12 Apr, 2022

Process Engineer

  • Shell Oil
  • Pernis, Netherlands
Process Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

What’s the role?

The Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam is a great place to work with many learning and development opportunities for employees who are looking for deepening and broadening their professional- as well as their leadership skills in a complex and diverse organization.

Our site will go through a major transformation in the coming decades to achieve net zero CO2 emissions. The plans have been developed to drastically reduce emissions in the short term and at the same time be able to make a profit. There's a lot going on and to further accelerate the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam is therefore looking for enthusiastic and capable candidates to give concrete substance to the transformation.”

The process engineering assignment will be both challenging and rewarding and will give you ample opportunities for professional growth and building key experiences in your career.

The Process Engineer is working closely together with technology, operations, inspection, business, Engineering Contractors, and the project organization. He or she performs a key role in providing support for the production units, giving assurance on the Management of Change process, and developing and implementing projects.

Investments in all categories are being developed in the process engineering team to improve the safety, environmental performance, reliability, and profitability of the Pernis Site.

The Pernis Process Engineering team consist of approx. 25 persons Shell Staff and approx. 10 contractors serving both the SNR refinery units as well as the chemical units.

The process engineering role consists of the following three categories:

  • MOC (Management of Change)
    • Participate in process safety studies (HAZID, HAZOP, LOPA, etc.) in design phase of projects or periodic reviews during operate phase, Lead process safety studies for plant modifications, test runs and (complex) work instructions
    • Participate in (or lead) PSSR (Pre Start-up Safety Reviews) for new projects or Turnarounds
  • Projects
    • Conducting scouting and feasibility studies on proposals from Operations or Technology.
    • Project development in liaison with engineering contractors and ensuring end-result is supported by asset owner
    • Provide support to construction and startup.
    • Ensure proper implementation and performance when integrated into existing operating units.
  • Unit support
    • Contributing to process integrity of installations and processes to ensure that safe, environmentally sound, reliable, and profitable operation of the units is assured.
    • Provide support for preparation and execution of unit turnarounds. Provide ad-hoc support for unit trouble shooting and participate in turnaround work supporting unit technologists.

What we need from you

Prior manufacturing experience is a benefit along with process engineering experience and experience with the development of projects. You are expected to:

  • Master ChE degree (or equivalent).

  • Proven track record in refining/chemical plant process engineering on an operating site and/or design office; inside or outside Shell.

  • Good knowledge of refining processes or chemical processes in general

  • Strong communication skills are essential.

  • Ability to cooperate with external parties (clients, Engineering contractors, etc.).

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values: Value and Respect all People/Integrity/Customer Focus/Act for the Greater Whole.

  • Manage a diverse work list with varying length of timelines, varying levels of urgency, interrelationships, and varying stakeholders.

  • Develop/guide lesser experienced team members in their development program.

  • Be proactive, working closely with Technology, Operations, Maintenance, Inspection, and the other SNR Engineering disciplines as well as the Engineering Contractor counterpart to ensure thorough and complete communication of process issues at hand.

  • Facilitate problem resolution when the problem requires Process Engineering knowledge and expertise.

  • Ensure Process Engineering activities are conducted fully in line with Shell Group and governmental regulations.

Company Description

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. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re 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.

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