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Career Opportunities

Schlumberger Business Consulting recruits throughout the year. We seek new graduates as well as senior and experienced professionals.

Consultant

Business consultants are the core of a consulting team and work under the direct supervision of a manager.

Typical activities

    • Project delivery: Consultants participate in consulting engagements by leveraging industry experience, analytical skills, and familiarity with organizational and process issues. The consultant masters a set of focused skills, becoming the pivot of a consulting team on a selection of subjects.

    • Client interactions: Consultants build the respect of the client and add to SBC's credibility. They develop a broad view of client issues and relevant approaches to resolve them, beyond their core skills. Consultants are viewed as impeccably professional and sensitive to client culture. Client team members seek consultants' opinion on matters beyond the scope of the engagement.

    • Development of intellectual capital: As consultants gain experience, they will be expected to develop SBC's intellectual capital.

    • Team interactions: Consultants integrate well within teams and contribute to team success beyond their personal assignments.

Manager

A Manager is an experienced consultant who manages one (or two when senior) consulting engagement team, under the supervision of a Principal or Vice President. Managers will also be asked to participate in business development and intellectual contribution initiatives.

Typical activities

    • Management of consulting engagements: 70 to 80% of working time will be billed to clients. Managers will structure the project in collaboration with the Vice President in charge of the client relationship; develop and manage the team workplan, handle day-to-day interactions with the client, coach team members, centralize and quality check the team's end products, organize client communication, and track progress against goals.

    • Business development: Managers will also be asked to participate in client development efforts, particularly engaging clients on business issues and collaborating on proposals.

    • Development of intellectual capital: A manager will quickly become a member of one or more practices and will be expected to develop a junior leadership role in the development of points of view, experience capitalization, and internal and external communication of knowledge.

    • People development: A significant part of a Manager's mission is to train and coach team members daily and to encourage their best performance.

Principal

A Principal is an experienced manager who demonstrates the potential to become a Vice President. The mission of a Principal is to manage our most complex consulting engagements, to develop business with existing and new clients, and to establish himself or herself as a thought leader.

Typical activities       

    • Lead and manage complex consulting engagements: Part of Principals' working time is billed to clients on engagements. They structure engagements, liaise with clients' senior management, and ensure the overall quality of the products delivered. They help Managers to achieve outstanding results and advise them on solving the most complex problems.

    • Business development: Principals assist Vice Presidents in developing business and will develop their own networks among senior executives. Clients will seek their advice on business issues that extend beyond the immediate scope of the consulting engagements.

    • Development of intellectual capital: Principals participate in the development of a horizontal practice. They increase knowledge and build their own network of Schlumberger experts. They will seek to capitalize on client engagements and industry best practices to establish their reputations as thought leaders on specific topics.

    • People development: Principals gain recognition as people leaders. They develop their teams, whether around clients or within the practices. Principals attract and retain the best performers.

    • Team interactions: Principals spend time helping others across the consulting organization, offering expertise and support as needed, with a specific focus on developing Managers.

Vice President

An SBC Vice President is the equivalent of a “Partner” in other management consultancies. A Vice President's mission is to develop client activity, supervise the teams that deliver the services, and to manage client interactions.

Typical activities

    • Business development: Vice Presidents create new opportunities through client relationships. They initiate consulting engagements.

    • Development of intellectual capital: Vice Presidents spearhead the development of a practice area. They increase knowledge, reaching deep into Schlumberger experience, client engagements, and industry best practices to grow SBC's intellectual capital and reputation. They are recognized in the industry and within Schlumberger as thought leaders.

    • People development: Vice Presidents gain recognition as people leaders. They attract and retain the best performers.

    • Schlumberger relationships: Vice Presidents act as the SBC representative for relationships with other parts of the Schlumberger organization.