Company: Shell
Skills: PR / Corporate Communications
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: London, England, United Kingdom
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Job Description

Climate Change is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world today and is high on the agenda of policymakers and key stakeholders. Since the Paris Agreement in 2015, integrating the carbon agenda into Shell at all levels of the Group has gained increasing importance. The announcement related to Shell's commitment to reduce the Net Carbon Footprint of our energy products, especially in the context of Shell's role in the energy transition has seen rapidly increasing interest from internal and external stakeholders.

Group Carbon's purpose is to support the Group to thrive in the energy transition, by supporting the Net Carbon Footprint ambition and by making our assets and projects climate-competitive. Within Shell, Group Carbon plays a key role in providing functional direction, support and leadership, on issues related to greenhouse gas emissions. Group Carbon also provides an important external global role through the provision of business-focused positions that help Shell to shape external policies and regulations.

Within Group Carbon there are four teams: Group Carbon Strategy, Group Carbon Relations, Group Carbon Opportunities and Group Carbon Solutions. This role will report to the Group Carbon Relations Manager.

The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) is a voluntary, CEO-led initiative of 13 companies taking practical actions on climate change. There are several policy and strategy workstreams, each led by a member company. Shell leads the Carbon Capture Use and Storage (CCUS) workstream. The OGCI Climate Investments a $1 billion fund set up by OGCI to invest in technologies, projects and business solutions that have the potential to significantly lower the carbon footprint of the energy and industrial sectors. In September 2019, OGCI will announce a series of ambitious initiatives on CCUS.
Purpose of Role

The position is responsible for leading, on behalf of Shell, the OGCI CCUS workstream and delivering a set of ambition initiatives agreed to by all member companies.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Responsible to lead the OGCI CCUS workstream. This includes coordinating the supporting working groups, managing consultants and a support staff member in the OGCI secretariat.
  • To identify and establish a set of CCUS ambitious initiatives that leverage the capabilities of the industry and help CCUS to contribute to several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.
  • Responsible to build and maintain a collaborative environment between the member companies that enables consensus positions to be reached.
  • To support Shell's leadership role in the OGCI Executive Committee and OGCI Climate Investments by identifying and escalating strategic issues, providing informed briefings and identifying potential alignment opportunities within OGCI and with relevant external initiatives.
  • Responsible to develop and maintain strategy for Shell's participation in CCUS external initiatives that supports Shell's CCUS strategy and streamlines efforts.
  • Proactively work with External Relations, Government Relations and Investor Relations to support external communications on CCUS

Key Challenges

Ensuring that the OGCI receives wide external recognition for its leadership in CCUS.

Special Challenges

Group Carbon has a global role spanning all Group Businesses and Functions and it must establish exemplary working relationships with businesses globally in order to positively influence business and investment decisions. The ability to motivate and inspire, strong delivery focus, persistence, and the ability to collaborate are critical. The team works in an environment characterised by change and uncertainty which means the incumbent needs to be able to understand the big picture, think strategically and make decisions in situations of ambiguity.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


Experience and Qualifications required
  • Strong stakeholder management: can develop and sustain strong working relationships with a proven ability to successfully lead projects and working groups, and build consensus across a diverse stakeholder group
  • Strong communication skills: ability to assimilate technical concepts and communicate them to a variety of audiences
  • Demonstrated experience in project management
  • Excellent external ambassadorial and networking skills
  • Experience of working with external stakeholders e.g. Government, NGOs, Trade Associations
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver decision-focused results in complicated, interdisciplinary environments.
  • Excellent personal management skills, with a proven ability for timely delivery, often in a complex or ambiguous environment
  • Experience delivering complex projects through coordination of disparate teams across Shell without formal authority
Key Competences Required:
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Proven ability to write and articulate well in English.
  • Ability to create and maintain a broad network of internal/external influential individuals with clear purpose and delivery goals.
  • The maturity and experience to deal with sensitive information as well as understand the business case for key Shell businesses.
  • The ability to work with high levels of complexity, uncertainty and ambiguity while needing to communicate that in simple but effective ways.
  • Ability to work in cross-business teams, deliver own elements of broader projects and communicate clearly on risks and timelines
  • Ability to sense conflicts, resolve issues, manage relationships with senior stakeholders and to manage change in general


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