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Shell Reliability Engineer- New Orleans, LA in New Orleans, Louisiana


Job Title:

Reliability Engineer- New Orleans, LA

No. of Positions:


Job Description:

The Reliability Engineering Lead is established for aggregate performance improvement of each PU (Production Unit) with the goal of enhancing portfolio safety & reliability performance across our Assets. This role calls for enabling successful partnerships across the discipline by integrating aspects of a facility, operations support and enhanced problem solving through a combination of technical and leadership expertise. The role will be unique within the Surface Surveillance Facility and Reliability Discipline and will serve as the Program Leader/Specialist for all reliability efforts at the PU-level. This role as the Program Leader will responsible for reliability processes and may call-on from time to time leading a Team, formal or informal pending the investigatory efforts/circumstances. As the Reliability Engineering Lead, oversight will be provided through a mix of traditional roles but in alignment with Shell standard work processes. This role will report to the Facility and Reliability Engineering Manager and will support each asset focal point role with a focus on a limited set of over-arching duties but will primary deliver through three functional aspects of Reliability, Maintenance, and Causal Learning.

Facilities & Reliability Engineering support to:

  • Measure effectiveness of Discipline Proactive Technical Monitoring Plan

  • Ensure Root Cause Analysis recommendations are documented through the Manage Threat and Opportunity (MTO) process; QA/QC data entry scoring and planned mitigations

  • Optimize topsides throughput through surveillance and engineering PSO (Production System Optimization) focused efforts

  • Conduct yearly asset integrity review with operator concerning integrity inspections, threats and future improvements plans

  • Provide MTO coaching to the Production Team as needed

  • Identify and facilitate opportunity/problem framing activities

Reliability Excellence:

  • Custodian of long-term Reliability Improvement Plan

  • Focuses on asset integrity and availability by balancing sound operating methods and efficient troubleshooting/repair efforts with optimization of maintenance (preventative/corrective) strategies

  • Compiles information on equipment trips, downtime, repair costs and labor, mean time between failure, spare parts consumption, etc.

  • Generates asset health reports

  • Validates Bad Actor criteria and economic justification.

Maintenance Excellence:

  • Deliver cost reductions ideas and initiatives

  • Ensures all updates in Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Risked Based Inspection (RBI) and Safety Integrity Systems (SIS) are incorporated to the asset strategies

  • Leads the RCM analysis with appropriate subject matter experts using the RCM methodology and software tool, to maintain cost-effective preventive maintenance and operator surveillance program.

  • Ability to provide training on the RCM methodology to site practitioners

  • Primary accountabilities are to support the Site Process Owner (SPO) to ensure that there is an asset strategy for Manage Equipment Care (MEC) continuous improvement of equipment care strategies.

  • Measure and drive the health of the Continuous Improvement program

  • Coordinates and facilitates the Asset Care Plan development and refresh

  • Facilitates the multidiscipline optimizations of equipment care plans

  • Facilitates the asset level optimization, benchmarking with similar assets and development of the asset spend profile

  • Develop feedstock for Reliability-Based Equipment Evaluation/MEC/Reliability Availability & Maintainability program themes

  • Set expectations for the MEC process performers to meet the target costs for the Asset while managing the risk of equipment failure.

Problem Solving - Causal Learning:

  • Replicate/investigate common risks across assets

  • Review, screen and manage MTO entries for evidence of good problem statements and Causal Reasoning

  • Manage Level 2 & 3 Investigations to completion

  • Providing Causal Learning coaching to threat/opportunity owners

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Mechanical - Static

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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Work Location:

New Orleans


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in a related engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

  • 10+ years of industry experience

  • Experience with surface disciplines and processes including Managing Threats & Opportunities, Production System Optimization, Proactive Technical Monitoring, Reliability Center Maintenance (RCM) is desired

  • Obtain and/or maintain Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification

  • Strong operational background is preferred

  • External stakeholder engagement experience preferred

  • Change Management skills

  • Proven ability to work across team and within cross-discipline teams

  • Proven track record of effective virtual working and delivering through others, including leading change

  • Strategic thinking and strong analytical skills

  • Ability to motivate and influence individuals from a variety of backgrounds

City, State (if applicable):

New Orleans, LA