10 Oct, 2022

Senior Process Engineer

  • Shell Oil
  • Singapore
Process Engineer Chemicals Energy, Renewables & Nuclear Oil & Gas Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

Where you fit in

You will work on Shell Jurong Island, together with a team of technologists supporting Production Unit 3 in reliable production, sustainability, and safety. You will also be involved in   project design and implementation to keep Production Unit 3 ready for the future. Production Unit 3 includes Ethylene Oxide and Glycol (EOG) plants including High Purity Ethylene Oxide (HPEO) units as well as Ethoxylates units (EOD).

What’s the role?

Your major responsibilities are to provide support to the plants in the following areas:

  • To contribute to the continuous improvement of the operational safety, operational reliability, efficiency, and unit performance at our plants. Provide on demand assistance, guidance, and advice such as troubleshooting to Operations leading to optimal operation of the assets.

  • Capture process data through daily and long-term monitoring and share/review these data with the integrated plant team. Where necessary, you develop and propose corrective actions in a drive for constant improvement for the plant.

  • Responsible for working in a safe manner and demonstrating a personal commitment to both personal and process safety.

  • Develop guidelines for operation within the design envelope of the process and equipment and to enhance the reliability of the facilities (operating windows, corrosion loops, Instrumented Protective Function classifications, operating manuals).

  • Support and follow up (gap closure) of studies on process safety (such as Process Safety Analysis, Bowtie review, Safety Instrumented Systems review) and reliability (Integrity Operating Window review, Managing Threats, and Opportunities).

  • Provide coaching to junior technologists, as well as showing a drive to develop yourself.

  • Responsible for working with and growing with the management systems used to run SJI.

  • Ensure technical assurance and technical integrity of proposed plant changes by leading multi-disciplinary team reviews, challenge sessions, etc. This includes leading or participating in project development or execution.

  • Plan, conduct, and document test runs to improve unit performance.

  • Contribute to the technology development plan for the asset by proposing and implementing process technology improvements and determining the economics of the proposed changes.

  • Generate, develop, and implement innovative solutions to technical or operational problems.

  • Contribute to multifunctional teams in site wide initiatives, such as participation in unit shutdown preparation and coordination.  Support turnaround and catalyst change activities.

  • Build effective network in the EOG community via existing networks and evaluate best practices from other sites operating EOG units for deployment in SJI units.

What we need from you

We hope to see as many of the following:

  • Educated in technical or engineering discipline at tertiary level, preferably in Chemical Engineering.

  • Have around 6-8 years technology experience in manufacturing units and/or design office.

  • EO and glycols experience, either in operations and/or technology is preferred but not required.

  • Possesses strong communication skills (both oral and written), and interpersonal / stakeholder management skills.

  • A team player with the ability to lead change and deliver results via teamwork.

  • Experience in providing supervision and mentorship to junior team members.

Company description

Shell is one the largest foreign investors in Singapore and began operations in 1891. Today, we have more than 3,200 employees in Singapore, and over 80,000 worldwide. Singapore is the largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia Pacific region. Shell Jurong Island (SJI) manufactures petrochemicals to meet the fast-growing demand for these products in the region. The Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site is Shell’s largest refinery in terms of crude feed capacity, and together with SJI makes Singapore a key regional supply and trading centre for Shell in the East. We also have one of the largest single-branded retail networks in Singapore, providing customers with a wide range of quality products and services. When you join Shell in Singapore, you can count on our commitment to help you thrive and propel your career by means of our industry-leading development programme and our available and unrivalled pool of local and global experts. Our numerous global and local skill pools as well as our diversity are key to our success and continuing innovation.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell, especially as an engineer, there are few manufacturing sites globally that can challenge the diverse work you can find at Shell Singapore.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future of energy – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently. Everyone at Shell is playing a part in progressing the energy transition towards a sustainable future.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, 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’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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