Company: Shell
Skills: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

What is the role

Shell's Powering Progress strategy includes developing renewable energy generation to unlock value and anchor integrated energy basins.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind (ASOW) is a set of flagship projects in renewable generation and will be one of the first offshore wind projects to be developed in the US.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a 50:50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America. The joint-venture (JV) company was formed in December 2018 to co-develop a 183,353-acre lease area on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The lease area (OCS-A-0499) is located within the New Jersey Wind Energy Area.

The Electrical Engineer Offshore Substation will support the front-end delivery, development, and construction of offshore wind projects, focusing on performing and reviewing electrical designs for the offshore substation. Whilst the role holder will need a strong underlying knowledge of power system analysis, this role has a great focus on electrical plant/component design, layout, operability and maintainability.

  • Provide technical support for the electrical design of offshore substation, including definition of employer's requirements and technical specifications, review of FEED work, support the tendering and execution of the EPC contract and review the detailed design.
  • Participate in project team meetings and cross discipline cooperation.
  • Stay on the cutting edge of technology, develop and maintain relationships with offshore substation potential service providers who can support the projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What we need from you
  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Strong experience with offshore substation design, electrical equipment and electrical protection & control systems.
  • 5 years of relevant work experience, including a least a number of the following items
  • Experience providing electrical engineering support to offshore substation packages
  • Experience providing electrical engineering support to onshore substations at transmission or high voltage distribution level
  • Strong knowledge of all electrical components/systems housed on an offshore substation (including main components, electrical protection and control, LV systems etc)
  • Experience in offshore substation layout and associated operability and maintainability issues
  • Good underlying knowledge of power system analysis underpinning electrical designs
  • Experience is developing offshore or onshore substation technical specifications
  • Strong understanding of codes, standards, industry guidance in relation to substations/electrical components
  • Strong understanding of cable testing requirements / standards - including type testing, FATs and SATs (including commissioning)
  • Good knowledge of emerging substation technology, awareness of industry developments
  • AC and DC substation experience
  • Good analytical skills
  • Creative and innovative
  • Strong personal leadership in HSSE and Quality
  • Excellent communication skills to convey technical concepts to business and technical personnel
  • Demonstrated consistently high levels of performance in all areas of responsibility
  • Highly motivated self-starter, friendly personality, good team player, and can deliver result independently regards to technical troubleshooting

Physical Requirements:

Ability to travel every month to an Atlantic Shores or parent office for 3-5 days at a time.

Working Conditions:

85% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment. 15% of time is spent outside of the office visiting subcontractors and project stakeholders. At least monthly travel to project site(s) is required.

As required by the New York City Human Rights Law, the following is the minimum and maximum starting salary for this position: $122,000-$182,000.

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.