Refinery Process Engineer - Mobile, AL

Shell - Saraland

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Job ID 130973BR_EN

Where you fit in

In the Refinery Process Engineer role, you will gain an in-depth understanding of how Shell’s commercial-scale facilities continuously producing refining and chemicals products function, and how to connect fundamental engineering principles to real world applications to improve the safety, environmental, reliability, and profitability of the production areas you are responsible for. Due to the variety of experiences leading to development of both leadership and technical skills that the Refinery Process Engineer experience, this role serves as a key launching point to a variety of different careers with escalating responsibility within Shell.

What's the role?

The Refinery Process Engineer provides process engineering support to the 24x7 Production organization, to ensure excellence in Process Safety, Reliability, Margin/Energy Optimization, and Cost Management. The role works closely with the Production Specialist and other members of the Production Team to provide technical assurance to unit operations and ensure production plan delivery. In addition, he/she plays a key role in Continuous Improvement, Project Development and Turnaround Planning and Execution.

  • Perform proactive technical monitoring to understand process unit performance, troubleshoot operating issues, and identify opportunities for improvement. This key role activity is a feeder for multiple work processes
  • Provide technical assurance to ensure the process units operate within established limits
  • Identify threats and opportunities to meeting the production plan and business objectives and develop and implement plans to mitigate these threats and opportunities
  • Utilize sound Causal Learning methods for problem solving and determining root and contributing causes to unit upsets and reliability events
  • Lead and participate in plant changes and associated Management of Change (MOC) to ensure robust Process Safety Management for changes to be implemented
  • Participate in Process Hazard Analyses to identify and assess Process Safety threats and develop recommendations to mitigate these threats
  • Perform safeguarding evaluations to ensure proper protection against equipment overpressure and failure scenarios
  • Identify opportunities for Margin and Energy improvements and drive changes to capture these opportunities
  • Ensure optimization of catalyst and chemicals usage
  • Provide process engineering support to Turnaround Planning and Execution to ensure Reliability and Turnaround objectives are met
  • Provide support to capital projects to ensure proper implementation and performance when integrated into existing operating units and systems

Required Qualifications

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant experience. Experience in Petrochemical/Refinery unit is a plus.
  • The individual must be proficient in the use of spreadsheets, computer and simulation models.
  • an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, physics, chemistry, and mathematics
  • an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  • an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  • an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  • an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  • an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies
  • Must have a TWIC card or ability to get one.

Preferred Qualifications


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.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Feb 10, 2020
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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