Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Job Vacancy

Shell Petroleum Development

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is inviting applications from the eligible and interested applicants to fill the position of Head, Projects and Technical Services in the company at Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Functions and Responsibilities of Head, Projects and Technical Services in the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)

  • The position holder will be responsible for defining remediation project objectives and ensure quality control throughout its life cycle.
  • He/She will be responsible for prioritizing, planning and executing remediation of all affected sites in Ogoniland according to the SPDC Standard for the Management, HSSE & SP Control framework, Investigation & Remediation of Soil & Groundwater Contamination and Local Applicable Laws/Regulations.
  • “The Head, Projects and Technical Services will be responsible for developing, executing, and finalizing remediation projects according to adhered deadlines and within budget, including estimating and acquiring the right resources, organizing a team of site supervisors, third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.”
  • The position holder in the Shell Petroleum Development Company will be responsible for preparing and submitting budget proposals and recommend later budget changes where necessary, cooperating with other leads within the project team in the implementation of his/her role.
  • Mentoring, motivating and supervising project team members and contractors.

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  • Applicant must possess at least a Master’s degree certification in Geosciences, Environmental Sciences and Biochemical Sciences.
  • An applicant with Ph.D. degree certification in either of the aforementioned disciplines has an added advantage.
  • Should have a minimum of 5 years experience in planning and execution of contaminated sites remediation projects.
  • Applicant should have skills in developing specific HSE case for different remediation scenarios.
  • Must have a demonstrable experience in Shorelines Clean-up Assessment Technique (SCAT).
  • “Applicant should have knowledge of biochemical laboratory assessment of contaminated oil and water samples including finger-printing and associated quality control measures.”
  • Must be experienced in the use of REMSCAN and ability to interpret chromatographic analysis of contaminated samples.
  • Applicant must be experienced in coring and core description and interpretation.
  • Familiar with the managing contract procurement process.
  • Skillful in sampling borehole design and execution.
  • Must be knowledgeable about the lithology of the Niger Delta.
  • Applicant should be familiar with waste treatment and hydrocarbon waste fixation.
  • Conversant with adaptive mangrove monitoring practices.
  • Applicant must be conversant with RBCA toolkit application for site-specific risk analysis.
  • Must be conversant with GIS and spatial data analyses.
  • Should have a demonstrated knowledge of tier 1 and tier 2, risk assessment of hydrocarbon contaminated sites.
  • Applicant must have effective organizational, project management, reporting, communication and presentation skills.
  • He/She should have knowledge of Fate & Transport (F&T), regional and local hydrogeology and contaminant principles.
  • Should be able to identify data gaps and how to manage them by gaps analysis including risk assessment of severity/potential ramifications.
  • “Applicant must have the ability to develop risk-based remediation targets and strategy for a simple site based on a thorough understanding of the RBCA process, CSM, and sustainable remediation principles.” 
  • Should have the ability to independently evaluate, review, and recommend appropriate Remedial Action Plan for various impacted scenarios. 
  • Must have the ability to identify key performance indicators and recommend system optimization for commonly applied remediation technologies and for commonly used above ground treatment technologies.
  • Applicant must have undertaken internal and external stakeholder management for simple SGW projects.
  • Has a sound understanding of local regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to design and conduct remediation and restoration training. 
  • Capability for laboratory data interpretation and providing of astute recommendations for soil and groundwater remediation. 
  • Ability to critically analyze large scientific data sets and draw logical conclusions.

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  • The capability of identifying SGW liabilities and critically review work proposed or performed to monetize the liability.
  • Ability to cost up simple investigations and ex-situ (excavate and disposal) remediation works.
  • Must possess the basic knowledge of the bowtie hazard analysis technique, creating and maintaining a Hazards & Effects register, and ALARP requirements.
  • “Applicant must be experienced with the seven steps in a HEMP review, required handshakes, implementation, and monitoring requirements.” 
  • Should be experienced with stakeholder management and ability to influence senior stakeholders.

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Important Notice

Job Expires: 31-Aug-2018

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