Shell Senior DCS/SIS project engineer in Pernis, Netherlands

Auto req ID 72487BR

Job Title Senior DCS/SIS project engineer

Country of Work Location Netherlands

City, State (if applicable) Pernis

Work Location Pernis

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.

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.

Within Shell’s Process Control Domain, there are around 22 Manufacturing, 215 Upstream and 300 Distribution locations which are all managed locally. There are approximately 1100 FTEs working in the global Process Automation Control and Optimization (PACO) engineering skill pool.

And that's why we need you: A Senior DCS/SIS project engineer who will join our team of 20 instrument engineers in Pernis, The Netherlands.

Shell Pernis has a very large installed base of control systems. The installation dates, makes and types of these systems varies widely. There is a continuous requirement for life-cycle management related projects, as well as expansion and optimization related projects. The life-cycle management related projects are executed by an in-house engineering team, consisting of engineers from Shell, Engineering Contractors and Suppliers.

What will you do?

As one of our DCS/SIS project engineers, you’ll be required to deliver project engineering and assurance for control systems related migration and upgrade projects. This includes fit-for purpose specification and engineering of systems like DCS (Distributed Control system), IPS (Instrument protective System) and F&G (Fire & Gas Detection).

Next to project engineering, you will;

  • lead by example, motivate, coach and provide active guidance to maintenance staff, contractor office personnel and/or contractor staff. You will be the technical authority on your projects and provide assurance that our regulations and standards are implemented. You encourage enterprise first behaviors in/across multiple teams and recognize & reward staff who excel in their personal performance Drive team HSE performance in line with business performance targets.

  • pro-actively promote and exercise safety interventions in the field. Whilst complying with prevailing regulatory and Shell requirements and suggest fit-for-purpose improvements.

  • contribute to the site initiative to reduce waste by eliminating inefficiencies of working processes. You pro-actively assist to exploit the potential of instrumentation and systems to assure process safety, improve the site operational availability and reduce maintenance cost level.

  • be able to network effectively to keep abreast of technological developments, contribute to recognize and actively introduce project execution best-practices.

Pernis site

The Pernis site is a great place to work with unlimited learning and development opportunities for employees who are looking for deepening and broadening their technical and professional skills. For employees who are aiming for the future leader positions within Shell it is an excellent place to further develop their leadership skills in a complex and divers organization.

The Pernis site is one of the largest petrochemicals sites in Europe with over 550 hectares (incl. Europoort Terminal) of processing facilities. The site includes the largest refinery asset in Europe, >400,000 bbls/day with high complexity -hydrocracker, cat cracker, HF alkylation, HYCON, visbreakers, gasification, base oil -units. The site includes several chemical assets: polyols, hydrocarbon solvents, MTBE, DMK, IPA, glycol ethers. On top of that the Pernis site is integrated with the Moerdijk Chemicals site and underpins significant trading activity.

  • Manpower at the Pernis site is around 1.850 Shell staff + approx 2.000 contractor staff

  • More than 60 plants (incl. 3rd parties)

  • 160.000 kilometer pipeline

  • 800 storage tanks; Contents 5 billion liter (incl. Europoort)

  • 1000 seagoing vessels and 10.000 barges per annum

  • 120.000 trucks (incl. depot Shell Nederland Verkoop)

  • Pipeline connections in all directions

  • Fuels & Lubes & Chemicals

Pernis is working towards its vision called "Pernis - Our Flexible Flagship". The goal is to be leading in Operational Excellence & Margin generation, with excellent flexibility on both crude intake and product slate. A site to be proud of, Oils and Chemicals combined, a good neighbor with a good reputation, where we need to realize our vision together to outperform the competition. We ensure personal and process safety and we deliver products, which are in demand with the right quality, delivering margin through end to end commercial opportunities. The Pernis journey entails both improvement of its current performance, as well as preparation for the future by adapting the site configuration to changing demand patterns and more stringent environmental regulations.

The assignment in Pernis will be challenging and rewarding and will give staff ample opportunities for professional growth which will build a key experience in their career and CV.

At Shell our commitment is to satisfy the world’s need for energy with economically, socially and environmentally responsible solutions. We seek a high standard of performance, and understand that great ideas can change the world. If you want to work with a group of creative, ambitious and innovative professionals then you should consider Shell. We will provide you with the resources to put your ideas into action, worldwide opportunities to advance your career, and outstanding benefits and rewards that support your quality of life. Join us and let’s make a real difference together.


What we need from you

  • You’ll have 10+ years’ experience in DCS/IPS systems Engineering. Knowledge of refining and/or chemical processes & process technology is essential for experienced Engineers. You have strong interpersonal and influencing skills to work effectively in/and across multi-functional teams and interface with a wide range of internal stakeholders, customers and service providers. You’ll display courage and professionalism in people management, lead, develop and foster an open culture within the team to drive for success.

  • Educated to BSc or B Eng equivalent in engineering. Fluency in Dutch is required, combined with English language skills both spoken and written. You’ll display a high degree of initiative and independence to deliver results through others. Effective stakeholder management is essential to identify and understand (business) requirements and translate these into delivering

  • Capable of defining and describing project requirements and developing an execution strategy to realize these.

  • Experience with Honeywell DCS/IPS systems and/or expertise in the IT areas of virtualisation and networking are an advantage.

  • innovative and sustainable value solutions.

The successful candidate is expected to be a self-starter with a hands-on approach and “can do” mentality. Has the analytical capability to identify and solve complex project related instrument related problems..

What we offer you:

At Shell, we're committed to investing in the development of your career and we give people with your skills a platform from which you can deliver and really excel. Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity and respect aren't simply a strap line, but are a part of everything we do. What's more, we're a company that places the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and on our inclusive approach. Join us and you’ll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

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Removal Date 30-May-2018