Company: Shell
Skills: Research & Development
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States

Where you fit in -

You'll be joining a new and exciting department in Shell's Power Technology division. The Electrification Technology group is creating the business of the future by deploying today's & developing tomorrow's integrated electrification products, ranging from power to heat to electrification of large drives and the associated electrical systems. Electrification is one of the key enablers to achieve deep decarbonisation alongside other technologies such as biomass, carbon capture, and hydrogen. The team consists of a diverse range of technical and commercial enthusiasts all looking to make a difference to the energy transition.

What's the role -

As an Electrical Systems Researcher you will be working with multi-skilled teams in the techno-commercial development of differentiated, end-to-end power distribution solutions to enable large scale electrification of industrial customers in Shell, Renewables & Energy Solutions (R&ES) and hard to abate sectors.

More specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with the businesses and technology teams to develop electrification solutions
  • Act as power distribution system designer and lead development of novel solutions from research to design to implementation including bringing feedback from operating phase
  • Evaluation of emerging power system technologies and growing Transmission System Operator (TSO) challenges to secure a path of renewable energy to the assets of today and the power systems of tomorrow
  • Perform power system component and hardware in the loop testing
  • Evaluate emerging power system technologies through scouting, systematic benchmarking, and due diligence
  • Perform techno-commercial analysis, market scans of technology, benchmarking, and opportunity valuation.


What we need from you -


  • A legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent with at least five (5) years' experience in relevant fields such as: system design, product development, R&D, techno-commercial valuation and opportunity development, and electrification technologies


Specific skills and experiences must include:

Your excellent technical and commercial expertise, end-to-end integration and stakeholder management skills, ability to rapidly learn, and passion in the Energy Transition.

Other key skills and requirements:


  • Industry and operational experience in oil and gas, petrochemical, and industrial sectors is a plus
  • Consulting and client engagement experience is a plus
  • Experience in product development, technology maturation (gated process) and/or project management.
  • Experience in IP strategy and management.
  • Ability to learn fast and operate in natural teams and matrix organisation
  • Demonstrated relationship management experience at different levels of the organisation with technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Continued commitment to deliver HSSE excellence for personnel and operations.


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 among other exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of oil products, chemicals, electric power, renewables and energy solutions.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards f 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 processes, 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.