Materials and Corrosion Engineer – Shell – Assen

  • Assen


Where you fit in

NAM (Nederlandse Aardolie Maatschappij) is a longstanding energy provider to Dutch households, businesses, and infrastructure. As the representative of Shell within this joint venture, your role will be to provide engineering expertise dedicated to operations across multiple oil and gas fields within the Dutch energy sector. You will play an integral part in agile engineering teams focused on the maintenance and operation of the infrastructure. Your contribution is pivotal to our ambition of becoming the leading competitor and trusted partner, while also striving towards our goal of becoming the cleanest supplier of oil and gas by 2030.

What’s the role?

The Materials & Corrosion Engineer works within the MMI Chapter (Mechanical, Materials and Integrity), providing expertise in the areas of material selection, welding, failure analysis, corrosion management, corrosion monitoring, cathodic protection, together with the provision of timely advice on matters of specification, design, selection, procurement, application, and maintenance. The scope is broad covering downhole, facilities and pipelines.

Key accountabilities of work areas include:

  • Lead and drive lean degradation & corrosion management processes
  • Identify credible degradation mechanisms with the associated degradation rates
  • Evaluate asset condition, inspection data and information to provide timely solutions to conditions threatening integrity, reliability, or availability
  • Define and implement material Integrity Operating Windows for the Installations
  • Knowledge in material selection for well completion design
  • Provide materials and corrosion engineering support to multi-discipline studies & projects
  • Act as an Authority on material selection and corrosion assessment

Special Challenges:

The environment offers a particular challenge for the incumbent to work both independently and as a member of multidisciplinary teams to contribute to the business. The environment demands considerable customer focus and an open mindset. The successful applicant will also be confident enough to make informed judgments in the full knowledge in a dynamic and ever-changing context.

The Materials & Corrosion Engineer needs a strong proactive and result driven attitude to ensure expectations are adequately managed.

Note: This role requires a commitment of at least 1-2 days per week reporting either at the Assen office or other locations.

What we need from you


  • Experience in corrosion and materials engineering in an oil and gas environment
  • Experience in risk-based pressure equipment management processes, showing broad interest beyond the primary materials and corrosion discipline to pivot through the interfaces enabling agile decision making


  • Bachelor’s degree (min) in Metallurgy, Material Science, Chemical engineering, or related discipline
  • Recognized as competent in Materials or Corrosion Engineering
  • It is envisioned that the candidate will be able to demonstrate practical application of expertise complemented by a sound education in metallurgy (or related subject) with a strong bias and in-depth knowledge of corrosion & degradation
  • Equally important will be a share idea and knowledge & contribute with fresh perspectives
  • The applicant should be an enthusiastic self-starter who can demonstrate a record of achievement, good interpersonal and communication skills

If you don’t see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone applies when they don’t feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply.

Company Description

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application

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.

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