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Shell Health Impact Assessment Lead in Port Harcourt, Nigeria


Job Title:

Health Impact Assessment Lead

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Job Description:

Job Purpose:

The Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Lead acts as subject matter expert (SME) and drives (HIA) and other health related input to environmental studies in Shell Nigeria. He/she leads the quality assurance and delivery of HIA & other health input to various environmental other studies:

  • Contributes and leads the delivery of HIAs in all IAs/studies.

  • Provides advice and support for the implementation of HIA aspects of the Impact Assessment (IA), including regulatory requirements and their implications to the business.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Top quality of HIAs integrated into Impact Assessment studies

  • Contribute quality and cost-effective health input to the Opportunity Realisation Framework (ORF) for projects.

  • Serve as liaison between projects and the rest of the Health function

  • Top Quality of HIA support and environment, social and health management plan advice provided to asset teams

  • Effective liaison with regulators on Health aspects of studies

  • Facilitating regulators site visits and consultation with communities and other stakeholders

  • Good quality input to scoping workshops and consultation/participation of stakeholders in environmental studies process

  • Drives HIA input into studies in compliance with Company and Group standards as well as local and international specifications.

  • Contributes to the integrated effort for securing timely regulatory approvals/permits for projects

  • Developing Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) – Health aspects - for projects. Work closely with project and asset teams to ensure that all plans/designs/operations take account of Environmental studies findings and recommendations and participate in the Hazards and Effects Management Process (HEMP)/ Hazard Identification (HAZID) process

  • Develop cost-effective health impact studies/ strategy and ensure that study conclusions and recommendations are practicable and realizable for project implementation.

  • Ensure evolving regulatory provisions/good industry practices are applied in Impact Assessment (IA) studies. Help to raise health impact awareness among team members/staff, contractors and community members in operating areas.

  • Keep abreast of evolving regulatory provisions/good industry practices and ensure a corresponding level of HIA awareness among staff, contractors and community members

  • Maintain health studies database in conjunction with relevant Shell internal party(ies)

  • Contribute to the development and update of Standards, Procedures, Manuals and Guidelines for Environmental studies – HIA aspects.

  • Mentor young engineers in Impact Assessment team and the company to grow HIA skills.

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Company Description:

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and leader of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. We invest heavily in our employees, which is reflected in our industry-leading development programme and our commitment to see our employees’ ideas travel and come to fruition. Our commitment and your drive will meet and help unlock your own potential and push forward Shell’s continuous innovation. We look for ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations: our global pool of experts and the fact that our employees can tap into that diverse pool of expertise will help our commitment to supply Nigeria and beyond with our oil products. 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.


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Work Location:

Port Harcourt


Job Requirements:

  • A University degree preferably in Primary Health.

  • Postgraduate qualifications in public, community health is required for this role. (Additional qualification in Occupational health and Project management will be an added advantage)

  • Minimum of 4 years post qualification experience.

  • Good understanding and appreciation of the IA process is required

  • Experience working in an Oil and Gas industry is desirable.

  • Good knowledge of health safety and environment influence on energy business

  • Knowledgeable in HIA studies, Research and Development are required.

  • Knowledgeable in customer intimacy and environmental ecological processes

  • Good understanding of business aspects of HSE in the short and long term

Behaviours attributes:

  • Strong focus on Enterprise First (ensuring close connection and alignment with other Shell Businesses

  • Passion to drive HSE performance excellence

  • Good communicator

  • Able to work effectively in a global (virtual) team

  • Good analytical ability and keen sense of reality.

City, State (if applicable):

Port Harcourt