Process Engineer - Sarnia

Shell - Sarnia - Refinery

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Job ID 64101BR

Process Engineer position at Shell Sarnia Manufacturing Centre - Sarnia Manufacturing Centre (SMC) is a 77 kbpd refinery integrated with a 285 T/day (105 kTa) IPA chemical plant. This position is for a Process Engineer working in the Technology Department at the Refinery. The successful candidate could potentially have job accountabilities that will include all or some of the following:

  • Provide day-to-day technical support to Operations in delivery of production plans.
  • Monitor the technical performance of the plants; provide guidance to operations on unit optimization, management of alarms and for provision of cost effective technical solutions to constraints and emerging problems.
  • Identify, plan and realize improvement opportunities proactively and in response to a changing business environment.
  • Provide and approve technical documentation to ensure knowledge retention, continuity, and organizational learning. 
  • Provide the Process Engineering\Process Safety Technical Assurance function for Management of Change (MOC) requirements in their assigned area.  
  • Provide technical guidelines for high impact events such as unit performance testing. 
  • Provide Process Engineering\Process Safety representation in PHAs\LOPA’s and Incident Investigations within assigned area. 
  • Provides support and leadership to multidiscipline teams addressing cross organizational issues / opportunities. 
  • Ensures process team engagement with the Shell technology specialists to keep them informed as to the major unit/systems issues and progress in resolving.
  • Provide the primary engineering and coordination for the development of capital investment ideas during the initial assessment of concern, business case, and conceptual design of the proposed solution.
  • Provide continued engineering support to the execution organizations (Projects and Maintenance) during detailed engineering, procurement, and construction phases of projects.
  • Provide the appropriate technical assurance of project designs via conformance to Shell Design & Engineering Practice standards.
  • Preparing process flow diagrams (PFDs), data sheets for equipment with required support data and marking up P&ID’s, ISO’s to indicate proposed physical modifications and scope of work.
  • Provide effective condition monitoring of assigned units through implementation of unit monitoring protocols.
  • Consistent identification of potential threats and opportunities and the translation of these into timely investigations and improvement actions.
  • To ensure that daily focus is maintained on running the plant and that work priorities are aligned with plant operational and maintenance needs.
  • To support Production in the delivery of performance targets.
  • To compile month end data and deliver performance review/analysis including energy, variance analysis and plan delivery.
  • To maintain basic data and plant constraint information and contribute to the development of monthly production plans.
  • To support design reviews, safety/risk assessments and functional value analyses as applicable.
  • To provide plant support during shutdown\turnaround events.
  • To mentor and develop lesser-experienced staff.

Required Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications


Company Description


Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In Canada, we have operated for over a century and are a major producer and marketer of oil, gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Nov 26, 2017
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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