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Joining the Technical area of the Shell Graduate Program you'll experience two to three years of structured learning in a technical discipline. You'll be introduced to Shell’s corporate processes and governance, and you'll find out how you can make an impact, learning on the job from some of the industry’s most experienced health and safety professionals. From day one, you'll be part of our global Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) team. Our supportive network will allow you to gain invaluable insights into the industry and the coaching you need to fulfil your potential.
Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE)
HSSE has a critical influence over all of Shell’s business and technical operations. As part of this team, you will contribute to our aim of shaping a more responsible global energy future. Our HSSE Policy is fundamental to our goal of producing cleaner energy, creating benefits for local communities and reducing the environmental impact of our operations. Implementing our rigorous health, safety, security and environment standards requires acute attention to detail, teamwork and a passion for innovation, but the rewards are there for those who want to a build a solid foundation for their future career.
A Day in the Life of the Pearl GTL Plant
Title: A Day in the Life of the Pearl GTL Plant (Safe and Reliable Production)
Duration: 3:14 minutes
A Day in the Life of the Pearl GTL Plant (Safe and Reliable Production) Film Transcript
Pop music, guitars.
Interview with Steve Johnson
“When you talk about Pearl GTL you have to use superlatives.”
Aerial shot of very large mechanical plant. Shot zooms out to show size of the plant. Aerial shots from various angles. Shows plant in the middle of dry landscape.
[Name and title]
General Manager, Production
“Pearl GTL is the world’s largest GTL facility. It’s Shell’s single biggest investment ever. It’s the largest single foreign investment in Qatar and it’s a tremendous example of the valued relationship that Shell has with Qatar Petroleum.”
Shots at ground level of plant, looking up at machinery. Shot of smoke rising, silhouettes of equipment. More aerial shots showing parts of the plant. Large vats. Panning over the plant machinery. Close-up of network of pipes.
Interview with Sheikh Thani Al-Thani
[Sheikh Thani Al-Thani ]
Deputy GM, Pearl GTL
“My personal message is safety is not within the fence, it’s all the way to the home.”
Sheikh at a computer in a personal office; closer shot of Sheikh; close-up of hands as he types.
“It’s never easy feeling someone is going to get hurt. It’s a simple thing, their hand or god forbid something really bad happen to them. So they have to make sure that they understand the whole aspect of being safe.”
Men in hardhats and overalls next to equipment, gathered in a circle and listening to someone talk.
“You have a simple common vision and you call it goal zero.”
Interview with Nabeel Al-Saadi
Deputy GM, Production
“The vision for goal zero is no harm to people and no leaks. And no harm to people is all about personal safety. And no leaks, we just made it in a simple language that everybody can understand but on a bigger picture we’re talking about process safety.”
“When we started here in Qatar even in the first meeting the message was safe and reliable production. Driving things in a safe, reliable way, that’s the pinpoint in our success story.”
Nabeel and others seated around a room. Close-up of Nabeel as he talks. Other people talking and listening. Framed certificates on a sideboard.
“So safety is a value and it’s not a priority, because I believe priority changes but value does not change.”
Man in overalls standing by machinery writing something in a notebook, close-up of his hands; hardhat; yellow rectangle; Nabeel interview; someone turning a nut with large spanner; Nabeel talking to people; people working on some paperwork.
“We’ve just had an award for 10 million hours without a loss time injury, but we still have small injuries. So we’re absolutely obsessive about rooting out even small problems. You don’t know whether the result of a small injury one day might be a mind-set in somebody’s head which could lead to something really serious in days to come.”
Interview with Steve; close-up of someone writing.
Two people in overalls with thick gloves. Person walking out into plant, looks at a piece of equipment and pulls out a notebook, starts writing. Man flicking through paperwork. Group of men in overalls huddled together, listening to someone speak.
“It’s a relentless effort to keep safety performance up. We start our days with our safety toolbox talks, with our technicians, our contractor partners.”
People listening to a talk; Nabeel talking; person taking notes; another person talking; interview with Nabeel; more people taking notes.
Particularly we, most of the time, talk about incidents and learnings, whether they happened here or happened somewhere else, and we share those because we want to avoid those incidents happening again.
“So all of these things come together. Our feeling of community, our care for each other and just the same business common sense of making Pearl a great place to work and a very, very profitable facility.”
Man in overalls getting onto bus; person’s feet walking along tarmac; interview with Steve; shots of Pearl.
“In five years’ time or so the guy you’ll be talking to here as general manager for production will be an experienced Qatari oil and gas professional, and I really hope that the team that is running Pearl GTL has done such a great job in establishing safe, reliable production and it makes Qatar Shell the energy partner of choice for the state of Qatar.”
Large new office type building. A promenade of palm trees outside building. Qatari flag. People walking past large pipes, camera looks up the pipes. Close-up on pipes.
“I want to be associated with this because for me as a Qatari working at Qatar Shell and Pearl GTL is really something unique and I’m very proud and I always talk to my friends and say, I’m working at the biggest GTL plant in the world.”
Close-up of sign on door: “Deputy General Manager Production, Nabeel Al-Saadi.”
Nabeel talking to a group of people in his office. People coming out of building. Night shot of Pearl, lit up against the sky.
Roles and responsibilities
You'll experience working in HSSE roles such as Technical Safety Engineer, Real Estate HSE Advisor and Regulatory Advisor, and have a significant impact on the full spectrum of Shell’s ongoing operations. You could find yourself involved in activities such as:
- Ensuring safety is integrated into all aspects of Shell’s business
- Managing environmental risks in ecologically sensitive regions
- Addressing stakeholders’ needs and concerns regarding business objectives
Training and development opportunities
While on the program you'll be introduced to key competencies integral to HSSE careers. The combination of formal training, dedicated mentoring and coaching will draw out your leadership skills and enhance your technical understanding. We want you to develop from a talented graduate into a standout Shell professional.
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