Shell’s Upstream Commercial business needs quick-thinking, innovative graduates to help drive our growth.
The Shell Graduate Program
As a commercial graduate joining our Upstream Commercial business on the Shell Graduate Program, you’ll work with some of our sharpest minds to drive our growth and performance. When joining the program, you’ll experience three job rotations over three to five years, designed to develop your key skills and personal qualities.
The Program will shape you into an accomplished Shell professional and support you in developing leadership attributes. If you’re curious and collaborative, using your commercial and technical know-how, you’ll gain valuable experience in Shell’s commercial environment. Our aim is to help you become a thriving Shell professional and a future industry game changer.
The purpose of Shell’s Upstream Commercial business is to optimize the value of existing assets and to grow and reshape our portfolio to add more value. You’ll be part of a business that has a global coverage: Upstream International and Upstream Americas. Commercial supports the exploration for oil and gas, the development of projects, the management of existing assets and the liquefied natural gas (LNG) business. It’s a dynamic and rewarding environment where you can develop the skills you need to succeed in a global company.
Senior Commercial Advisor for Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) at Shell
Title: Marc - Senior Commercial Adviser for FLNG at Shell(1)
Duration: 1:50 minutes
Description: Marc van Rooijen talks about his job at Shell
Marc - Senior Commercial Adviser for FLNG at Shell(1) Film Transcript
Bright, calm music.
Life at Shell
Marc van Rooijen
Senior Commercial Advisor for FLNG
Marc cycling through residential area, wearing a suit.
Marc entering building through revolving doors with Shell logo on the glass.
Interview with Marc van Rooijen
Marc van Rooijen
Senior Commercial Advisor for FLNG
“I believe that Shell is one of the frontrunners in the exploration of oil and gas. My role is to speak with geologists and the geophysicists that actually look at the earth and tell us whether this could be an area of interest, and then on top of that my role would be to discuss with governments the added value that Shell can bring to a country.”
Marc seen crossing large atrium. Marc walking up stairs.
Marc talking to a group of people.
Large maps spread out on desk.
Group having a discussion while looking at maps.
“We will remain dependent on exploring oil and gas resources. Shell has designed an FLNG unit and one of the advantages of FLNG, it’s environmentally friendly. That means that we do not touch the onshore line, we don’t need to build any facilities in precious areas.”
Marc talking to colleagues.
Large maps spread out on desk. Someone pointing to areas on map.
FLNG unit at sea.
“With all the modern technologies it’s very easy to reach people anywhere in the world. So when we’re working on projects in West Africa it’s easy to conference them in with the technical guys that work in Houston.”
Marc wearing a headset, talking into microphone and working at computer in office.
“I think Shell has offered me quite some opportunities so far. There was a project going on that I could basically join from day one. You start to grow in your job and then people start to have more and more confidence in you. I would like to make a difference in this company, I would like to share my knowledge with others.”
Marc working in an office, talking to a colleague at his desk. Other colleagues talking.
“People really feel this close cooperation. Everybody is treated equally. There’s a great team spirit.”
Marc eating lunch with a colleague.
People sitting in office talking and laughing.
“My name is Marc van Rooijen and I work as a senior commercial adviser in floating LNG. They are genuinely interested in what you’re doing and they really try to make sure that you learn as quickly as possible. The company takes care of you.”
Close-up of boat going through water.
Marc operating the sail. Boat sails past a windmill.
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Roles and responsibilities
Given our global nature, our Upstream Commercial business is wide-ranging. You could be supporting the exploration and recovery of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, in addition to controlling the processes that bring these to market.
Roles on rotation might include:
- Business Development Analyst
- Business Intelligence Advisor
- Commercial Advisor
- Gas Advocacy Analyst
- Petroleum Economist
- Portfolio Advisor
In addition, your responsibilities could include:
- Monitoring and reporting on market and competitor intelligence
- Constructing economic models to inform business decisions
- Supporting negotiations
- Communicating with internal and external stakeholders
- Liaising with corporate, technical, financial and legal departments
- Identifying and executing opportunities
Training and development opportunities
The Shell Graduate Program is all about turning inquisitive, talented individuals into confident professionals. As an Upstream Commercial graduate, you'll have the opportunity to participate in Upstream and Commercial-specific training modules, as well as a set of Ethics and Compliance, Sustainable Development, Contracting and Procurement, CO2 Strategy, Health Safety Security & Environment Risk Management and Natural Gas modules. You can expect a combination of mentoring, coaching, courses, regular development checks and on-the-job training to help you further your career.
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