Company: Shell
Skills: Environmental Engineer, Regulatory Compliance
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
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Job Description

Bring your technical expertise and talent for air science to help us protect and grow our business strategy, developing energy with no harm to the environment. This is an opportunity to perform a role that's pivotal to Shell's future success, whilst enabling you to develop your expertise and professional and technical skills within a global company.

What's the role?

You're going to be part of our global expertise team on air science, supporting our businesses to manage air quality and emissions risks. Advising on global issues from Green House Gases (GHG) and methane to emission controls, pollutant dispersion, odour and noise, always with an expert eye as to how they will affect our assets, projects and technologies, and vice versa.
As an Air Scientist, you'll be bringing your technical expertise to multiple businesses, fulfilling a specialist role that will safeguard Shell's reputation and support our commercial strategy. In practice that means you'll develop and deliver high quality risk management solutions that are cost effective, add value, and meet our high standards of Health, Safety and Environment. Other duties will include:
  • Providing and interpreting technical information on air quality and emissions issues.
  • Advising on legislative requirements, and other external national standards and industry policy.
  • Supporting global businesses with air emission inventories, emissions reduction strategies and programmes and best practices.
  • Advocating on behalf of Shell with external NGOs, regulators, and industry associations.
  • Coaching and supporting junior air staff in their technical development.

Your personal skills are going to be vital here. On the one hand, you'll be nurturing relationships with internal project and asset teams, understanding their business objectives, and supporting and influencing them to manage their environmental risks. On the other, you'll be collaborating with a diverse range of external stakeholders, from industry and government to regulatory agencies.

Where you fit in

This is a key position that sits within Shells' Projects and Technology division, as part of our Environment Services and Technology team. The focus here is on providing expertise and support to projects and assets across Shell's businesses and joint venture businesses globally. The team includes engineers, scientists, biologists, ecologists and spill response specialists, who all deliver specialist environmental support, integrated technical assurance, as well as R&D and advocacy programs. There is already an existing global team of air scientists within the group that you will collaborate with daily.

Company Description

Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.


What we need from you

We're keen to hear from men and women who have extensive experience of most of the air science disciplines and proven expertise in providing environmental (air) support, technical assurance, and/or regulatory advocacy to businesses. Beyond a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline, we'd hope to see as many of the following on your CV:
  • Advanced knowledge of air quality and emissions requirements, flaring and venting, industry pollutant sources and fit for purpose mitigations, in an international context.
  • Air Subject Matter Expert status (or the ability to achieve it soon after starting the role).
  • Knowledge of emissions control technology, assessment and design, related process engineering and combustion chemistry.
  • International air regulatory experience, plus knowledge of international regulations and transnational agreements is an advantage.
  • Excellent facilitation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent ability to build relationships with virtual businesses and team mates.
  • Proven ability to work to businesses to effectively influence decision making.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities at the while working in a fluid workflow environment.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you'll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women's perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies, backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme.

People with an impairment

At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We encourage anyone who may face an impairment to see Shell as a place where you'll be fully supported to grow and develop your career. It's as simple as that. If you'd like to apply, just let us know about your circumstances. We can support you throughout the process: from application, to interview, to your first day of a rewarding career with us.


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