Company: Shell
Skills: Chemist, Environmental Engineer
Education: PhD/Doctorate
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
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Job Description

Bring us advanced degree related ecotoxicology and we'll give you the opportunity to develop professionally, working with and learning from some talented scientists in our Shell Health team.

What's the role?

Working alongside and learning from more senior colleagues, this is a role with great scope to develop. Part of our well-respected Shell Health team (based in The Hague), you'll build your knowledge of Shell - our products, how we work, what drives us as a business - and learn to apply your (eco)toxicology expertise to solve operational problems and add business value.

On a day-to-day level, your role would be to deliver ecotoxicology hazard and ecological risk assessments. You'll find there's a lot of complexity and often ambiguity - there's no typical brief. You'll need to adapt quickly to the pace of life at Shell; delivering to fixed deadlines is a key part of the job.

This isn't a backroom role. You can expect to be liaising with many different contacts across the Shell business, not least colleagues in Shell Health (especially toxicology, ecotoxicology and exposure science) and teams developing chemical, oil and specialty products. Outside the business, you'll also enjoy dealing with peers at inter-industry and academic level, as well as external regulators.

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

Whilst professional experience, (preferably in oil and gas) would be an asset, it's your ecotoxicology expertise we're most interested in; you could join us straight from academic study or research. We're keen to talk to men and women who have an advanced degree, (ideally a PhD), in: ecotoxicology, biology, toxicology, environmental chemistry or a related field.

It would be an advantage if you have insight into global chemicals regulations (including EU REACH and TSCA), and hazard communication (GHS) or other HSE regulatory requirements. If not, we will give you the training you need.

This is a role that hinges on the relationships you cultivate with stakeholders across the business and with your own team. We're looking for:

  • Good communication and influencing skills (in English)
  • A proven ability to express ideas and opinions (however technical) clearly and concisely.
  • The personal qualities to work well independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team.

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. And we've retained our title as a top employer for women in the Times again in 2016.

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 help foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme and our extensive Women's Network.

People with an impairment

At Shell, we're all about top talent. End of story. We want to encourage those of you who may face an impairment to regard 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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