12 Apr, 2022

Process Engineer - PODER/Petrochemicals

  • Shell Oil
  • Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Process Engineer Petrochemicals & Refining Plastics & Manufacturing

Job Description

If you are driven by a curious mindset, coupled with passion for new technologies and innovation, this could be your opportunity to make your contributions to the global polyurethane industry. You will play an important role in improving quality of life of millions and contribute directly to Shell’s bottom-line.

Where you fit in

Shell’s Chemicals Technology group (PTX/C) supports our chemicals business, which includes Base Chemicals, Polyethylene, Ethylene Oxide/Ethylene Glycol, Styrene monomer/Propylene Oxide/Derivatives, DPC/Polycarbonate, Higher Olefins/Derivatives and Solvents.  Our partners are predominately Shell Chemicals & Products and Shell Downstream Chemicals Joint Ventures.

The PO Derivates (PODer) provides technical support to PODer plants as well as projects. During the last decade the PODer business has successfully gone through a period of considerable expansion with new plants in the Netherlands, Singapore and China. PODer is recognized as an important area for growth in Chemicals.

What’s the role?

As a Process Engineer, you will cover a broad range of activities including:

  • Providing technology services and process expertise to the PODer plants in Shell Downstream and JV's/
  • Support implementation of process and/or design-improvements.
  • Driving and supporting process design work (basic as well as detailed) and plant start-ups for PODer projects. Maintain and improve the PODer process design in existing and new assets.

Depending on individual experience and organization needs, your role may vary and consist of a mix of the following accountabilities:

  • Delivery against the agreed milestones,
  • technology/design engineering programs for deployment in existing or new-built assets.
  • Delivery of first-class technology services to the PODer business.
  • Delivery and support of technology improvement, process development, plant inspection and S/U
  • Adhere to quality standards and ensure that all HSE, Group, Regulatory, Quality and other appropriate standards are complied with.
  • Provide process technology advice on optimal operation and plant performance.
  • Participate in margin improvement/energy reduction activities, technical audits, safety audits, etc.
  • Support the delivery of the Development Release program for new activities, ensuring appropriate support for successful deployment of the Development in current and new facilities.

What we need from you?

When it comes to working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, chemists, product specialists and diverse stakeholders, excellent people skills will be a key differentiator. You will inspire people to deliver that will have a direct impact on the way we contribute to the group and Shell overall. 

  • At least 5 years relevant working experience.
  • Process Modelling Software experience (ASPEN, Hysys, PROII, etc.)
  • Sound technology background with a substantial experience in process engineering in at least one relevant (chemical) technology area
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical engineering,
  • Experience in projects is considered an added advantage.


Shell is a global energy company where we work towards powering progress through more and cleaner energy solutions. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. In India Shell has its businesses footprint in Information Technology, Projects & Technology, Finance Operations, Integrated Gas, Downstream & Upstream spread across more than 7 main locations.

An innovative place to work

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition 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, everyone at Shell does their part.

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 are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential…

We are 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 are 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

As an equal opportunity employer, combining our ideas through a creative, collaborative environment and global operations – we have developed and will continue to nurture a unique workplace with an impressive range of benefits to ensure that joining Shell is an inspired and rewarding career choice for everyone.

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