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Shell (Senior) Operations Technician - Hoogezand in Hoogezand, Netherlands


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(Senior) Operations Technician - Hoogezand

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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. De Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij (NAM) is en van deze bedrijven,

NAM is divided in 3 Assets: Groningen, ONEgas and Land.

The Groningen asset is still the backbone of the Dutch energy system and important in the energy transition. The asset and NAM as a whole have a set of tough challenges to take on. The team operates in a complex political field with many stakeholders. Groningen is a fully automated asset, it is renowned within Shell for its novel ways to work with big data. Besides the Groningen field the asset is also operating 2 underground gas storages. There is a culture where there is ample room for innovation. In fact, the very reason we need you is to bring the changes we still need.

Working as a (Senior) Operations Technician within Groningen 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.

As the role is earmarked by the government as “operating critical infrastructure” a background investigation will be part of the hiring procedure.

The (Senior) Operations Technician role is placed in a 24/7 shift cycle in the HCDC of the Asset Groningen but can also be placed in a day time role within the Asset.

The production tasks include:

•Meeting gas quality and quantity specifications.

•Deliver the production target as nominated by the customers.

•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

•Supports the operating of the Hoogezand Coordination and Dispatching Centre(HCDC)

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The world faces energy challenges that are becoming more complex each day. We’re looking for people who share our passion for taking on those challenges with cutting edge technology, innovative thinking and a commitment to properly managed risk. Shell develops and operates some of the largest and most complex projects in the world and we always endeavour to work at the leading edge of technical innovation.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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What do we need from you?

Our ideal candidate would have the following skills and attitude:

• Experienced Operations professional or similar with an extensive

production and processing knowledge and experience

• Experience in areas of Maintenance, Activity Scheduling, Well Services is appreciated.

• Experience with operational risk evaluation and control before and during execution of activities

• Supervision and coaching capabilities.

• Candidate is required to have good communication and leadership skills.

• Driver License B is required as the job includes travelling between various locations

• Fluent in Dutch, speak and written, as much of the documentation and manuals are in Dutch

• Able to communicate in English

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