Company: Shell
Skills: Corrosion Engineering, Materials Management
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Scotford, Alberta, Canada
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Job Description

Purpose & Accountabilities :
The role ensures compliance with applicable laws and regulations, industry codes, standards, and recommended practices, as well as Shell standards and best practices. The overall objective is to "maintain and improve pressure equipment integrity" of stationary pressure equipment.

The site has Corrosion Control Documents for all process units and the Corrosion/Materials Engineer is responsible for maintaining these as the foundation for Pressure Equipment Integrity Management.

  • Assuring that potential materials degradation issues are identified for process and equipment changes.
  • Working proactively with operations, maintenance, engineering, and inspection personnel to assure equipment integrity issues are getting properly addressed.
  • Provide oversight on new projects to ensure appropriate materials of construction.
  • Maintain Corrosion Control Documents (CCD).
  • Assist Pressure Equipment Inspectors and Engineers in analyzing collected data from inspection events as needed
  • Provide input to the unit Inspector on technical aspects during the scope development stage including repair or alteration plans for pressure vessels.
  • Provide Corrosion and Material Engineering support to ongoing turnaround events on technical issues as needed.
  • Responsible for performing brittle fracture analysis and determining minimum safe operating temperatures for in-service equipment.
  • Responsible for providing technical direction and solutions to problems.
  • Provides technical assurance on Management of Change (MOC) for pressure equipment issues.
  • Supports Pressure Equipment Inspectors and Engineers as needed on Risk Based Inspection (RBI) Reassessments and Revalidations, Interval Extension Analysis, Turnaround work scope challenges, analysis, and critiques.
  • Provide proactive technical support on pressure equipment issues for CCDs, (Process Hazard Analysis) PHA studies, Hazard and Effect Management Process (HEMP) assessments, and incident investigations.
  • Provides technical assistance for Risk-Based Inspection per American Petroleum Institute (API) and BPG Insp-20 Guidelines.
  • Participates in and supports unit-specific activities such as Level 2 Investigations, 5-Why Investigations, and RCA's.
  • May serve as the Responsible Person for a PEI driven MOC.
  • Review safeguarding analyses.
Dimensions :
The Corrosion/Materials Engineers participate in the Pressure Equipment Department Core Team. They are expected to actively participate in the planning of departmental activities, the development, and execution of departmental goals, and the development, review, and updating of departmental policies and procedures. They are further expected to mentor less experienced departmental personnel as appropriate and/or assigned. Corrosion/Material Engineers might also participate in broader technical teams during the development or implementation of PEIM Initiatives or new standards. This position requires a strong ability to handle multiple projects and activities simultaneously with varying scope and content. Overtime on weekends and evenings is required during peak inspection and turnaround periods.

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, Canada's largest producer of sulfur and a significant oil sands developer. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbors 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.


  • BS or MS in Engineering (preferably Chemical or Metallurgical) or Technical Diploma
  • Minimum of 5 years of petrochemical plant or refinery experience
  • Registration or eligible for registration with APEGA (P.Eng or P.L. Eng)
  • Awareness of industry standards such as API coded and NACE standards.
  • Basic knowledge in ASME is a bonus
  • Knowledge of Shell Standards DEP (Design Engineer Practice)
  • Successful experience working as part of a team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.


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