As a technical graduate, you’ll embark on a three-year training programme that offers talented individuals a comprehensive introduction to various areas of Shell’s business and operations within the Technical area of the Shell Graduate Programme. It’s a robust platform from which you’ll be perfectly positioned to become pioneers in the field of Materials and Corrosion Engineering can establish a long and fulfilling career.

Joining the Programme you’ll work alongside the industry’s leading technical experts and visionaries, and could gain experience on some of Shell’s most groundbreaking engineering projects. Within Shell you’ll find a supportive work environment, working with teams across the globe. You’ll be encouraged to take an innovative approach, while developing your skills and technical capabilities.

Materials and Corrosion Engineering

In Shell, the Materials Engineering is part of a greater Mechanical discipline team within the Discipline Engineering. Working alongside Pipeline, Mechanical Static, Inspection Engineers and Production Chemists, you’ll define the material of construction, develop and witness the quality controls requirements during fabrication, installation and commissioning of process equipment. During its operational life, you’ll verify the asset integrity by ensuring potential hazards are inspected for, maintained, and that critical elements are functioning to prevent process safety hazards, long downtimes or delays in operational activity

An Engineering job at Shell is not only a chance to progress your career with a global energy leader and expand your horizons, but an opportunity for you to make an impact on the future of the industry. As a Materials Engineer, you’ll work on some of the most challenging projects within the industry and master skills to solve complex problems. We’ll ensure that you are constantly developing your expertise and abilities. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Gate-keeping on available/applied metallic/non-metallic materials of construction and degradation mechanisms for the upstream/downstream business
  • Materials selection and technical advice for projects, operations, modifications and maintenance
  • Welding and other joining technologies
  • Fitness for service assessments against a range of degradation mechanisms
  • Refractories, Linings and Coatings
  • Prediction, modelling and mitigation of materials degradation
  • Corrosion mitigation (inhibition, cathodic protection (CP), corrosion under insulation (CUI) etc.)
  • You’ll join as a Materials and Corrosion Trainee and work to develop a professional expertise in your chosen area.

Training and development opportunities

The resources and learning opportunities available to you at Shell are some of the best in the industry. As a graduate curious to know more about your chosen field you’ll benefit from a well-established learning and development programme, fully aligned with the requirements for professional registration.

We aim to develop your competencies and capabilities in as short a time as possible, and enable you to make the most of the opportunities presented to you from a range of our world-leading projects and international operations. You’ll receive regular progress checks from experienced professionals to ensure you are properly supported on your development path. Professional registration is an important milestone for any engineer or technician. It establishes their proven knowledge, understanding and competence. Shell is a corporate partner of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and encourages engineers to register and get the Chartered Engineer (CEng) accreditation.

Your background

The Materials and Corrosion Engineer may have a degree in Chemical, Chemistry, Materials, Science or a Physics background. Experience in Project Management would be desirable with a keenness to show drive, solve complex problems and the ability work independently.

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