Refinery Process Engineer Team Lead - Norco, LA

Shell - Norco Refinery, Louisiana

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Job ID 114281BR

The Refining West Process Engineering Team Lead will serve as the focal point for 24X7 technical assurance in the area. The Team Lead will also provide coordination of Process Engineering resources in the area for turnaround, HEMP/PHA analysis and other process related activities. The Team Lead provides a point of contact to the Production Unit Manager for Process Engineering requirements. The Refining West Process Engineering Team Lead will provide direct supervision of the Process Engineers in the area.

  • The Team Lead will stay abreast of refining priorities and provide leadership in the area to insure alignment, including alignment with threats and opportunities, the site capital plan, and various technical assurance activities.
  • The Team Lead will provide leadership within the area to insure proper preparation for turnaround activity, HEMP/PHA reviews, approval of MOCs and review of Project Information Forms.
  • The Team Lead will provide leadership in Proactive Technology Monitoring including, practices used, maintenance, system development/improvement.
  • The Team Lead will have a thorough understanding of the Ensure Safe Production (ESP) work process and insure proper focus is given to process variables limits, including any change or establishment of new limits.
  • The Team Lead will actively participate in and provide guidance during unit turnarounds, pit-stops, etc.
  • The Team Lead will provide second level review of environmental calculations and reporting required of the Process Engineers in the area. Second level reviews will also be provided for any other calculations, etc. of a critical nature.
  • The Team Lead will provide for effective mentoring of Process Engineers in the area and have a good understanding of the critical nature of this activity toward insuring the success of the Process Engineers.
  • The Team Lead will help to provide a site wide approach to unit optimization, problem solving, and provision of resources.
  • The Team Lead will also serve as a link to other sites, and Best Practices.
  • The Team Lead will assist as required on a 24X7 basis in response to unit upsets, outages, unplanned downtime, or other Process Engineering needs and serve as a communication link to the Process Engineering Manager.
  • The Team Lead will insure that back-up coverage for Process Engineers in their respective area is provided on a 24X7 basis.

Refining West includes complex and high margin units including crude distilling, fluidized catalytic cracking, alkylation, catalytic distillation, and sulfur recovery units. The Process Engineering Team Lead has overall responsibility of the process related activities in an area and direct supervision of four to five Process Engineers. Technical assurance, delivery of value, and successful growth of the process engineers through effective coaching and support is critical to the role.

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 is required; MS/PhD in Chemical Engineering or related field is a plus.
  • Minimum eight (8) years relevant experience in a refinery facility.
  • Good knowledge of refining processes in general (Crude Units, Conversion units, etc.).
  • Knowledge in Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Technology is strongly desired.
  • The individual must be proficient in the use of spreadsheets, computer and simulation models.
  • 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.

Additional Information

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  • Post Date
    Aug 6, 2019
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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