Offshore Wind Electrical Specialist

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland (NL)
26 Mar 2019
25 Apr 2019
Electrical, Offshore, Wind
Contract Type
Full Time

Offshore Wind Electrical Specialist

Job Description
A unique chance for a power system expert, with a passion for matching technical innovations to commercial strategy, to make a real difference to the environment. With opportunities to develop both your technical and professional skills, and grow your career.

Where you fit in
At Shell, we’re deeply passionate about finding new, cleaner energy solutions that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. As Offshore Wind Electrical Specialist, you’re going to be playing a significant role within this drive.
Sitting within our New Energies Research and Technology (NERT) team, this is an ambitious role, harnessing your combination of technical expertise with your business acumen, to help develop future energy opportunities.

What’s the role?
This role will actively support our Offshore Wind Innovation Program, delivering business driven opportunities for the New Energies market. You can expect wide-ranging responsibilities, from providing technical support to venture investments to representing Shell across various industry initiatives.
Nurturing key relationships will be a vital part of your work. You’ll use your strong communication skills to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders, building trust with strategic partnerships that are key to Shell’s Offshore Wind success.

More specific duties include:

  • Developing cost reduction pathways for offshore wind farm grid connection systems, considering voltage levels, alternating vs direct current, and high capacity cables
  • Techno-economic optimization for grid connecting far and large offshore wind development areas
  • Evaluating options to incorporate storage and/or hydrogen electrolysis in offshore wind farm assets.
  • Supporting Shell’s ongoing external technology collaborations, such as the Offshore Wind Accelerator, GROW Offshore Wind, the Floating Wind JIP, and the US National Offshore Wind R&D consortium.


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Company Description
Shell Nederland BV is a platform for international collaboration, with Shell offering direct employment to around ten thousand people in the Netherlands alone, including roughly 2,800 non-Dutch employees from around 80 countries. Diversity is key at Shell Nederland, and our employees reflect the innovation that stems from a diverse workforce. By joining Shell Nederland, you will benefit from an unrivalled industry-leading development programme that will see you tap into a pool of expert knowledge that will help propel your career. Shell Nederland is the holding company of most Shell companies operating in the Netherlands. Shell Nederland also has an advisory and coordinating role in numerous areas.

What we need from you
Ideally, we’d expect you to have a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, along with some experience within renewable power. Beyond your technical expertise and understanding of business, we’re keen to hear from men and women with the following on your CV:

  • Knowledge of the design of electrical systems & equipment and power system modelling capability.
  • Knowledge of the power and/or offshore wind industry.
  • Familiarity with relevant electrical engineering software packages.
  • An understanding of and proven commitment to HSSE.
  • Experience of developing working relationships with external stakeholders and experts.

Our values
Shell is a company with shared values. Honesty, integrity, and respect aren't simply a strapline: they are a part of everything we do. What's more, Shell is an equal opportunities company, and we place the highest possible value on the diversity of our people and our inclusive approach. Join us and you’ll belong to a world where you can feel pride in your achievements and propel your career with global opportunities

Women’s perspective
We care deeply about fostering a truly diverse workplace. We believe in doing everything we can to make Shell as flexible, appealing and supportive a place for women to work as possible. We help with things like our formal (and informal) flexible working. Like our global and transparent pay policies, backed by a leadership team fully supportive of our diversity ambitions. And we'll foster your career through our Women's Career Development programme.

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