24 May, 2023

Sr. Process Engineer (Utilities)

  • Shell Oil
  • Geismar, LA, USA
Process Engineer Chemicals Petrochemicals & Refining

Job Description

The Role

Position Purpose

What’s the role –

The Utilities Process Engineer provides process engineering support for the development on the front-end engineering design as part of Shell Geismar Expansion projects. Work involves aspects Outside of Battery Limits (OSBL) like flow sheet simulation, equipment calculations, safeguarding studies, generation of process flow schemes, preparation of equipment process and basic data sheets for a variety of process equipment, review of contractor work, integration of aspects into existing assets, review of project delivery aspects, and quality assurance.

The following are the primary accountabilities for the Utilities Process Engineer:

  • The position focuses on development of design package for the projects and the integration of the asset with the existing facility.
  • The scope includes the requirements to integrate the new Alpha Olefins (AO) unit, Poly Alpha Olefins (PAO) unit, and Catalyst testing unit into existing Geismar assets, working closely and coordinating technical development activities between on-site project team and remotely located design team.
  • Development on process deliverables for successful completion of Select phase and Define phase including technical assurance of commissioning and startup activities.
  • Responsible for high quality process design and engineering deliverables and provision of process services during CSU.
  • Alignment of the project design to the project requirements and the specific technology requirements.
  • Timely execution of individual milestones in accordance with the overall project schedule.
  • Support the overall team objectives.
  • Support implementation of best practices.
  • Adhere to all HSE, Group, Regulatory, Quality, and other applicable project standards.

This position interfaces with project and site stakeholders at all levels of the Geismar Chemical Plant.

Interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and ability to manage support for multiple projects with varying needs and priorities are critical to success in this position.

This role reports to the Technical/Integration Manager within the Expansion Department at the Geismar Chemical Plant.

The Geismar facility is part of Shell’s global Chemicals and Products business within the Downstream Portfolio and has been a cornerstone of Shell’s chemicals assets for more than 55 years. We leverage Shell proprietary technology to produce Ethylene Oxide, Ethylene Glycol, Alpha Olefins, Alcohols, Ethoxylates. Geismar has a long-term growth strategy, including new AO5 and PAO units and other future growth projects.

The Utilities Process Engineer will need to blend fundamental process engineering technical skills with a sound business understanding to provide the appropriate technical support, troubleshooting, and project support for Expansion projects. This role requires ability to collaborate with various disciplines.

Skills & Requirements

What we need from you –

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis.
  • Engineering or advanced technical degree required. Chemical Engineering preferred.
  • 5+ years of technical experience, process engineering experience providing direct support to manufacturing operations desired, knowledge of utility systems a plus.
  • Self-motivated and works effectively with minimum supervision
  • Ability to interact effectively within the site and project teams.

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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