29 Apr, 2021

Process Engineer

  • Shell Oil
  • Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Process Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • The Process Engineer PTM Reforming is an experienced process engineer tasked with remote monitoring and process performance reporting for light ends (reforming) process units.
  • The PTM engineer plays a critical role in early detecting and alerting of production performance issues and supports the continuous improvement of the production process.
  • There are no direct reports with this role, but the engineer is expected to interact directly with the site production unit and key site production unit supporting staff.

Key Accountabilities:

  • The key accountability of the Process Engineer PTM Reforming is providing support of the technical content for their respective technology or theme area. Performs proactive technical monitoring of the process technology against the safe operating envelope and limits for the process unit(s) that reside within their technology or theme area base. Audits and supports technical content development and other unit performance KPI’s to assure the operation is compliant. The purpose of this activity is to understand unit and equipment performance, identify threats, troubleshoot performance and reliability gaps, and identify opportunities for improvement. This activity feeds into multiple deliverables.
  • Supports continuous improvement of the theme area. The PTM engineer is assessed based on the delivery of theme area improvement each year which is considered comparable to supervisory team lead leadership. Maintains and improves the portfolio of their respective theme area and delivers value through improvement of the overall theme.
  • Supports compliance to global and site standards for technical monitoring process and practices in collaboration with P&T and Global work process focal points. This includes implementing and ensuring sustainability of such programs as Advanced Technical Monitoring (ATM) or SMART M.
  • Provides inputs and guidance to the OSE’s/CSE’s assigned to the physical assets to ensure their assigned assets are operated in a safe, environmentally sound and reliable manner in accordance with the license to operate and the defined safe operating envelope.
  • Trains OSE’s and others in how to develop, maintain and use for Proactive Technical Monitoring (PTM).
  • Maintains up to date technology specific knowledge through LFI, technical networks etc. so as to be able to proactively identify threats to the units or business coming from the wider Shell organization or industry knowledge and practices.
  • Identify opportunities to improve unit capacity, yield, availability and utilization in support of the site and business plans.
  • Participates in technology forums, conferences to share learning and maintain and improve competencies in their specialty.
  • Maintains and help’s develop training materials and guidance manuals designed for Engineers in conjunction with P&T and Learning.

Specific activities can include (but not limited to):

  • Monitoring of units using existing tools like PI-Book, SmartM, PTM-Hub, UTL, Sample Manager
  • Gathering required information out of AIM, SIFPro, Technology SharePoint sites etc.
  • Continuous improvement of PTM-monitoring plans including gap-closure, maintenance of tags, adjustment of limits etc.
  • Identifying violations of the Operating Window, IOW and DOW
  • Developing of proposals to address identified immediate threats
  • Detailed root-cause analysis of abnormalities
  • Developing of proposals to optimize units
  • Preparation, execution and reporting of testruns in direct cooperation with PU
  • Preparing quarterly reports summarizing unit performance, forecasting expected unit/catalyst run lengths, highlighting possible long-term threats and proposing ways to address these threats
  • Discuss these reports with PU and Technology representatives


  • No Annual budgets which you directly control but can have influence over department and production area budgets.
  • No direct staff for which you are administratively accountable for. You are responsible to mentor, coach, and support.


  • Being able to effectively provide technical PTM support virtually

Skills and Requirements:

  • 8 - 10 years of experience in a chemical complex or a refining facility.
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
  • Expertise in the light ends / reforming process
  • Knowledge of integration between process units
  • Experience using industry standard process simulation software
  • Understanding fundamentals of flow measurement technology, basic mass and energy balance
  • Working knowledge of field Measurement, IPF, Quality Measurement, Metering, Base Layer & APC, DCS systems
  • Experience in data quality assurance checks, troubleshooting and statistics
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good organization, documentation, and follow-up.
  • Time management skills.
  • Problem solving skills - knowledge of engineering Standards and best practices.
  • Computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of refinery Control systems equipment and technology
  • Blueprint, FIM investigation, MOC knowledge.
  • Motivates, coaches, and develops
  • Values differences
  • Delivers results
  • Planning skills
  • Self-starter and an independent worker capable of collaborating in a team environment with an ability to build strong effective relationships with asset production teams while working remotely

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