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Shell Operations Superintendent in London, United Kingdom


Job Title:

Operations Superintendent

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Job Description:

Shipping and Maritime have a vacancy for an Operations Superintendent to support one of their LNG Fleet Groups. In this position, you’ll daily be dealing with a variety of tasks and people and helping Ship Management assert its position of Centre of Excellence for Maritime Operations and Asset Management and working within a team, contribute to delivery of safe, reliable and cost-effective operational excellence through world class People, Processes & Systems.

The role is London based, however it will involve regular international travel and attendance onboard the worldwide trading vessels. Covering the 24-hour fleet operational may bring the requirement to travel at short notice.

What’s the role?

In this role, you’ll be responsible for a minimum of 6 allocated vessels which operate worldwide with around 30 direct / indirect reports. You will actively promulgate and promote the Group and Company's HSEQ policies and ensure that expectations are fully understood by all, especially the shipboard management team. Additionally, you will provide an effective working link on a day-to-day basis between management and ship's staff.

Further, you’ll ensure that Shell’s reputation is safeguarded and take responsibility for ensuring the minimization of exposures to environmental pollution alongside ensuring the fleet are run safely, reliably and economically to the highest professional standard, applying the latest best practice derived from the ongoing Operational Efficiency and Shell Group Leadership processes

You will develop and maintain a close working relationship with vessel owners and customer commercial contacts, thereby ensuring that all parties concerned with the programming of the vessels are aware of the capabilities of each vessel.

Other responsibilities will include ensuring compliance requirements between stakeholders; contribution to the planning and control of OPEX budget; assess and monitor vessel voyage, navigation and cargo performance; and effective implementation of continuous improvement.

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Country of Work Location:

United Kingdom

Employment Type:

Full Time

Company Description:

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then we have grown into a leading innovative oil and gas 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.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

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


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.

Work Location:

London - Shell Centre


What we need from you

We are looking an individual with current or recent LNG vessel experience serving in senior role on an LNG vessel and with Membrane and Moss cargo containment systems shore based experience. Additionally, you will need to be knowledgeable in operational readiness reviews, root cause analysis (RCA) and risk identification and mitigation methodologies.

We’d also like you have to experience of commissioning terminals both land and sea based; dealing with high level (RAM 3+ potential) incident investigations; the undertaking new deliveries from ship-yards, deactivation and/or reactivation of vessels and previous LNG refit and/or docking experience as part of the onboard Management or Office Site team.

Further requirements:

  • Class 1 Certificate of Competency as Navigation Officer

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels within the organisation and with external stakeholders

  • Continuous Improvement mindset and ability to drive efficiency through cost optimisation proposals and initiatives

  • Self-Motivated with proven Leadership and HSSE management capability

  • A sound professional ability to work independently and communicate effectively

  • Showcase an ability to identify, initiate, analyse and develop proposals and solutions on a wide range of marine technical and operational issues

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