Job Opportunities at Shell Nigeria Business Operations (SNBO)

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Job Opportunities at Shell Nigeria: Shell Nigeria Business Operations SNBO – Our Shared Service Centre, Shell Nigeria Business Operations (SNBO) is focused on driving operational excellence in process management with roles in Functional Operations activities. We enable Shell Exploration and Production Companies in Nigeria to operate competitively in a dynamic business environment. We are looking for high performing, experienced and skilled individuals with the drive to create significant business impact.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Opportunities at Shell Nigeria

Job Title: Finance and Pensions Professional

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Reference ID: R7470
Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full time

Purpose

  • Finance Advisors serve as the face of Finance for opportunities or challenges prioritized based on value and risk across Shell Companies in Nigeria. They are responsible for the delivery of Finance capability required to support a set of clearly defined business outcomes across multiple activities/assets, leveraging cutting edge technology to deliver. It requires laser sharp attention to detail coupled with an ability to zoom out and see the big picture.
  • We are recruiting several Finance Advisor roles that support different parts of the Business as the core of the role. Additionally, these roles are also part of the Finance Advisor pool where projects are allocated are based on business opportunities/projects and individual development needs.
  • Additionally, there are some roles specific to Treasury management of funding requirements and reporting. Relevant banking experience will be desirable.

Accountabilities
The Finance Advisor will:

  • Deliver the full suite of Finance support autonomously and coordinate the involvement of finance specialists like including tax, treasury, accounting and commercial finance.
  • Independently ensure that a proper functioning control framework is in place and that risks are properly understood, reflected and managed.
  • Independently ensure value and risks are made transparent and understood in both decision making and in performance management.
  • A fit for purpose performance management system is in place.
  • In activities where Finance Operations and the Business act together to deliver, the Advisor will lead/initiate structural improvement projects with clear accountabilities for own and team delivery.  
  • Actively look for opportunities to reduce non-value adding Finance activity (e.g. demand management).
  • Engages external stakeholders on finance elements for cost approvals.

Challenges:

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  • Successful candidates will need to climb a steep learning curve and be able to work independently with minimal supervision within a very short period. Virtual working with key stakeholders and partners requiring high levels of personal authenticity, discipline and relationship skills.

Requirements for the above Finance Advisor roles:
Role: Supervisor or Individual Contributor? Individual Contributor

  • Professional Accounting Qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years to 12+ years post-graduation work experience in accounting or Finance Advisor roles

Desirable:

  • Significant experience in one or more of the following will be an added advantage

Business performance management:

  • Management Information and reporting (Use of SAP and Business Warehouse or other ERP and MI systems)
  • Financial Accounting and Controlling
  • Post-qualification experience in Audit practice and/or Assurance services
  • Finance process excellence
  • Project Management lead experience
  • For Treasury Advisor role relevant banking experience including but not limited to Treasury operations, corporate finance, project Finance

The successful candidate should have Commercial acumen and drive as well as a Strong Business Partnering Focus characterized by:

  • A deep understanding of the impact of external trends and competition and its impact on the Oil & Gas Business
  • Stakeholder management and negotiation skills Ability to boldly challenge the Business/Function to think through strategic issues and value opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, articulate, initiate and deliver high-impact value propositions, overcoming political and organizational barriers
  • Initiation of or participation in cross-Business/Function and/or external collaborative efforts that significantly benefit the bottom line
  • Logical yet innovative approach to problem solving
  • Working in a multinational corporation

Candidates:

  • Should be excellent team players with demonstrated ability to contribute positively to team dynamics, with a balanced focus on delivery, development and personal life.
  • Must have high ethical standards, integrity, a personal culture of maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information and of compliance to organizational policies and procedures.

Professional Growth:
Finance Advisors will benefit from:

  • Opportunity to contribute to the delivery of a business/function specific Finance agenda.
  • Broad opportunities for development as a result of pooled working, where there will be more variety and complexity in the experiences an Advisor will get over their job tenure.
  • Ability to apply Finance skills to a variety of business activities and gain better understanding of end to end value chains.
  • Enhanced peer learning opportunities (knowledge sharing) due to commonalities of activities performed by pool members. This will be more “pull” than “push”.
  • Developing the capability to quickly understand the value drivers, risks, dimensions, and business players a (new) parts of the business the pool supports.

Insurance Advisor role:

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  • Responsible for the placement and management of efficient Insurance Programme to protect the assets including personnel of Shell Companies in Nigeria at the lowest possible cost and respond to liabilities arising from the activities of the Shell Companies in Nigeria. This includes, but is not limited to insurance strategy development, market survey, contracts and vendors management, claims processing, stakeholder management and regulatory compliance.

Accountabilities:
The Insurance Advisor will:

  • Develop, monitor and continually evaluate insurance strategies, to ensure optimal coverage. Be able to crisply communicate the situation we are in, versus competition, versus government requirements and versus industry possibilities. Clearly formulate the options we have so that discussion and decision can be facilitated for management.
  • Advise on insurance issues in Contracts, review insurance/indemnity clauses and handle queries from customers on insurance provisions.
  • Ensure full compliance with Insurance requirements, as well as pro-active service offer to the Business.
  • Arrange and administer efficient Insurance Programme to protect the assets and respond to liabilities that result from the activities of the Shell Companies in Nigeria also including construction projects.
  • Co-ordinate the annual insurance renewal negotiations with insurers and JV Partners.
  • Implement Shell’s strategy on the Nigerian Content directives on Insurance ensuring 100% approvals by NCD and NAPIMS. Also work to ensure clauses in the contract are enforceable.
  • Advise Management of changes in the various Shell Global Businesses Risk & Insurance Strategy/Policy & Initiatives and ensure implementation as appropriate.
  • Independently manage and optimize relationship with Joint-Venture Partners/Regulatory Authorities on Risk & Insurance issues. Additionally, with the Group Insurance Company, Local Insurers, Brokers and Loss Adjusters.
  • Vigorously pursue and obtain timely settlement of valid insurance claims. Work with Risk & Insurance to pursue all SEPCiN’s long outstanding claims. Periodically, review pending claims and oversee preparation of quarterly claims report to management and JV Partners.
  • Liaise with the Legal department to monitor progress of litigation and advise Insurers as appropriate.
  • Prepare and manage the Insurance budget and achieve cost-efficiency of Insurance programme. Ensure all programs are covered within the approved budget.
  • Identify staff development needs and provide staff training (both internal and external) on the highly specialized insurance skills.
  • Periodically review Insurance market/Rating forecast and advise Treasury Manager on optimum levels of Risk Retention.

Dimesnion:

  • Operational, projects and staff personal liability insurances
  • Car fleet insurance, 000’s of vehicles
  • Projects & operation policies – multi $m
  • 2 direct reports

External Interfaces: International & Local Insurance Markets/Brokers/Loss Adjusters; NNPC/NAPIMS/NCD, JV Partners, parties to PSC; Local Insurance Industry Regulators e.g. NAICOM, NIA

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Challenges:

  • Successful candidates will need to climb a steep learning curve and be able to work independently with minimal supervision within a very short period. Virtual working with key stakeholders and partners requiring high levels of personal authenticity, discipline and relationship skills. Specific role challenges include:
  • Defending Shell interests by optimizing the insurance portfolio.
  • Balance Joint venture/production sharing requirements versus Group Insurance strategy.
  • Handle a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, at very senior level.

Individual Contributor or Supervisor? Supervisor.
Requirements for Insurance Advisor role:

  • Role: Supervisor or Individual Contributor? Individual Contributor
  • Degree in Insurance or related discipline
  • Professional Accounting Qualification such as ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • 3 years to 12+ years post-graduation work experience in accounting or Finance Advisor roles

Desirable:

  • Sound knowledge, understanding and application of Insurance principles, Insurance Laws, Regulations & Practices and experience in applying to different corporate structures
  • Additional specialist training/exposure in Insurance will be an advantage.
  • Experience in managing difficult negotiations; familiarity with contracting principles & processes including handling tenders.
  • Analytical & problem-solving skills; negotiation skills; influencing skills.
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills.
  • Ability to see a project through from start to completion.
  • Ability to read through large volumes of documents and identify all the salient issues.
  • Ability to provide front-end supervision and to act as Coach to team members.

Candidates:

  • Should be excellent team players with demonstrated ability to contribute positively to team dynamics, with a balanced focus on delivery, development and personal life.
  • Must have high ethical standards, integrity, a personal culture of maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information and of compliance to organizational policies and procedures.

Application Closing Date
15th February, 2021.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Please do not apply for more than one of the advertised Nigeria roles from the pool of all the jobs advertised between Feb and Mar 2021. Kindly apply for only one role that best suits your qualification and experience via www.shell.com/careers or www.shell.com.ng.careers. Submitting more than one application for the advertised Nigeria roles will lead to automatic disqualification of all your applications.
  • Kindly note that all fields are mandatory in the online applications forms.
  • Shell does not request monetary payments (e.g. insurance policy, visa/work permit, HUET or HSSE training, special job offer, etc.) for employment.
  • Individuals who are interested in opportunities within the Shell Group will find open positions listed on the company websites www.shell.com/careers or www.shell.com.ng.careers when available.
  • Shell does not make use of employment forms; neither does the Company process CVs that have not been submitted through the proper websites: www.shell.com/careers or www.shell.com.ng.careers. All successful applicants who receive an offer of employment from Shell would have been required to go through a formal and transparent recruitment process inside Shell recruitment offices.
  • Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




Job Title: Maintenance Scheduler Lead

Reference ID: R7469
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Employment Type: Full time
Experience level: Experienced Professionals

Job Purpose

  • The Work Scheduler coordinates the scheduling of planned workload of each discipline within the SNBO Organization. The Scheduler will also ensure the timely availability of materials, services and logistics to close-out planned activities, having work done at the right time by the right people.
  • The role enables the timely execution of maintenance work by developing a maintenance schedule comprising Corrective Maintenance (CM) and Preventive Maintenance (PM) work that is optimized for efficient resource utilization.
  • The role will ensure backload of planned work activities are managed at an acceptable level so they be executed before their latest allowable finish date.
  • The job location for this role applies to Port Harcourt and Lagos.

Accountabilities
HSSE:

  • Comply and enforce Shell life saving rules.

Continuous Improvements:

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  • Initiate improvement to scheduling process where required in according to Shell Asset Management System (AMS) processes
  • Receive feedback from stakeholder for improving scheduling

Technical Leadership:

  • Facilitate technical discussions and alignment between the different disciplines at the SNBO site.
  • Ensure the teams develop quality output meeting all necessary KPIs critical to their workload
  • Engage and provide external resources necessary for the day to day operations of the SNBO unit.

People Management:

  • Ensure that staff have the right competencies to execute the work.
  • Coach on technical topics like Equipment, processes and tools. Mentor Team Leads on leadership and individual development.
  • Inspire and develop the Team Leads, Technical specialists and staff throughout the team.
  • Ensure that the competency framework is kept up to date with developments elsewhere in line with Global SBO
  • Manage the training budget for the team(s).
  • Inspire and develop the staff throughout the team.
  • Create and foster a strong team spirit. Ensure that staff have a pleasant working environment.

Provide steer and direction:

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  • Provide clarity and direction to the team using Goal-Setting & business plans.
  • Coach staff and support their individual development plan (IDP).
  • Provide the technical steer to staff for assigned work stream(s)
  • Enable the usage of supporting technologies /IT tools.
  • Encourage the teams to have a clear asset centricity & delivery focus.

Operational delivery:

  • Ensure that the team delivers on time, with required quality control and continuous improvement.
  • Perform regular quality checks and actively monitor progress.
  • Maintain high staff utilization & productivity.
  • Support the recruitment and onboarding activities.
  • Ensure that the trained resources are effectively deployed & the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) & deliverables are closely monitored & improved.
  • Ensure that billing, time-writing and expense claims are executed in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate effectively within SNBO & other teams

Scheduling:

  • Schedule Routine Maintenance tasks in accordance with Shell Asset Management System (AMS) Perform Maintenance Execution process.
  • Generate optimized and fully resources loaded schedule for all Assets
  • Ensure all Safety Critical, License to Operate (LTOs), Preventive Maintenance (PM), Corrective Maintenance etc. Work Orders (WO) are properly scheduled to meeting their respective Latest Allowed Finish Date (LAFD)
  • Generate “Ready to Schedule” WO backlog and review with Field Site Managers, Operations & Maintenance Leads and Crew Leads
  • Coordinate with Field Site Managers, Operations & Maintenance Leads, Crew Leads and Asset functions as appropriate on resource availability, ensure resource conflicts are resolved.
  • Provide “Ready to Schedule” Work Centre forecast for next rolling 90 days.
  • Act as an enabler for Maintenance execution to optimize the utilization of available craft resources.
  • Lead and Own Daily Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Meeting (YTT) and Weekly Scheduling meetings. Also, the Daily Notification Review meeting
  • Maintain schedule priorities and integrate with Production to drive the organization to deliver short term and long-term performance.
  • Work Field Site Managers, Operations & Maintenance Leads and Crew Leads
  • where LAFDs need revision to suit business plan
  • Facilitate weekly scheduling meeting and produce the Asset Integrated Schedule weekly.
  • Contribute to raising deviations and pursue approval
  • Maintain a shared ownership of Maintenance Execution Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and act as an enabler to meet or exceed the targets. Maintain a tally of reasons for WOs that did not meet compliance to help investigation and learning’s.
  • Pursue for opportunities where CM &PM jobs on the same equipment or the same production line can be bundled together for schedule optimization, minimize production down time and maximize resource utilization. (Campaign maintenance).
  • Update current week schedule and adjust as necessary.
  • Optimize 4- week Preliminary Schedule
  • Post daily Schedules in Share Point & update Scheduling tracking sheets
  • Review Work Centre Loading profile for the next week (Minimum 100% Loading)
  • Update 90-day Rolling PM look-ahead and CM WOs based on “Basic Start Date”.
  • Align work scheduling with the equipment maintenance opportunity, train outage or shutdown.
  • Liaise with Integrated Activity Plan (IAP) Planner and adopt restrictions for execution in the schedule (e.g. turnaround periods) Call Preventive Maintenance (PM) work-orders on a fixed interval (e.g. once/quarter) for a fixed look-ahead (e.g. one year)
  • Query Computerized Maintenance Management System​ (CMMS) SAP for Notifications/ work order that require attention (e.g. Check for Work order with SAP status CNF (Confirmed) but not TECO (Technically Completed) and SAP Work orders with Latest Allowed Finish Date (LAFD) or Start date in the past).
  • To enable the end-to-end process of material purchasing using Shell Companies in Nigeria Material Management “ways of working” and manage the Requisition-to-Pay (RtP) Process.
  • Review Field Status Reporting (FSR) daily and advise the team on potential non compliances for PM and CM orders.
  • To ensure all SIMOPS/SOP (Simultaneous Operation/Standard Operating Procedure) requirements are fulfilled and complied with.

Ensure compliance:

  • Ensure that activities are executed in line with Shell’s policies; Technical Assist Organization (TAO) and Global SBO set standards including Data privacy/protection, HSSE&SP, Shell Asset Management System processes & others).
  • Support timely preparation of terms of reference for proven work including scoping, Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) estimation & Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC).

Dimension
The role will be reporting to PD SNBO Manager within the SNBO organization. The work to be done will cover a combination of these Assets:

  • 2 Oil Export Terminals
  • 2 FPSOs
  • 15+ Gas Plants (AGG & NAG)
  • 35+ Flow stations

Challenges
Successful candidates will need to climb a steep learning curve and will need to be able to work independently with minimal supervision within a very short period. Virtual working with key stakeholders and partners forms a large part of analyst activity requiring high levels of personal authenticity, discipline and relationship skills:

  • Managing day to operations.
  • Managing multiple/conflicting priorities
  • Manage multiple asset stakeholder interfaces,
  • Manage team inclusively with different cultural differences.
  • Ability to quickly learn, adapt and upskill for changing business requirements.

Requirements / Qualifications
Education & Experience:
Ideal Candidate should have:

  • University Degree in any relevant discipline with a minimum of 3 to 10 years of work experience in Operations & Maintenance/Production Operations/Engineering jobs in Oil & Gas/ Petrochemicals or any equivalent Industries which includes a minimum of 3 to 5 years in a Work Preparation/Work Scheduler capacity. (HND Degree holders with relevant experience will be considered)
  • Sound understanding of the production/operations & maintenance processes.
  • Experience in leading teams in a virtual environment
  • A track record in building and sustaining team.
  • Experience of working change & continuous improvement projects.
  • Experience with work preparation or maintenance planning & scheduling.
  • Experience in SAP PM, as well as strong experience with MS Excel and MS access is desirable
  • Able to demonstrate in depth technical knowledge & required skill sets for the role.
  • Able to proactively manage stakeholder expectations
  • Solid experience in Project management & Team Performance Management.  

Behavioral Competences:

  • Strong communication skills
  • The Personnel needs to be a self-starter, taking initiatives and work without close supervision;
  • Due to multiple/conflicting priorities, candidate needs to be strong in prioritization, managing stakeholder expectations and be resilient under pressure.
  • Should be able to guide the team and steer them through the tough/demanding situations and able to contribute hands on.
  • Sound understanding of business/process workflow and having mature mindset to deal and behave under tough/challenging situations.
  • Passionately invest in coaching to enhance teams’ performance and capability for future roles. Hold honest performance conversations and intervene to address patterns of underperformance.
  • Keep the team highly motivated and energized. Take proactive and reactive measures in resolving Ethics & Compliance, ER/IR issues.

Application Closing Date
15th February, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information / Notice

  • Please do not apply for more than one of the advertised roles. Kindly apply for only one role that best suits your qualification and experience. Submitting more than one application will lead to automatic disqualification of all your applications.
  • Shell does not request monetary payments (e.g. insurance policy, visa/work permit, HUET or HSSE training, special job offer, etc.) for employment.
  • Individuals who are interested in opportunities within the Shell Group will find open positions listed on the company websites www.shell.com/careers or www.shell.com.ng.careers when available.
  • Shell does not make use of employment forms; neither does the Company process CVs that have not been submitted through the proper websites: www.shell.com/careers or www.shell.com.ng.careers. All successful applicants who receive an offer of employment from Shell would have been required to go through a formal and transparent recruitment process inside Shell recruitment offices.
  • Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Interested applicants should not apply for more than one of the six advertised finance and contracting & procurement roles in nigeria. Submitting more than one application will lead to automatic disqualification of all the applicant’s applications.
  • Kindly note that all fields are mandatory in the online applications forms.

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