Shell Turnaround Engineer - Deer Park, TX in Deer Park, Texas


Job Title:

Turnaround Engineer - Deer Park, TX

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Job Description:

In the Downstream Manufacturing Strategy for Turnaround excellence, Shell maintains the role of the management entity for the planning, preparation and execution of all Turnarounds activities. Critical to this strategy is a Turnaround Engineer that fully understands and manages the effort of providing assurance to all the phases of the turnaround activities. The position is a developmental role for future Turnaround Site Manager or Event Manager.


  • Provide technical expertise needed to safely and efficiently plan/execute all turnaround activities in accordance with applicable premises, approved work processes, and engineering standards.

  • Develop technical expertise and skills to support major maintenance activities in preparation to possible future role as a Turnaround Site Manager or Event Manager.

  • Provide engineering support to the Site Turnaround Planning Department.

  • Advocates the Downstream Turnaround Work Processes.

  • Prepare bid packages for engineered equipment and service contracts.

  • Coordinate input from the technical disciplines.

  • Input into the procurement strategy and assist in assembling acceptable bidders with procurement and technical disciplines.

  • Participate in technical bid conditioning and tabulation for engineered equipment.

  • Act as team lead in engineering and design package development for scope items requiring detailed specification.

  • Oversee contract piping designers including determining resource requirements and cost estimate.

  • Coordinate package assignments to designers, overview progress, and review completed packages for approval.

  • Complete the design packages and plans for the larger and complex vessel code packages.

  • Recommend contingency materials needed to be on hand during turnaround based on equipment history, turnaround scope, and cost and availability.

  • Coordinate engineering review of decon chemical cleaning, passivation plans, and coordinate design of temporary piping for support.

  • Provide and coordinate engineering support for Turnaround execution which includes;

  • Serve as the focal point for all Shell equipment specification questions and issues.

  • Problem solving and resolution of constructability issues involving equipment design.

  • Drive cost effectiveness and evaluation of discovery work options.

  • Participate in schedule reviews for critical operations and maintenance tasks.

  • Coordinate risk assessments for high risk activities.

  • Support Management of Change (MOC) process for turnaround activities, including necessary temporary facilities, as required.

  • Understand interfaces and handoffs between Turnaround Planning and other organizations (projects, P&T, technical disciplines, operations), and facilitate communications between all work groups as appropriate.

  • Develop QA /QC plans for turnaround.

  • Ability to organize and facilitate optimization for TAs including, but not limited to readiness reviews and scope challenge sessions.

  • Accountable for all the TA and FBC business planning activities and Solomon data submittal.

  • Normal work hours during planning but expected to work six (6) to seven (7) days per week during execution with up to thirteen (13) hours per day.

  • Opportunity for interested individuals to act as a TA Block Coordinator or TA Field Coordinator for development purposes, or act as a TA Night Shift Lead during execution.


  • Leadership role in TA Event Team.

  • Maintains and provides TA competitiveness outlook.

  • Coordination of contract TA planners and owner of TA addenda process.

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Country of Work Location:

United States

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.


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Work Location:

Deer Park


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

  • Bachelor's Degree; Engineering or Construction management preferred.

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in refining and/or petrochemical operations, maintenance, projects or engineering. Experience in Turnaround work process is an advantage.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and MS Outlook) and Global System Applications and Products (GSAP) required.

  • Demonstrated ability to balance and deliver results in the 5 performance areas of safety, environmental, quality, schedule and cost.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results against industry (Solomon) benchmarks in turnaround cost and duration.

  • Proven track record working in a fast paced and highly demanding environment with multi discipline organization

  • Proven effectiveness working in a team environment, building consensus, and customer focus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

  • Knowledge in Management of Change (MOC) process preferred.

  • Strong leadership, coaching, and organizational skills preferred.

City, State (if applicable):

Deer Park, TX