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  • Global Performance Engineer - Naval Architecture/Mooring/Riser at Shell Petroleum Development Company

  • Posted on: 2 September, 2019 Deadline: 15 September, 2019
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  • 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.

    Global Performance Engineer - Naval Architecture/Mooring/Riser


    Reference ID: 117358BR
    Location: Lagos
    Employment Type: Full Time
    Experience level: Experienced Professionals


    • The Deep Water Projects [DWP] is a fast-growing organization and a centre of excellence for Deepwater project delivery within the Gulf of Guinea.  In its drive to consistently achieve very successful project delivery, there is the need to fill the position of Naval Architecture/Mooring/Riser Engineer.
    • The Global Performance Engineer will report directly to the Head, Offshore Structures, Hull, Riser and Mooring (OHRM) part of Civil Offshore Pipeline (COP) discipline and will be responsible for carrying out  Global performance of floating systems, Analysis and design of Risers and mooring systems and associated systems in current and future projects in the DWP organization, assessment and assurance of integrity of existing riser and associated systems from assets. She/he will be responsible for providing engineering, co-ordination and professional skills to assigned projects related to producing assets of green field projects.

    Job Role Summary

    • The Deepwater Global Performance Engineer is responsible for naval architectural, mooring and station keeping aspects of FPSO and analysis of risers for deep water Shell Nigeria region. 
    • The role would include into front end engineering and tender documentation preparation, and continue through detailed engineering, procurement, construction, systems completion and start-up.
    • The Global performance engineer  participate in contract support efforts. General interest activity in the upstream centralized engineering organization may also be expected, including technology development, vendor engagement, industry participation, workflow development, global production unit support, riser and/or flowline integrity management programming. Longer term, the Global performance Engineer will be given opportunity to broaden technical, business, influence and leadership skills based on interest, business need, and performance.


    • Assurance review of floating systems, mooring, station keeping aspects, riser and flowline design documents including reports, studies, drawings, specifications and datasheets to ensure they meet project requirements and comply with applicable company guidelines, International Codes and Standards.
    • Ensure the timely closure of outstanding engineering issues including mooring station keeping, mooring hardware, riser structural design, buckling and walking design, other mechanical design issues, flexible integrity risks and geohazards.
    • Support the review of engineering deviations and clarifications.
    • Ensure the management of engineering design changes handling, tracking and closure of all actions to and from subcontractor
    • Support other engineering activities as directed by projects including risk assessments, HAZOPs, integrity management and repair strategies, collection of pipeline lessons and experiences.
    • Clear understanding of Mooring and Riser industry guidelines from classification agencies and local governing bodies
    • Understanding global and component mechanical design and use of material selection into the design, engineering critical analysis, strength and fatigue check


    • Bachelors or Masters of Science with a Degree in Mechanical, Civil, Ocean/Naval or Materials Engineering (or related discipline)
    • At least 4-7 years of experience in floating systems and or riser and/or flowline engineering design, and knowledge related to fabrication and/or installation activities for upstream oil and gas projects is a plus.
    • Interest in global relocation and geographic flexibility
    • Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
    • Design and Analyze Global Performance of FPSOs
    • Perform floating systems Hydrostatic stability calculation, Wave Diffraction & Radiation analysis (e.g. WAMIT).
    • Proficient in riser analysis (static, dynamic, fatigue and interference analysis)
    • Skill in anchor design, geotechnical aspects is a plus
    • Hands on experience using Hydrodynamic and global performance riser analysis software is required and Experience with using Orcaflex is a plus.
    • Africa with frequent travels all over the world
    • Ability to adapt to tight deadlines and frequent changes in priorities
    • Strong leadership, influencing, and interpersonal skills
    • Strong organizational, coordination, planning, and interface skills
    • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
    • Familiar with deep water riser and flowline qualification, fabrication, welding/inspection, and installation methods

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Shell Petroleum Development Company career website on to apply

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