Shell Turnaround Cost Engineer in Pernis, Netherlands


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Turnaround Cost Engineer

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Job Description:

We need a talented Turnaround Cost engineer to join a dynamic cost engineering team at one of Europe’s largest petro-chemical sites. With positive support from a global employer, it’s the perfect opportunity to develop your professional and leadership skills.

Where you fit in

You’ll be based at our downstream manufacturing site at Pernis, Rotterdam – a joint oil refinery and chemicals manufacturing site that produces a broad range of everyday products. As Turnaround (TA) Cost Engineer, you’ll be a key part of the TA & Projects Services department, working within a small team that’s responsible for cost estimation, cost control and benchmarking of all turnarounds (plant shut-downs).

Turnarounds are important events at Shell, and your expertise will be rewarded with a positive environment to develop your career and leadership skills, in a complex and diverse organisation.

What’s the role?

As TA Cost Engineer, we’ll be looking to you to ensure turnarounds are supported with credible cost estimates, predictable forecasts and competitiveness verified through benchmarking. In practice that means you’ll be reporting on cost progress, measuring and implementing cost control processes, and developing methods to measure cost performance. Other responsibilities include:

  • Developing, implementing and maintaining cost management and estimating tools and processes, compliant with the global Asset Management System framework.

  • Providing detailed cost performance analysis to the TA management team on a recurring basis.

  • Coordination, verification and screening of cost estimates of (multiple) turnaround events/ units both at Pernis as well as peer reviews at other Shell manufacturing sites.

Your natural people skills will set you apart. You’ll be as comfortable communicating with TA management, external contractors, as you are advising and guiding colleagues with technical support.

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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. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.


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What we need from you

A technical expert with strong leadership skills, we expect you’ll be fluent in Dutch with a technical Bachelor’s degree. Along with proven experience in cost engineering within the petrochemical industry, you’ll also need to show a good understanding of turnarounds and projects.

Beyond that, we’re keen to hear from men and women with the personal skills that make the difference: understanding needs, analysing problems and building strong relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders.

In return, we’ll give you all the support and flexibility you need to do what you do best.

Our values

Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and 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

Women’s perspective

We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies, backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme.

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