Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
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Application of Innovative Systems Thinking & Disciplines: You must have a demonstrated experience in using Systems Engineering and Agile principles to define and solve problems in the Oil & Gas industry. Concurrently the Candidate is expected to have worked outside Shell's core industries and leverage that experience to bring innovation in tools, processes and technologies. You must be fluent at applying Systems Engineering to projects involving hardware design, integration and operations. You will be expected to work with customers (internal and external to Shell), the Shell TechWorks team, and end users to define stakeholder needs. You must have expertise in defining use cases that frame a project, create complex data driven techno-economic models and be able to analyze the results and test hypotheses. The position involves thinking holistically to define the problem, solutions, and risks. You will be expected to identify and use design patterns to develop architectures that can be applied to multiple solutions. Note that TechWorks is seeking individuals who are innovation and design oriented rather than process oriented. You are expected to have a self-motivating personality and strong work ethic.
Portfolio Development: Senior Systems Engineers are asked to support portfolio development and grow TechWorks project pipeline. You are expected to provide technical feedback to Business Development staff to ensure potential projects are in line with TechWorks' core capabilities and strategically relevant to the engineering organization.
Leadership: Senior systems engineers at TechWorks are asked to perform the role of product owner and assume leadership positions on projects. Therefore, it is imperative that you must demonstrate the characteristics of a servant leader while providing guidance and leadership to others. Success in this role also requires being able to influence external stakeholders and teammates in other organizations.
Technical Knowledge: In addition, you must demonstrate deep knowledge in one or more technical areas outside of systems engineering. Due to the broad spectrum of projects TechWorks will be engaging, you must demonstrate an ability to rapidly gain understanding in engineering disciplines and theory that is foreign to him/her and provide meaningful analysis & modeling products to the design process. In the absence of reliable data, you must also demonstrate the ability to use sound engineering judgement to make reasonable assumptions and have a bias towards action. Knowledge of Model-Based Systems Engineering and Systems Dynamics tools & principles is an asset.
A Culture of Safety: You will be responsible for ensuring a healthy, safe, secure and environmentally conscious work environment is always maintained and by all staff, in compliance with corporate policies and federal and state regulations.
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.
- Proven record of applying Systems Engineering principle to define and solve problems in Shell's core industries
-10+ years' experience in an engineering environment, 3-5 years leading a small team
- 7+ years' experience in technology and product delivery outside Shell's core industries
- M.Sc. in Engineering
- Experience with stakeholder management and customer interface is required
- Experience with creating & successfully executing engineering plans
- Experience performing risk management analyses
- Experience with developing and running Systems Dynamics Models
- Experience performing trade studies
- Experience with the following methodologies is desired:
- Agile development methodologies such as Scrum, KanBan
- Lean methodologies
- Experience with the following software packages & languages is a significant asset:
- Model-Based Systems Engineering tools (e.g., Enterprise Architect, Rational/Rational, CORE, MagicDraw, Innoslate)
- UML & SysML
- Systems Dynamic modeling software (Vensim)
- Insatiable curiosity to understand and improve the state of the art
- Ability to work effectively and build relationships with all levels of personnel, customers, suppliers, consultants - both internally and externally
- Willingness to travel up to 25% domestically and internationally
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