Principal Material & Corrosion Engineer jobs career at Shell Nigeria Ltd  Nigeria 2013

Shell companies have been finding and producing oil and gas around the world for over a century. Today, we have interests in exploration and production ventures in more than 80 countries and employ approximately 90,000 people.

This is a technically challenging work environment characterised by a continuing need for research, the pursuit of new technology, and the adoption of new ways of working. It demands people who will thrive in a culture that encourages and rewards innovation, collaboration and the ability to learn from success as well as failure.

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and leader of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. It is capable of producing an average of over one million barrels of oil equivalent per day. The company’s operations are concentrated in the Niger Delta and adjoining shallow offshore areas where it operates in an oil mining lease area of around 30,000 square kilometres.

We are recruiting to fill the below position of:

Job Title: Principal Material & Corrosion Engineer

Location: Lagos


  • The Principal Materials and Corrosion Engineer will be responsible for the Materials and Corrosion Engineering deliverables in Deepwater Projects and ensuring timely completion to the required quality standards.
  • She / He will work in a multidiscipline team and lead Materials and Corrosion engineering in all phases of project (concept to handover).
  • Prepare and review deliverables identified for the project as well as present Materials and Corrosion engineering project deliverables to the project and stakeholders.
  • He/She will also supervise and coach young Materials and Corrosion engineers in the team. The Lead Materials and Corrosion Engineer has responsibility to advise requirements (resource,schedule,costs e.t.c.) for the design of the systems and deliver on schedule.
  • There will also be requirements to support existing asset. In particular,
  • She/He will provide leadership and in-depth Materials and Corrosion expertise required for the design,fabrication,installation and commissioning of the Topsides,Structural (incl. Hull and Turrets),Marine,Offloading,Pipelines/Flowlines,Risers,Subsea facilities,and Operational systems.
  • Understand the interfaces in FPSO’s with both discipline and project engineering of deepwater development systems.
  • Set up and manage the appropriate systems required to assure the technical integrity of new offshore assets with respect to materials and corrosion management.
  • Help to deliver large,complex field development projects safely,on or ahead of schedule,and on or below budget according to the business plan. Projects are to be completed to full customer satisfaction allowing sustained operational integrity and performance.
  • Build relationships with industry and others that contribute to the project development value chain.
  • Responding to significant cost pressures in both project delivery and SNEPCo business while helping to create a new,sustainable organization.
  • Managing the project uncertainties,including multiple interfaces,and input from Operations staff to achieve Top Quartile delivery of assigned project.
  • Capturing and instilling standard “best practices”,work processes,systems,and tools based on global experiences realized from execution subsea projects.
  • Develop a creative approach in helping to meet anticipated future,tighter environmental regulations
  • Understanding,properly reflecting and implementing Nigerian Content Directive requirements in the Nigerian Deep Water portfolio.


  • A Bachelors degree in Engineering or equivalent (preferably Metallurgy and Materials).
  • Possess a minimum of 12 years of MCI engineering experience in the oil/gas industry, eight of which must be in offshore environment (preferably, deepwater).
  • Proven, broad knowledge of deepwater floating systems and subsea design, fabrication, installation, commissioning and operation.
  • Multi-Discipline Knowledge & Appreciation
  • Knowledge of existing MCI and related standards and ability to develop MCI requirements for new deep-water development projects.
  • Played a significant role on a major project.
  • Demonstrated capability to proactively implement plans, follow through with sustained execution, and to meet project milestones
  • Good supervisory qualities and experience, including good communication skills, and proactive commitment to HSE
  • Ability to deal with multiple, often conflicting, goals and priorities
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in driving change.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – able to influence and develop relationships across disciplines and culture, be comfortable coaching and motivating others, and delivering through others.
  • Familiar with project development challenges in Nigeria or in other regions with similar challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Skillful at leading through influence.
  • Values and is open to listening to stakeholders perspectives, including maintaining composure under pressure while providing clear and decisive leadership.

Application Closing Date
21st March, 2013

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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