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Reference ID R41840 Updated 14/09/2021 Employment Type null Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Philippines City/State Makati City Work Location Makati City

The Role

The new SEAM organization integrates Safety, Environment & Asset Management activities, with a broad geographical footprint, that will support Shell’s business & assets around the world.

The vision of SEAM is to provide capability across the spectrum of Safety, Environment and Asset Management with:

  • shaping the future ways of working through introducing to the business new technology and news way of working, including e.g. digital, SBO, and real-time, data-driven, end-to-end optimization and risk management, but also global programmes like Human Performance Based Safety Philosophy.

  • providing performance feedback driving disciplined execution to deliver reliable, predictable results

  • helping the businesses build their improvement plans and provide support to execute them

  • sustaining performance through strong core capabilities (internal, including SBO & contingent) through building expertise and a company-wide consistent approach

Job Summary

Primary asset focal point for subsea.  Responsible for reliability, availability and integrity of Subsea Control system during the operate phase.

The Operations Lead Technical Reporting will be part of the VP TAO organization.

The VP TAO will be accountable for maximizing integrated business value across the organization. Technical Asset Operations (TAO) is a key enabler for the accelerated delivery of Shell’s Asset Management System and will help us to reach our ultimate potential in Downstream Manufacturing, Integrated Gas and Upstream. TAO provides high quality and cost-competitive technical resources who are not physically present at site yet are an integral part of asset teams delivering value through end-to-end AMS work processes.

Purpose & Accountabilities

Key Process requirements:


  • Contribute and own activities within the facility and functional HSSE plan

  • Ensure Regulatory compliance

  • Support routine liaisons with statutory bodies, and other third parties

  • Actively promote and use the Standard Workflows to “do the basics right first time”

  • Comply with the Management of Change Process (e-MOC)

  • Comply with the requirements of the PSIMM, 0153-001, 0184-001, 0186-001, 0188-001, 0188-002 and associated guidance manuals

  • Meet DEM 1 & DEM 2 requirements for the Operate phase

  • Ensure HSSE embedded in technical solutions following principles of DCAF for modifications and projects

  • Complete all mandatory HSSE training

  • Participate and promote intervention initiatives

Manage equipment Care

  • Ensure subsea control system maintained in accordance with maintenance strategies in collaboration with the COPS team in Aberdeen and the control system vendor.

  • Daily surveillance of subsea systems

  • Maintain/improve the subsea control system availability to 98%

  • Provide support at site for the installation, inspection, testing of new equipment

  • Manage the execution of discipline related AMS deliverables & critical document updates

  • Monitor and facilitate subsea inspection (COABIS) anomaly review, action and close out of low grade anomalies, high grade anomalies to be worked in collaboration with the COPS team in Aberdeen

  • Primary focal point for generation and facilitation of Subsea and Pipelines Asset Integrity Review (SPAIR)• Provide subsea input to the annual pipeline and subsea asset class integrity assessment and reporting

  • Check facility documentation remains up to date and highlight any discrepancies to the  Civils, Offshore structure, Pipelines and Subsea (COPS) team in Aberdeen

  • Managed Life extension and obsolescence requirements for subsea including sparing strategies

  • Ensure as-building of all modifications - including drawings, documents, COABIS, UMDB etc

  • Conduct system fault finding activities and develop detailed scope of work for any necessary repairs or modifications in collaboration with COPS team in Aberdeen

  • Assist with investigations of all failures and effect remedial actions to ensure learnings are implemented in collaboration with the COPS team in Aberdeen

  • Identify and manage deviations using FSR

  • Identify and manage significant risks through the MTO process and database including timely closure of actions

  • Manage the SAP process for Corrective WO (Z1) and master data change (Z6)

  • Identify and implement improvement opportunities leverage new technology.

  • Conduct ‘5 Whys’ and causal reasoning where subsea system has operated outside operation parameters, includingtimely closure of actions

  • Check deliverables of subsea pipeline / modification project hand-over as input to Statement of Fitness

Integrated activity Planning (IAP)

  • Actively manage the status of SAP Subsea activities to ensure prompt closure of all WOs by LAFD.

  • Manage corrective maintenance in accordance with IAP guidelines, minimising break ins 

  • Ensure Subsea activities are included in the Asset MRP and annual budget in line with the facility business plan

  • Create Work Request Forms(WRF) for all subsea inspection and maintenance activities

  • Monitor asset and vessel operations IAPS plans and ensure alignment

  • Manage Subsea activities within the agreed facility budget and provide monthly updates for accurate LE process.

Wells, Reservoir and facilities management (WRFM)

Maintain Threats and Opportunities (MTO)

Turnarounds (TaR)

Contract Management

  • Provide input to contract management reviews for key support contracts


Facility Manager, Maintenance and Engineering Lead, Onshore Operations Lead, Topside Inspection, Subsea Execution team, Materials & Corrosion Engineer, Flow Assurance Engineer, Production Chemistry, Pipeline TA2, , Subsea Projects, Pipeline and Subsea Technical Support Engineer, Subsea Underwater operations Engineer

Key Performance Indicators

SC PM&CM compliance, Spend V Budget (Under Review) Control system availability, TOPP progress, Deviations, Fountain actions

Financial Dimensions

In partnership with Process Managers and stakeholders, can demonstrate the advantages of structured and detailed Subsea equipment’s and structures within their appointed sites, plants and locations or OUs.

Business Dimensions

  • Perform Subsea 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 in implementing the standard maintenance strategy for subsea equipment’s & Structures in various operating units across the globe.

  • Technical Support that enables the operating units, Sites to leverage the benefits of utilizing the Engineering Services, Technical support, maintenance strategy to the fullest extent.

  • No Annual budgets which you directly control but can have influence over department and production area budgets.

  • No direct staff management responsibility. The candidate is also expected to coach/mentor less experienced staff.

Skills & Requirements

  • Strong aptitude for Learner Mindset

  • The successful candidate should have Graduate or Master’s degree with 8+ years of relevant industry experience or 10+ years relevant experience.

  • Flexibility to move quickly across changing priorities and manage multiple Projects/Programmes

  • Ability to independently, resourcefully, and creatively research and implement new solutions

  • Demonstrated professional competence and managerial skills, and proven ability to influence change across an organization and geographies, including non-operated ventures.

  • A good understanding of the Upstream/DS/IG business and how it works.

  • External lens and connectivity: able to understand how Shell can influence the external world and how Shell is influenced by the external world.

  • Ability to engage and effectively communicate at all levels inside and outside Shell and within different cultural settings.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to challenge and ability to build internal and external relationships based on trust and to integrate across multiple functions.

  • Strategic Partnering

  • End to End Process Management

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Competitive applicants will have a proven track record of delivery in Asset and/or Project leadership.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Royal Dutch/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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