Shell Business Operations (SBO) Krakow sits at the centre of Shell’s global businesses, providing an operational backbone to our essential business functions. Working in a vibrant community with strong values and a supportive culture, an SBO-Krakow job will offer the chance to build a lasting and meaningful career. As one of six Business Service Operations centres, located worldwide, a job in Krakow will give you the chance to interact and work with people across the world, helping to deliver excellent support to business clients and internal stakeholders as well as advanced financial operations.
Where you fit in
You will join Shell’s Global Litigation legal team, reporting to one of our Legal Counsel in the Strategy and Coordination team. The role covers a wide variety of work, including support in the management of various U.S. legal dockets and working with our Litigation Information Group in Houston, Texas on document management and collection. The candidate needs to be flexible as working hours may be outside normal working hours from time to time, due to the global team location. Must be able to work independently and remotely with instructing lawyers and staff who are not co-located.
What’s the role?
As a litigation paralegal, you will be supporting a legal team of lawyers and support specialists on a variety of dockets and projects. A key focus will be handling information for personal injury cases, supporting the management of third-party subpoenas, monitoring legal proceedings before Courts, drafting legal documents and document management. The role will also include support of various dockets of cases, such as condemnation, small claims and personal injury. This role will support cases from a variety of regions globally.
The successful candidate will have a strong personal drive and the ability to maintain resilience when managing a varied workload, sometimes under time constraints. He/she will be confident and credible with an aptitude for rapidly building and maintaining trust and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team to provide robust and comprehensive advice to stakeholders. Beyond that, we encourage the identification of process improvements, contributing to continuous improvement and shaping the way we collaborate and work.
What we need from you
The ideal candidate could be either a Paralegal who has worked for an international company in the litigation department, OR a Paralegal within a major law firm who has experience working with international clients and supporting them globally. Prior responsibilities in personal injury cases, data privacy, data collection, preservation, and general legal spend would be advantageous. This role would suit someone who is looking to build upon their career as a Paralegal within a large multinational business.
It is vital you are a strong communicator and have good computer skills. You will need to confidently use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as electronic filing and document and matter management systems, after initial training. Experience with eDiscovery software such as Relativity will be a plus.
It is your personal skills that will set you apart. We are keen to hear from men and women who are highly organized, detail oriented, adept at litigation and capable of prioritizing multiple tasks, even when deadlines are tight. You will be liaising with colleagues and contacts at all levels of the business, so you will need to have a co-operative spirit and be a confident communicator, both in person and on paper. If that’s you and you are keen to develop and grow, we would like to hear from you.
Specific job responsibilities will include:
Research and respond to third party subpoenas
Update settlement reporting to support US team in case assessments and provisioning
Manage lease and royalty payment disputes in the trading business
Assist on small claims risk docket, including personal injury and property damage cases
Part of document hold and collections team
Tracking document hold and collection statistics quarterly
Data Privacy liaison
Compile quarterly status reports for certain US dockets based on consistent data collection
Experience supporting litigation dockets
Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of products
Knowledge of data privacy laws
General bachelor’s degree (preferably in business or management);
Working with a document management system
Strong organisational skills
Collaborative – a good team player
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Proven ability to work to deadlines and prioritize multiple projects
Resilience under pressure as the successful candidate will be supporting a busy team of lawyers and para-professional
Number of Vacancies:
- Meaningful work in a company that is universally respected as a truly global energy leader (one of the world’s biggest companies according to Fortune Global 500)
- Unique opportunity to fulfill your potential with personal and professional development programs
- Work in a smart and motivated team within a supportive and inclusive culture with strong values
- Attractive salary and bonuses
- Complex medical care and individual life insurance
- Sports programme & facilities e.g. Multisport Benefits Card, vouchers for free time activities
- Good atmosphere at work and comfortable working environment: own canteen and a few relax rooms
- Opportunity to participate in social and community projects