Shell companies have been finding and producing oil and gas around the world for over a century. Today, we have interests in exploration and production ventures in more than 80 countries and employ approximately 90,000 people.

This is a technically challenging work environment characterised by a continuing need for research, the pursuit of new technology, and the adoption of new ways of working. It demands people who will thrive in a culture that encourages and rewards innovation, collaboration and the ability to learn from success as well as failure.

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and leader of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. It is capable of producing an average of over one million barrels of oil equivalent per day. The company's operations are concentrated in the Niger Delta and adjoining shallow offshore areas where it operates in an oil mining lease area of around 30,000 square kilometres.

 We are recruiting to fill the below position of:

Job Title: Senior Subsea Operations Engineer
Location: Lagos

To support the delivery of Subsea Systems Surveillance & Integrity Assurance into the portfolio of Shell Nigeria Deepwater projects,ensuring that subsea systems operations and maintenance (including HSE) requirements are embedded in the design,construction,commissioning and operations to achieve subsea asset integrity for sustained steady state production to maximize project value.
In particular,
Drive implementation and maintenance of the subsea systems aspects of the asset reference plan.
Responsible for thermal/hydraulic performance monitoring of subsea systems e.g. monitoring of subsea trees,flowlines,umbilicals,pressure,temperatures,flow rates and pressure differentials,defining data collection and monitoring points.
Responsible for providing guidance in performing complex diagnostics/troubleshooting of subsea system behaviours (failures/events) with Operations.
Responsible for subsea system mechanical integrity monitoring (Choke Wear,Valve leakage diagnostics,flowlines,umbilical and tree integrity),including for providing feedback to subsea hardware team on hardware design operating experience.
Work with Operations and Projects in root cause failure analysis efforts for critical subsea systems.
Responsible for contractors (OEM) equipment performance monitoring including review and commenting on technical documentation produced by contractors e.g. technical reports,specification procedures and drawings.
Support Operations with regulatory issues pertaining to subsea producing assets such as HSSE Case,statutory compliance requests,waivers,etc.
Work with Subsea Intervention Team in the development of work programs for subsea systems corrective maintenance including Rigless Intervention System
Support Subsea Project Teams in the engineering,design,manufacturing,testing and installation of subsea hardware e.g. trees,manifold,flowlines,umbilicals and tie-ins.
Responsible for population of the Subsea System Failures Database
Champion analyzing mean time between failures for Subsea equipment to optimize maintenance planning.
Mentor junior surveillance engineers

This position requires a well motivated and energetic engineer who must be exhibit “Enterprise First” behaviour .
A technical background in engineering to degree level with around 10 years experience within EP deepwater (subsea) business covering both project and operational roles.
The ability to manage change in a multi-cultural environment is also required.
Ability to deal with multiple, often conflicting, goals and priorities
Demonstrated effectiveness in driving change.
Strong interpersonal skills – able to influence and develop relationships across disciplines and culture, be comfortable coaching and motivating others, and delivering through others.
Familiar with project development challenges in Nigeria or in other regions with similar challenges.
Excellent communication skills.
Skilful at leading through influence.
Values and is open to listening to stakeholders perspectives, including maintaining composure under pressure while providing clear and decisive leadership.

Application Closing Date
21st March, 2013



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