Project engineers at Shell work on some of the energy industry’s most pioneering projects

Shell’s Project Engineers are offered opportunities that help shape the future of the energy industry, which is why we are proud to retain the highest level of talent. The sheer 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.

Global expertise

Shell’s Project Engineers are innovators at every phase of their careers, across countries, cultures and pioneering, multi-billion-dollar projects.

From day one, your skills will form an indispensable part of our continued success. We recruit the very best which is why, regardless of size or nature, you are given instant accountability and responsibility for your projects. Meanwhile we support you with 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).

Who are we looking for?

We seek the very top talent: 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, and have a global, 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 their full potential at the externally-certified Shell Project Academy, in line with our world-renowned competency programme.

Forefront of innovation

It is no exaggeration that our Project Engineers are at the cutting edge of the industry. Take three of our largest projects, Pearl GTL, Prelude FLNG and Perdido, which truly break new ground. Pearl GTL in Qatar, for example, is the world’s largest plant converting natural gas into kerosene, lubricants and cleaner-burning fuels.

Perdido is the deepest offshore oil drilling and production platform in the world, moored in 2,450 metres of water in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Prelude, meanwhile, will be the world’s first floating liquid natural gas project. 

Each is at the vanguard of their respective technologies and require innovations beyond anything ever seen before in the industry. Our Project Engineers and Project Managers lead these developments and the thousands of skilled engineers who staff them, to ensure they are run safely and efficiently. 

Each project carves a path for our future. A Project Engineering career at Shell is exciting, innovative, rewarding, and an industry game-changer.

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Find out about our major projects

Pearl GTL – the world’s largest GTL plant

Located in eastern Qatar, Pearl GTL contains more than 900 trillion cubic feet of gas and provides Shell with unique HSSE and SP challenges.

Prelude FLNG

Shell is constructing the world’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) project. This will help to unlock new energy resources offshore and has the potential to revolutionise the way natural gas resources are developed.


Perdido is the world’s deepest offshore oil drilling and production platform. Moored in 2,450 metres (8,000 feet) of water in the Gulf of Mexico, it opened up a new frontier in deep-water oil and gas production.

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