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Reference ID 141879BR_EN Updated 29/06/2020 Employment Type Full Time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country India City/State Chennai - RMZ Millenia Work Location Chennai - RMZ Millenia

The Role

Understand the complexities and intricacies of maintenance activities of Field instruments, Analyzer instruments, control system instruments like PLC,DCS instruments in oil and gas industry by studying the operations and maintenance manuals of OEMs, general task lists, equipment specific task lists, Test certificates, maintenance reports, spare part list, maintenance strategies etc., and technical discussions with global, site maintenance leads/technical authorities & OEMs/Vendors etc.,
Prepare maintenance strategies, carry out assessment, ensure correct prioritization of work, troubleshoot & propose technical solutions virtually, co-ordinate discussion with stakeholders, conduct Risk Assessment, ensure good QA/QC, record keeping, & final job closure to enable high equipment reliability & plant technical availability.
Understand the machinery constructions and maintenance methods such as proactive / preventive / corrective maintenance being followed in operating units and assist them in making changes and improve readiness of maintenance with sufficient time before maintenance activities begin.
Lead projects and improvement activities with benefits delivered for the assigned Upstream & IG operating units.
Maintenance, assurance, technical support and standardization of technical data and documents of the operating units. Includes site engagement & leadership on technical & tools forums.
Analyze technical data and documents and processes for Upstream businesses by working with engineering, maintenance, operations and project teams & partners of respective OUs.

The purpose of the job role comprises the following key aspects:
  • support technical assurance to the company that requires adequate maintenance is to be carried out according to appropriate technical standards, including mandatory standards.
  • Provide support to strategies and content of Engineering & Maintenance processes related to Onshore & Offshore Assets in collaboration with Asset Operations, Maintenance, and Production Projects drive Venture performance in asset integrity, reliability, costs, and product quality by providing high value credible engineering services.
  • Establish and sustain a structured and proactive approach to transfer knowledge to peers.
  • Assures design / technical integrity of Production installations throughout their life cycle, including coordination and responsibility for the delivery of Technical Authority roles in the relevant Engineering disciplines.
  • Provide Engineering support to Production Operations; including input into and support of commissioning / start-up of new or modified plant and troubleshooting of existing plant.
  • Ensures appropriate Engineering discipline controls for projects and plant changes throughout the Opportunity Realization
  • Ensure an effective Discipline skill pool, identifying learning and development opportunities for the peers
Maintains strong connections to shareholder Engineering Best Practice Networks.
  • Perform instrumentation engineer role and other technical functions, with scope covering technical data and documents of the operating units, manufacturing sites, chemical plants, supply chain and distribution locations.
  • This role is expected to help field engineers in implementing the standard maintenance strategy for preventive/corrective maintenance of various equipment uniformly in various operating units across the globe.
  • Provision, as subject matter expert (SME), for Technical Support that enables the operating units, Sites to leverage the benefits of utilizing the Engineering Services-Reliability Study, maintenance strategy to the fullest extent.
Leadership in Group and FOD efforts to Standardize maintenance strategies, tools, benchmarks, standards and best practices. May also be assigned to lead an FOD assigned Sites, OUs or Data Project Team with 2 to 10 members.

  • Broad exposure to Operations and Maintenance/or Surface engineering, with at least 5+ years relevant experience in the Control & Automation Engineering discipline and a good understanding of the Maintenance process/system in Oil & Gas or Petro-chemical industry.
  • Understanding of the Hazard Analysis (HAZOP) and Management of Change (MOC's), LOPA work process would be mandatory.
  • systems, covering IPS, DCS, F&G, ASD, PLC, Relay system, LCP, actuated/control valves, field instrumentation are added advantages.
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) SAP-PM.



  • Behavioral:
  • Good self-motivation, high drive for performance, customer focus, stakeholder engagement and team working skills are essential.
  • Fully compliant with Group Life Saving Rules.
  • A finisher delivering against targets and deadlines.
  • A good and strong team player.
  • Ability to work in high performing teams and operate/integrate across all levels of the Asset.

  • Desirables: -
  • Experience in working in team/process/projects is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge on IPF Methodology.
  • Exposure to turnaround and preventive maintenance is required. Experience in minor project design and execution.
  • Experience in integrity management through the application of risk and Reliability Centered Maintenance techniques and Root Cause Analysis would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of Lean CI methodology is an added value.
  • Experience in Technical Data and Documents management including processes and tools. For example, experience in SAP PM & MM module implementation, skill in MS Office tools like Excel and Access etc.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize and ensure delivery of priorities as promised, work without close supervision, and work through others to deliver results.
  • Virtual working experience is highly desirable.
  • Professional Engineering certifications is an added value.

  • Other Skills, Competence and Behavior: Detailed grasp of the context of use of technical data and documentation within technical data processes, Ability to deal effectively with complexity and detail. Demonstrated ability to lead your associate engineering analysts on your team orchange, with track record of demonstrating initiative, analytical capabilities and problem solving.

The aim of the Shell Business Operations, Chennai is to provide the Group with operational excellence through highlighting and utilizing process improvements and functional efficiencies as well as by leveraging economies of scale. Currently, the Chennai centre provides a wide range of finance, accounting and business services to Shell operating companies across several business sectors globally.

Set up in September 2007, the Chennai centre has grown rapidly and now , in its fourth year of operations , it has crossed the 1600 staff mark. The centre is located in the  RMZ Millennia Business Park, where the Shell campus is a LEED Platinum building with world class infrastructure. The business is expected to grow further over the next two years and infrastructural additions to support this have been planned.

The main focus in Chennai is on Finance Operations which supports delivery of the global Finance functional plan. There is also a ‘Downstream India’ - Customer Services Team that handles lubricant depot ordering within the country. The Shell Business Operations (SBO Team) manages the centre facilities and supports business partners’ operations on site. There is a strong focus at SBO on safety & well being of staff and on its three core values: Compliance, Intervention & Respect.

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