Company: Shell
Skills: Chemist
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Bacton, England, United Kingdom

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Job Description

Here's a great opportunity to gain experience working at one of Shell's high profile sites, bringing your chemistry knowledge and management skills to a role that plays a pivotal part in keeping our Bacton plant performing.

What's the role?

As Laboratory and Chemistry Manager, you'll be responsible for managing our Bacton plant laboratory and contractors, providing quality data, and providing chemistry support to the plant operations and engineering.

In practice, that means managing and prioritising the laboratory's work demand, providing sampling and analysis support, and ensuring any chemistry related issues are speedily and collaboratively resolved. More specific duties will include:
  • Assuring laboratory quality management.
  • Ensure quality data is readily available to customers.
  • Manage chemical applications in the plant
  • Support operationality of bio-treater and desalination unit

You'll thrive working independently as you support the plant with chemical performance management and assist in the sampling and analysis program, always connecting work with the right fit of team expertise and capability.

Your challenge will be to improve laboratory efficiency, from identifying and initiating new sampling and analysis methods to making cost saving improvements and resolving operational issues. You'll also need to call on your excellent people skills to successfully coach colleagues and nurture strong relationships with a range of stakeholders, including collaborations with external laboratories.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.


What we need from you

We're keen to hear from men and women with extensive laboratory and field sampling experience and experience in chemical applications. You'll also be able to show us proven knowledge of laboratory and quality management systems (ISO9001 / ISO17025). Beyond that, you'll need as many of the following as possible on your CV:
  • BSc (or higher) in analytical chemistry or a chemistry equivalent discipline.
  • A basic understanding of oil and gas production systems and processes.
  • Experience with LIMS tools
  • Experience and collaboration with operational trouble shooting.
  • Experience with COSHH


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