EIC Engineer



London, UK
Posted on Friday, November 3, 2023
, United Kingdom

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Experienced Professionals

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Where you fit in

The role will involve developing electrical, control and automation solutions to support the acquisition of vessels for Shell and Shells powering progress strategy.

Primarily located in London office, with opportunities for working from home but there may be site offices set up during ship builds/repair where staff may be seconded to.

What’s the role?


  • Development and Introduction of new technologies to support Shells powering progress strategy e.g. Fuel cells, hybrid battery systems and energy efficiency technologies.

  • Participate in project teams for ship new construction and conversions, including the preparation of outline specifications, technical evaluation of tenders, negotiation with short listed bidders, plan approval, design discussions with builder, attendance and witness at factory acceptance tests, commissioning and trials.

  • Effective liaison with personnel from professional bodies, shipyard managers, Shell Shipping fleet management operation units and Shell Group discipline engineers.

  • Follow policies and interpret legislative requirements with some guidance.

  • Keep abreast of industry developments and recognize potential for economic implementation of innovative ideas as a means of increasing operational safety or reducing costs.

  • Design, installation commissioning, certification and repair of equipment.

  • May be designated as a Technical Authority (TA), or Subject Matter Expert (SME).

  • Member of the Maritime Design & Engineering Global Technical Discipline.

What we need from you

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably a Master’s degree (in order to ease transition to a Chartered Engineer Status at a later date) qualified in an Electrical/Electronic Engineering related subject.

  • Relevant sea going experience or design and commissioning experience with a marine/offshore biased equipment vendor or designer.

  • Extensive practical and theoretical knowledge of electrical power systems or electrical control systems and of relevant issues in marine and offshore construction, design and operations.

  • Chartered Electrical Engineering status is advantageous.

  • Experience in Power Systems, Control Engineering, Instrumentation, Project Delivery.

  • Managing Sub-Contracts and Contract Management is nice to have.

  • Full understanding of the relevant Electrical Engineering Standards and Safe Working Practices.

  • Knowledge of electrical equipment suitable for use in hazardous areas and hazardous area installations.

  • Ability to analyse and develop proposals and solutions to a wide range of technical and operational problems seeking guidance from Senior’s where necessary.

  • A team player with the necessary communication (oral and written) skills to interface with other disciplines and the ability to produce written reports of a high quality in the English language.

  • Experience in Heavy Electrical Power, Refineries, Off-Shore Engineering and Shipbuilding industries preferred.

  • Maintain a contemporary knowledge base within own area of expertise.

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they don’t feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



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