Regulatory Chemist

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  • Anywhere

Website shell Shell Corporation

, Poland
Job Family Group:

Health Safety Environment and Security
Worker Type:

Posting Start Date:

September 6, 2021
Business unit:

Experience Level:

Early Careers
Job Description:


Global – 6000 substances, 2000 Additive SKUs and 3000 Saleable Products in 130 Countries. Regulatory Chemistry Team provides support to Regional Product Stewards and Lubricants business.  Work closely with Regional Product Stewards. Interact with network of contacts in SDS Authoring, Technology, Product Management, external suppliers and customers.



Deliver detailed HSE information that is ‘fit for purpose’ maximising efficiencies with no compromise to quality whilst protecting Shell IP.        

Responsible for verifying supplier HSE classifications for purchased products used in our blending plants and proposing final product HSE classifications and any actions for plants on managing chemical hazards.            

Work closely with Stakeholders (Tech Managers, Global Product Managers and Product Stewards) to advise on HSE issues arising from individual additive assessments through to legislative changes.        

Responsible for Shell Lubricants impact assessment process of HSE classification and compliance changes for purchased products and advising Product Manager, Product Stewards and Global Authoring team if this results in changes to Saleable product classifications.  

Act as a first point of contact within team on REACH legislation, communicating with Product Stewardship Lubes REACH Manager or European REACH Manager as necessary.          

Co-ordinate small specific projects within own specialist area including short term data management and process improvements in HSE assessment area with LSC formulation team to improve data accuracy and time to market.

Timely and accurate regulatory data disclosures or assessment according to high level priorities set by Product Steward Manager and Team Lead.               

Develop new IT tools (focus on digital), including excel macros, to enable efficiencies within team.      

Manage delivery through others – working with other team members when projects require additional support or specific IT and HSE expertise.          

Produce reports using departmental advanced search and reporting tools (CIP) and evaluate the outcome.  

Manage own workload to address the priorities of all stakeholders in Technology and Product Management/Product Stewardship.              


Special Challenges:

Interface management: daily contact with Product Stewards, Technology R&D team members and Product Management, who are based in other locations and time zones.  

Dealing with Additive/Component suppliers who may not appreciate Shell business principles or processes. 

Managing constantly changing priorities.              

Converting complex technical rules and concepts into practical sound advice and options for compliance for the business.

Become the global SME for substance management data for Lubricants COB.      

Dealing with multiple systems to gather data without frustration but to suggest process improvements. 


Other Comments:           

English full professional proficiency is essential

Experience and Qualifications required:

Formal qualification (preferably to Degree level) in Chemistry or Chemical Science or equivalent experience.  

Experience of Operational and/or site HSE/product development, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) testing and/or work in the Lubricants business.              

Ability to Classify mixtures according to EU CLP/GHS rules is essential; knowledge of REACH, TSCA and CN hazardous chemical management systems an advantage.   

Attention to detail, patience and a desire to work at product development/business interface are essential. 

Must be delivery & customer focused .

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.           

Strong team working and interpersonal skills.     

Ability to learn quickly, analyze problems/situations and suggest practical solutions.              

Ability to grow knowledge in a broad range of products, components & formulations.    

Self-motivated individual who is able to work with minimal supervision within a team environment.         

Skilled in use of CIP reporting, SAP, Global Product Catalogue (GPC) Viewing Tool and GLOSS system is required.   

Detailed knowledge of the chemistry of petroleum substances or lubricants additives is highly desirable.       

Knowledge of product/component HSE/Regulatory aspects including labeling products for transportation, chemical hazards and (Material) Safety Data Sheets authoring processes. (REACH IBV process and understanding of toxicological and/or ecotoxicological testing parameters) is required.

Skill of reporting in Microsoft Excel or Access, along with “digital tool” knowledge is highly desirable.       


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