10 Mar, 2023

Expansion Process Engineer

  • Shell Oil
  • Convent, LA, USA
Process Engineer Oil & Gas

Job Description

The Role

Position Purpose

What’s the role –

The Expansion Process Engineer provides process support for the development of front end engineering, detailed design engineering and commissioning and start up support to large projects across the different project phases.  Work involves aspects like flow sheet simulation, equipment calculation, safeguarding studies, generations of process flow schemes, preparation of equipment process and basic data sheets, integration aspects into existing projects, support of operational readiness deliverables such as operating procedures and training materials, quality assurance of constructions, etc.


  • The position will focus on detailed design of multiple projects within the Cathedral Portfolio and integration aspects with assets on the existing facility.
  • Supports technology specifications and provides input to new technology evaluations.
  • Coordinate technical reviews and development activities with different project teams, including contractors.
  • Provides technical assurance of commissioning and startup activities. 
  • Provides technical assurance so that operating units are designed and implemented in accordance with Design and Integrity Operating Windows and comply with any safeguarding or Process Safety requirements and expectations for the site (via full integration into site ESP and SIS work processes).
  • Provides support for technical assurance and approval for changes following the Management of Change (MOC) process.
  • Supports HAZOP and resolution of action items resulting from the studies.
  • Supports the OR & CSU Startup team in the post-commissioning phase, to assure unit meets the performance criteria as designed.
  • Provides training to operations on technical considerations for the process unit.
  • Timely execution of individual milestones in accordance and to support the project schedule.
  • Supports implementation of best practices while adhering to all Shell, HSE, regulatory, quality, and other applicable standards.


  • The Expansion Process Engineer will be an integral part of the Convent Expansion team, as well as the Cathedral Team.   The teams are multi-discipline teams comprised of P&T employees, Convent employees and contractors working collaboratively on a multi-billion dollar investment at the Convent Site.

Special Challenges:

  • Demonstrates an “act like an owner” mindset to assure key project and site decisions are made with a focus on overall Shell value. 
  • Managing and making measurable progress on numerous activities and project deliverables under strict time constraints.  
  • Managing fluctuating and competing priorities of different needs (design development, field execution, operational readiness, work process requirements, etc.).

Skills & Requirements

What we need from you –

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis.
  • BS/MS in Chemical Engineering with 7+ years of industry experience.
  • Experience with project development preferred
  • Experience in a manufacturing or technical support environment including work processes. 
  • Knowledge of HEMP process (PHA, LOPA, etc.
  • Knowledge of industry standards.
  • Demonstrated analytical and decision-making skills.
  • Good communication skills (Oral/Written).
  • Good delegation and prioritization skills (especially during construction and CSU phases)

Company description 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

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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