Consultant Statistics & Data Science

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Job Description

Where you fit in?

The main purpose of the role is to provide R&D and consultancy in statistics, econometrics, modelling and data analysis. The team “Decision Science Consulting” provides R&D and consultancy services to many Shell businesses in the fields of process and product development, engineering, commerce, finance and strategy.

The successful candidate will provide statistics support for the Shell Scenarios team along with other consulting and R&D activities. The Scenarios team is at the heart of analysing the scale and pace of the energy transition by developing insight into changing patterns of demand in different sectors, together with the relative competitiveness of different fuels and energy sources as technology, policy and consumer preferences evolve. The team maintains several proprietary energy models, which are key tools for generating insight.

What’s the role?

A decision science consultant, supporting the Scenarios team, has a diverse portfolio of tasks, mostly related to maintenance and development of the proprietary World Energy Model (WEM), or interpreting and communicating the results thereof:

  • Deliver improvements for the WEM by re-estimating or improving econometric models of the global energy market. These models can be simple linear models, but also highly nonlinear or multivariate. The work will include validation against the historical experience and calibration of the WEM quantification of different scenario futures.
  • Maintain, update and model input data for the WEM. Examples are population and GDP projections, historical data of energy consumption, energy prices and taxes.
  • Assist the team in exploring findings, often through graphs and presentations, and helping to both reflect and test scenario narratives with modelling and analysis.
  • Present findings to a wide audience with varying levels of knowledge of the energy system
  • Teach specific topics in statistics or econometrics on request.
  • Maintain an open link with the decision science team.

What we need from you?

  • Academic qualifications around mathematical and statistical modelling and estimation – PhD level is a plus.
  • Analytical and statistical rigor – past work (such as a thesis) to demonstrate this is a plus.
  • A good understanding of the power of graphs. Ability to think in and create graphs. Creativity is a plus.
  • Experience with working in Python, Git and Excel
  • Experience with handling large, sparse, and multidimensional data sets.
  • Good presentation skills with flexibility to improvise if the audience demands it. This includes the ability to synthesize technical analyses for non-specialist audiences.
  • Interest in energy modelling and the energy transition.
  • Self-motivation, sense of curiosity and willingness to climb a steep learning curve.


Shell Global Solutions International BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re big advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Company Info.

Shell plc

Shell plc is a British publicly traded multinational oil and gas company headquartered at Shell Centre in London, United Kingdom. Shell is a public limited company with a primary listing on the London Stock Exchange and secondary listings on Euronext Amsterdam and the New York Stock Exchange.

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