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Shell Offshore Wind Structural Engineer - Boston, MA in Boston, Massachusetts


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Offshore Wind Structural Engineer - Boston, MA

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Job Description:

Shell is a willing and able player in the energy transition with the ultimate objective of maintaining a sustainable business model. As a part of this, we are growing our New Energies and Offshore Wind portfolio by developing new sites and through buying into projects started by others. The offshore wind market is growing in size and competitiveness. The offshore wind team is growing in size to enable Shell to successfully participate in these opportunities.

Where you fit in?

The Offshore Wind Structural Engineer will be a member of the Offshore Wind Wind Business Development team in New Energies and will support the Mayflower JV.

This role is an opportunity for a high capacity Engineer with a passion for New Energies to contribute to the development of the Mayflower venture in North America in a challenging technical and commercial environment

Successful managing input and interfaces with contracting & procurement, project services and cross discipline (electrical, wind turbine, metocean, geotechnical, operations) are a large contributor to success.

Mayflower is the lease holder of BOEM OCS-0521 off the coast of Massachusetts, an area of 128k acres capable to deliver around 1.6GW of wind energy. This position will be part of the project team supporting the foundations package manager to develop the project to reach final investment decision and take the project through construction and operation in the period 2019-2025.

What will you do:

  • Perform enveloping and concept select for wind turbine and offshore substation foundations. Advising on the overall foundation design of the wind farm

  • Perform design for wind turbine and offshore substations foundations for business development activities (tenders)

  • Tendering of design, fabrication, transport and installation contracts in cooperation with CP (prepare employer requirements, review bid submissions).

  • Interface with electrical, metocean, geotechnical, yield and turbine engineering, schedule, cost and risk engineering

  • Understanding requirements of regulators, lenders, owners, investors on design; interaction with 3rd party certifiers.

  • Work closely with suppliers to find competitive solutions

  • Managing the fabrication and installation of the offshore foundations

  • Working with external consultants, suppliers and contractors to conduct detailed studies where necessary

  • The structural engineer will be responsible to liaise with a Structural TA2 outside of the NE Group for assurance, and to liaise with the Offshore Structures group outside NE to embed lessons and best practices on design.

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Project Engineering

Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals. As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business. Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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Work Location:

Shell Tech Works - Massachusetts


  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in higher in Civil Engineering, Naval Architecture or similar.

  • Minimum six (6) years of experience in offshore wind / oil and gas offshore structures

  • High performing offshore structures engineer with experience and drive for New technology, Low cost concepts, Design, Project engineering, Contracting and procurement, Cost estimating and New Energies

  • Proven eagerness and ability to build new expertise

  • Ability to link business drivers to deep technical understanding and vice versa

  • Effective communicator with ability to collaborate and integrate the many parties usually at the table. Work effectively with technical team, 3rd parties and JV partners

  • Driven to understand, instead of to assume

  • Strong team player whilst also ability to act autonomously

  • Leverage existing Shell expertise in related areas such as materials and corrosion, condition monitoring and inspection

  • Credible competence levels (i.e. Knowledge/Skill) across the CSO discipline competence framework:

  • Geotechnical;

  • Fixed substructure (monotower and jackets);

  • Advanced analyses (dynamics);

  • Transport, Load-out, Construction, Installation (offshore experience);

  • Relevant experience in offshore wind farm structural engineering is a plus notably when in the areas of monotowers, transportation and installation, operations and access.

City, State (if applicable):

Boston, MA