12 Apr, 2022

Process Engineers

  • Shell Oil
  • Great Yarmouth, UK / Assen. Netherlands
Process Engineer Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

What’s the role?

We are looking for Process Engineers, who will be responsible for support to the NAM Upstream operated gas producing assets in the Netherlands (NL) or United Kingdom (UK). These assets are located onshore in NL and offshore, spanning the Southern North-Sea in the UK and NL. Dimensions of this business are given below.

There are currently (3) vacancies, which can be filled in the location Assen (NL) or in Great Yarmouth (UK). Flexible working options are available, allowing for part time/remote work. Both offices are located at easy commuting distance from the vibrant university cities of Norwich and Groningen respectively. 

NAM/Onegas produces ca. 14 BCM of gas and 560 km3 of oil via 8 production systems and is the largest oil & gas operator in The Netherlands.

NAM is a frontrunner in Shell adopting “Agile at Scale” business model in which small autonomous and multidisciplinary teams (squads) provide end-to-end solutions to the most urgent issues and opportunities; that our platforms and facilities face. You’ll be part of such a squad and be able to have a direct impact on Process Safety and Business bottom line.

Next to the technical development in the Process Engineering discipline. There is the possibility to grow in adoption of agile methodology and develop into multi-skilled technical professional, who looks outside of the boundaries and manages interfaces with other disciplines.



  • Actively participate and integrate discipline contributions to squad work supporting modifications, day-to-day operational issues and projects.
  • The incumbent is expected to play an integrating role in one of the two asset production support squads.
  • Be part of a team that embodies our “compass values”: urgency, simplicity, unity, courage & humility.

Process Safety

  • Drive compliance with the essential Process Safety Standards and emissions regulations.
  • Ensure design integrity through fit for purpose application of industry standards and guidelines.

Support to Asset

  • Provide high quality process engineering input in various own squad workflows.
  • Provide process engineering support to producing facilities.
  • This includes (but is not limited to) troubleshooting to resolve operational problems and restore or increase production; carrying out surveillance to enhance reliability and keeping production at capacity; finding optimization and debottlenecking opportunities to reduce OPEX.

What we need from you?

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Chemical Engineering.
  • Process Engineering knowledge at level, which allows for independent decision making on plant modifications, ensuring safety, operability, and economic design.
  • Able to work in small Agile squad providing direct front-line support. Growing deep technical knowledge of the Cluster supported.
  • Demonstrated experience in participation in engineering reviews - such as HAZOP and IPF/SRS.
  • Proficient in process simulation (e.g. Unisim, Pipesim).
  • Understanding of the wider engineering process. Previous work experience on upstream (brownfield) projects and operated assets is preferable.
  • Proven to substantial years’ experience in the oil & gas industry.
  • Knowledge of International Engineering guidelines and standards (e.g. API 520 & 521 as well as equipment specific codes) and willingness to get familiar with additional Shell internal standards.
  • Flexible in terms of work location, willing to travel to production locations and offices on a regular basis. Regular (but infrequent) trips to offshore production facilities are an essential dimension of the job.


Shell Global Solutions International 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.

NAM currently operates two assets: ONEgas (x-border asset NAM offshore & Shell UK) & Onshore NL (Land & Groningen).

Asset ONEgas (East and West) is a large and technically/commercially complex asset which comprises the full range of lifecycle stages, from exploration activities, greenfield and brownfield projects, operate and maintain wells and facilities to produce some 150 kboe/d, a small NOV portfolio as well as abandonment activities.

ONEgas is a key supplier to the UK and NL gas markets. ONEgas produces some 8% of the total UK and NL production fulfilling a significant portion of the local gas demand. Key dimensions for the ONEgas asset (100%): 90 producing fields; 54 offshore installations, 2 gas plants, 360+ wells; 8 production systems; 15 sales contracts; some 800+ Shell staff for ONEgas, across various disciplines, of which some ~350 in own reporting lines. ONEgas total OPEX: 400 mln Euro. ONEgas total CAPEX is about 100 mln Euro.

The OnShore assets (North and South) cover all onshore oil- and gas fields including the small gas fields, the Groningen field and the Norg and Grijpskerk underground gas storages. The OnShore Asset is characterized by a combination of on the one hand a unified and technologically identical production system for the Groningen field with on the other hand extensive infrastructure and large and diverse number of facilities (150+ locations) for the Land fields.

Many of the fields and facilities are in mature/ late field life stage but at the same time the asset is continuously bringing new fields on-stream with innovative development concepts. The total number of Wells is 531 wells of which 302 wells in PU Noord NL, 181 Wells in PU Oost and 48 Wells in PU West. Onshore total OPEX: 350 mln Euro. Onshore total CAPEX is Development based/focused: 15 mln Euro.

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  • 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.

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