Utilities, Water, Energy and Heat Transfer Engineering
Shell’s Utilities, Water, Energy and Heat Transfer (UHT) Engineering discipline offers exciting and varied career development opportunities.
The Shell Graduate Programme
Our three-year training programme for technical graduates provides you with a comprehensive introduction to various areas of Shell’s business and operations. The technical area of the Shell Graduate Programme within Utilities, Water, Energy and Heat Transfer Engineering offers a robust platform from which those keen to become pioneers in their field can establish a long and fulfilling career.
Joining the Programme you’ll work alongside the industry’s leading technical experts and visionaries. Within Shell you’ll find a supportive work environment and over time you could work in roles in various parts of Shell’s businesses both at home and abroad.
Utilities, Water, Energy and Heat Transfer Engineering
Utilities, Water, Energy and Heat Transfer (UHT) systems are applied in many of Shell’s businesses, including Upstream, Downstream, Deep Water, Heavy Oil, Integrated Gas and Unconventionals, and as such, the discipline offers you exciting and varied career development opportunities. You will get the chance to innovate by using UHT-specific technologies to ensure our assets are safe, highly reliable and cost competitive. This requires teamwork with frequent interactions with engineers from adjacent disciplines.
Shell Graduate Programme: Why should I join Shell?
Title: 22 Shell Graduate Programme: Why should I join Shell?
Duration: 2:10 minutes
There's nothing like a direct question to prompt an honest answer. Hear what young experts in the Shell Graduate Programme have to say about Shell, based on their own experiences. Contributing to solving critical real-world problems, getting involved in large-scale projects, having the opportunity to go wherever you want within a global organisation. Find out what appealed to them and what will work for you.
22 Shell Graduate Programme: Why should I join Shell? Film Transcript
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Working at Shell
Why should I join?
‘’I work with great people.’’
‘’Working on multi-million pound projects.’’
‘’A challenging, a volatile, exciting industry.’’
‘’You're part of something that's important, moving, evolving.’’
‘’You're taking to governments about their energy needs and how they'll provide energy for citizens.’’
‘’We create a fuel that's burning cleaner, has fewer emissions and that's key to making a society with fewer CO2 emissions.’’
‘’You've got fantastic exposure to some of the real critical issues going on in the energy industry right now.’’
‘’We all know the challenges facing not just oil and gas companies but energy companies in general. I wanted to be part of working out that solution.’’
‘’Right now I'm working on a project which is to do with carbon capture, which is a big deal, because as an energy company I feel we should be contributing and we should be looking into ways of making the ways we produce energy nowadays even more sustainable.’’
‘’My projects are interesting, my colleagues are so friendly and supportive and I see myself developing every day.’’
‘’I get the opportunity to come up with ideas. Sometimes they get executed, sometimes they don't. People value me for that.’’
‘’Delivering your goals in Shell requires a multi-discipline approach and also a commercial mindset, so I'm regularly working in teams of various sizes, and thinking beyond the technical is a must.’’
‘’You get the opportunity to move around, see different parts of the business, apply your knowledge in those areas.’’
‘’And if you look at some of our senior managers, and look at their careers in Shell, they've tried these things out, and I don't think a lot of companies let you do that.’’
‘’When I started, I knew nothing about reservoir engineering, which is what I do now. Yet within a year, I was working on key projects.’’
‘’If you don't want to be inside Engineering all your life, you can go to Commercial, or you can do a Finance or Marketing role.’’
‘’You can go everywhere you want. Only it's up to you to take those opportunities and to determine what you value the most.’’
Consider a career with Shell
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Roles and responsibilities
UHT Engineers make an impact on our business by undertaking a variety of responsibilities, including:
- Shaping conceptual design of utilities, water and heat transfer systems in our greenfield and brownfield assets
- Managing project development for power and steam production, industrial gasses, fuel systems, water preparation and treatment, furnaces and heat exchangers
- Partnering with specialised engineering contractors during detailed engineering and implementation of the project
- Commissioning and start up
- Troubleshooting activities and recognising performance improvement opportunities for our assets
- Carrying out site master planning and reliability reviews
- Targeting energy efficiency reduction opportunities, thereby reducing the CO2 footprint
- Developing of new technology, either in-house or in partnership with vendors and scientific institutes
Your responsibilities could include:
- Delivering technical support in multi-disciplinary teams
- Undertaking site visits
- Overseeing delivery from contractors
Training and development
Learning will be part of your job throughout your career and opportunities for development will come via classroom and electronic learning, coaching and on-the-job training.
You’ll establish a solid basis for your technical career by building proficiency in one of the sub-disciplines of Utilities, Water, Energy or Heat Transfer. Subsequent broadening of your experience in other areas of the UHT discipline and beyond is possible. As your career develops you can expect roles with deep functional expertise and technical leadership.
Once you have completed the Shell Graduate Programme, you’ll continue to develop your technical skills through the two-year ‘Shell Advanced Technical Programme’. This includes the outlining of an individual development plan, tailored to your and the business’ needs. Progress on your development is monitored in regular review meetings with your supervisor and a discipline representative.
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