Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Graduate & Exp. Job Recruitment [3 Openings]

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 following positions below:


1.) Senior Mech Engineer (Static Equipment)

Job Title: Senior Mech Engineer (Static Equipment)

Job Requisition ID: R115833
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Job Family Group: Discipline Engineering
Worker Type: Regular
Business unit: Projects and Technology
Experience Level:Experienced Professionals

What’s the Role?

  • Function as Senior mechanical Static Equipment Engineer as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for projects and assets reporting to SWO Engineering Lead.
  • Support the activities of other mechanical engineers providing static equipment and piping engineering specialist expertise in assigned projects.


  • Coordinate the completion of mechanical engineering scopes in shallow Water Offshore (SWO) projects.
  • Provide support to Mechanical Discipline Lead in managing the health of the mechanical engineering team members.
  • Participatory review and revision of engineering standards and procedures.
  • Identify new technology for use in the mechanical static equipment engineering discipline, working with IT support team and mechanical discipline lead.
  • Contributory participation in mechanical engineering discipline networks globally.
  • Support technical development and coaching in mechanical engineering discipline.
  • Participate in assigned project audits and reviews, and ensure application of appropriate technical HSE in the design.
  • Provides support in competency assessment of MMI-MS SGP and SATP engineers, Industrial Trainees and Interns.
  • Provide support to the Regional Mechanical Discipline Lead to establish a qualitative delivery capacity for mechanical engineering scopes in projects.
  • Apply minimum technical specification and system engineering initiatives for project specifications and contractors’ activities on static equipment engineering.
  • Verification of the design works carried out by engineering contractors to ensure proposed solutions meet integrity, reliability, operability and maintainability requirements when required.
  • Provide support during the fabrication, testing, installation and commissioning of static equipment, and conduct shop and field acceptance testing.
  • Participate in the development of the pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up plans for static equipment.
  • Support asset teams to troubleshoot static equipment performance issues, proffer solutions and conduct field performance tests.
  • Work with a diverse range of static equipment vendors to optimise equipment design through the application of best practices.

What We Need From You?

  • Appropriate Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent qualifications.
  • 5 – 8 years experience in engineering practice. Most of this period must have been spent in the oil & gas/petrochemical industry.
  • Chartered engineer or already in process.
  • A certified TA3 in MMI-MS skill set or already pre-assessed as capable is preferred.
  • Strong leadership, team building and inter-personal skills and good communication skills (i.e. report writing, fluent in English negotiating and presentation).
  • Possess commercial acumen.
  • Possess knowledge of static equipment design covering design of HVAC systems, Heat Exchangers, Tanks and Pressure vessels etc. for oil and gas installations.
  • Possess capability to interpret Plant Design 2D Autocad and 3D PDMS models.
  • Must possess an in-depth knowledge of ASME, ASHRAE and European and ISO design standards for pressure vessels, Heat exchangers and HVAC application in oil and gas operation.
  • Ability to prepare design, procurement, construction, (pre) commissioning and hand-over specification packages for static equipment.
  • Capable of interpreting results from plant availability modelling tools.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline Not Specified




2.) Senior Project Planning Engineer

Job Title: Senior Project Planning Engineer

Job Requisition ID: R126105
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers, Nigeria
Job Type: Full time
Job Family Group: Projects
Worker Type: Regular
Business unit: Projects and Technology
Experience Level:Experienced Professionals

Job Description
What’s the role?

  • To contribute to delivery and maintenance of standard, consistent and realistic project plans reflecting the assessed risk parameters for each project.
  • Develop plans required for the management and engineering of assigned projects compliant with agreed business and technical objectives, within schedule and budget, whilst ensuring quality, safe installation, and operation as well as performance to agreed requirements.
  • Evaluate and control project plans and perform schedule development, maintenance and monitoring of the planning/scheduling activities.
  • Ensure competitive schedule deliveries via latest benchmarking internally within Shell and externally through IPA, Performance Forum, Woodmac and other benchmarking tools and forums.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Deliver and maintain consistent and realistic plans and control structures for the project. Understand the list of plans required to execute the assigned project sub-elements and their interface to other sub-elements. Develop the activities, logic, resources and progress for the assigned project sub-elements, leading to the creation of the baseline schedule and its subsequent maintenance.
  • Develop, implement and comply with the planning and progress monitoring procedures.
  • Conduct weekly and monthly progress update, forecast, critical path and trend analyses for assigned elements, including any impact from interface areas.
  • Implement and maintain the status reports. Provide regular and comprehensive schedule status reports to projects sub-element managers.
  • Assess and incorporate the impact of approved changes and any deviations from the key project targets and milestones, including productivity monitoring and identification of alternate approaches to optimize the plan(s).
  • Liaise with and challenge Project Engineering personnel to ensure proper understanding of the key schedule sensitivities and drivers.
  • Develop contract key dates, milestones and Shell plan dates that align with the overall project schedule. Participate in evaluating bid schedules and reviewing contractor plans to support contract award recommendations. Develop contract sections for planning and progress reporting. Review and verify contractors reported progress and ensure that this is reflected in the project schedule
  • Contribute to the translation of the project’s risk profile into the probabilistic risk model and understand the output, including the key risk drivers for the possible range of schedule completion dates.
  • Track the criticality of the main paths to completion and float consumption.
  • Develop credible and competitive project schedule to the required confidence levels working in a multi-function and multi discipline team.
  • Maintain and promote realism in the planning deliverables in the face of commercial pressure and optimism from project team leaders.
  • Develop credible schedules and plans integrating assessed issues and uncertainties that will facilitate quality decision making.
  • Support CSR’s and other site leadership personnel on planning / progress monitoring on execute phase.
  • Contribute to close-out data to enable knowledge retention (lessons learned, project data compilation) at completion of work.

What we need from you?

  • Must have a Project Services Planning Level 1 or equivalent
  • Must have at least 8 years of industry experience
  •  At least 3 years’ experience in a project planning role is a must
  • Must have been responsible for the preparation and maintenance of schedules for elements of project scope or a portfolio of early-phase prospects
  •  Assessment for Leadership Development is expected to be at the level of Individual Performers
  • Experience in an Oil and Gas industry is a must.


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

Application Deadline Not Specified



3.) Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) Graduate Programme 2023

Title: Shell Graduate Programme 2023

Reference ID: R98883
Location: Port Harcourt – Rivers
Job Type:Full time
Worker Type: Regular
Recruiting Instruction: Talent Brew field


Job Description
Join Us In Powering Change:

  • We are looking for graduates who share our purpose to power progress and our culture of inclusion, collaboration, and care.
  • We’ll give you the support you need to forge your own path, and you’ll have real responsibilities and meaningful projects to work on right from the start.

Where You Fit in

  • Shell’s purpose is to power progress together, by providing more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that rising standards of living for a growing global population are likely to continue to drive demand for energy, including oil and gas, for years to come.
  • At the same time, technology changes and the need to tackle climate change means there is a transition underway to a lower-carbon, multi-source energy system.
  • As one of the world’s leading energy companies, Shell plays a key role in meeting the world’s growing energy demand in economically, environmentally, and socially responsible ways.
  • There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the energy industry. Join us in our ambition to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050, and sooner if that is possible.
  • The Shell Companies in Nigeria with its purpose to power progress, has had a long and lasting impact in Nigeria’s energy sector landscape.
  • Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees globally in more than 70 countries. We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future.
  • The Graduate Recruitment within Shell follows a standard global methodology used to attract, select, and place our best talent within the various Shell businesses. For 2023, we are seeking graduates for the following areas:
    • Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Civil)
    • Projects and Technology
    • Safety and Environment
    • Contracting & Procurement (Logistics/Procurement, Supply Chain)


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


Application Deadline  7th July, 2023.

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