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Assistant Investigator



The Hague, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Where you fit in

We are currently looking for an Assistant Investigator to join our global team of Shell Internal Audit and Investigations (SIAI).

In Shell Internal Audit and Investigations (SIAI), we work with all businesses in all parts of the world. We aim to deliver independent, courageous, and actionable insights from our audits and investigations and support learning and improvement at all levels of Shell. By doing so, we support sustainable delivery of Shell’s strategic goals: being a World Class Investment Case, upholding a strong Societal License to Operate and Thriving in the Energy Transition.

The Shell Global Helpline and SIAI’s integrity investigations unit is a cornerstone of Shell's ethical culture, providing a trusted safe space for the raising of concerns and a dedicated team investigations team on potential Code of Conduct violations, which is relied upon respected and supported by leadership and Board level.

What’s the role?

This role will assist Lead Investigators with investigation planning activities, including:

  • Preparation of investigation Terms of Reference.
  • Obtaining additional information on allegations.
  • Creation of investigation approach, strategy, and planning.
  • Preliminary investigation enquiries and drafting Notes to File.
  • Creating an evidence repository for every investigation
  • Assist Lead Investigators with the Execution of investigations, including:
    • Identifying and retrieving sources of evidence including HR records, Travel and Expense records, Ethics & Compliance records, ERP/Financial records, Contracting and Procurement records.
    • Forensic IT: Perform searches of electronic data using Forensic search tools (e.g., FTK) to identify red flags for Lead Investigator review. Forensic imaging of assets (laptops, phones, devices). Preparing reports out based on findings.
    • Data Analysis: Review output from SIAI Data Analytics experts to identify red flags for Lead Investigator review.
    • Undertaking advanced due diligence screening/background checks using public domain data (e.g., corporate records searches etc).
    • Interviews: assist with the interviewing of witnesses/subjects.
    • Providing periodic status updates to stakeholders.
    • Preparation of Investigation Report for Lead Investigator write-up.

Also, assist Lead Investigators with investigation reporting activities, including:

  • Undertaking Report Quality Control Reviews according to a checklist.
  • Coordinating closeout meetings with stakeholders.
  • Prepare investigation summaries to support learnings from incidents.
  • Updating and completing information in the Case Management System and Global Helpline throughout the investigation and on closing.

What we need from you

We are keen to hear from candidates with the following qualifications and skills touched by their experience:

  • Educated to degree level, preferably in a relevant discipline such as Finance, Legal, Criminology, IT Forensics.
  • High degree of integrity and reliability
  • Strong people skills to be highly credible in dealing with whistle-blowers and witnesses
  • Strong collaboration and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent data analysis skills and persistence combined with objectivity, balance, and excellent judgement
  • Courage in handling challenging situations and in assessing ethical and moral dilemmas
  • Fluent in English, including high quality writing skills

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they do not feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

Flexible working

We are keen to support flexible working arrangements, subject to local regulations and legislative frameworks. If this is of interest to you, please describe in your application the type of flexible working arrangements for which you would like to be considered (e.g., part-time, job share).

More About Shell in The Netherlands

Shell Nederland 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 huge 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.