Maritime Project Manager



Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Texas, United States of America

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Posting Start Date:

April 4, 2023

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Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

Where you fit in

The Maritime Project Manager, part of Shell’s Maritime Technical Function, provides project and maritime technical skills to Shell Group Companies, Joint Ventures and Industry Bodies on the hull and maritime elements of offshore floating production and/or storage facilities.

What is the Role

The role involves:

  • New Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO), FSO and FLNG projects
    • Supporting surface engineering concept selection teams in field development
    • Selection of oil evacuation systems
    • Development of hull and marine specifications
    • Supporting tender clarifications and evaluations
    • Carrying out design reviews and assurance
    • Supporting HSSE ALARP processes (HAZID, HAZOP, SIL, LOPA etc)
    • Supporting construction and commissioning
  • Existing FPSO Assets
    • Managing inspection, maintenance, modification and repair projects
    • Supporting Life Extension projects
    • Supporting decommissioning of FPSOs
    • Supporting investment and divestment assurance
    • Acting as Technical Authority in Maritime Design Engineering
    • Developing Shell Group standards and recommended practices
  • Oil Evacuation technology and studies:
    • Leading studies for optimisation and decarbonisation of oil evacuation options
    • Oversight on new DP2 Shuttle Tanker construction
    • Review of new concepts and technology

What we need from you

Skills and Requirements:

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis
  • Experience as one of the following with shore-based maritime practical experience gained from working in shipyards, or as part of a shore FPSO operation team or ship management team.
    • A senior marine engineer
    • A senior naval architect or hull superintendent
    • A Marine Electro-Technology Officer
  • Senior STCW license or degree holder
  • Minimum of 8 years of industry experience
  • Extensive overall experience in the merchant maritime industry OR the FPSO industry, including significant time as project engineer/project manager, or ship engineer superintendent or in another operations role (preferably with strong international experience). Has a wide of network of contacts within the maritime and/or offshore industry.
  • Diverse experience in ship repair or offshore repair, ship repair yards, new-construction shipyards and ship / offshore vessel / FPSO operations. Has experience of managing dry-dockings, repairs afloat, turnarounds, particularly with oil / products / chemical tankers. Experience with auditing and inspection of vessels. Knowledge, or experience managing life-extension projects
  • Highly competent in own discipline and able to deliver as discipline specialist and Technical Authority. Generally knowledgeable in other disciplines (Nautical, Naval Architecture, Maritime Engineering, Electrical, EIC, DP systems). Able to lead, mentor and challenge other discipline specialists where required.

Additional Information:

  • Examples of team projects include Life Extension of Deepwater FPSOs, new specifications for new deepwater FPSOs, risk-based inspection and maintenance programs for FPSOs, DP2 Shuttle Tanker new-builds
  • International travel and working at remote sites are expected up to 25% of time
  • Role is based in Houston, but may be open to UK base for the right candidate
  • For UK and US-based roles, must already have legal right to work in the UK and USA respectively.
  • Must be fluent in the English language (spoken and written)
  • Must be fit and capable of occasional strenuous exercise (confined space entry, climbing stairs, ladders and staging onboard FPSOs, in shipyards
  • Must be cable of obtaining BOSIET, HUET, confined space and working at heights certification for occasional visits offshore

Company description

Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with about 84,000 employees across more than 70 countries. We aim to meet the world’s growing need for more and cleaner energy solutions in ways that are economically, environmentally, and socially responsible. We have expertise in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.

As a global energy company operating in a challenging world, we set high standards of performance and ethical behaviors. We are judged by how we act and how we live up to our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. Our Business Principles are based on these. They promote trust, openness, teamwork, and professionalism, as well as pride in what we do and how we conduct business.

Building on our core values, we aspire to sustain a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels respected and valued, from our employees to our customers and partners. A diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment are vital to our success, leading to greater innovation and better energy solutions.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we’re nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



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