Inspection Lead Transformation


The Shell Chemicals and Products portfolio of assets is transforming into six highly integrated Energy and Chemicals Parks out of which Rheinland is a key player in the European market. A wide portfolio of transition projects is currently developed to reduce WtW emissions of our products by more than 20mln tpa until 2030 investing in low carbon and circular value chains.

As Inspection Lead Transformation you will develop the asset of the future for the energy and chemical Park including the aspiration of digitalization, minimization of human exposure by automation and Project optimization. You will be one of the leaders of the transformation journey!

Where you fit in

You will be working in the Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland, nicely situated between Bonn and Cologne close to the beautiful green hills of the Eifel. The Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland is a complex manufacturing site and presents a wide range of professional, commercial and managerial challenges and opportunities. An assignment in Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland offers exciting and valuable experiences for your career within Shell. You participate in a multi-cultural/gender team of people with varying expertise and experience. 

What’s the role?

As the  Inspection Lead Transformation you will ensure that static equipment – changed or new – developed at capital projects are in accordance with agreed health, safety and environmental practices and procedures as outlined in the Management System and in accordance with legal obligations. You will provides technical expertise regarding static equipment such as non-destructive testing, non-intrusive inspections and welding. You will be accountable for vendor qualification, ensure proper contractor engineering and provide technical assurance to the projects. In this role you will develop the asset of the future for the energy and chemical Park including the aspiration of digitalization, minimization of human exposure and automation. You will optimize projects by cost, office cost and schedule acceleration and deliver projects of the energy transition for different business units like Chemicals and Products, Hydrogen or new fuels. You will be one of the leaders of the transformation journey!

What we need from you

To be successful in this role, you are pro-active and creative in problem solving, service minded and a good team player. You enjoy working independently and taking ownership of the work assigned. You  have demonstrated strong analytical power, communication skills and a systematic approach to problem solving and show a learner mindset.

You have experience and knowledge as:

  • Inspection engineer with end to end ownership and commercial mindset with >3 years experience in materials and inspection 

  • University Degree in Mechanical/Process Engineering

  • Professional skills of international codes and standards; skills in German regulations and codes regarding pressure vessels and piping are desirable (Willing to learn local regulations like “Betriebssicherheitsverordnung” (BetrSichV) or “Verordnung über Anlagen zum Umgang mit wassergefährdenden Stoffe” (AwSV))

  • Knowledge level in corrosion degradation mechanisms in petrochemical processes

  • excellent writing and speaking skills in English; skills in German are desirable (willing to learn German)

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.

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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