Subsea Control Systems/Umbilical Engr

Company Name: Shell

Job Posted Date: 2022-12-04T10:06:54.000Z

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Industry: Oil & Energy

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Applicants Count: 73

Job Description: Where you fit in
Shell UK’s Discipline Engineering team resides within Projects & Engineering Group and supports the Group’s overarching purpose of ‘Creating World Class Assets’. Professionals in the Subsea & Pipelines Discipline Team in Aberdeen are passionate about underwater technology and engineering and have a learner’s mindset to continuously improve and to be ready for the next step in the Energy Transition.
What’s the role?
The Subsea Control Systems/Umbilical Engineer will take part in the delivery of Subsea Controls Systems and/or Umbilical Engineering throughout the project lifecycle for UK Projects & Engineering as well as our Operated Assets including subsea controls system and umbilical related integrity issues.
Manage Health, Safety and Environment aspects associated with Shell’s ‘Safety in Design’ and ‘Process Safety Fundamentals’ for design of subsea controls systems and umbilicals including safety and environmentally critical elementsDelivery of subsea controls systems (new-build, modifications, and refurbishments) and subsea umbilical scopes in accordance with regulations, standards, guidelines (International, National and Company), Shell UK specifications and project requirementsAlthough this position will not have any direct reports internally, the successful candidate will be responsible for steering, leading and performance management of external engineering service providers/contracting companies/suppliers associated with the delivery of subsea control systems and umbilical scopes. Estimated indirect leadership of up to 5-8 service contractor FTEProviding technical assurance for internal and external multi-discipline engineering reviews for UK Projects & Engineering, and in support of operated assets for complex subsea control system related integrity issues
Within UK Projects and Engineering, activities of all Subsea Controls System / Umbilical Engineers are coordinated by the Subsea Controls System Lead Engineer, who also reports to the Subsea and Pipelines Discipline LeadSubsea Discipline Engineering is provided in a matrix format across all projects, requiring the simultaneous delivery of multiple work packages for the design, fabrication, installation, (pre-)commissioning and operation of subsea & pipelines production systemsWorking on complex (mainly brownfield), high value subsea & pipelines projects require multi-disciplinary experience including onshore and offshore integration, working closely with key contractors and operated host facilities, and ensuring compliance with the intent of Shell Project Management FrameworkNurturing continuous improvement initiatives concerning cost, productivity, reliability, availability, operability, integrity and the qualification and deployment of (locally) new products/technology in accordance with industry guidelines and Shell frameworkCoaching and development of junior staff
What We Need From You
A degree in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g., Electrical, Mechanical, Civil or Marine), preferably as accepted for membership to a relevant professional institution (CEng.). Candidates with other relevant disciplines and equivalent qualifications are encouraged to applySubstantial experience in applying discipline skills to oil and gas projects. Additional experience relevant to the energy transition is preferred, e.g., CCUS, Electrification, Offshore Wind and HydrogenCommitment to undergo formal assessment for Shell Technical AuthorityPrior Subsea Controls System and/or Umbilical delivery experience, preferably with equipment manufacturers across design, manufacturing, assembly, and testingAble to solve technical challenges, to provide technical recommendations and to define functional requirements and understand factors influencing the selection of subsea controls systems and/or umbilicalsAble to interpret and translate into practice regulatory requirements, industry standards, Company Technical Standards and Process Safety Basic Requirements related to subsea controls systems and/or umbilicalsGood communication and influencing skills and aptitude for taking initiative are essentialExcellent interpersonal skills to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary teamCandidates are expected to demonstrate leadership attributes and a commitment to health, safety, the environment, diversity, and inclusion and to further develop these skills throughout their career
Company Description
Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK’s growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.
An innovative place to work
There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.
Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.
An inclusive place to work
To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are 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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