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Controls System Engineer - Martinez CA

Company name
Shell .

Martinez, CA, United States

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Posted on
Nov 13, 2019

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Job Title:

Controls System Engineer - Martinez, CA

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Job Description:

The Control System Engineer (CSE) is deployed by the CSE Department to support the control systems within an operating area. Each area has controls that automate plant processes and provide an interface to operators for control, indication and alarming. CSE technical challenges include support of equipment spread over a large geographical area, a mixture of equipment ranging from the oldest to the very newest technologies, real-time closed loop control, supervisory control, advanced control, real-time optimization and safety instrumented functions.

Success in this role is maintaining excellent process safety performance, reducing control and instrument reliability incidents, enforcing engineering standards, improving standardization of equipment and configuration while planning for and reducing obsolescence, and responding to, anticipating and meeting Operation’s needs. The engineer must thrive in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and use prioritization skills to balance urgent short-term work with crucial long-term objectives.


The unit CSE supports one of the six operating departments at the Martinez refinery and is responsible to assure the reliability and integrity of the control and safety systems. To this end, the CSE will coordinate with Operations, Engineering Maintenance and Technical groups to identify, prioritize and resolve system level issues and initiate or implement projects to maintain or improve margin performance, comply with internal and external requirements and provide technical assurance for existing and new control systems and components.

The CSE reports to the Control Systems Engineering Supervisor, then through the Technology and Process Engineering Manager to the site Technology Manager. As a deployed unit engineer, the CSE also takes direction from the unit Production Unit Manager and works closely with peers including other unit CSEs, the process engineer, the instrument inspector, and engineers from other technical disciplines.

The position provides opportunities to sharpen instrument and analyzer technology and troubleshooting skills with practical field experience. The position has growth potential for supervision of contractors and mentoring of paraprofessionals, business case development and presentation, and capital project work process.

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Proc Automation,Control & Opt

Country of Work Location:

United States

Employment Type:

Full Time

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.

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.

Note: Equilon Enterprises LLC d/b/a Shell Oil Products US (Shell) announced it has reached an agreement for the sale of Shell’s Martinez Refinery in California to PBF Holding Company LLC, a subsidiary of PBF Energy, Inc., for $1.0 billion consideration, plus the value of hydrocarbon inventory, crude oil supply, and product offtake agreements, and other adjustments. The transaction is subject to closing conditions and regulatory approvals and is expected to close in 2019. Individuals hired to the Martinez Refinery, including, but not limited to, individuals hired through this job posting, are not expected to continue employment with Shell after completion of the sale. PBF Holding Company, LLC is expected to extend offers of employment to Shell’s Martinez employees upon the completion of the sale, subject to the terms and conditions of the sale. The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities, terms, and conditions of the job, and may be subject to change at any time.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world.

The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand.

Shell participates in E-Verify.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, citizenship, genetic information or other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.

Work Location:

California - Martinez Refinery


Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.

B.S. Engineering degree in Electrical, Control Systems, Chemical, General Engineering or other relevant engineering branch.

With at least five(5) years experience in process automation, controls and instrumentation experience in a manufacturing facility.

Beneficial technical skills include:

Experience with Honeywell DCS (TDC3000, Experion), Honeywell Safety Manager configuration and Honeywell HMIWeb graphics development

General instrumentation and process analyzer (QMI) experience

Engineering documentation (P&IDs, loop wiring diagrams), control theory and applications

Control theory and applications and troubleshooting methodology

Knowledge of safety reviews (PHA, HEMP-LOPA, etc.) with participation.

Foundation Fieldbus networks

TCP/IP networking, Modbus TCP/IP communication, and information security

Desired soft skills include:

Strong self-motivation and organization skills

Demonstrated analytical and decision- making skills

Has the energy and enthusiasm with advocacy for important objectives

Is innovative and flexible

City, State (if applicable):

Martinez, CA

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