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Shell Technical Safety Engineer - Major Hazards in Houston, Texas


Job Title:

Technical Safety Engineer - Major Hazards

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Job Description:

This position will provide Technical Safety Engineering (TSE) support to all Shell businesses as well as JV and Third party support as needed. In addition, this position will provide specialty Facility Siting support worldwide.

Activities for the position include the provision of expert technical safety reviews for existing facilities & new projects in all Shell businesses , collaboration with wider PTS/S team on a wide range of Technical and Operational Safety support, delivery of technical safety training to multinational customers.

Accountabilities include:

  • Support execution of the Shell’s occupied building Facility Siting Program.

  • Execute Consequence Modeling and Quantitative Risk Assessments for the various Shell businesses;

  • Application of technical safety expertise and tools to a wide range of issues from new projects, modifications, and existing operational assets across the Shell businesses.

  • Provide coaching and guidance to site personnel and team members to develop TSE competencies.

  • Plan/Organize/Review/Lead safety risk assessment studies: Quantitative Risk assessments (QRAs), Facility Siting/Layout Studies, and Physical Effects Modeling.

  • Deliver Shell technical safety discipline training courses to multinational audiences

  • Support “fit-for-purpose” implementation of HSSE & SP Control Framework, applicable Technical Safety and business-specific Standards.

  • Participate as needed on the extended teams / sub-committees / SME networks on behalf of the global Process Safety Support Team

  • Participate in wider MHM skill pool discussions/initiatives as required

  • Build external networks with Universities and Industry Associations

  • Maintain a high level of personal competence in the expertise area

  • Comply with the P&T Business Management System (development of project budgeting & scheduling, quality assurance, etc), P&T Quality Manual, and HSE-MS.

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Technical Safety 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.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

Houston - Westhollow Technology Center


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

  • Degree in a scientific or engineering discipline , preferably Chemical Engineering or Process Safety.

  • Minimum of 5 years oil & gas industry experience in technical safety roles, with exposure to Major Hazards Management (fire, explosion, dispersion)

  • Skilled in consequence modeling (Explosion and Dispersion)

  • Deep technical understanding of hazard identification, consequence, and risk assessment models

  • Experience applying API RP-752 Facility Siting methodology to downstream manufacturing facilities.

  • Successful completion of TSE101.

  • Proven ability to transfer knowledge and stay aware of current trends and advancements.

  • Familiarity in the practical application of the HSE Management System (particularly AIPSM and Risk Management to ALARP).

  • Working knowledge of HSE management system industry codes and standards

  • Strong communication and reporting skills are essential, as is fluency in written and spoken English.

City, State (if applicable):

Houston, TX