Electrical Engineer – Front End Dev

  • Contract
  • Full Time
  • Anywhere


Position Purpose

What’s the role –


Shell’s Powering Progress strategy includes large ambitions to develop renewable energy, and this translates directly into offshore wind generation. Offshore Wind is a growing business to provide an anchor asset to future energy basins. The portfolio in the US includes two large joint ventures in the NorthEast and a pipeline of opportunities in the front-end. The ambition is to acquire more acreage to develop more offshore wind projects towards this strategy.

Scope of Job:

The Electrical Engineer will support the review of offshore wind projects in the front-end for feasibility. This includes developing scenarios for electrical transmission from offshore to grid interconnection, optimizing electrical design, interfacing with onshore transmission owners and operators, and anticipating risks and opportunities. As projects develop, this role could move further through the project funnel to support project development and construction of offshore wind projects.


  • Lead the electrical design of the proposed offshore wind opportunity, including the inter-array cabling, export cabling, onshore cable landing, onshore and offshore substations. In identifying feasible concepts you will consider the technology choices and overall power system design, ultimately developing SLDs for feasible concepts that include points of interconnection, technology (e.g. ac vs dc), electrical topology and indicative component ratings. Review the geoscience and geotechnical reports necessary for the design of the cable system. Review and advise on interconnection locations and issues, including appropriate dialogue with transmission owners and system operators. Undertaking or managing power system analysis associated with developing feasible concepts.
  • Develop software tools to support the design of renewables projects (offshore and onshore) or manage contractors that model electrical design.
  • Participate in project team meetings, due diligence review and cross discipline cooperation.
  • Stay on the cutting edge of technology and to develop and maintain relationships with offshore electrical potential service providers who can support the projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Requirements

What we need from you –

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis.
  • Requires a BS Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent experience.
  • 4 years of relevant work experience, ideally including at least a number of the following
    • Offshore wind concept design development
    • Strong understanding of power system analysis and associated tools
    • Good electrical plant knowledge (switchgear, transformers, cables, compensation equipment)
    • AC and DC transmission
    • Experience in interfacing with Transmission Owner’s/Operators, ideally including for generation connections and associated grid compliance topics
    • Commercially aware and able to undertake/support cost benefit analysis that compares the relative commercial merits of different concepts
    • Knowledge of the offshore wind market in US and evolving regulations relevant to this role including interconnection agreements
  • Good analytical skills
  • Creative and innovative
  • Excellent communication skills to convey technical concepts to business and technical personnel 
  • Demonstrated consistently high levels of performance in all areas of responsibility
  • Highly motivated self-starter, friendly personality, good team player, and can deliver result independently regards to technical troubleshooting

Physical Requirements:

Ability to travel to other Shell offices or off-sites as needed.

Working Conditions:

85% of time is spent in the office environment, utilizing computers (frequent use of various Microsoft software/programs), phones, and general office equipment. 15% of time is spent outside of the office visiting subcontractors and project stakeholders. At least monthly travel to project site(s) is required.

Company description 

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible.  We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re 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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