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Shell Marine Officer in Singapore, Singapore


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Marine Officer

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Job Description:

The Marine Officer (MO) plays a key role in providing maritime technical expertise and support to ensure that all maritime operations at Pulau Bukom Manufacturing site are conducted in accordance with the Group requirements for Health, Safety, Security and Environmental (HSSE) standards.

The Marine Officer is responsible for:

  • Providing maritime technical advice and support on:

  • the implementation of the Maritime Process Model and compliance with the HSSE Control Framework with particular emphasis on the Transport Manual - Maritime Safety

  • maritime and shipboard related operations including commercial issues

  • marine and oil pollution response

  • Marine oil loss processes (cargo expediting, marine oil loss investigation, independent Cargo Inspectors audits, etc.)

  • maritime standards, guidelines, rules and regulations

  • Performing tasks of Downstream Maritime Safety Authorised Person (AP) for the following area as appropriate:

  • port and berth assurance

  • vessel quality assurance

  • maritime contractor HSSE management

  • maritime personnel transport & transfer facilities

  • effective management of maritime HSSE risk

  • maritime incident investigation

  • Performing tasks of Authorised Person (AP) for diving activities within Bukom Manufacturing site as well as other Shell Singapore site

  • Safe execution of Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) operation and maintenance

  • Maintaining and ensuring proper functioning of navigational aids

  • Performing emergency response duties as required by the site Emergency Response Plan and Standard Operating Procedures

  • Driving and / or supporting short and long-term improvement plans for maritime assurance, operations and assets

  • Effective management of Process Safety risk including compliance to 9 Process Safety Fundamentals

  • Compliance to ESP and other DSM processes to ensure safe and reliable operation and asset integrity

  • Carry out Duty Marine Officer (DMO) function and as per roster provide maritime technical expertise and support during office and non-office hours.

  • Serves as a member of the:

  • Shipping and Maritime organisation within the APME region

  • Global Response Support Network (GRSN) [Asia Russia Australasia Team (ARAT)]

  • Site’s Hydrocarbon Mass Balance Team

  • Meeting the requirements of the Leadership and Commitment Manual of the HSSE & SP Control Framework;

  • be mindful of HSSE and Social Performance (SP) risks

  • demonstrate visible and felt HSSE & SP leadership through measurable actions

  • motivate, coach and develop your people in effective HSSE & SP management

  • hold individuals Accountable for their HSSE & SP behaviours and performance


Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site runs about 20 million tons per year of crude and feed-stocks; all inputs come in via SBM or wharves and all outputs via undersea pipelines & wharves. Bukom manufacturing site consists of a complex balancing / trading refinery fully integrated with an Ethylene Cracker Complex.

Pulau Bukom Manufacturing site has one of the largest maritime risk exposures in Shell DS. Bukom being an island refinery relies heavily on maritime transportation for the safe and efficient movement of cargoes, materials and most importantly personnel.

Pulau Bukom has 14 main wharves for cargo transfer and are capable of accommodating vessels with size ranging from small coastal to Suezmax. These wharves handle a variety of cargoes including crude oil, dirty products, clean products, chemicals, pressurised LPG, ethylene, sulphur and drummed bitumen. In addition to these wharves, Bukom also operates a Single Buoy Mooring (SBM) which is located approximately 5km southeast of Pulau Bukom, capable of accommodating Very Large Crude Oil Carrier (VLCC). The SBM is the main facility for crude intake into Bukom.

The Marine Officer will be working in marine environment. It is not uncommon to find the work challenging considering the dynamic of shipping and maritime operations which could be quite intense at times. The position is based at Pulau Bukom Manufacturing site with occasional international travel in support of the regional maritime activities.

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Shell is one the largest foreign investors in Singapore and began operations in 1891. Today, we have more than 3,200 employees in Singapore alone. The Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site today is the largest Shell refinery in the world in terms of crude distillation capacity, which makes Singapore a key regional supply and trading centre for Shell in the East. Singapore is the largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia Pacific region. Shell Jurong Island (SJI) manufactures petrochemicals to meet the fast-growing demand for these products in the region. We also have one of the largest single-branded retail networks in Singapore, providing customers with a wide range of quality products and services. When you join Shell in Singapore, you can count on our commitment to help you thrive and propel your career by means of our industry-leading development programme and our available and unrivalled pool of local and global experts. Our numerous global and local skill pools as well as our diversity are key to our success and continuing innovation.


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Work Location:

Singapore - Pulau Bukom



  • Class 1 Certificate of Competency, Master Mariner (foreign going, unlimited) issued under the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers


  • Sailing experience in management capacity (Senior Officer) on foreign going oil tankers is required. Experience on VLCC / Gas Carriers will be an advantage

  • Expertise in various types of cargo pumping systems and crude oil washing is required

  • Experience in terminal assurance / operations, vessel assurance, pilotage or upstream operations is an advantage


  • Strong leadership and stakeholder management skills

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong in analytical problem solving and troubleshooting

  • Resilient under pressure with decisive decision-making skills

  • Self-motivated, mature professional with ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Proficient in English language both written and oral.


  • Shell HSSEQ requirements, Shell General Business Principles, Code of Conduct and Anti-bribery and corruption manual.

  • Shell HSSE & SP CF and Maritime Assurance Process Model

  • Vessel and terminal assurance process

  • Tanker and oil terminal safety requirements

  • Regulatory requirements and Industry (OCIMF, SIGTTO, ICS, PIANC, etc.) standards for shipping and maritime operations

  • Inspection and maintenance principle as per OCIMF/ SIGTTO Jetty Maintenance and Inspection Guide

  • Basic financial knowledge & budget management

  • Having knowledge of API Manual of Petroleum Measurement Standards (MPMS) will be an advantage.

  • Having awareness on Shell DEP and internal standards for marine assets will be an advantage

  • Having refinery operation knowledge including maintenance and management of Marine Terminal assets will be an advantage

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