Shell Electrical Engineer - Geismar, LA in United States


Job Title:

Electrical Engineer - Geismar, LA

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Job Description:

The Electrical Engineer has the Responsibility to:

Provide functional leadership, technical support, and strategic planning for a portion of the manufacturing and operating units at the Shell Geismar Chemical Facility. The position will focus on ensuring safe operation, integrity, reliability, adherence to standards, and sustainability of the electrical assets in the area supported.

While this position is not a supervisory position, it does require strong leadership skills to be successful.

The Electrical Engineer is responsible to:

  • Drive the Site HSSE Goal Zero behaviors, particularly in the area of Electrical Safety.

  • Demonstrate ownership and support of the electrical systems utilization equipment for assigned unit.

  • Develop and implement long-range plans and infrastructure projects.

  • Develop preventative maintenance requirements and plans for electrical systems.

  • Provide design quality assurance for electrical projects in the area supported.

  • Provide engineering guidance to area electrical inspectors for repair of electrical installations.

  • Ensure compliance with OSHA, company, industry codes & standards, and internal procedures.

  • Participate in, and at times lead root cause analysis teams when electrical equipment is involved.

  • Develop turnaround work scope and support the TA Planner with robust execution plans.

  • Lead electrical efforts during plant emergencies and recoveries.

  • Maintain knowledge of new technology for application in site equipment design, testing, and installations.

  • Develop and drive electrical competency and training programs for the electrical community.

Dimensions :

The Electrical group at Geismar includes Electrical Engineers and Specialists who support both projects, turnarounds, and the production units. The role requires collaboration with maintenance, projects group, production, rotating equipment, control systems, pressure equipment, site leadership, electrical discipline outside of Geismar, and 3rd party vendors and engineering companies.

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Country of Work Location:

United States

Company Description:

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering required

  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience as a discipline Electrical Engineer. Experience in a Refinery, Chemical Facility or petrochemical manufacturing complex is a plus.

The following skills are required:

  • Application of the National Electric Code, NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in The Work Place), NFPA 70B (Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance), API RP-500 (Recommended Practice for Classification of Locations for Electrical Installations) and Shell's Design & Engineering Practices.

  • Proficiency with power system modeling (via SKM).

  • Adept with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and MS Outlook).

  • Strong trouble-shooting and analytical skills.

  • Ability to learn other software tools such as databases and drawing packages.

  • Must be a self-starter and an independent worker capable of collaborating in a team environment.

  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, and demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills are key qualifications.

Significant experience in the following areas is highly desirable:

  • Power distribution systems, computer based protection components and systems, including high voltage switchgear and transformers.

  • Variable frequency drives (LV & MV).

  • Uninterruptible power supply systems including batteries.

  • Electric heat tracing and systems.

  • Large induction motors and large synchronous motors.

  • Area classification design including hardware application.

  • Arc flash design and mitigation.

  • Power system modeling including studies of load flow, short circuit, protective device coordination, and arc flash.

Experience with the following hardware and systems is a big plus:

  • Systems with voltages: 230kV, 35kV, 15kV, 4.16kV, 2.4kV and low voltage.

  • Schweitzer and GE protective relays.

  • Power management systems.

  • Circuit breaker technologies: SF6 gas, vacuum, and air.

  • Standby & emergency generators.

  • Power factor correction capacitors and systems.

  • Cathodic protection hardware and systems.

  • Motor operated valves (MOVs).

  • Familiarity with causal learning techniques and reliability modeling.