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Senior Market Risk Analyst

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Reference ID R136004 Updated 01/11/2024
Health, Safety, Security, and Environment
United Kingdom

Where you fit in

The Maritime Security Team is responsible for controlling Maritime Security Risks to ALARP and delivering assurance to all downstream maritime assets involved in the transportation of Shell cargo on the water. Additionally, it supports maritime transport of Upstream and Project assets in designated Maritime Security Zones (MSZ). The Team operates globally with representation in UK and Singapore. It uses threat assessments provided by Corporate Security to develop risk mitigation measures within the identified MSZ, including Indian Ocean, Asia-Pacific and West Africa. The Team also monitors maritime security threats and risks, and collaborates with Corporate Security in assessing emerging, developing, or existing risks including waterborne activism and establishes new Shell specific MSZ as required.

The position will report to the Manager Maritime Security & ER and will day to day take direction from the Global Maritime Security Team Lead.

What’s the role?

The role of the Maritime Security Assessor as part of the Security Skill Pool is to primarily support the Maritime Security Advisors in managing the maritime security support to Shell Trading and Supply businesses, ship managers and vessels on Shell charter.

Maritime Security supports Shipping and Trading in operating cost efficiently and securely by effective management of security risks; preventing harm to people, assets, and the environment (Goal Zero); enabling business value; and providing SME support to the organization when responding to maritime security incidents.

The incumbent’s primary role is to maintain an overview of all vessels (group managed, period charter, voyage charter and space charter) engaged on Shell business operating in their specific region. The incumbent is responsible for:

  • Ascertaining the implementation of Best Management Practices (BMP) compliance procedures and processes within their specific region to ensure company and industry policies, standards and initiatives for maritime security are complied with.

  • Supporting the Maritime Security Advisor in security risk assessments, investigations, case studies, due diligence reviews, Knowledge Management, information sharing and engagement with stakeholders as and when required.


  • Day-to-day management of the Maritime Security ‘To-Do-List’ in the Global Maritime Assurance System (GMAS), which includes vetting the security clearances of all vessels engaged on or proposed for Shell business transiting or operating in designated Maritime Security Zones. Ensuring the necessary mitigations are in place and conducting onboard security management reviews and providing security advice when required.

  • Support the Maritime Security Advisor that appropriate risk mitigation measures are in place to reduce Shell’s exposure to maritime security risks to ‘As Low As Reasonably Practicable’ (ALARP) and that fit-for-purpose maritime security policies, plans and procedures are implemented.

  • Support the Maritime Security Advisor that maritime security activities are complying with international laws, Shell General Business Principles (SGBP), the Shell Group Security Standard (GSS) and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights in the Extractive Sector (VPSHR).

  • Oversight and initiation of BMP compliance inspections and appointment of Maritime inspectors to conduct the inspection. Quality assurance of security inspection reports submitted by the assigned inspector. Constantly review existing vessel security clearances to improve efficiency of inspections and effectiveness of vessel security clearance process.

  • Provide SME advice, articulate maritime security threats and risks and fit-for-purpose vessel security measures to Technical Managers & Company Security Officers of chartered vessels that transit the Maritime Security Zones. Manage and deliver the relevant security information to vessels on Shell business, including the provision of intelligence update briefings to vessels prior to voyage departure.

  • Supporting the Maritime Security Advisor to manage and report maritime incidents, trends, and analysis to Corporate Security Managers in the relevant region and conduct maritime security-related investigations and reports when required.

  • Supporting the Maritime Security Advisor on the review and management of the security inspection protocols as and when necessary.

  • Conduct BMP compliance inspections for chartered vessels engaged on Shell group business when required to ensure their compliance with Industry and Maritime Security requirements.

  • Provide Maritime Security support to other regions when required.

  • Lead/support audits or due diligence of Private Maritime Security Companies.

  • Support Emergency Response activities as per Shell Incident Management System (SIMS).

What we need from you

The incumbent is expected to:

  • Have a broad understanding of established Maritime Security procedures, process and protocols and their best practice implementation.

  • Be a high calibre security professional with extensive experience in maritime security management.

  • Have a Navy or Amphibious special forces background.

  • Have working experience with a major Private Maritime Security Company in an operational role.

  • Robust understanding of, and solid experience with, BMP standards and their impact on the mitigation of threats against people, assets, and information.

  • Have knowledge of and ability to manage HSSE Risks effectively.

The incumbent must be able to:

  • Work independently with minimal supervision,

  • Lead a small team when required,

  • Be exceptionally self-motivated and driven,

  • Manage conflicting priorities, and,

  • Remain rational, composed, and professional at all times.

The incumbent must be a team player with developed interpersonal and strong communication (oral and written) skills to interface with other disciplines and external stakeholders. These include but not limited to:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft applications (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook etc),

  • Fluency in English language, and able to report effectively verbally and in writing, and,

  • Additional languages will be an advantage.

Functional Competencies (as per Corporate Security Skill Pool):

  • Threat Assessment

  • Security Risk Assessment

  • Information Security Risk

  • Security Risk Mitigation

  • Project Management in Security

  • Security Incident Management

  • Security Assurance & Auditing

  • Business Partnering

If you don't see yourself fully reflected in every job requirement listed on the posting above, we still encourage you to reach out and apply. Research has shown that not everyone often applies when they don’t feel 100% qualified. We are committed to creating a more equitable, inclusive, and diverse company and we strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientation, and life experiences to apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

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.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.