As a Chemist at Shell, you can work within our Upstream or Downstream business to help meet the world’s growing demand for energy. Our Upstream Americas business is dedicated to discovering and extracting crude oil and natural gas, often through joint ventures with international and national oil companies. Shell Downstream focuses on transforming crude oil into petroleum products and petrochemicals and delivering them globally.
The Shell Graduate Program
The Shell Graduate Program is designed to help you make the most of your potential, both professionally and personally. From day one, you’ll have a supervisor and mentor to help you establish and execute an Individual Development Plan outlining your career goals and how you’ll achieve them. This plan dictates how much time you’ll spend in the program, which can be anywhere from 2 to 3 years. Throughout this time, you’ll be placed in a wide range of hands-on roles with competence-building tasks, challenging and inspiring you to discover your strengths, develop your skills and broaden your experience in various real-world situations.
This program will also give you the opportunity to hone your expertise and leadership abilities and obtain industry-recognized qualifications through formal training courses, discipline-specific e-learning modules and world-class workshops. In addition, you’ll receive support from an international network of seasoned industry professionals. To monitor and track your performance in the program, your supervisor and mentor will conduct regular progress checks. And upon successful completion of your final review, you’ll be placed in the Shell Advanced Technical Program, which will prepare you for a more senior role at our company.
In this position, you’ll discover your potential as you develop expertise in the analytical/process chemistry discipline and general unit support techniques. Among your responsibilities will be ensuring reliable operations within the laboratory and process units to meet production (quality), safety, environmental and margin requirements. In addition, you’ll conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or chemical experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge. Through these and many other crucial contributions, you’ll advance our organization and help us achieve a more sustainable energy future for the world.
Roles and responsibilities
- Participating in global work processes such as EQP, CCD, Environmental Permits, Audits and MOC Reviews
- Assisting with special projects and performance tests/runs
- Developing and assisting with job-specific training initiatives
- Supporting QA/QC programs
- Prioritizing testing for effectiveness
- Setting up new instrumentation and methods
- Identifying opportunities to improve laboratory performance and reliability, and developing proposals to address these opportunities through the capital process as required
- Implementing and applying causal learnings
- Attending technical and business-related training and discipline-related conferences
Training and development opportunities
In your learning journey at Shell, you’ll spend 2 to 3 years building your competence through hands-on projects. You will also participate in formal education courses, with the support and guidance of technical coaches, and you will have regular progress checks to ensure you stay on track.