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

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Job Description

Process engineers in the Project Development Department provide justification, development, and support to implementation of projects to improve safety and environmental performance, improve asset reliability and profitability within the Shell's Convent Oil Refinery (COR). In addition, process engineers in this role may conduct special studies and provide supplemental production support to COR.

This role is responsible for the initial development of improvement ideas and provides process engineering support and coordination for projects critical to delivering the site's capital investment plan. Projects will have varying process complexity, size, cost and priority.

The overall objectives of this role are:
  • provide support for conceptual design of projects.
  • lead projects from Identify to the Define project process phases.
  • help develop margin improvement ideas and project economic justifications.
Accountabilities for Health Safety and Environmental:
  • Assure compliance with all Health, Safety, and Environmental procedures.
  • Assure compliance with Process Safety Management procedures.
  • Safety Hazards and Process Hazards Analysis technical resource.
  • Coordinate project safeguarding.
  • Responsible for maintaining 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.

  • Accountabilities for Process Engineering:

  • Ensure all process designs are safe, technically sound, meet Company standards and meets business needs.
  • 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..
  • Ensure all aspects of Refinery operation are adequately covered during project definition.
  • 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, documenting assumptions and basis.
  • 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 / 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.
    • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering required.
    • Minimum three (3) years refining/petrochemical industry experience.
    • Comprehensive knowledge in hydrocarbon processing is required.
    • Background in process engineering support to operations required.
    • Knowledge and application of safety methodology and reviews (Process Hazards Analysis, Layers of Protection Analysis, etc.), including safeguarding.
    • Experience with plant changes and Management of Change process.
    • Knowledge and application of standards.
    • Awareness of project economic analysis and use of economics models.
    • Awareness of process control systems and theory.
    • Proficient in use of spreadsheets, computer and simulation modelling tools.
    • Proven ability to complete and deliver a wide range of activities for multiple projects all with competing schedules for completion.
    • 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.)
    • Dependable resource in high stress situations.
    • Innovative and creative.
    • Demonstrated Causal Reasoning Skills, a plus.

    Required Process Engineering Competencies:
    • Process Safety
    • Process Unit Operations Support

    Preferred Technology Competencies :
    • Hydroprocessing (Hydrocracking or Hydrotreating),
    • Thermal Conversion (DCU)


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