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Maritime Assurance Assessor

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Reference ID R146847 Updated 05/20/2024

Where you fit in

The Maritime Assurance Assessor team is part of the Maritime Standards division of Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (STASCO) Shipping. Within the Global team, based in London, Houston, Rotterdam and Singapore are 4 Team Leaders and 23 Maritime Assurance Assessors reporting functionally to the Global Manager Maritime Assurance Downstream.

The Maritime Assurance 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.

This is a great opportunity to join an organisation which offers a diverse career growth path to talented individuals. Our shared core values of honesty, integrity and respect for people underpin all the work we do and are the foundation of our business principles. We value 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.

What’s the role?
You will be providing Maritime Assurance advice to all areas of the business (including Crude, Products, LPG, Gas LNG and Chemicals). The Maritime Assurance team is responsible for the confidential vetting and screening of vessels offered for all forms of Shell employment, including time charter inspections and ship owner management reviews. As a member of the high-performance SAFE Team providing 24 hour vetting service to the Shell Group of Companies in support of Global Shipping activities.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Understanding, management and implementation of Shell Maritime Quality Assurance Standards in support of Group requirements for shipping businesses for Oil, Chemicals, LNG and LPG Activities.
  • Application of established Shell vetting criteria for vessels nominated for Shell Group Business.

The successful candidate will undergo training to become OCIMF accredited inspector; and maintain an appropriate level of competence to conduct OCIMF SIRE Ship inspections, if required. Focused training will be given to support the Shell Time Charter Assurance Program. The incumbent will carry out Ship Owner Management reviews of third-party ship managers to determine acceptability for third party period charter business.

The position requires maintenance of the Assurance database (GMAS - Global Maritime Assurance System) of vessels, and Maritime Assurance Assessors are responsible for maintaining professional relations with all internal (STASCO, Shell Trading Network & Shell Businesses) customers as well as external customers (Ship Owners, Oil Companies, Ship Managers, Industry Organisations - OCIMF, CDI etc.).


Shell has approximately 2,000 vessels operating each day on behalf of the Group and the Global SQA team carries approximately 57,000 vessel screenings per annum.In order to manage the risk ~24,000 OCIMF & CDI reports are reviewed and rated each year, of which ~3,000 are carried out on behalf of Shell.

Approximately 100 Management Reviews of third party technical operators are conducted annually.

What we need from you

We are keen to hear from candidates with the following qualificaitons

  • Class I Certificate of Competency as a Deck or Engineer Officer.
  • At least two years sea service as a Senior Officer, from a total five years certificated sea service on tankers, is required to obtain SIRE accreditation. Candidates without this documented experience should not apply.
  • Previous experience ashore within Ship Quality Assurance (SQA), Technical and Operational management of tankers, and Designated Person Ashore (DPA) roles is considered an advantage.
  • Applicants with experience on both Oil tankers and Liquefied gas carriers in a Senior Rank, will be preferred.
  • Well conversant with international legislation (i.e. MARPOL, SOLAS, ISM) and Industry standards, codes and guidelines (i.e. ISGOTT, ICS, IBC) and the ability to apply these standards is key to this position.
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft applications is desirable.
  • An ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels within the organisation and with internal and external contacts is essential - as is the ability to approach problem solving in an innovative manner.
  • It is essential for the incumbent to be fluent in English and able to report effectively verbally and in writing. 

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 do not 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.

More About Shell in Singapore

Shell is an international energy company that uses advanced technologies and takes an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. Here in Singapore, Shell has a long history and is one of the country’s largest foreign investors. It has businesses spanning trading and marketing of liquefied natural gas; refining, trading, marketing and shipping of oil products, lubricants and chemicals; low carbon solutions; and operating a network of service stations through retailers, as well as electric vehicles charging.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

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.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are 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 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 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.