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Shell Loading Master in Gladstone, Australia


Job Title:

Loading Master

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Job Description:

Make a difference

If you’re a Loading Master with experience in ensuring the safe and efficient LNG berthing/unberthing, loading and all associated communication and documentation, then this role is a chance to develop your analytical and problem-solving skills whilst ensuring a performance culture that achieves Operations Excellence.

What’s the role?

The Loading Master ensures that the planning, scheduling, execution, review and feedback for all marine processes, and procedures which are related to these activities are carried out safely and efficiently.

Some of the key deliverables and responsibilities for this role are as follows:

  • Ensure internal vessel clearances are obtained, and that compatibility and pre-approval checks are conducted in preparation for ship loading.

  • Provide effective ship-shore pre-arrival communication.

  • Effectively interact with other disciplines and provide maritime guidance as needed.

  • Communicate with the commercial teams to ensure schedules are met.

  • Connect with shipping agent, Port Authority and Vessel Traffic Service as required and update Energy Component program daily.

  • Complete demurrage reports and work with commercial and external stakeholders to minimise demurrage charges.

  • Participate in marine incident investigations when nominated by the Marine Operations Manager.

  • Provide guidance and participate in marine emergencies, as well as Oil Spill Response exercises in line with the company’s HSSE plan. Assist QGC in achieving goal zero.

  • Assist the Marine Operations Manager with planning and monitoring QGC and cargo vessel movements within Gladstone harbour and conduct various Marine audits.

  • Assist the Marine Manager in various projects.

  • Assist in continuous improvement to achieve best practices.

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Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Your interest in working for Shell Australia is the first step towards a great career that focuses on securing an energy future for generations to come. Shell Australia can offer you a platform from which you can propel your career and work on projects as diverse as the game-changing Prelude FLNG, industry-leading QGC project in Queensland, or our range of upstream exploration and development opportunities. Shell has been in Australia since 1901. Today Shell Australia is focused largely in the upstream sector, especially in the exploration, development and production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and oil.


Aboriginal candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

At Shell we believe that every individual has something valuable to offer. We understand that the more diverse the workforce, the wider the variety of ideas we bring to the table. Shell values diversity and offers: flexible work schedules, work and family programs, health and wellness programs, employee networks and mentoring, plus great training and development

The successful candidate should be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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What we need from you:

  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Deck Class 1 or 2 Certificate (Foreign Going) or STCW Eng Class 1 or 2 Certificate (Foreign Going) gas experience is an advantage.

  • Sailing in a senior position on petroleum or gas carriers or other types of vessels.

  • Ability to qualify for Gladstone Ports Corporation “Authorised Officer” designation and able to obtain an Australian Maritime Security Identification Card (MSIC).

  • Proven experience of marine contractor HSSE management activities and conducting marine audits.

  • Fulfils criteria to obtain Offshore Vessel Inspection Database (OVID) / Ship Inspection Report Programme (SIRE) accreditation is desirable.

  • Ability to negotiate and interact effectively on operational and technical marine matters.

To be successful in this role, you will have well developed written and verbal communication skills, with an ability to convey information in a clear, timely and accurate manner using appropriate methods of communication. Above all, you’ll have a preference for delivery, and continually display initiative in all that you do.

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