Regulatory Chemist


London, United Kingdom

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation, and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

Job Description

This position is part of the regulatory chemist team which sits within the global Product Stewardship (PS) team in the Chemicals business supporting the Lubricants Class of Business (CoB). The Regulatory Chemistry Team main functions are to carry out HSE assessments of all additives used within Lubricant Products and collation of those data in bespoke reports for compliance and competitive advantage. The daily tasks support many areas of Shell including: Safety data sheet (R&D SDS) authoring, customer queries, Lubricants blending plants and Technology R&D and compiling reports for compliance and competitive advantage for varied stakeholders.


Global. Regulatory Chemistry Team provides support to Regional Product Stewards and Lubricants business in 140 countries.

  • Deliver detailed HSE information that is 'fit for purpose' maximising efficiencies with no compromise to quality whilst protecting Shell IP;
  • 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;
  • Advise Global Authoring team regarding Hazardous Chemical Classification changes;
  • 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 specific projects within own specialist area including European product registrations, Substance Volume tracking, R&D SDS authoring and Customer declaration with regular feedback to Team Lead on progress and issues;
  • 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, 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 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.


  • Formal qualification (preferably to Degree level) in Chemistry or Chemical Science or equivalent experience;
  • Experience of product development, quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) testing and/or work in the Lubricants business;
  • Knowledge of product/component HSE/Regulatory aspects including labelling products for transportation, chemical hazards and (Material) Safety Data Sheets authoring processes. (REACH IBV process and understanding of toxicological and/or Eco toxicological testing parameters) is required;
  • Attention to detail, patience and a desire to work at product development/business interface are essential;
  • Must be delivery & customer focussed;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong team working and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to learn quickly, analyse problems/situations and suggest solutions;
  • Ability to grow knowledge in a broad range of products, components & formulations;
  • Detailed knowledge of the chemistry of petroleum substances or lubricants additives is highly desirable;
  • Skill of reporting in Microsoft Excel or Access, along with good computer skills in word processing and presentations is highly desirable.

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