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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Shell Thornton recruiting a Fire & Explosion Scientist

Shell is currently recruiting a Fire & Explosion Scientist to join their team in Thornton Research Centre.
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"Within Shell Projects & Technology, Global Solutions Downstream provides efficient and effective technology services to Shell’s Downstream businesses and selected third parties.
We also provide the technology support and solutions that help to make our commercial products some of the best in the world.
At Shell our commitment is to satisfy the world’s need for energy with economically, socially and environmentally responsible solutions. We seek a high standard of performance, and understand that great ideas can change the world. 

If you want to work with a group of creative, ambitious and innovative professionals then you should consider Shell. We will provide you with the resources to put your ideas into action, worldwide opportunities to advance your career, and outstanding benefits and rewards that support your quality of life. Join us and let’s make a real difference together


This position sits within the Major Hazards Management team that is responsible for predicting the hazard consequences of a large scale fire or explosion following the accidental release of flammable material. We provide guidance to projects and operating assets within Shell to ensure engineering designs maximize safety against such fire and explosion events.
The major hazards team has been active in this area for more than 30 years and has developed a range of hazard consequence modelling tools validated against large scale experiments.
This role will be a core part of our ongoing program of model development and will include:
-       Support ongoing development of capability in fire & explosion modeling of large flammable gas clouds using CFD techniques
-       Support the design of lab and field-scale experiments to understand gas explosion phenomena and validation of models
-       Development of combustion sub-models to enhance fire & explosion modelling capability
-       Application of fire & explosion modeling CFD tools across range of Shell facilities (e.g. offshore platforms)


Educated to MSc or PhD in engineering or scientific discipline. Post study working experience either in an academic, industry or consultancy role. Proven evidence of productive R&D activity, publications and conference presentations. Experience of CFD modelling of large scale hydrocarbon explosions and/or fires.
Background or strong interest in combustion science would be advantageous (in particular combustion kinetics). Some familiarity with experimental techniques for large scale combustion phenomena.
You’ll have excellent communication skills (oral & written). Combined with strong interpersonal/and influencing skills to work effectively in/and across multi-functional virtual teams and interface with a wide range of internal stakeholders, customers and service providers.
Ability to manage challenging deadlines and adapt to changing workloads with a high degree of initiative and independence to deliver results through others. Contribute and directly influence customer bottom line results and translate their business needs into delivering innovative and sustainable value solutions.

Application Deadline: Saturday 28 January 2012
Number of Vacancies: 1"

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