Feb 12, 2020

Sr. Process and Chemical Engineer - Rio de Janeiro - BRA

  • Shell Oil Company
  • Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Full Time Permanent Chemical Engineer Engineering & Science

Job Description

The Senior Process Engineer is a member of the Topsides Team supporting the operated assets in Brasil, Rio de Janeiro. The purpose of the Brazil Topsides Team is to protect asset value by securing a sustainable and safe production operation.

The Senior eng is responsible for providing Process Engineering technical support to daily operations as well as engineering activities in project stage (from Feasibility to Detailed Design).

The Process Engineer plays an important role in maximizing production efficiency and safeguarding process safety within Shell's Upstream Deepwater Brazil operated assets.

The Process Engineer is expected to grow into and deliver Process Engineering Technical Authority Level responsibilities.

Engineer accountabilities can be summarized by the following activities:

  • To deliver and support Process Eng technical assurance to the Assets' operation and projects
  • Engage other relevant Technical authorities from Shell global support to ensure most efficiency solution is provided
  • To support and provide technical basis and assumptions for annual Operating Plan (OP)
  • To deliver and support Greenhouse Gases (GHG) calculations as well as own and/or update Projects GHG Energy Management Plans
  • To provide engineering input to the brownfield challenges
  • Support Asset team on new opportunities evaluation to increase production, efficiency and safe deliver of the business goals
  • To represent Company in JV partner technical meetings
  • Support Well, Reservoir and Facility Management - WRFM
  • Participate in HAZIDs, Bowties, ALARP discussions, HAZOPs
  • Support initiatives at the Shell Brazil Operated department
  • Effectively network within Shell Global process engineering community and relevant industry entities
  • Assess contractors' performance identifying risks and intervene as appropriate on HSSE, quality and schedule.
  • Escalating any unresolved problem to the organization
  • Work with internal stakeholders who interface with the asset
  • Network with other teams and internal discipline functions


  • Minimum 10 years in the oil and gas industry, refinery and/or petrochemical industries, with experience in FPSO or any related field
  • Solid process engineering background
  • Advanced experience and knowledgeable in using UNISIM or HYSYS is mandatory
  • Experience in Oil & Gas Process design preferred
  • Experience with FPSO operations preferred
  • Good knowledge of process safety in design and in Asset Operations phase
  • Flow assurance knowledge desirable
  • Some experience of contracts and procurement preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, being able to communicate and articulate with technical and non-technical disciplines whenever required;
  • Fluent in Portuguese and English (verbal and written)

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 Brazil, Shell has been present for more than a century (since 1913), and was the first international oil company to produce oil in Brazil, in the Campos Basin, after the market was opened up to private investment. Currently, Shell is one of the largest energy companies in the Brazilian market. Shell in Brazil is also a major producer of lubricants and, through RaĆ­zen (a joint venture with a Brazilian energy and logistics group), invests in the production of sugar cane ethanol, a viable biofuel alternative for smarter and cleaner mobility in the future. We deliver energy responsibly, aiming to meet society's energy demands today and in the future in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. We operate safely with respect to our neighbors 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.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

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  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


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