Mar 24, 2020

IT Strategy Consultant - Houston, TX

  • Shell Oil Company
  • Houston, TX, USA
Full Time Permanent Information Technology IT

Job Description

What's the role?

We're seeking a strategic thinker with a passion for new technologies and innovation. This is a chance to make your mark on Shell's direction, and to develop your professional and personal skills within a supportive, global company.

As an IT Strategy Consultant, you will have the unique opportunity to understand the bigger picture for one of the world's largest companies. You will provide consulting support for strategic IT themes impacting our business through short, highly structured engagements. Working well under pressure, you analyze the as-is technology portfolio, review trends and innovations in the market and understand the dynamics of our business. You then use this information to define strategic insights and provide your clients with a clear and structured advise, backed up by a solid dataset or business case.

You will be working as part of our IT Strategy Consulting Center of Expertise (CoE), a group of likeminded professionals who are passionate about helping Shell use technology to drive our business into the future. The CoE partners closely with each area of our business to develop IT Strategic insights where they matter most. You will be reporting into the (country) lead of the IT Strategy Consulting CoE.

As part of this role you will lead or be part of strategic engagements in which you:
  • Use your communications skills to partner with (senior) stakeholders across all of Shell.
  • Analyze business goals and objectives by engaging with senior business leaders.
  • Understand the latest market trends and provide competitive insights.
  • Provide a view on how IT and new digital technologies can help us to achieve our goals better, faster and cheaper.
  • Develop clear recommendations, underpinned by data and a solid business case.
  • Leverage your communications skills to drive people to change


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum ten (10) years of relevant IT experience
  • Experience or keen affinity with IT and digital technologies required
  • Oil & Gas and/or Energy experience a plus
  • Previous strategic consultancy experience preferred
  • Proven track record of building strong stakeholder relationships at different organizational levels
  • Resilient and able to manage challenge and resistance
  • Results/outcomes oriented, business value focused
  • Confident and able to work in high-ambiguity work environment
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills

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.

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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