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Principal Distribution Engineer

Full Time
  • Post Date: March 14, 2019
  • Offered Salary Competitive Remuneration
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 8 Years +
  • Gender Both
  • Industry Agriculture
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
Job Description

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and leader of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. We invest heavily in our employees, which is reflected in our industry-leading development programme and our commitment to see our employees’ ideas travel and come to fruition.

Roles & Responsibilities

Deliver the subsea umbilical and distribution scope for a large and complex deepwater project, in accordance with company policies and standards.

Drive the project umbilical and distribution engineering activities during tendering, detail design, fabrication, testing, installation, and support the offshore commissioning.

Address umbilical and distribution related queries and technical clarification questions from vendors, develop technical evaluation criteria and deliver the technical evaluation of the umbilical and distribution system.

Manage the detailed design, fabrication, testing and delivery of umbilical reels in-country.

Ensure that all deliverables, as defined in the project controls and assurance plan are completed successfully.

Drive the identification, maturation and deployment of value adding new technologies and innovations to optimise the umbilical and distribution scope.

Develop/review schedules as required for own discipline activities and determine the deliverables and hold points necessary to meet the project requirements.

Drive progress of the umbilical and distribution scope throughout the project phases and ensure the equipment delivered meets the project requirements such as functional specifications, schedule, cost, production ramp-up, operability and reliability.

Ensure the equipment are installed correctly via creation of thorough installation and pre-commissioning procedures and that interfaces with all project team personnel are properly and effectively managed.

Provide umbilical and distribution engineering inputs in technical reviews and management of change to ensure technical integrity, efficiency, and safety of facilities.

Ensure development of fit for purpose umbilical and distribution System quality plan and Inspection and Test Plan (ITP) and support recruitment and assignment of experienced QA/QC personnel to support equipment delivery.

Carry out lessons learned workshops and after-action reviews to catalogue all lessons learned for lateral application on other projects.

Provide technical mentoring & coaching of less experienced staff.

Ensure that all work is done in a manner consistent with Company’s guidelines and policies.

Support the Subsea Package Lead in managing the commercial scope, and in the management of external stakeholders and unit partners.

Collaborate with other subject matter experts and technical authorities to deliver quality and seamless service as needed

Ensure that system wide integration and integrity are managed. Manage interfaces with other EPC contracts, and the project Subsea and Pipeline Team including implementation of required technical assurance on own scope.

Ensure the project Nigerian Content targets for the umbilical and distribution scope are achieved.

Manage the HSSE performance of contractors during execution to ensure HSSE targets are achieved or exceeded – make HSSE a priority.

Provide authentic and visible leadership in the areas of HSSE, diversity, coaching, interpersonal and technical skills development, and cost leadership.

Qualifications & Experience

The Principal Umbilical and Distribution Engineer shall have minimum Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least 12 years’ experience in upstream Exploration & Production (EP) projects with emphasis on Design and Execution of umbilical and distribution systems in deep water environment.

At least 10 years experience directly related to delivery of Umbilical and Distribution scope.

He/She shall meet the following requirements:

A COREN registered or registerable engineer

Technical Professional with broad and deep knowledge of deepwater Subsea Umbilical and Distribution systems design, fabrication, installation, pre-commissioning and commissioning and should have played a key role in the delivery of at least one major deepwater project involving subsea infrastructure design and installation.

Have previous experience on in-country fabrication experience of subsea equipment.

Able to work within and interface with mixed teams of professionals located globally.

Have excellent communication and negotiating skills.

Experienced in managing major EPC contracts.

Team player, self-motivated, with coaching skills, persistence, and with ability to think outside- the-box.

Visibly demonstrates personal and company HSE commitment.

Demonstrates capability to proactively implement plans and follow through with sustained execution, meeting project milestones.

Values and is open to listening to stakeholder perspectives, including experience managing multiple stakeholders, and host government agencies.

Able to maintain composure under pressure while providing clear and decisive leadership

Able to deal with multiple, often conflicting, goals and priorities

Strong interpersonal skills – able to influence and develop relationships across disciplines and multiple cultures, be comfortable coaching and motivating others, and delivering through others.

Able to identify opportunities for optimizing SURF systems designs, reducing operating costs and proposing technically robust solutions to deliver value.

Familiar with project development challenges in Nigeria or in other regions with similar challenges.