10 Reasons My Job Can Help Change the World
Julie Ferland, General Manager of Shell TechWorks, chose Shell because the company’s purpose aligned with her own: a desire to make a positive impact in the world.
I never saw myself working in the energy industry, but I can tell you now, this has been one of the most incredible opportunities I’ve had to make a meaningful difference in the world. I realised I just needed to do the thing I was passionate about, which was to make a positive impact through the work I do.
I have the opportunity to continuously learn something new, working across a spectrum of industries and solving a variety of business challenges within those fields. Our leadership team also takes a coaching approach, rather than a hierarchical one, when it comes to training and development, which encourages the team to take their career growth into their own hands.
Because the company has such a forward-thinking mindset, at the forefront of the energy transition, I feel empowered to be just as innovative and purpose-driven in my approach to sustainable energy solutions. As a result, Shell not only aligns with my career values but also inspires me on a daily basis.
We’re currently working on several projects to deliver cleaner energy, with a large focus in the area of hydrogen - figuring out what we need to do economically to make fuel-cell electric vehicles more accessible and available.
I love that in my daily life I can see the impact of the projects we work on and problems we solve - when I’m driving up to the gas pump, or looking at the wind turbines down the street, I’m able to see how it all comes together to provide energy for a global population.
We’re working to solve real challenges in measurable ways. We’re not just experimenting for the sake of it but, through systems engineering, we’re able to actually evaluate the impact we’re making on the future of sustainable energy.