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Subsea Controls Engineer

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Reference ID R142913 Updated 03/31/2024
Discipline Engineering
Kuala Lumpur

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Projects & Engineering (P&E) is Shell’s project execution engine that safely and efficiently executes new projects for our business partners in Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies.  P&E also provides differentiated, engineering support to existing assets, both at Shell and non-operated ventures.  The P&E mission remains unchanged in Reshape: ‘Creating World Class Assets’ i.e. delivering best-in-class projects and enabling our existing assets to achieve their full potential.

In Project & Engineering we believe that an inclusive and diverse workplace is essential to our future success. Reshape provides the opportunity for growth to people from all walks of life across the globe. Our selection criteria focus on getting the best talent for the job and we encourage you to apply for the role if you believe your experience, skills, competencies, or diverse perspective can make the difference. We are committed to bias-free resourcing, allowing equal opportunity to everyone.

The Subsea Controls Engineer is accountable to the Delivery Manager Subsea in P&E Malaysia for the delivery of Subsea Controls scopes across Shell Malaysia portfolio. This role will be working on the total delivery of Subsea Controls systems through the ORP, encompassing design, fabrication, construction, installation, and commissioning on inboard and deepwater projects including Project-to-Asset handover.

What’s the role? 

  • Act as Work Package Lead for Subsea Brownfield/Greenfield projects
  • Provide Subsea Design & Engineering support to Pre-DG3 Project Maturation in the Select phase.
  • Ensure that all deliverables and responsibilities are carried out as defined in the project Subsea Control Discipline Controls and Assurance Framework (DCAF).
  • Identify the specific functional requirements of the subsea control system, both topsides and subsea.
  • Review/configure specifications and ensure that they meet the regulatory requirements with regards to Asset Integrity and Process Safety
  • Develop/review schedules and determine the deliverables and hold points necessary to meet the project requirements.
  • Work with Controls and Automation (Topsides) & Operational Readiness personnel to define required subsea control system interfaces.
  • Monitor progress throughout the project phases and ensure that the delivered system meets the requirements/specifications.
  • Ensure that the systems are properly tested and documented prior to deployment through development of detailed procedures and assignment of experienced QA/QC personnel.
  • Ensure that the systems are installed correctly via thorough installation and pre-commissioning procedures and that interfaces with all project team personnel are properly carried out.
  • Lead Commissioning & Start-Up of Subsea Controls System on-site and provide Engineering & Operation Support to overall start-up of the Project.
  • Conduct Operation Training for Subsea Operators pre/post-project Start-Up as part of Operational Readiness
  • Collaborate closely with Subsea Surveillance Engineers in the Asset throughout all phases of the Project to ensure a flawless Project Delivery
  • Lead Project to Asset (P2A) handover of punch-lists, documentations, drawings, OPM and Project Close-Out.
  • Carry out project learnings and/or after-action reviews to document problems and prevent reoccurrences.
  • Provide technical mentoring & transfer learnings to Junior Subsea Controls engineers and graduates.

What do we need from you?

  • Electrical/Electronic/Mechanical Engineering degree or equivalent with at least 10 years of significant subsea controls experience in Oil and Gas industry.
  • Ability to develop subsea controls functionality requirements for new deep-water development and/or tie-back projects.
  • Demonstrate capability to proactively implement plans, follow through with sustained execution, and to meet project milestones
  • Experience in Operate Phase in Subsea Surveillance & Integrity is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve complex anomalies with regards to Subsea Control System
  • Knowledge in design, operation, and maintenance of Subsea Hydraulic System (Pumps, Accumulators, Fittings)
  • Experience working with Distributed Control System and knowledge in TCP/IP Networking would be an added advantage. 
  • Familiarity with technologies used in Subsea Controls System provided by Subsea OEM is required but not mandatory.
  • Ability to be mentored by more experienced subsea controls staff.
  • Excellent communication skills and able to work with and influence multi-cultural multi-disciplinary team in a cross-functional management organization.
  • A track record of delivery with multidisciplinary teams and sub-teams - involving coordination of supporting analysis from other technical professionals.
  • Utilization of a well-developed technical network within Shell and with external service providers
  • A track record for consistent delivery within project or operation budget and schedule constraints
  • The candidate shall have a sound technical understanding of offshore oil and gas projects.
  • Skilled on offshore subsea codes (Shell DEPs and international codes).
  • Working knowledge of typical subsea equipment and hardware fabrication processes.
  • Working knowledge of subsea surveillance and inspection methods and procedures. This position will require a close working relationship with UPO Subsea Surveillance & Integrity to ensure new systems are well integrated with existing systems.
  • Skilled on critical path scheduling and project / construction management.
  • Good organization and communication skills.
  • Able to document work and maintain accurate and meticulous records
  • This position will require sharing best practices with other subsea controls team members.

Additional Information

Applicants must be flexible and mobile to travel/relocate to support business needs as and when required. Depending on the project support, the individual maybe required to be willing and medically fit to travel and stay at remote locations (i.e. offshore platforms) as and when required basis, travelling by helicopter and/or crew boat. Assignment duration is dependent on development of the project.

Company Description

Shell has been a partner in powering Malaysia’s progress since 1891 when we established our first depot in the Straits Settlements. Today, we are an integrated energy company comprising Upstream, Downstream, Integrated Gas and New Energies, Projects & Technology, and Shell Business Operations. Shell Malaysia aims to be the leading energy player in the country, powering Malaysia’s future with cleaner, innovative, and competitive energy solutions.

Ø Upstream

More than a century, Shell has been operating and we continue to extract and deliver oil and gas efficiently, profitably, and in environmentally friendly and socially responsible ways to meet evolving customer needs and the growing demand for energy.

Ø Downstream

With over 950 service stations, Shell has the leading market share in the fuels retailing business in Malaysia. In Malaysia, we make and sell more than 600 different lubricants for the automotive sector, heavy-duty transport, food processing, and power generation. We are the lubricants market leader in Sabah and Sarawak.

Ø Integrated Gas, Renewables and Energy Solutions

Shell set out its Powering Progress strategy, which we aim to deliver through our three business pillars of Growth, Transition and Upstream. The Growth Pillar includes our Marketing and Renewables & Energy Solutions businesses and focuses on working with our customers to accelerate the transition to net-zero emissions. One of our achievement, Sarawak onshore: World’s first commercial GTL plant (SMDS)

Ø Project & Technology

As P&T, we exist to make the delivery of Shell’s strategy and the growth of our company possible. P&T works collaboratively and in an integrated way with its business partners, to deliver value for our customers, and for Shell.

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

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Ø 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.

Ø 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.

Ø We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity

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.