01 Nov, 2023

Plant Engineer

  • Shell Oil
  • Newell, WV, USA
Engineer Oil & Gas

Job Description

Make a difference

Do you like helping people? Do you like to make people smile? Are you passionate about putting people in a better place? Then you may have what it takes to join our amazing team?

What is the role

The successful candidate will be assigned to the Congo, West Virginia Lubricant Oil & Blending Plant Operations team to support and lead a variety of activities in delivering the production promise, including but not limited to troubleshooting and participation on problem solving teams, collaboration with engineering disciplines (Project and Operations), collaboration with Asset Production and Maintenance personnel, supporting and/or leading Root Cause Analysis, supporting maintenance functions, execution lead for projects up to $2 million, and navigating the many work processes required to successfully execute and implement a change. They may work closely with production operations, HSSE/Quality resources, and project front end engineering and construction resources to:

  • Support and deliver GOAL ZERO: Personal and Process Safety
  • Successfully execute and implement Capital Projects up to $2 million
  • Provide technical support to all phases of assigned projects or activities including but not limited to management of scheduling project execution activities, organizing permitting support, contractor management plans, safety plan development.
  • Provide on-site contractor management including but not limited to: planning contractor activities, facilitating business performance reviews, vetting contractors, ensuring HSSE compliance, Permit-to-Work support, and SIMOPs reviews.
  • Perform Management of Change reviews to ensure safe operation and design of equipment and related changes. Apply engineering technology to improve safety and environmental related issues.
  • Proactive in bringing improvements to support competitiveness (increase reliability, margin, energy efficiency) – operational and/or capex business case justification.
  • Support Asset Integrity & Assurance, plus driving maintenance scope & competitiveness; must have strong partnership with the Maintenance, Process Engineering, and Production teams.
  • Ensure the operability / maintainability of all proposed facilities, based on defined criteria by carrying out suitable reviews.

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Mechanical, Controls, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in lubricants, petrochemical, oil & gas, or related industry.
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional through SMRP is preferred.
  • Prior experience as an operations support engineer, field engineering, or in maintenance would be highly valued in this role.
  • Prior experience running capital projects is a plus.
  • Experience supporting maintenance activities such as Turnarounds is a plus.
  • Strong proven track record in troubleshooting, investigations, continuous improvement, and Root Cause Analysis.
  • Preferred Has driven sizeable change in an Asset to improve performance. Proven integration skills, working across organizations.
  • Experience in developing Proactive Technical Monitoring plans. Working knowledge of all Asset Management Systems
  • Knowledge of API, ASME, ISO, DEP standards for design, fabrication, repair, maintenance and inspection standards
  • Experience in tank asset management including API 653 inspection methodology is a plus. Knowledge level experience with Management of Change
  • Knowledge level experience with a stage-gate / phased delivery process preferable for capital projects
  • Experience in development / improvement of a work process and ways of working.

For regular full-time or regular part-time employees of the Company (participating companies as listed in the Summary Plan Description), insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision coverage, life Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs. Employees also participate in a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid leave includes up to 6 weeks of paid vacation time, up to 11 paid holidays, and parental leave offering 16 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers, and 8 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents. Additionally, employees are eligible for disability leave for up to 52 weeks at 100% or 50% of base pay. Shell also offers other compensation such financial reimbursement for adoption, wellness, education, and personal learning expenses, and some roles are eligible for discretionary long-term incentives. For interns, eligible benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs; participation in a 401(k) plan; and paid leave for up to 11 paid holidays. Additional information on Shell’s US benefit programs can be found at https://www.shell.us/careers/about-careers-at-shell/rewards-and-benefits.html

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, while 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 a 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 in 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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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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