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Shell Laboratory Team Lead Fuels Testing (m/f/d) in Hamburg, Germany


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Laboratory Team Lead Fuels Testing (m/f/d)

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Where do you fit in?

Being one of the largest suppliers for public and private transport Shell plays a key role in providing cleaner energy solutions to secure the rising demand in energy, especially in mobility. The Shell Technology Centre in Hamburg is one of our global hubs of developing new and better fuels and lubricants. Our extensive research and development facilities in Hamburg allow us to offer a broad range of expertise on Retail Fuels and Automotive / Industrial Lubricants as well as newer sources of transportation energy, e.g. electricity, bio fuels or hydrogen.

Together with the vehicle testing and fuels blending department the fuels testing lab provides technology innovation and product development working on research projects for continuously improving and developing our Shell fuels incl. Diesel, Gasoline and Biofuels, e.g. for our Shell V-Power brand or in cooperation with OEMs as well as for Ferrari Formula One.

What’s the role?

Managing a team of ten lab technicians the Team leader Fuels Lab is the main contact for all laboratory testing activities through collaboration with fuel scientists in the global Shell fuels organization. In this role you provide direct support to various projects - such as the new generation of V-Power development, new fuels with high bio component, F1 and motorsport fuel development - and ensure that high quality test results are being delivered on-time and budget, while adhering to all safety and environmental rules and regulations.

Your main responsibilities include:

  • Management and coordination of fuels testing activities among lab technicians

  • Monitoring of lab utilization (KPIs) and costs and implementation of efficiency improvement activities

  • Maintenance and calibration of lab equipment, incl. CAPEX projects in fuels lab

  • Support of quality procedures, audits and accreditations

  • Coordination of material purchases for the lab

  • Accountable for adhering to all Shell and governmental rules and regulations with regards to handling hazardous materials and REACH.

  • Managing the Laboratory IT System

  • Representation of Shell’s research department to internal and external lab visitors

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R&D FS - Chemistry

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Company Description:

At Shell Germany, our drive is to employ world-class individuals. We employ 4,200 people whose careers have benefitted from our industry-leading career development programme and unrivalled inhouse access to local and global experts. We are active in many areas such as Gas, Gas Marketing, Manufacturing & Distribution of oil products, Petrochemicals as well as Research & Development. Shell in Germany is one of the biggest retailers of energy products and one of the largest refinery operators. Our extensive R&D facilities in Hamburg allow us to offer a broad range of expertise on Retail Fuels, Lubes, and Marine, Power and Engine Vehicle Technology. Shell began operations in Germany in 1902.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Location:

Hamburg - Harburg PT


What we need from you

As this role requires strong collaboration with internal scientists as well as day management of lab testing activities we are looking for an ambitious chemical technician with extraordinary project management and communication skills. Therefore, the following qualifications are preferred:

  • Laboratory apprenticeship or study degree in chemical engineering or similar education

  • Experience working in a lab environment

  • Awareness in handling hazardous materials/chemicals

  • Leadership experience

  • Experiences in scheduling and project management

  • Fluency in English and German language (B2, spoken and written)

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