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2014 Jobs & Careers feature stories
Read our Jobs and Careers feature stories from 2014.
Stories don’t get much more inspirational than Yee Yee Low’s, a Construction Project Engineer who joined Shell in 2006 as a Graduate Process Engineer and recently won the prestigious Professional Asian Women of Achievement Award 2014.
With a Shell career that spans 15 years and two continents, Roxana Davis, General Manager Integrated Gas Hydrocarbon Management, shares her advice for building a dynamic, international career and explains how her own career path has been characterised by a desire to build a growing portfolio of skills, and to keep the element of challenge ever present.
What will the future look like? Shell doesn’t have a crystal ball, but for 40 years the company has used scenario planning to inform its long-term strategy and to make sense of the world around us.
Shell Ideas360 – a global competition for students to develop ideas for tackling energy, water and food issues – is now open. Discover how last year’s winners designed a way to harvest drinking water from moisture in the air.
Shell’s innovative work in developing fuels and lubricants for Scuderia Ferrari in Formula OneTM is bringing about pioneering products, not just to the sport but for use by the ordinary motorist too.
Shell has enjoyed a winning Technical Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari for more than 60 years. With new Formula OneTM technical regulations in 2014, we find out how the teams stay one lap ahead in the race for fuel and energy efficiency.
In 2008, Shell announced it would partner with Qatar Petroleum and build Pearl GTL in order to produce cleaner-burning diesel and kerosene, base oils for top-tier lubricants, a chemical feedstock called naphtha (used to make plastics) and normal paraffin, which is used to produce detergents.
As Vice President of Development in the Global Integrated Gas Business, Neil Gilmour has a hand in some of Shell’s largest projects. It’s the scale and impact these projects have across the industry that makes them so substantial, but Neil’s passion for geology and the energy industry has far more humble beginnings.
Imagine kick-starting your career by contributing to the construction of the largest Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) facility. Or by developing new drilling techniques to go deeper into the seabed than ever before. The Shell Graduate Programme offers you the real deal from day one.
Crafting a single well is a complex engineering achievement. Developing a project with thousands of wells would be impossible for our engineers without the smartest, most effective technologies and the collaboration needed to develop these technologies.
Roos van Ditzhuijzen, a Senior Reservoir Engineer, first joined Shell because of its scope. However, what she values most today is not the organisation’s size, but its culture of integration and inclusivity.
Arian Nijmeijer, Senior Engineer for Process Development, and Membrane Technology team leader, shares why he is passionate about membrane technology and why he finds it such an exciting and dynamic area to be involved in.
Moving from Belgrade to the Netherlands for her PhD studies, Ivana Vukovic, a Research Chemist, explains why she aimed for Shell when her doctorate was nearing completion.
Henk Vasmel believes that technology has never been as important for Shell as it is now. He explains how Shell is using new technological solutions that are both safe and cost effective to find difficult-to-reach hydrocarbons.
We asked recent hire Javier Santiago Perez, an Energy and CO2 Efficiency Consultant, how his expectations were matching up to the reality of life at Shell.
We asked recent hire Jiaqi Chen, a Researcher in Gas Conversion in Projects and Technology at Shell Technology Centre Amsterdam (STCA), what his expectations of working at Shell were like before joining, and how his first few months have been.
Meet the expert: László Domokos, Senior researcher and team leader in Projects and Technology Catalysts and Manufacturing Solutions
A question that preoccupies László is: ‘how do you do good research?’ It’s a very important question because, in his view, efficiency rounds can start to compromise research. For László, research is comparable to composing music, in that it “is not about the performance but about the composition itself.”
Loek and his PFAS team help ensure that Shell’s pipelines don’t get clogged and affect production. His ideas might not always be strictly mainstream, but he’s convinced that thinking out of the box yields the best innovations.
We asked recent hire Oliver Muellenhoff, a Remote Sensing Consultant located in Rijswijk, what his expectations of working at Shell were like before joining, and how his first few months have been.
When introducing new ideas in any major organisation, timing is of the utmost importance, something Roderik Colen, Strategy and Portfolio Manager for Projects and Technology, is all too aware of. His work at Shell is devoted to developing a unified approach to large projects and technology. “The art is in choosing the right moment to start a discussion of this type,” he says.
Imagine yourself working surrounded by nature, far away from your desk, research lab or production facility. Perhaps somewhere deep in the Borneo rainforest or braving minus 45 degrees Celsius with a stunning view on white-tipped mountains in Canada.
IT helps to shape the future of energy at Shell. Our IT specialists are closely involved in our decision-making, whether in relation to finding new oil and gas reserves, or streamlining shipping, trading or retailing processes. They’re behind the scenes inventing solutions and helping us take on some of the biggest technical challenges.
World-class projects need world-class people. As an engineer with Shell you will have opportunities to work on a range of complex projects, building technologies and facilities around the globe, from the Arctic to sub-Saharan Africa and deep beneath the ocean floor – with the aim of ensuring a secure energy future. Our engineers can tell you more about their engineering journey at Shell.