Senior Network Design Engineer (2 FTE)


The digital transformation strategy of Shell requires an increasingly flexible, agile and secure IT environment in order to enable best use of data, cloud services, personalization of user experience and connectivity of devices. Keeping our business goals and user experience in the forefront, Shell IT has taken the decision to insource or directly procure a number of connectivity services. By taking greater control over key aspects of connectivity we can provide our users with better user experience, speed and agility, while maintaining operational effectiveness and efficiency. As a result, we are building a partially insourced and multi-vendor ecosystem for our connectivity products and services and will be developing new skills and capabilities. Come join us on this exciting and ambitious journey

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Technical MANDATORY:

  • Typical Years of Experience: 12-16 leading and executing Telecoms project delivery, Telecoms operations, or IT consultancy assignments to design, develop and deliver viable network and telecom solutions, preferably in Oil and Gas or similar industry with offshore experience preferred..
  • A high degree of technical network knowledge on traditional (IP) networks and systems as well as telecom solutions such as Satellite, Optical/Radio links, Wireless Canopy, Mobile Radio (DMR/Tetra), Microwave, Fiber Optics, Marine and Aeronautical Radio, Sub-marine Fiber and Access Security/CCTV
  • Minimum Education or Certification: Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications or equivalent work experience 


  • Good understanding of OSI Model, TCP/IP protocol suite (IP, ARP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, SMTP, FTP, TFTP)
  • Knowledge of Layer-2 Switching, VLAN’s and Access-list
  • Knowledge of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • IP addressing and subnetting and routing concepts
  • Switches: basic configuration and VLAN setup on Cisco switches
  • Router: basic configuration and monitoring of Cisco routers including VLAN’s
  • Telecoms Industry knowledge with extensive experience in Networks and Telecommunications, Testing and Commissioning
  • Knowledge of environmental and electrical safety in hazardous (IEC EX) that impact design of telecoms systems used in process plants; Upstream / Downstream IT infrastructure and telecom solutions e.g. Process Control/SCADA, Safety Critical Elements
  • Project Delivery methodology for managing Capital Projects in Oil and Gas
  • Consistently delivered results in a matrix, global virtualized organization
  • Experience in negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written
  • Proven experience in stakeholder and relationship management including external vendors 
  • Ability to translate technical requirements and specifications into easily understood business concepts and vice versa
  • Proven Stakeholder management and Communication skills


  • Cisco router/switching/security certification, at minimum CCNA
  • Experience working in an outsourced environment
  • Project Management certification like PMP, PMI, Prince2
  • Service Management processes (Support Models, Service Level Management, Contract Management and Supplier Management)

Achtergrond opdracht

This role is part of the ITSO Field Telecommunication Organisation in ET&P Connectivity Portfolio. The mission of Field Telecommunications is to manage realignment and simplification of governance, process, people and technologies associated with Field Telecommunications and ensure that projects delivered by our suppliers conform to Shell standards and guidelines.

The Field telecoms Design Engineer is expected to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) covering the application of telecommunications technology deployed across the Shell Group. This includes both onshore and offshore facilities and the SME will also provide project design assurance and support for Capital Projects and IT Project / Programme domains.

The purpose of the Field Telecoms Design Engineer is [either as an individually or leader of a team] to manage the end-to-end technical delivery of the telecommunications systems required as part of Company Capital Projects. This can include both Construction Telecoms (Temporary telecom used during the project phase) and the Permanent Telecoms facilities which are part of the built facility for use in the OPERATE phase

The team’s key Accountabilities are:

1. Perform network and telecom design assurance on projects

2. Technical Authority for networking and field telecoms provisioning projects

3. Assurance during transition to operate during execution phase of a project in support of target operating environment.

4. Develop knowledge management on Field Telecoms in Shell including building Community of Field 


For the services in scope:

  • Review and approve detailed designs for network and telecom system produced by the telecoms contractor
  • Deliver and execute the Discipline Controls and Assurance Framework (DCAF) for Telecoms as a Technical Authority (TA) throughout the project phases with assurance of supplier plan and solution designs on robustness of solution from a design, operability and maintainability perspective
  • Setup and coordinate execution interfaces between various disciplines and or contractors (most importantly between the specialist telecom execution contractor(s), Shell ISP contractors, the Main Automation Contractor, FEED / EPC / EPCM contractors) and manage delivery of the Temporary and Permanent Telecoms scope
  • Specify the communication network required for transfer of process data to the office network and public domain taking into consideration alternatives like satellite communication, fibre optic, local communication network systems or dedicated radio communication system
  • Deliver and execute the project control documentation for networking and field telecoms with assurance of the supplier plan and solution designs from an operability, affordability and maintainability perspective 
  • Review and approve detailed designs for network and (field) telecom projects  
  • Document the architecture via network and communication systems drawings
  • Integrate engineering standards and practices into the design and contribute to the development and/or revision of standards and practices
  • Specify Acceptance Test and Acceptance Criteria to ensure supplier deliverables are in line with business requirements
  • Witness Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) System Acceptance Tests (SAT) and Commissioning Acceptance Tests (CAT) to ensure equipment is in conformance with requirements
  • Engage with operate teams to ensure handover ownership is defined at early phase of projects and ensure designs are supportable by the operate team
  • Contribute to the annual performance goals and personal development plan cycle

Opdracht informatie


Please send us your recent CV (Word) + a cover letter for this role (both in English) together with your availability/planned vacations and all-in hourly rate VAT (BTW) excluded

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