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Recent Job Openings at Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC)




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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Executive Confidential Assistant SNBO

Job Requisition ID: R123175
Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Job Family Group: Human Resources Jobs
Worker Type: Regular
Business unit: Human Resources
Experience Level: Early Careers

What’s the Role? 
As the Executive Confidential Assistant SNBO providing support to Shell Companies in Nigeria, you will be accountable for:

  • Perform a variety of high impact secretarial responsibilities.
  • Manage administrative details; coordinate and organize office effectiveness.
  • Full and effective coordination of the itinerary of the principal for internal and external purposes.
  • Coordinate necessary meet and greet activities relating to internal and external visitors.
  • Manage confidential, privileged, and sensitive information.
  • Manage key stakeholders and work seamlessly with counterparts across board to achieve successful business outcomes.
  • Maintain confidentiality across principal’s personal life.
  • Demonstrate objective challenge of planned engagements requiring considerable time commitment line with business goals.
  • Coordinate and schedule various appointments and meetings; make travel arrangements as assigned; prepare and assure proper completion of reimbursements as required.
  • Perform other duties as required to accomplish the objectives of the position.

Education Qualifications and relevant years of Experience

  • BA / B.SC in a Business Administration or art related discipline.
  • 5 years of relevant experience in working with a CEO or a senior executive equivalent.

What we need from you?

  • Excellent writing and spoken communication.
  • Ability to maintain a variety of complex and confidential files and records.
  • Excellent cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Effective plan and work organization.
  • Ability to respond quickly and promptly on enquires and issues.
  • Meet schedules and timelines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Report writing.
  • Proficiency in usage of MS Suites (word, ppt and excel).

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Contract Holder

Job Requisition ID: 1557126
Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Job Family Group: Downstream Supply Chain
Worker Type: Regular
Experience Level: Experienced Professionals

Job Description

  • As Contract Coordinator, you will be at the forefront of this challenging ambition by growing SNG sales and distribution by maturing identified opportunities in Nigeria using SNG Project Management Guide to achieve SNG growth ambition (250 mmscf/d by 2025 and 1Bscf/d in 2030).
  • This role will also require significant interface management with stakeholders, both internal and external.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide commercial direction in the creation, management and execution of contracts supporting the E2E operations function i.e. Facilities, Remediation, Maintenance, and Projects. This comprises pre-award and post-award contract management for design, material procurement, tendering/contract management, site supervision, commissioning and interface management activitiesAs contract holder (CH) for the projects, exercise responsibilities for all stages of the planning, execution and management of own contracts. Undertake compliance audits to ensure compliance with contract terms and conditions and appropriate delivery of all contract deliverables. Working with contract services, review, process and settle all claims and disputes during the execution phase. Ensure proper contract close-out.Liaise and manage interfaces with following key stakeholders to ensure seamless execution of pipeline projects teams, commercial/contract services, procurement, external relations, HSE, Tender Board, host communities, NNPC Gas Infrastructure Company, , Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority and others as may be necessary.
  • Lead and/or participate in integrated audit teams contributing own expertise into technical (e.g. HAZOPS (Hazard and Operability Studies), design reviews, etc), HSE and business control audits.
  • Participate in development of department’s business plans including budget and HSE plans.
  • Provide commercial support to other parts of SNG business.
  • Contract Pre-award: Lead talk to the Contract Owner about the justification and implications of using the selected Contract Mode; Determine the Contract HSSE Risk and relevant HSSE requirements; Ensure the Contractor capability HSSE assessment is completed including; a) a desk-top review of the Contractor’s HSSE Management System and b) a scope specific assessment to confirm the Contractor has the capability and resources to manage the actual contract scope safely; Ensure the Contractor develops a Contract HSSE Plan.
  • Contract Post Award: Approve the Contract HSSE Plan submitted by the Contractor prior to start of work; Regularly review the management of HSSE Risks and HSSE performance with the Contractor; Require that the Contractor demonstrates that its Personnel; a) understand the Contract HSSE risks & requirements and b) have been given an induction on the HSSE Risks of the contracted activities; Verify Contract HSSE requirements and associated Contract HSSE Plan are being implemented during execution

What’s the Role

  • Ensure your Contract Management Team (CMT), including the HSSE Lead, is in place and aware of their responsibilities
  • Develop commercially competitive contracting & procurement strategies for assigned key spend categories which meets the Business demand and is aligned with the category strategy.
  • Apply the PTCAM/CMCP process and CP operations practices while focusing on contribution to the business drivers and not compromising on compliance for HSSE&SP, E&C, Code of Conduct, Laws and regulations.
  • Identify, develop & implement supply chain improvement opportunities, particularly to enable lean sourcing, effective and waste-free requisition-to-pay (RTP) processes.
  • Proactively identify & understand commercial/procurement needs from internal stakeholders (Shell Business) and collaboratively propose competitive solutions. This may involve constructively challenging the Business Demand &/or Procurement Practices in order to drive value and efficiency for the organization.
  • Manage Supplier Relationship effectively and collaboratively drive continuous performance improvement via relevant contract key metrics (e.g.: HSSE, Operations, Cost) to ensure effective contractual delivery, value optimization and risk management.
  • Build and maintain strong network in the market, being fully aware of supplier developments and opportunities coming up in the market.
  • Manage Key Stake Holder Interfaces, e.g. Category Leads, Contract Holders, Contract Owners, Global Category Team (where applicable) & Suppliers.

What we need from you?

  • Track record of execution excellence & delivering results.
  • Highly tuned commercial acumen and curiosity with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver value from complex deals.
  • Proven experience in contract negotiations & complex tender evaluation
  • Good understanding of strategic, technical, legal, finance, taxation and commercial issues.
  • Highly driven, ‘can do’, inspiring, able to articulate in a crisp and precise manner.
  • Uncompromising on HSSE, ethics & compliance
  • Continuous improvement and simplification mindset
  • Strong and Proven Interpersonal, Influencing & Stakeholder Management Skills.
  • Ability to cope with complexity & uncertainty and proven adaptability
  • Driven, Motivated & Passionate to drive positive change.
  • MCIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply) Qualification (completion or in progress) would be beneficial.

Specific experiences and skills we would like you to bring:

  • A University Degree in Engineering / Accounting / Accountancy or alike and 4+ years of experience in contracting and procurement, project Engineering/Project Management in Oil & Gas industry.
  • Communication and Influencing skills to effectively deal with major contractors, host communities and other stakeholders.
  • Certification in Project Management is an advantage
  • Supply account management Category management
  •  Pre Award & post award HSSE management
  • Knowledge of Process systems management (SAP & Ariba) – added advantage.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Staff Wells Engineer

Job Requisition ID: R123169
Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Job Family Group: Wells
Worker Type: Regular
Experience Level: Experienced Professionals

What’s the Role?

  • Responsible for the design, planning, and management of completion and well intervention operations, with the full integration of the CWI Operations team and relevant asset teams.
  • Preparation of detailed cost and time estimates, tracking of relevant metrics during job execution, after action reviews (AAR) documentation, well handover to production, and developing subsequent improvement plans.


  • Project Design/Execution: Deliver world-class design/execution performance by embedding continuous improvement methodology as the way of working and implementing full use of the Global Well Delivery Process (GWDP)
  • HSSE – Integrate HSSE in the design, programming, and execution of well work on completion and well intervention operations. Actively promote HSSE and Sustainable Development (SD) in all activities and ensure compliance with business principles. Lead the technical and HSSE management of relevant service provider contracts and support the contracting and procurement strategy. Collaborate with contractors regarding performance, future plans, variances, etc. as needed.
  • Regulatory – ensure all Well Notifications, Combined Operations Notifications, Regulatory Permits, etc are all in place and correct prior to commencement of operations.
  • Support and foster relationships with other asset teams including subsurface, production, facilities, and construction. Support engagements with JV partners where applicable and the development and analysis of competitive benchmarking to drive operational excellence. Mentor junior staff in all aspects of completion engineering design and operations, and in interaction with other asset teams.
  • Design Completions & Well Interventions activities, sit within the execution teams for Completion & Well Interventions to deliver planned scope. Supervise and ensure Completion & Well Intervention programmes are executed safely and efficiently and that all company policies and procedures are fully adhered to.
  • Monitor offshore LWIV based Completion & Well Intervention operations. Ensure accurate reporting of all Completion & Well Intervention activities into the approved reporting medium.
  • Implement accurate cost monitoring of all Completion & Well Intervention activities both in the office and on the well site. Integrate and liaise with other disciplines to ensure efficient and effective execution of Completion & Well Intervention work programmes.

What we need from you?

  • A professional Engineer with a university Degree in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline.
  • A minimum of 8 years’ experience in Completions and Well intervention design and operations.
  •  IWCF/WIPC certification will be an added advantage
  • Good supervisory skills, with sound knowledge of Completions and Intervention practices
  •  Strong interpersonal skills
  • Good analytical, communication and writing skills, with PC fluency and familiarity with drilling engineering software.
  • Excellent proficiency in English language, both in speech and in writing.
  • Willing to work on rotations to field locations.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Job Title: Field Technician

Job Requisition ID: R122367
Location: Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Job Family Group: Maintenance, Reliability and Turnarounds, Production and Manufacturing Downstream
Worker Type: Regular
Experience Level: Early Careers

Job Description
We are looking for the following roles:

  • Field Technician (Mechanical)
  • Field Technician (Process Automation, Control and Optimization)
  • Field Technician (Electrical)
  • Control Room Operator

What’s the Role?

  • The Field Technician mobilize and control the day-to-day instrument maintenance activities in the Production Directorate with the available resources and continuing financial constraint in a safe and efficient manner with due regards to the protection of the environment and host communities.
  • Ensure that plant integrity is not compromised while meeting planned hydrocarbon production targets.
  • As part of a multi-skilled Production team this role delivers hands-on execution of PM & CM maintenance activities and the facilitation of plant and equipment isolation/reinstatement as required
  • Reduce maintenance cost whilst ensuring that SPDC Quality standards are not compromised.
  • Carry out troubleshooting and repair of control equipment in Production Asset and be knowledgeable on electronic control systems for monitoring and controlling.
  • Organise logistic resources and ensure that adequate men, materials at the time specified to execute the required activities.
  • To ensure that all hazards associated with activities are identified prior to work execution and with due regard for company safety procedures and HSE-MS requirements.
  • To seek opportunities to expand and apply technical knowledge, skill and experience in doing own job and giving other members of the team opportunity to perform.


  • Control maintenance activities and plans. Continuously improve performance as well as promote a healthy environment in line with legislation. Maintain and foster good relations with host communities.
  • Ensure all non-routine and potentially hazardous routine jobs are carried out under the Permit To Work System with associated Complementary Certificates with particular reference to concurrent operations and ensure that classification drawings, instrument loop drawings and general safety rules are being adhered to at all times. Also ensure availability of Integrated Operations Standards on site.
  • Carry out regular Unsafe Act/Condition Audits to quickly identify hazards in the facility with corrective actions to re-instate facility integrity to sustain safety, protect the environment and meet hydrocarbon production at targets. Ensure all Unsafe Act/Condition audits recorded, filed and corrective action promptly initiated and carried out.
  • Monitor and control daily maintenance activities and minimize waste generated at the instrument section of the Workshop with the view of continuously reducing them. Feedback results to sectional staff in order to evaluate performance against set targets.
  • Accomplishment of maintenance targets through demonstration of technical knowledge, skill, and experience on activities and monitoring staff for optimum performance.
  • Participate and encourage staff to be part of HSE drills with well-documented records and regular reviews to improve performance. Ensure staff attend daily toolbox and monthly HSE meetings.
  • Monitor the effectiveness of on-the-job training at own section and identify further learning and development needs for staff development for higher professionalism.
  • Be aware of OPEX expenditures against budgets, investigate reasons for over/under expenditure and take appropriate action where necessary. Promote economical and functional expenditures within the team.
  • Control all tasks and activities required for the HSE-MS audit /certification as planned.

What we need from you?

  • At least 5 yrs of relevant experience
  • To meet the requirement of the job, the person must have in-depth electrical process, Instrumentation and control, knowledge in oil and gas production equipment and their maintenance. The candidate must have a OND or equivalent qualification.
  • As part of a multi-skilled Production team this role delivers hands-on execution of PM & CM maintenance activities and the facilitation of plant and equipment isolation/reinstatement as required.
  • Will work with and support other Technicians to deliver efficient work execution.
  • Carry out Emergency response duties under the instruction of the Emergency team leader as part of the Emergency Response Team as assigned in location of work.
  • Strong communication skills, excellent attention to detail and a proactive and enthusiastic approach.
  • Technicians should be able to competently, maintain and optimise plant and equipment in a challenging environment.
  • Use experience and initiative to identify and safely resolve problems, improving performance and efficiency within the Asset.
  • Ability to work in a competent and efficient manner on their own and as part of a team.

Field Technician (Mechanical):

  • Strong respect to Mechanical/Rotating Equipment
  • Must have a Science background
  • Experience in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering

Field Technician (Process Automation, Control and Optimization – PACO):

  • Must have Control Automation skills

Control Room Technician:

  • Must have an experience in Plant Operation Processes in any industry

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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