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Maritime Assurance Assessor

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Reference ID R136541 Updated 11/07/2023

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Do you like helping people? Do you like to make people smile? Are you passionate about putting people in a better place? Then you may have what it takes to join our amazing team?

What is the role

The Maritime Assurance Assessor is an ideal role for a Maritime Professional with a senior deck or engineering background who has a passion for safety, and the ability to tackle engaging projects to enable success during a time of significant change for our industry.

If you are a professional mariner who has operational experience of oil, chemical, and gas vessels, we can offer you the chance to take your career to the next level by offering you the ability to drive improvements in safety, environmental performance, compliance, and digitalization within our industry.

Bring us your maritime skills, and we will develop your knowledge of assurance activities and how they link with our commercial exposures, developing you into maritime assurance expert who will help us to manage our current and emerging maritime risks that can impact our business stakeholders.

You’ll join Shell Shipping & Maritime’s assurance teams in Houston, who are providing support to local and global Shell and Joint Venture businesses. It’s a positive place to work and a team that strongly values diversity of experience and thought, and we believe in creating an inclusive culture and work environment where you can thrive, innovate, and develop; but most of all, be yourself. Working with vessel operators from all over the globe our team consists of diverse nationalities and has an inclusive working environment in which different values and perspectives are valued with safety ranked as top priority for every activity.

Expect lots of support and encouragement while you’re here. You’ll be working alongside people who share a passion for safety and compliance. We strongly value career growth, and with significant change impacting our industry, you’ll have opportunities to develop new areas of expertise and face rewarding challenges in the digital space as we develop new ways of working.

On a day-to-day basis, your role will be to assesses the quality of all internationally trading tankers, dry bulk carriers and project vessels, proposed for use by Royal Dutch Shell Group companies to avoid Shell using or being associated with a sub-standard ship, thus minimizing the risk of:

  • harm to people or the environment
  • damage to Shell’s reputation
  • financial claims on Shell

These activities will take place across Crude, Products, LNG and Specialty businesses, and you will spend time engaging internally – and externally, cultivating a real spirit of partnership.

We’ll entrust you with responsibility to positively assure Shell’s Maritime activity, managing the effective close out of Maritime incidents, conduct reviews of 3rd Party Ship management companies, all of which have a significant impact on Shell’s reputation in the maritime industry due to the high level of engagement with external stakeholders. You’ll find yourself in a very visible role and will be the focal for several engaging projects.

As a Marine Assurance Assessor, we’ll be looking to share your maritime expertise and experiences on all areas of Maritime Assurance. Working both independently, yet as an integral part of a virtual team, you’ll thrive on the collaborative relationships with a range of stakeholders.

What we need from you

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in this field.
  • Held a Class 1 (Deck or Engineering) issued by a recognized flag and have a solid understanding of the relevant international standards, Classification Society Rule and Regulations, with a strong preference for those with a strong chemical operation background preferred.
  • Bring us recent operational or business experience, that can be utilized to manage current and emerging maritime risks in Safety, Compliance and Environmental Performance.
  • A commercial mindset, with an understanding of the trading business.
  • Evidence of your resilience and ability to successfully manage challenge and conflict.
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills.
  • It is essential for the incumbent to be fluent in English and able to report effectively verbally and in writing.
  • A solid understanding of tanker operations.

For regular full-time or regular part-time employees of the Company (participating companies as listed in the Summary Plan Description), insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision coverage, life Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs. Employees also participate in a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid leave includes up to 6 weeks of paid vacation time, up to 11 paid holidays, and parental leave offering 16 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers, and 8 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents. Additionally, employees are eligible for disability leave for up to 52 weeks at 100% or 50% of base pay. Shell also offers other compensation such financial reimbursement for adoption, wellness, education, and personal learning expenses, and some roles are eligible for discretionary long-term incentives. For interns, eligible benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs; participation in a 401(k) plan; and paid leave for up to 11 paid holidays. Additional information on Shell’s US benefit programs can be found at

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, while 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 a 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 in 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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