Shell Graduate Programme - Project Engineering

Why Shell?

Growing energy needs are the world’s biggest challenge.  To solve this in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible we need remarkable problem solvers, keen to make their impact.  Engineers and scientists able to collaborate, push boundaries, think creatively and commercially.

“People are passionate about what they do.  I also like Shell’s dynamic work environment.  You work together as a team with people from all different disciplines to resolve any challenge.”
– Maria, Shell Technical Graduate Programme.

Do you have a passion to bring to life projects that will impact on the future of energy?  As one of the most innovative companies in the world, we offer the chance to join our technical teams taking this journey of discovery, pushing boundaries and exploring frontiers as we go.

Our Programme in Project Engineering

Shell’s Project Engineers collaborate to help shape the future of the energy industry, which is why we are proud to retain the highest level of talent. The scale and ambition of Shell’s global engineering projects – from gas-to-liquid plants and floating liquefied natural gas projects, to offshore oil drilling and production platforms – simply do not exist anywhere else in the industry.

From day one, your skills will form an important part of our continued success. We recruit the very best which is why you will have early accountability and responsibility for your projects. Meanwhile you’ll have access to the tools and processes for safe and consistent delivery of top quartile projects, from the Assess to the Operate phase, working with our Integrated Project Management System (iPMS).

We seek ambitious and confident Project Engineers and Project Managers who want to learn from, and work alongside, leading industry professionals. We want to hear from highly technical candidates with remarkable professional experience who value safety above all else, have an international mind-set, and wish to connect and build relationships with different cultures.

We develop and train Project Engineers and Project Managers of all levels to reach their full potential at the externally certified Shell Project Academy, in line with our world-renowned competency programme.

You will join a structured two to three-year learning programme that will ensure you have the skills and experience needed to enable you to become a future company thought-leader and an essential part of Shell’s delivery of global operational excellence.

First-hand involvement on cutting-edge projects places pioneering graduates like you in challenging positions so you can make your mark within your team and the organisation as a whole. Throughout your journey on the Programme some of the best operating teams and engineers in the business will dedicate themselves to helping you develop your skills and propel your career.

You can expect to receive world-class coaching, invaluable mentoring, formal structured training and regular in-depth progress checks to ensure you’re on track to reaching your potential. Staff networks  (including Energie – a UK network for recent graduates) give you access to a wide range of social events and colleagues from across the business at all levels.     

Rewards and benefits include:

  • The opportunity to work on global projects with external partners
  • A structured development programme, highly valued across the industry
  • Working for a globally recognized brand tackling globally significant challenges
  • Excellent flexibility and work-life balance
  • A competitive starting salary and opportunity for rapid progression

Your Background

We seek ambitious and confident Engineers and Project Managers who want to learn from, and work alongside, leading industry professionals. We want to hear from highly technical candidates passionate about project management. The preferred background is a mechanical, process or chemical engineering background.

You should studying towards a Master’s degree and graduating in 2019 or graduated earlier.

Your application

Please select Discipline Engineering as your area of interest

The application process for our graduate programmes is rigorous, but is designed to enable the most talented graduates to stand out.  After submitting an online application, you will be invited to complete our online assessments and our on demand interview. Successful candidates will be invited to final stage of the selection process in a virtual assessment. This stage includes a live virtual case study session with two Shell employees who will host the discussion. You will be assigned a topic relating to an aspect of your case, and then asked to prepare a presentation.

Through this process we will be assessing candidates’:

  • Capacity – the intellectual ability to analyse and apply unfamiliar information to complex situations;
  • Achievement – the ability to identify and manage resources in order to deliver results;
  • Relationship-building – the ability to work within, and lead, diverse teams

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