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Mechanical Engineers

Job in the Netherlands

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English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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0 to 3 years


31 Dec 2020 22:59

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At Shell, some of the planet’s brightest engineering minds are working together to tackle the challenge of meeting the world’s growing demand for energy whilst reducing CO2 emissions. If you’re a graduate with a mechanical engineering background, this is your chance to play a part in uniquely innovative projects and gain unbeatable experience

The placement

Join the Shell Graduate Programme and we’ll match you to an engineering discipline that fits with your skills and ambitions. Current options include:

  • Mechanical Static Engineering. Providing first-line engineering support for mechanical static pressurised equipment  (from process piping systems to tanks and pressure vessels) you’ll help to keep our installations running as well as identifying cost-effective improvements in an ever-changing market. Cultivating trusting relationships is key – whether you’re advising on repair options or selling the commercial benefits of new technologies and methodologies.

  • Asset Maintenance, Reliability and Turnaround Engineering. You’ll be part of a team whose engineering decisions optimise the technical performance of our offshore and onshore installations. Calling on a structured approach, you’ll be involved in technical troubleshooting and reliability engineering. You’ll develop your collaborative capabilities, working alongside colleagues from different disciplines on large oil and gas construction projects and complex maintenance shutdowns.

What you’ll need

  • A university Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering; you’re either a recent graduate or already have some initial experience on your CV.
  • You’ll need to convince us you have the right blend of engineering and analytical skills to develop and design technical solutions in a broad, complex manufacturing environment. 
  • You’ve shown you can successfully process a wide range of information. 
  • You’re in your element cultivating relationships and working in diverse teams. 

The Shell Graduate Programme: a world of opportunities

Join the Shell Graduate Programme as a Mechanical Engineer and you can look forward to an industry-leading two- to three-year learning programme, offering real responsibility, engaging challenges and continued professional development. 

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the energy industry. Start your career at Shell and immerse yourself in innovative projects to find economically, socially and environmentally responsible solutions to the world’s energy needs. You’ll be learning alongside brilliant people from all over the world, with the resources and support to explore new ways of thinking and working – all in all, an unbeatable experience.

Helping you prepare

We want you to be at your best when completing the assessments, so here are some top tips and some additional background information to help you. Ace your application prep by reviewing our application tips.

Ready to apply?

If you’re excited by the chance to push engineering boundaries, click here to start your application. You can tell us in your initial application if you have a preferred area of interest. Alternatively, you can make (or change) your choice later; as part of the assessment process, you’ll have the chance to connect with us and find out much more about each of the opportunities on offer.

Do not wait for the deadline!

Our 2020 Graduate opportunities are open to applicants until 31st December 2020, however we strongly recommend not to wait until the end of the year to apply! We process applications throughout the year to fill our positions and hence advise students and graduates to submit their applications early.

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We’re looking for students and graduates, whose energy and passion for change can help us achieve our goals of providing more and cleaner energy solutions.
We have a range of opportunities, assessed internships and graduate programmes for you to explore. No matter your discipline, you’ll have the chance to work on meaningful projects that directly impact our business, and the wider world. Discover your potential and join us on our journey to develop tomorrow’s energy solutions today.

Den Haag
93,000 employees

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