Company: Shell
Skills: Chemical Engineering, Chemist
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: London, United Kingdom

Where you fit in

You will be part of the Project and Technology organisation and will be working on many different projects across a wide range of timeframes from supporting the delivery and deployment today of advanced fuels & lubricants to longer term research in alternative energies, e- fluids and e- mobility applications.

What's the role?

We are looking for Junior Fuels Scientists for the Gasoline and Diesel Development teams. Reporting to the Delivery Managers for Gasoline/ Diesel Development, these roles offer an ideal entry route into Shell's world leading automotive and lubricants R&D environment where you'll join the exciting development journey to leverage our technical excellence, innovation, our partnerships with academia and industry, and our motorsport links to produce the fuels of the future that consumers want and which generate business value.

Our Gasoline and Diesel Development Teams support the development of differentiated fuels with an emphasis upon developing new and innovative routes to achieve improved performance and efficiency, as well as lower emissions; the understanding of the scientific and mechanistic aspects of fuels; and generating IP and business value for the global Mobility business through brands such as Shell V-Power and Shell FuelSave.

Key Responsibilities:
  • You will be responsible for supporting the development of differentiated automotive gasoline or diesel fuels
  • You will need to be familiar with the basic science and engineering underlying most phenomena occurring during the application and fate of fuel in engines and ideally have detailed knowledge of a relevant part of it. This knowledge is applied in a pragmatic and numerate way, with the aim of gaining clearer insights, developing improved prediction of performance and potential side-effects
  • You will develop and maintain a deep knowledge of the fuel development journey, which covers the challenge of taking new and innovative chemistries, understanding the potential benefits from their use, combining that with a clear understanding of business needs driven by value and by consumer insights, developing new methodologies for measuring the product benefits, and understanding potential side-effects: ultimately generating a value-added commercial technology faster and more efficiently.
  • You will be involved in the planning, execution and reporting of R+D and technical service activities, actively driving/leading projects in collaboration with internal and external Operations (including blending, laboratory and analytical information on fuels blends)


No direct reports. Individual accountability for on-time and on-budget delivery of project elements

What we need from you
  • Degree level education in chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or similar
  • R+D experience in fuels, particularly gasoline/diesel testing and knowledge of fuel additives and their fate and benefits is an advantage. Fresh graduates with relevant internship experience are also encouraged to apply
  • Demonstrated interest in the automotive/energy sectors is required
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-discipline team, spread over locations, operating to demanding technical targets and deadlines
  • Team worker, open to coaching, willing to learn, and not afraid to seek help/guidance when required, but also a highly motivated self-starter
  • Prior experience of the delivery of project-based activities in a research and development environment is an advantage
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • An innovative and creative approach to problem solving
  • Previous experience in developing/writing technical papers and presentations would be an advantage
  • Clear understanding of IP and managing 3rd party relationships
  • Expected to deliver visible technical and behavioural leadership and role model safety behaviours

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they don't feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy 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.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you'll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future - whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are 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.