Skills: Plant Operations Engineer, Process Technician, Refinery Staff
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Pernis, South Holland, Netherlands
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Do you want to boost your technical expertise on one of Europe's most complex petrochemicals sites? Then this could be the ideal outlet for your fired equipment/combustion engineering skills.
We are currently looking to recruit a seasoned Fired Equipment Engineer (Combustion Engineer) to join our team in Pernis.
Where you fit in
Join Shell at Pernis - one of Europe's largest petrochemicals sites - and you'll find ample opportunities to exploit and deepen your skills in a complex and diverse organisation. We've fostered a culture where the men and women on site truly care about each other and work together to improve safety, reliability, environmental performance and operating costs.
What's the role?
Part of our Energy Technology team, we'll entrust you with responsibility for all aspects of fired equipment on the Pernis site. You will be the site focal point for operational, technological and process safety & compliance support to the app. 55 furnaces on site.
You support operational excellence from a technology point of view on a daily basis and you will be the the technological conscience for the systems. You work with operations to ensure the systems are operated optimally within the operating window and initiate and support structural improvement projects.
In this role, you will closely cooperate with - and provide coaching of - the graduate combustion engineer in the team. Your focus areas will be tailored depending on, amongst others, previous experience.
You'll find yourself in a very visible role that's right in the heart of our operations:
• The furnace technology found onsite is diverse and of a wide age range which means that there is wealth of projects in the funnel for new equipment and conversion, upgrade and reinstatement of existing equipment
• Our complex and recently renewed environmental permit requires careful monitoring of our overall emissions envelope and also entails several projects related to furnace and burner upgrades as well as online measurement equipment; you'll need to carefully monitor overall permit compliance
• We foster a culture of continuous learning in which knowledge sharing with and support to operations is key. You will be the knowledge base on fired equipment for the production units
• Energy efficiency and safe operation have always been high on the agenda meaning that you will keep a close watch on the performance of the furnaces for which various monitoring tools have been developed
• You can easily tap in to knowledge of other subject matter experts in Shell and share best practices through a dedicated and lively network with other manufacturing sites and the Shell Projects & Technology group
And moreover: the high ambitions of Shell and the Dutch government with respect to reducing the CO2 footprint following the "Paris" agreement will have a significant impact on the refinery. You will be able to play an important role in shaping the future for Pernis through participation in assessments of alternatives for conventional firing such as oxy firing with CCS, hydrogen firing and electric (hybrid) furnaces
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
You'll need to have a solid background in fired equipment / combustion engineering including ample (5+ years) exposure to engineering as well as operational support to process furnaces technology and preferably also fuel gas an emission monitoring systems You've sharpened your experience at a refinery or chemicals plant and, ideally, gained some knowledge of refinery processes too.
Personally, you'll need the social and communication skills to cultivate excellent working relationships - internally, with colleagues at all levels, and externally, with contractors and equipment vendors. Ability and willingness to take ownership and responsibility as well as a strong drive to complete whilst always remaining compliant and safe are key to this role. You'll need to do this in English and ideally Dutch too.
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