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Shell Snr Operations Technician in Den Helder, Netherlands


Job Title:

Snr Operations Technician

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Job Description:

The Nederlandse Aardgas Maatschappij (NAM) is divided in 3 Assets: Groningen, ONEgas and Land. The ONEgas asset covers all offshore gas fields in the Southern North sea within the NAM. ONEgas is one of the larger and technically/commercially complex assets. The asset portfolio comprises the full range of lifecycle stages, from exploration activities, greenfield and brownfield projects, to abandonment activities and new energy developments. The operated asset geographically covers the Southern North Sea in NL and UK, with a number of pipeline systems either connecting to the Bacton gas plant in the UK or the Den Helder gas plant in the NL. ONEgas is a key supplier to the UK and NL gas markets and it fulfills a significant portion of the local gas demand.

For our Den Helder gas plant, for gas treatment of 3 pipelines and a variety of Operators, we do require Senior Operations Technicians, preferably experienced in the Instrumentation and Electrical discipline. The Den Helder Plant is expected to produce the last Hydrocarbon molecules from NL offshore but is also expected to play a key role in the future Carbon Capture Storage (CSS) and Hydrogen developments.

For this location we are currently looking for a Senior Operations Technician.

Working as a Senior Operations Technician within ONEgas is both challenging and rewarding. The front-line experience with Shell’s upstream activities will prove an ideal start to your career and open countless possibilities within the company.

Amongst the many career choices for a Senior Operations Technician, this is a unique opportunity to gain extremely valuable, hands-on experience with the core of Shell’s upstream activities: the production of hydrocarbons and delivery to our customers.

The Senior Operations Technician is responsible for “operating within the operating window” (safe production) and execution of all activities in accordance with regulations and applicable (Operations) work instructions. Specific attention will be required for Ensure Safe Production (ESP), Ensure Planned Delivery (EPD) and Control of Work.

What is the role about?

In the role of Senior Operations Technician your key responsibilities are to act as a role model for HSE behaviour, for personal and process safety, including reporting/follow up from (potential) incidents and/or unsafe situations.

You will be responsible for the day to day production, “operating within the operating window”, and safe execution of all activities during your shifts.

The production tasks include:

•Meeting gas and condensate quality and quantity specifications.

•Coordinates production targets on a daily basis and liaises with offshore to optimize production.

•Responsible for monitoring the status of the installation to ensure contractual deliveries.

•Responsible for the preparation, safe execution and close out of all Operational activities and aspects.

•Methodical investigations (using 5WHY) of Production upset, trips or outages to prevent reoccurrence.

•Carry out or assist in Safeguarding Production systems/equipment for Maintenance or other activities, including shutting down and starting up the Plant or parts of the Plant (systems).

•Supports the improvement of Production, Availability, Cost and optimization of Maintenance together with the Platform Leadership Team.

•Ensures that all activities are executed in a safe manner via risks assessment and appropriate mitigations. Provide a “safe place of work” using quality Permits To Work (PTW), LMRA and carry out Operational Supervision.

•Assist with or perform Equipment or Systems tests to validate compliance with Performance Standards.

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Production Operations Upstream

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Company Description:

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.


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Work Location:

Den Helder


What do we need from you?

Our ideal candidate would have the following skills and attitude:

  • several years of work experience in onshore or offshore Production, Maintenance and/or Wells Operations

  • Instrumentation and Electrical educational background on MBO4 – HBO level

  • ability and drive to deliver results

  • a positive attitude and ability to stimulate positivity in others

  • strong people skills to motivate others

  • Don’t live too far away from Den Helder or willing to move

  • Work in shifts or dayshift

  • Mother language is Dutch

City, State (if applicable):

Den Helder