimation and reporting. Beyond that, we’d hope to see as many of the following as possible on your CV:
Extensive leadership experience managing a substantial team with a leadership style that values differences, demonstrates courage and self-mastery and motivates, coaches and develops individuals
Proven track record of building a shared vision, championing customer and stakeholder focus and delivering through others
Evidence of championing continuous improvement and simplification
Demonstrable track record of high-quality, on-time, within budget project delivery. Strong interpersonal skills and passion for personal safety
Understanding of key value drivers of a successful (Unconventionals) business and ability to articulate portfolio choices in light of uncertainty to create a strategic plan
Experience in Unconventional Shale is strongly preferred, with a good understanding of end to end delivery, field development and its connection to resource booking
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 the 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 the transparent recruitment processes, 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 in 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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