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Shell Process Engineer - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago


Job Title:

Process Engineer - Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

No. of Positions:


Job Description:

The Process Engineer is accountable for providing operational support to the producing assets in the Shell Trinidad and Tobago assets (i.e. Hibiscus, Poinsettia, Dolphin platforms, as well as, Central Block and Beachfield Onshore Facilities). The Process Engineer is a member of the Operations Support Team which is a multifunctional team set up to deliver production and optimization/planning support to the respective site. The focus of the role is to safeguard production through optimization of the production system, integrated activity planning, and management of threats and opportunities from reservoir to market, to achieve safe and efficient production.

The Process Engineer plays an important role in process safety and safe delivery of production within the Shell Trinidad and Tobago assets. The Process Engineer provides process engineering asset focal point responsibilities with functional direction from the Process Engineering Team Lead.

This role has the following functions:

  • Key focus areas will be process engineering support to Operations and capacity optimization

  • Exposure to safe process operations, transfer of process operations knowledge to the frontline teams and support to Projects will be required.

  • Day to day support to Production Operations of the following:

  • Operational excellence.

  • Operational troubleshooting.

  • Production system optimization.

  • Continuous improvement of operations.

Within the asset, this position is responsible for working closely with the Process Engineering Team Lead to support the safe delivery of production operations in compliance with Shell Standards, including:

  • Process support to the asset stakeholders in the Asset.

  • Execute work in accordance with asset priorities.

  • Asset Integrity & Process Safety.

  • Ensure that facility operating envelope(s) are defined within design integrity envelope(s).

  • Drive compliance with the Process Engineering components of the Shell Process Safety Standards.

  • Process engineering technical standards and guidelines, and assurance thereof.

  • Production System Optimization (PSO):

  • Monitoring and optimization of asset operation.

  • Production system surveillance.

  • Support to good environmental performance, energy efficiency, emissions to air and discharges to water and sea.

  • Process engineering and system modeling techniques.


  • Identification of improvements, plant modifications and procedures as justified.

  • Liaise with relevant parties, minor modifications and project engineering to achieve safety and cost leadership in process modifications.

  • Design, commissioning and startup support for minor modifications and projects.

Asset Support:

  • Member of Operations Support Team, working with other disciplines to support the asset.

  • Attend asset daily morning calls and other meetings as needed.

  • Support Root Cause Analyses (RCAs).

  • Initiate, review and lead MOCs with support from Discipline lead.

  • Participate in HAZIDs, Bowties, ALARP discussions and HAZOPs.

  • Review new project opportunities versus topsides equipment constraints and propose solutions to support the respective projects

  • Develop, maintain and improve steady state, dynamic and flare system process models for Asset as applicable.

  • Provide benchmarked process models for producing assets to assist with operating envelope.

  • Determination and identification of production optimization opportunities.

  • Support asset turnaround work scope identification, planning, and technical review.

  • Develop & maintain equipment operating envelopes for Process Equipment.

  • Manage the asset Relief & Vent documentation.

  • Perform 5-year review and update as necessary.

  • Perform PSV sizing and rating calculations as necessary for new projects or changes (MOCs).

  • Mentor and develop graduate-level engineering staff.

  • Pursue personal training and development opportunities (TA3 certification).

  • Provide technical support to other process engineers.

  • Support Green House Gas (GHG) abatement / methane improvement projects for respective facility.

  • Ability to challenge ideas and designs, intervention orientated, challenging the team when weak signals emerge which threaten the business goal.

  • Support Operations Readiness Assurance (ORA) development for respective facility.

  • Drive compliance and assurance of:

  • Process Engineering components of the Shell Process Safety Standards.

  • Process engineering technical standards, guidelines, local SOPs and best practices.

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Exploration & Production

Country of Work Location:

Trinidad and Tobago

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell plays a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. Shell is committed to high standards of health, safety and environmental performance; to upholding honesty, integrity and respect for people in every aspect of our operation; and to the equal treatment and development of staff. Shell has been active in Trinidad for a century. Our business activities in Trinidad include exploration and development activities, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and providing high technical support to a state company. The world faces energy challenges that are becoming more complex each day. We’re looking for people who share our passion for taking on those challenges with cutting edge technology, innovative thinking and a commitment to properly managed risk. Shell develops and operates some of the largest and most complex projects in the world and we always endeavor to work at the leading edge of technical innovation.


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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Location:

Port of Spain


  • Must have legal authorization to work in Trinidad and Tobago without sponsorship.

  • At least 7 years of process engineering experience in the Oil and Natural Gas industry.

  • B.Sc. Chemical & Process Engineering.

  • Process engineering discipline experience and knowledge in key areas of facilities engineering, covering onshore and offshore gas production facilities.

  • Extensive experience in:

  • Operations Support.

  • Management of Change.

  • Production Operations.

  • Process Safety.

  • Experience in the application of functional assurance processes and techniques to process engineering deliverables.

  • Knowledge of the latest technical developments in the process engineering discipline.

  • Ability to challenge ideas and design concepts.

  • Ability to recognize the weak process safety signals that can threaten the business and alerts the team to effectively address them.

  • Knowledge and understanding of techniques for monitoring and improving process safety performance.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and orally, supported by ability to network and influence at all levels (with experience in working across multiple disciplines).

  • Team player mindset with ability to work in geographically diverse and multi-cultural environments.

  • Excellent written and presentation skills, with ability to adapt style and content of presentation for both technical and non-technical audiences.

  • A commitment to the highest standards of HSSE.

  • Able to manage own time and apply relevant time management techniques to ensure timely delivery of multiple work streams.

City, State (if applicable):

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago