Job Openings at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Staff Wells Engineer

Job Requisition ID: R123169
Job Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Job Family Group: Wells
Worker Type: Regular
Experience Level: Experienced Professionals

What’s the Role?

  • Responsible for the design, planning, and management of completion and well intervention operations, with the full integration of the CWI Operations team and relevant asset teams.
  • Preparation of detailed cost and time estimates, tracking of relevant metrics during job execution, after action reviews (AAR) documentation, well handover to production, and developing subsequent improvement plans.


  • Project Design/Execution: Deliver world-class design/execution performance by embedding continuous improvement methodology as the way of working and implementing full use of the Global Well Delivery Process (GWDP)
  • HSSE – Integrate HSSE in the design, programming, and execution of well work on completion and well intervention operations. Actively promote HSSE and Sustainable Development (SD) in all activities and ensure compliance with business principles. Lead the technical and HSSE management of relevant service provider contracts and support the contracting and procurement strategy. Collaborate with contractors regarding performance, future plans, variances, etc. as needed.
  • Design Completions & Well Interventions activities, sit within the execution teams for Completion & Well Interventions to deliver planned scope. Supervise and ensure Completion & Well Intervention programmes are executed safely and efficiently and that all company policies and procedures are fully adhered to.
  • Monitor offshore LWIV based Completion & Well Intervention operations. Ensure accurate reporting of all Completion & Well Intervention activities into the approved reporting medium.
  • Regulatory – ensure all Well Notifications, Combined Operations Notifications, Regulatory Permits, etc are all in place and correct prior to commencement of operations.
  • Support and foster relationships with other asset teams including subsurface, production, facilities, and construction. Support engagements with JV partners where applicable and the development and analysis of competitive benchmarking to drive operational excellence. Mentor junior staff in all aspects of completion engineering design and operations, and in interaction with other asset teams.
  • Implement accurate cost monitoring of all Completion & Well Intervention activities both in the office and on the well site. Integrate and liaise with other disciplines to ensure efficient and effective execution of Completion & Well Intervention work programmes.

What we need from you?

  • A professional Engineer with a university Degree in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline.
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in Completions and Well intervention design and operations.
  • Good analytical, communication and writing skills, with PC fluency and familiarity with drilling engineering software.
  • Excellent proficiency in English language, both in speech and in writing.
  • IWCF/WIPC certification will be an added advantage
  • Good supervisory skills, with sound knowledge of Completions and Intervention practices
  •  Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willing to work on rotations to field locations.

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2.) Contract Holder

Job Requisition ID: 1557126
Job Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Job Family Group: Downstream Supply Chain
Worker Type: Regular
Experience Level: Experienced Professionals

Job Description

  • As Contract Coordinator, you will be at the forefront of this challenging ambition by growing SNG sales and distribution by maturing identified opportunities in Nigeria using SNG Project Management Guide to achieve SNG growth ambition (250 mmscf/d by 2025 and 1Bscf/d in 2030).
  • This role will also require significant interface management with stakeholders, both internal and external.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide commercial direction in the creation, management and execution of contracts supporting the E2E operations function i.e. Facilities, Remediation, Maintenance, and Projects. This comprises pre-award and post-award contract management for design, material procurement, tendering/contract management, site supervision, commissioning and interface management activitiesAs contract holder (CH) for the projects, exercise responsibilities for all stages of the planning, execution and management of own contracts. Undertake compliance audits to ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions and appropriate delivery of all contract deliverables. Working with contract services, review, process and settle all claims and disputes during the execution phase. Ensure proper contract close-out.Liaise and manage interfaces with following key stakeholders to ensure seamless execution of pipeline projects teams, commercial/contract services, procurement, external relations, HSE, Tender Board, host communities, NNPC Gas Infrastructure Company, , Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority and others as may be necessary.
  • Lead and/or participate in integrated audit teams contributing own expertise into technical (e.g. HAZOPS (Hazard and Operability Studies), design reviews, etc), HSE and business control audits.
  • Participate in development of department’s business plans including budget and HSE plans.
  • Provide commercial support to other parts of SNG business.
  • Contract Pre-award: Lead talk to the Contract Owner about the justification and implications of using the selected Contract Mode; Determine the Contract HSSE Risk and relevant HSSE requirements; Ensure the Contractor capability HSSE assessment is completed including; a) a desk-top review of the Contractor’s HSSE Management System and b) a scope specific assessment to confirm the Contractor has the capability and resources to manage the actual contract scope safely; Ensure the Contractor develops a Contract HSSE Plan.
  • Contract Post Award: Approve the Contract HSSE Plan submitted by the Contractor prior to start of work; Regularly review the management of HSSE Risks and HSSE performance with the Contractor; Require that the Contractor demonstrates that its Personnel; a) understand the Contract HSSE risks & requirements and b) have been given an induction on the HSSE Risks of the contracted activities; Verify Contract HSSE requirements and associated Contract HSSE Plan are being implemented during execution

What’s the Role

  • Ensure your Contract Management Team (CMT), including the HSSE Lead, is in place and aware of their responsibilities
  • Proactively identify & understand commercial/procurement needs from internal stakeholders (Shell Business) and collaboratively propose competitive solutions. This may involve constructively challenging the Business Demand &/or Procurement Practices in order to drive value and efficiency for the organization.
  • Manage Supplier Relationship effectively and collaboratively drive continuous performance improvement via relevant contract key metrics (e.g.: HSSE, Operations, Cost) to ensure effective contractual delivery, value optimization and risk management.
  • Develop commercially competitive contracting & procurement strategies for assigned key spend categories which meets the Business demand and is aligned with the category strategy.
  • Apply the PTCAM/CMCP process and CP operations practices while focusing on contribution to the business drivers and not compromising on compliance for HSSE&SP, E&C, Code of Conduct, Laws and regulations.
  • Identify, develop & implement supply chain improvement opportunities, particularly to enable lean sourcing, effective and waste-free requisition-to-pay (RTP) processes.
  • Build and maintain strong network in the market, being fully aware of supplier developments and opportunities coming up in the market.
  • Manage Key Stake Holder Interfaces, e.g. Category Leads, Contract Holders, Contract Owners, Global Category Team (where applicable) & Suppliers.

What we need from you?

  • Track record of execution excellence & delivering results.
  • Highly tuned commercial acumen and curiosity with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver value from complex deals.
  • Proven experience in contract negotiations & complex tender evaluation
  • Continuous improvement and simplification mindset
  • Strong and Proven Interpersonal, Influencing & Stakeholder Management Skills.
  • Ability to cope with complexity & uncertainty and proven adaptability
  • Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues.
  • Highly driven, ‘can do’, inspiring, able to articulate in a crisp and precise manner.
  • Uncompromising on HSSE, ethics & compliance
  • Driven, Motivated & Passionate to drive positive change.
  • MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) Qualification (completion or in progress) would be beneficial.

Specific experiences and skills we would like you to bring:

  • A University Degree in Engineering / Accounting / Accountancy or alike and 4+ years of experience in contracting and procurement, project Engineering/Project Management in Oil & Gas industry.
  •  Pre Award & post award HSSE management
  • Communication and Influencing skills to effectively deal with major contractors, host communities and other stakeholders.
  • Certification in Project Management is an advantage
  • Supply account management Category management
  • Knowledge of Process systems management (SAP & Ariba) – added advantage.

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3.) Executive Confidential Assistant SNBO

Job Requisition ID: R123175
Job Location: Lagos
Job Type: Full time
Job Family Group: Human Resources Jobs
Worker Type: Regular
Business unit: Human Resources
Experience Level: Early Careers

What’s the Role? 
As the Executive Confidential Assistant SNBO providing support to Shell Companies in Nigeria, you will be accountable for:

  • Perform a variety of high impact secretarial responsibilities.
  • Manage administrative details; coordinate and organize office effectiveness.
  • Manage key stakeholders and work seamlessly with counterparts across board to achieve successful business outcomes.
  • Maintain confidentiality across principal’s personal life.
  • Full and effective coordination of the itinerary of the principal for internal and external purposes.
  • Coordinate necessary meet and greet activities relating to internal and external visitors.
  • Manage confidential, privileged, and sensitive information.
  • Demonstrate objective challenge of planned engagements requiring considerable time commitment line with business goals.
  • Coordinate and schedule various appointments and meetings; make travel arrangements as assigned; prepare and assure proper completion of reimbursements as required.
  • Perform other duties as required to accomplish the objectives of the position.

Education Qualifications and relevant years of Experience

  • BA / B.SC in a Business Administration or art related discipline.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in working with a CEO or a senior executive equivalent.

What we need from you?

  • Excellent writing and spoken communication.
  • Ability to maintain a variety of complex and confidential files and records.
  • Excellent cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Meet schedules and timelines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Report writing.
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Effective plan and work organization.
  • Ability to respond quickly and promptly on enquires and issues.
  • Proficiency in usage of MS Suites (word, ppt and excel).

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