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Engineer - Margin Optimization

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Reference ID R115332 Updated 09/11/2023
Production and Manufacturing Downstream
Makati City
Purpose & Accountabilities:
  • Ensure all activities are conducted in accordance with agreed Health, Safety and Environment practices and procedures as outlined in the Asset Management System (AMS) Forecast Plan and Production (FPP) Procedures and Work Instructions.
  • MO Engineer uses inputs from Supply and Manufacturing to develop, optimize and execute an evolving and robust refinery schedule through: Defining crude and feedstock loading/discharge programs Scheduling of process unit operations Optimizing product blending, meeting products commitment and stocks targets Logistics scheduling - pipeline, jetties
  • The schedules generated must respect refinery system operating windows. The MO Engineeer uses site established tools to accomplish their role. This includes use of current tools Aspen Petroleum Scheduler (APS, previously known as Orion) and CSi Spiral Crude Assay for the Crude Scheduler.
  • Responsible to communicate the Refinery Schedule with Supply and Manufacturing interfaces and implementing it collaboratively. Tracks delivery and makes required adjustments.
  • rudes/Feedstocks Scheduling - Schedules the arrival and delivery of crudes and feedstocks (including chemical feeds) to ensure their availability in the necessary quantities and qualities to meet commitments and product quality constraints, optimize stock and asset utilization. Takes proactive actions to mitigate the effects of the early or late arrival of shipments. The role actively contributes to Crude Acceptance Matrix (CAM) & Crude register activities.
  • Process Units (PU) Scheduling - Performs PU scheduling, provides PU steers, via refinery crude/feeds programme. Issues and communicates E&S guidelines to manufacturing operations which clearly specify targets on PU intake, operating modes, run down qualities, contingency plans and utilities balances. Explains economic drivers and triggers. Takes actions to mitigate the effects of an unplanned disruptions/ shutdown. Constructs projections of intake and products/ components and balances.
  • Products Scheduling - Converts the refinery Production Plan into component/product blend schedules that meet blending quality requirements while minimizing quality giveaway, stock outs and demurrage costs. Resolves prospective imbalances in components. Ensures products availability in the necessary quantities and qualities to meet commitments and stock levels. Ensures that the day-to-day orders (blend matrices) and instructions to the oil movements are prepared in conformance with the Production Plan. Uses the AMS FPP scheduling processes and tools including Aspen Multi-Blend Optimizer (MBO).
  • Logistics Scheduling - Schedules the refinery jetties/pipeline transfers crudes/products discharge/loadings according to agreed nominations. Ensures right products delivery at the right time to minimize delays & reduce incidental costs e.g. demurrage costs, pipeline interface losses, refinery and supply logistics assets utilizations.
  • Works with Basic Data and Economic Model Coordinator team on ways to improve how Basic Data is represent in the supply chain models.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • More than 5 years in the Oil and Gas industry with at least two years of experience in Economics and Scheduling or Process Engineering (operating refinery or petrochemicals plants preferred).
  • Suitable applicants may have a scheduling and/or a general refinery technology background with some knowledge of core refinery processes and is able to understand the economics of these processes. Relevant experience in refinery technology, oil movements or supply & distribution is an advantage.
  • Experience in refinery scheduling with APS/MBO (or equivalent) will be advantageous but not strictly required.
  • A high level of comfort in using computer-based tools as well as unit simulators. Advanced spreadsheet skill required. Understanding of IT technologies, Data Analysis techniques, databases, and reasonable computer programming skills is a plus.
  • Fully versed with MS Office suite of software (Word, Powerpoint and Outlook)
  • Ability to make decisions based on incomplete and changing information and work under pressure. Strong influencing, communication, negotiation and team working skills, including an ability to deal cross-functionally and with senior management.
  • Strong aptitude for Learner Mindset
  • Flexibility to move quickly across changing priorities and manage multiple Projects/Programmes
  • Ability to independently, resourcefully, and creatively research and implement new solutions
  • A good understanding of the Upstream/DS/IG business and how it works.
  • Ability to engage and effectively communicate at all levels inside and outside Shell and within different cultural settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to challenge and ability to build internal and external relationships based on trust and to integrate across multiple functions.
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Amenable to work in mid shift schedule
  • Hybrid work set up