Associate Engineer - Project Services



Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Where you fit

The Project Planning Engineer scope involves supporting the delivery and maintenance of standard, consistent and realistic project plans reflecting the assessed risk parameters for the Portfolio of projects under the program throughout all the phases.

Technical Asset Operations (TAO) is a key enabler for the accelerated delivery of Shell’s Asset Management System and will help us to reach our ultimate potential in Downstream Manufacturing, Integrated Gas and Upstream. TAO provides high quality and cost-competitive technical resources who are not physically present at site yet are an integral part of asset teams delivering value through end-to-end AMS work processes. The Project Planning Engineer shall work closely with project teams, Engineering Partner and Vendors/Contractors to deliver the following

What’s the role?


Develop Project Schedule, activities, logic, resources and progress for the assigned project sub-elements.

Translation of a Project’s Technical Scope, Execution Strategy and Risk Profile into the component activities, interrelationships and sequencing required for its delivery.

Develop Schedule packages for review and approval at different Decision Gates.

Implement project cost breakdown structures (CBS) and their population from the estimate.

Prepare Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and documented Cost Time and Resource (CTR) sheets for phased cost estimates

Support :-

Support Lead Planner in establishing and maintaining the project baseline schedule.

Assist in development of contract key dates, milestones and plan dates and align with the overall project schedule.

Participate in evaluating contractor schedules and reviewing contractor plans to support contract award recommendations.

Assist project teams in proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and drivers. Propose alternate approaches to optimize the plan(s).

Support the monthly LE and Quarterly LE process.

Contribute to the change management process, analyze trends and highlight potential impacts of changes on schedule and key milestones.

Support modeling of deterministic schedule model and probabilistic schedule analysis.

Run and Maintain :-

Update and maintain Project/Portfolio dashboards including automation of reports and integrating with existing tools

Update and maintain Manpower Resource Plan for the Transformation program

Arrange Estimate Kick Offs and Estimate Review meetings with the stakeholders

Update SharePoint with Estimates, Benchmark data and relevant data for future reference

Maintain awareness of critical and sub-critical paths and track float consumption.

Understand the requirements of the contract sections for planning and progress reporting. Review and verify contractors reported progress and incorporate into schedule progress updates.


Conduct the schedule monthly progress update, forecast, critical path and trend analyses for assigned elements, including any impact from interface areas.

Role requirement

  • Engineering Degree and/or Certification as a Project Planner or equivalent experience
  • The business has multiple roles available. Talents with 2 – 4 years of refinery or petrochemical industry experience in planning preferably on capital projects are encouraged to apply.
  • Practical understanding of all phases of the project delivery process.
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of Project Controls systems, tools, and practices specifically in Oil & Gas industry.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and proven track record of being self-motivated.
  • Able to work across multiple projects largely unsupervised and deliver results within challenging deadlines and under pressure.
  • Experience in working in multi-discipline and multi-national teams, with well proven interpersonal & communication skills.
  • Strong leadership, communication, report-writing, and presentation skills.
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills
  • Customer focus and ability to work in a virtual environment/remote support to customers
  • Skill in P6, Acumen Fuse and other industry Planning tools

Company Description

Shell Business Operations (SBO) is a chain of operational centers that form an integral part of Royal Dutch Shell. We influence business development for Shell globally, enabling the work of 93,000 employees in over 70 countries across the world.

SBO Kuala Lumpur is home to 11 different functions that support Shell within the Southeast Asia, Oceania, and Middle East region. Housing more than 2000 employees, SBO Kuala Lumpur is focused on driving excellent corporate performance that enable Shell to operate in a global competitive and ever-changing business environment.

Shell Business Operations (SBO) Kuala Lumpur is focused on driving excellent corporate performance in Contracting and Procurement, Creative Solutions, Customer Operations, Finance Operations, Human Resource, Information Technology, Legal Operations, Retail Centre of Excellence, Supply Chain, Technical Asset Operation and Upstream Transformation. We enable Shell to operate in a global-competitive and ever-changing business environment.

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 & Progressive 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 offer several flexible working arrangements subject to business requirements for our employees to help support work-life balance.

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. Our CARE benefits are mindfully curated to promote Eco Living, overall Wellbeing, Personal Growth and Caring for our loved ones.

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.