Company: Shell
Skills: Electrical Engineering
Experience: 8 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Scotford, Alberta, Canada

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

Reporting to the Electrical Engineering Manager, the Staff Electrical Engineer is accountable for the integrity, reliability and operability of all electrical designs & installations at the plant. The Staff Electrical Engineer will advise the Technical, Maintenance & Operations departments on electrical matters to ensure safe, reliable & efficient operation and ensure compliance to provincial & federal codes & standards.

  • Ability to influence production management teams on integrity based decisions to ensure the correct balance of risk and cost considerations in business decisions
  • Site technical authority providing assurance, leadership, auditing and design control of electrical activities to all departments.
  • Fulfills the role of Designated Responsible Individual for administering the Regulatory Management Plan for Shell Canada, (an Accredited Corporation for electrical work) under the Safety Codes Act of Alberta
  • Responsible for the review and approval of electrical activities with risk under the Shell Canada Electrical Safety Standard
  • Leads critical task analysis for such work- Conducts or leads failure analysis and causal investigation of electrical failures or incidents
  • Works with the third-party Safety Codes Officer interaction with the Scotford for plant changes and in-house projects
  • Authorizes plant changes within the electrical discipline and contributes to, reviews & approves the electrical content of plant changes by other disciplines
  • Authorizes electrical installations by the Scotford Projects Group
  • Provide leadership, mentorship, and training to electrical staff
  • Leads or champions electrical equipment upgrade and replacement planning
  • Provides electrical design support to major projects- Perform and/or review site system studies (arc-flash, motor starting, coordination, etc.)
  • Manages the turnaround electrical plan and work list
  • Oversees implementation of electrical work during turnarounds
  • Liaison/interface representing Scotford in electrical discussions with, engineering contractors, key vendors, Shell Group and other operating facilities
  • Work with Assets and Contracts & Procurement to drive standardization and quality requirements for equipment and achieve optimal life cycle cost
  • Must be a credible spokesperson, capable of delivering potentially unpopular recommendations, with clarity and conviction
  • Achieve safety, reliability, and assurance over a large complex. This position must be efficient at determining which activities deserve the most priority and resources. This position will work closely within a team of electrical engineers and electrical specialists.
  • The Electrical Engineering team is part of the Technical Assurance Engineering department and supports the Scotford site.

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 Canada, we have operated for over a century and are a major producer and marketer of oil, gas and petrochemicals, Canada's largest producer of sulphur and a significant oil sands developer. 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.


  • BSc or MS in Electrical Engineering
  • APEGA Registered Professional Electrical Engineer with 8+ years relevant experience
  • Experience in Electrical Heat Tracing (EHT) design and operation
  • Familiarity with SKM or ETAP Modeling software
  • Knowledge of electrical distribution, generation and control equipment
  • Familiarity with Canadian Electrical Code and Electrical Safety CSA Z462
  • Ability to analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve electrical problems with maintenance and operations
  • Utilization of problem solving techniques to resolve design & engineering issues
  • Excellent interpersonal, coaching and negotiating skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills


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