Company: Shell
Skills: Chemical Engineering, Process Engineer
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Convent Ref, Louisiana, United States
Status: Active

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Job Description

Process engineers in the Project Development group justify, validate, and support capital project ideas to improve safety and environmental performance, improve asset reliability and profitability, and enhance the capabilities of the Convent Oil Refinery (COR). This role is responsible for the initial development of improvement ideas and provides engineering support and coordination for projects critical to delivering the site's capital investment plan.

Overall objectives:

  • Provide support for conceptual design of projects of varying complexity, size, cost, and priority
  • Lead projects from Identify to the Define project process phases
  • Help develop margin improvement ideas and project economic justifications
  • Conduct special studies and provide supplemental production support to COR

Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) Accountabilities:

  • Assure compliance with all HSE procedures
  • Assure compliance with Process Safety Management procedures
  • Act as the Safety Hazards and Process Hazards Analysis technical resource
  • Coordinate project safeguarding
  • Maintain safeguarding documentation for projects
  • Responsible for closing actions associated with projects
  • Maintain close relationships with process and discipline specialists
  • Provide technical assistance for permit applications associated with projects

Process Engineering Accountabilities:

  • Ensure all process designs are safe, technically sound, and meet Company standards.
  • Support Project Manager at review committee meetings for assigned projects
  • Potentially lead or support special technical studies and provide engineering support to the assessment (pre-scouting) activities of improvement ideas
  • Support completion of Project Initiation Forms (idea generation)
  • Engage with stakeholders and customers to align on project objectives and minimum functional requirements, timing, etc.
  • Coordinate and document Opportunity Framing, where applicable
  • Develop and maintain Project Premise Document for all phases of the project
  • Provide economic evaluations throughout the project
  • Support the development of the Basis of Design
  • Provide continued process engineering support to the execution organizations during the detailed engineering, procurement, and construction phases of the project
  • Ensure adequate and appropriate commissioning and start-up support to operations


Company Description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.





  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer
  • Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 7+ years of Process Engineering experience supporting refining or manufacturing operations
  • Hydroprocessing and hydrotreating experience is highly preferred
  • Knowledge and application of safety methodology and reviews (Process Hazards Analysis, Layers of Protection Analysis, etc.), including safeguarding
  • Knowledge and application of standards and process control systems and theory
  • Experience with plant changes and Management of Change
  • Knowledge of project economic analysis and use of economics models
  • Proficient in use of spreadsheets and simulation modelling tools
  • Demonstrated analytical and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication (technical writing, presentation, listening) skills
  • Ability to cooperate with diverse groups of people, including outside parties (clients, Engineering contractors, etc.)
  • Must be able to prioritize and deliver on a wide range of activities for multiple projects all with competing schedules
  • Dependable resource in high stress situations
  • Innovative to provide creative solutions to issues



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