Contract Support Engineer – Shell Petroleum Nigeria

The SNEPCO Well Engineering department is responsible for delivery of all SNEPCO deepwater Exploration, Appraisal and Development wells, including Drilling, Completions, Testing and Workovers.

Its business objectives are to deliver quality, cost effective wells in accordance with the relevant well proposals, prepared in conjunction with the various customers or asset holders and operates with a delegated budget of approximately $450 million per annum until Q2 2015 based on a single rig operation. By Q3 2015, the rig count is expected to increase to 2 and subsequently increase to 3 by 2016 .
The department is based in Lagos and the offshore operations are serviced and supported from Onne supply base, where most of the contractors are also located.

The base workload is currently 1 rig year per annum with rig-less well intervention capability being developed since 2011. Growing capability in rigless intervention is also critical to realizing the aspirations of the company.

Liaison with Global Technical partners in Houston and Rijswijk, third-party service providers and the discipline functions as part of the functional organization model.

Regular site visits (Port Harcourt, Onne and Drilling Rig) will be required to ensure QA/QC and HSE policies are being applied, review work programs and to participate in meetings, inspections and audits.

In view of the growth of the SNEPCo wells organization from 1 rig to 3 rigs by 2015, the Senior Contracts Engineer is responsible for approximately 100 minor service contracts and 10 to 12 major tenders in 2013 and 2014.
Special challenge: The contracting process including NAPIMS and NCDMB is a lengthy process requiring in depth knowledge of the local contract rules and regulations.

The Senior Contracts Engineer is responsible to provide support to all elements of the Contracts and Procurement processes, technical input, tender strategies, technical and commercial evaluation, contract management for all wells related contracts.

The Senior Contracts Engineer fulfills the role of interfacing between the wells and C&P departments aiming at contract optimization, facilitating tender processes and all other contract processes related issues for all SNEPCo wells projects.

– Responsible for overall contracting and tender strategies.

– Defining HSE, tender technical and commercial input, liaison with NAPIMS and NCDMB and provide support to the Wells Head Of Business Support.

– Ensure tender strategies and get approval from the Well Global Contract Board and Major Tender Board.

– Input and submission of Invitation to Tenders.

– Responsible for HSE, technical and commercial evaluation of tenders.

– Responsible for timely award of contracts.

– Responsible for defining input to contract management plans, input to Business Performance Reviews and Contract Optimization Reviews.

– Provide support to Contract Holders and Contract Owners, responsible for providing an overview of the contract status as well as potential cost exposure.

– Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering
– Minimum 10 years WE/CWI experience with at least 3 years in completions
WE/CWI Round I and Round II
– Demonstrated success in a technical WE/CWI position is required
– Skill in contracting and procurement processes is required.
– Experience in operations logistics and materials
– Knowledge of the application of QA/QC processes and procedures.
– Skill in floating well engineering and/or completions and intervention operations.
– High level of HSE commitment and awareness.

– Good communication skills in order to fit into a multinational work force.
– Good command of the English language, written as well as verbal.
– Good report writing, communication skills and PC skills
– Good commercial awareness and appreciation of life cycle costing.
– An ability to work independently with the minimum of supervision.
– Flexible, self-motivated and dynamic personality, capable of performing in a work    environment which only provides limited resources.

Application Deadline: Friday 31 May 2013

Number of Vacancies: 1


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