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14 Mar 2019

Full-time BSWA Construction Lead-FPSO at The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)

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Job Description

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. Our commitment and your drive will meet and help unlock your own potential and push forward Shell’s continuous innovation.

The Job : BSWA Construction Lead-FPSO

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

Remuneration: Attractive,

Location: Nigeria

Job Profile

Ref Id: 103272BR
Location: Lagos
Skillpool: Project Engineering

Job Description

  • The position holder will have overall accountability to plan, organise, develop and lead the FPSO Construction team of a large and complex deepwater project to implement the project Construction Management Plan, providing appropriate control and assurance over EPC Contractors’ FPSO construction activities.
  • The position would ensure that all construction and pre-commissioning activities are executed safely, on schedule, within budget and to the specifications and quality standards defined for the project.

The deliverables for the position include:

  • Act as the champion for HSE in FPSO Construction ensuring that Company is highly visible at all times on site, providing ‘seen and felt’ pro-active HSE leadership from the start of execution.
  • Provide Construction execution philosophy and knowledge to all of the critical early project execution deliverables.
  • Conduct constructability and safety reviews during detailed design of the facilities, and also during construction.
  • Drive implementation of IOGP Construction Site Safety Standardisation (CSSS) at Contractors fabrication and construction sites
  • Communicate project priorities and strategies to Construction Organization.
  • Support, review and approve the evaluation and selection of EPC sub-contractors and suppliers to execute parts of the required construction scope.
  • Resource, develop and set up the Project Team FPSO construction site offices.  These are expected to be located both in-country and out of country.
  • Manage the timely mobilization and on-boarding of all Company personnel required to execute the scope, ensuring that roles and objectives are clear to all personnel and that everyone is properly inducted with site policies and procedures prior to starting work at site.
  • Prepare for and manage the integration of the Hull and Topsides.
  • Prior to start of work, develop with the EPC contractor a gap assessment of their proposed FPSO construction facilities, workforce, and competencies, and agree a plan for implementing necessary upgrades and training to meet the required project requirements.
  • Refine and implement strategies to enable effective construction execution, including standard processes and tools, Project Controls and Assurance Plan, and assurance/quality processes.
  • Support, review and approve the development of realistic construction schedules, materials take-off estimates, cost estimates, manpower levels prepared by EPC Contractors.
  • Monitor construction progress and ensure accurate progress reporting and analysis as required by different stakeholders in a timely manner, highlighting and resolving issues which could impact on quality, cost, schedule and/or HSE matters
  • Ensure that EPC contractors deliver Nigerian Content in line with their plan and provide pro-active support to help address and resolve potential issues early.
  • Ensure technical integrity is established and maintained through Technical Authorities (TAs).
  • Maintain links with other ongoing major projects construction teams, Company projects organisations and with the project unit partners  to drive learnings, modularization, standardization, repeatability, common processes, and the leveraging of resources in design and execution.


  • The position will appeal to persons who have previously had overall responsibility for the fabrication and construction of large and complex oil and gas facilities for offshore applications.
  • The position holder should have a degree in Engineering and at least 15+ years of experience in constructing offshore projects, preferably deepwater (detail design, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up).
  • Skilled in application of industry codes and standards
  • Strong knowledge of FPSO systems including interface with Subsea and Pipelines.
  • Strong HSE commitment and demonstrated HSE leadership skills.
  • Significant experience with FPSO and Topsides construction management.
  • Demonstrated capability to proactively implement plans and follow through with sustained execution, meeting project milestones.
  • Experience in managing contractors under major EPC Contracts.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to work across organisational boundaries.
  • Ability to work with and influence multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, Company management and Stakeholder management.
  • Ability to deal with substantial uncertainty and multiple, often conflicting, goals and priorities while staying focused on delivery. Provides clear and decisive leadership in an environment of many competing priorities and diverse activities and issues.

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Job Categories: Oil and Gas Jobs In Nigeria. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: BSWA Construction Lead-FPSO jobs and Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) jobs. Salaries: N300,000 - N400,000.


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