Company: Shell
Skills: Geologist, Geotechnical Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Status: Active

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.

 Within Shell Projects & Technology, the Safety and Environment (S&E) organization provides discipline and delivery leadership, and support to all Shell businesses. As part of the S&E organization, the Soil and Groundwater (SGW)Technology team develops, maintains, and provides the deep technical expertise and innovation the Shell businesses need to manage SGW risks. The team provides sustainable risk-based solutions for SGW issues (e.g. water resource management and contaminated land management) via technical assurance supported by world-class R&D and Advocacy, in partnership with the businesses and interfacing with environmental and business staff, external consultants, and regulators.


As an Engineer/Hydrogeologist, you will be working as part of a team that provides high-level strategic technical assurance on SGW Management Issues (e.g. water resource management, contaminated land management) to Shell Group companies. The work involves interfacing with Shell environmental and business staff, external consultants, and regulators. The assignment will periodically involve unique opportunities to work internationally on complex problems, with potential to broaden individual exposure and skill base.

Up to 30% of your time may require travel to deliver support.
This role requires deep SGW expertise and strong delivery capability. 

Purpose and accountabilities include:

  • Provide technical assessment and assurance for contaminated land management and/or water resource management projects;
  • Ensure high quality delivery of technical aspects of a project by 3rd-party consultants;
  • Develop affordable technically sound solutions to reduce SGW liabilities;
  • Influence decision makers (e.g., regulators) to accept sustainable risk-based approaches.

In addition, this role may:

  • contribute to/lead R&D to deliver leading-edge technology and contaminated land management approaches;
  • contribute to regional Regulatory Advocacy activities/projects that are designed to maintain Shell’s strategic-leadership and/or trusted advisor status in contaminated site risk assessment and management;
  • contribute to due diligence on Acquisitions & Divestments.

  • Advanced degree (MS or PhD) in Hydrogeology, Environmental Engineering or a closely related discipline.
  • Minimum of five (5+) years experience working in a contaminated-land-management role, for industry, regulatory agency, or an environmental consultancy.
  • Demonstrated expertise with:
    • Conceptual Site Model development;
    • tiered environmental risk assessment;
    • contaminant fate and transport evaluation and/or modelling;
    • direct/develop site assessment and groundwater monitoring programs;
    • remediation strategy development, options analysis, feasibility testing and performance evaluation and optimization;
    • hydrogeologic analyses (aquifer testing, stratigraphic interpretation/ correlation, etc.;
    • regulatory negotiations;
    • contaminated-land regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Communicate technical issues effectively to influence decisions and decision makers at various levels, internally and externally (e.g., to the Business, Project Managers and Regulators).
  • Demonstrated understanding of business value created by environmental risk-assessment and risk/liability management, and ability to quickly seek and understand business objectives when developing technical solutions.
  • In addition to technical excellence, this role requires strong ‘soft skills’, including ability to partner with businesses, coach and develop, deliver change management, facilitate and intervene.
  • English is the primary language used for this team, but multi-lingual capabilities would be an advantage.
  • Up to 30% travel is required, which may include International.



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