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Controls Systems Engineer
United State Of America
Feb 09, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 5.0-10.0 years
Job Category Engineering Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Instrument & Controls Engineer
Role Other Engineering Jobs
Designation Other
Education B.Sc,B.Tech/B.E
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories, Shell helps to meet the world's growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.

Job Description

Job Description

The Control Systems Engineer (CSE) is a member of the Process Automation Control & Optimization (PACO) Team within the Asset's Technology Department. The Control Systems Engineer (CSE) provides day to day technical support and assurance for the base layer process control (BPCS) system in the designated plant area. The CSE provides support to the area production operation teams on process control schemes, performance and best practices. He/she is also responsible for review of the suggestions for process control improvements or changes with approval from Process Control Engineer.

The Control Systems Engineer has a functional working knowledge of Safety Instrumented Systems and control systems applications and hardware, process operation and theory, operational goals, alarm variable tables, process constraints, key quality specifications for feeds and products, impact on the environment, and major economic variables and how they impact site profitability and goals.



  • Provides stable and reliable process control which maintains safe operation within the defined operating window, and avoids exceedance of safety, environmental, and operational limits.
  • Participates in incident investigations where process control could have contributed to the event or where the process control system could effectively contribute to the investigation process. Shares learning from incidents and knowledge across site and business.
Technical Assurance: 
  • Responsible for day to day support to production operations during plant commissioning & start-up (CSU) phase followed up with the same level of support in run-n-maintain phase.
  • Monitors process control performance for the module including Base Layer controller uptime, Advanced Process Controller (APC) uptime against targets with application such as MDPro. Develops and implements improvement plans.
  • Assists in process control Technical Assurance for module management of change (MOC).
  • Re-evaluates control approaches and performance due to changes in plant operating conditions.
  • Manages fluctuating priorities dependent on current needs of active projects and MOCs.
  • Maintains proper documentation for the process control systems (control loops, tuning spreadsheet, CSE change log, etc.) in the module is maintained.
  • Works with Production to ensure operating technicians, support engineers (process, control), inspectors, and production leadership understand function, capability, and limitations of base layer controls and control systems.
  • Supports control systems engineering activities during Execute and Operate phase in support of plant projects in assigned module.
  • Understands Production priorities, work plans, procedures and goals, and how they fit with overall site plans, strategies and goals and offers guidance.
  • Provides support as required for Core work processes to Provide Asset Availability and Make Product, Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), Ensure Safe Production (ESP), Turnarounds (TA), Mitigate Threats to Availability (MTA), Greenhouse Gas and Energy Management (GHGEM); Management of Change (MOC), Perform Hydrocarbon and energy accounting (PHEA).
  • Follows applicable standards, Shell approved technologies, procedures (DEPs, DSM, EFAs, TAMAP, local procedures/policies).
  • Maintains consistency across all plant areas in implementing Shell Emerson MAC toolkit implementation.
  • Supports the site Process Control Improvement Plan, in accordance with Global PACO (Base layer, APC, Infrastructure) and Shell Polymer's PACO strategy.
  • Support the Process Control Engineer in implementation of base layer control applications and advanced process control applications that focus on increased margin and energy reduction initiatives aligned with plant goals and targets (Carbon Energy Management Bad Actors, Variable Cost reduction, catalyst optimization).
  • Assists in the development and implementation of technology plans (capital plans, infrastructure upgrades, reliability improvement strategies, Control Improvement Plan, etc) for safe, reliable, and efficient process automation, control, and optimization at the site.
  • Identifies continuous improvement opportunities.

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