Company: Shell
Skills: Financial Analyst
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Monaca, Pennsylvania, United States
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Job Description

The Pennsylvania Chemical Plant will be a world-scale petrochemical plant in Western Pennsylvania that upgrades locally-produced ethane from Marcellus and Utica shale formations gas production to make polyethylene.? The petrochemical complex will consist of a world-scale Ethane Cracker Unit (ECU), multiple polyethylene (PE) units, PE logistics and supporting OSBL (utilities, general facilities, storage, and hydrocarbon logistics). The FID (Final Investment Decision) was made in Q2 2016 and the project is now in Execute Phase. As construction of the site progresses, the site is now growing to support Commissioning and Start-Up activities and prepare for full operation in the early 2020s.
The Site is in the Pittsburgh, PA area (Monaca, PA).? Not only are we building a world-class asset, we're building a world-class asset organization. This position is critical to the mission of team, and this will promise to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

The Finance Advisor (FA) will provide all the main finance activities to support production units and/or maintenance & engineering teams. It encompasses financial analysis, evaluating commercial opportunities, challenging economic assumptions, and providing financial advice to the asset team. The role also includes planning and budgeting, management reporting, and forecasting. He/She will collaborate with C&P on Commercial Contracting opportunities to ensure that finance risks are integrated into the full value and risk discussion supporting the business decision making for the opportunity involved.

This role will work closely with the Finance Project and Technology team on establishing and implementing financial controls and work processes as defined in the Project to Asset (P2A) plan. The delivery of the P2A plan will also involve collaboration with Center of Excellence and Finance Operations.

Key to success in this role is the ability to build relationships, while always providing an appropriate balance between support & challenge.The asset Finance team will be part of the broader Pennsylvania Chemicals Finance Team which will include finance support for the project and commercial teams. The team will work as one integrated unit and there will be opportunities to work on different parts of the project.

  • Finance in the Business position to support the asset team in Commissioning and Start-up (CSU) activities and full operations of a multibillion dollar greenfield project.
  • Work on various opportunities across multiple activities; the work performed will change over time and be prioritized based on value and risk and professional development.
  • Will work with the business or functional lines as the voice of Finance on specific transactions / Project to Asset workstreams.
  • Intervene where other parts of Finance are not delivering to support business outcomes and ensure the problem is solved and ownership resides where it belongs.

?Business and Financial Controls
  • Implement fit for purpose risk-based financial and business control framework.
  • Define and establish financial authorities in line with RDS MoA.
  • Ensure proper control framework when developing the RtP process for the CSU and operation phase.
  • Adopt adequate controls into ERP system interfaces.

?Governance, Risk and Assurance
  • Working with Finance project team, adhere to procedures and governance for: equipment/material management, surplus disposal, equipment warranties, contract/PO closeouts, asset handover, and maintenance repairs/rework.
  • Ensure, in joint collaboration with Group Risk & Insurance, the management of an insurance program for the asset.
  • Transfer any project open risk items / actions and Business Control Incident actions and allocate them to new asset owners.

?Planning, Target Setting and Budgeting
  • Accountable for facilitating the planning and budgeting process for respective business area.
  • Strong understanding of the business drivers while balancing value and risk.
Performance Management and Appraisal
  • Ensure performance management and appraisal processes are in place for respective business area.
  • Design and map system functionality, cost structure, and closing and reporting requirements to transition into CSU and operation phase.
  • Support the asset team to embed a competitive cost-focused organization.?

  • Develop the asset capitalization plan with the Finance project team and provide detailed evidence of the asset capitalization agreement.
  • Ensure appropriate accounting treatment and classification of costs (CapEx/OpEx) during project phases.
  • Ensure monthly and quarterly reporting processes are timely and accurately completed.
Commercial Contracting Management
  • Provide finance, value & risk assessment and commercial input throughout the contracting process.
  • Input and challenge to contract board submissions.
  • Ensure new contracts for operation phase are appropriately established.

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.


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum four (4) years' relevant and strong business partnering experience.
  • Exhibits commercial curiosity to fully understand and explore value opportunities.
  • Proven experience participating in cross-functional initiatives or projects while continuing to manage current workload.
  • Ability to relay financial information to people with different financial backgrounds.
  • Strong problem-solving skills: take the lead in resolving issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels throughout the organization.
  • Continuous improvement mindset and ability to lead through change.
  • Excellent virtual communication and influencing skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relations both within Finance and business teams.
  • ERP experience (preferably GSAP).


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