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Shell Electrical Maintenance Engineer in Pernis, Netherlands


Job Title:

Electrical Maintenance Engineer

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Job Description:

What's the role?

Our downstream manufacturing site at Pernis, Rotterdam is a joint oil refinery and chemicals manufacturing site. It produces a broad range of products that are used for various everyday products from paints to petrol.

Pernis has its own distribution system and power generation of approximately 200 megawatts. Power is distributed over the site on voltage levels of 66kV, 25kV, 11kV, 6kV, 3kV and low voltage. All kinds of electrical equipment can be found, e.g. HV and LV motors, HV and LV VSDS systems, UPS systems, generators, HV and LV switchgear. There is a large and complex project scope to replace aged equipment, add new plant equipment and to make improvements to the existing plant.

And that's why we need you: a hands-on electrical maintenance engineer to join our team. Several positions are available.

What will you do?

Our Pernis site is a great place for engineers who want to deepen and widen their technical skills. You'll join the team to give us your expertise on technical maintenance, project support, and assurance across the site (seven Refinery and two Chemicals production units at Pernis and Europoort). You’ll be the maintenance engineer for several production units, responsible for the assurance and support of these production units.

Here are some of the things you'll do in the role:

  • You'll act as a senior authorised electrical person on site

  • You'll collaborate closely with external partners like contractors, engineering contractors, and vendors. You'll help to manage the performance and quality standards of these external parties

  • Help carry out the initial site surveys and costings. You'll put together cost estimates, assess what equipment is needed and which partners or suppliers might be required. You'll also complete the appropriate benchmarking of costs

  • You'll help to initiate electrical project proposals and move them forward to approval

  • You’ll provide assurance on commissioning of electrical equipment (both Factory Acceptance Test and Site Acceptance Test)

  • You'll contribute to up-to-date plans and asset strategies for electrical systems, and develop and maintain electrical standards

  • Stay up to date with technological developments to help us get the most out of our resources.

  • You'll provide technical advice in respect of maintenance repairs, overhauls, and failure diagnosis

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Full Time

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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What we need from you

You'll be a qualified electrical engineer and you'll be the self-starting and hands-on type. You'll have a great mix of analytical and communications skills. And you'll be able to influence others and convey your technical expertise to a wide audience that may not have a technical background.

You'll also:

  • Have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in electrical engineering

  • You are an experienced Maintenance Engineer with extensive experience with in-depth technical knowledge

  • Have solid experience in a similar industrial environment or in utilities, specifically on engineering support of plant and/or distribution installations

  • Enjoy building deep and successful working relationships in project teams

  • Love a technical challenge. You'll like to work on a variety of different systems and 'figuring it out'

  • Be able to demonstrate your experience in troubleshooting and incident investigations

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