Company: Shell
Skills: Maintenance Manager
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Port of Spain, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Job Description


The Maintenance Manager is the Head of Maintenance for Shell Trinidad & Tobago Limited, and has the accountability and authority to manage a multi-discipline Maintenance Support team for planning, coordinating and execution of maintenance activities to sustain, improve and restore the asset's Technical Integrity and Reliability / Availability. The incumbent interfaces with all functions to ensure delivery of maintenance management in accordance with the best practices and HSSE standards to meet business targets.


Assurance of Technical Integrity via Barrier assessment, audits; Reliability improvement; manage the Maintenance Reference Plan and inputs to Turnaround planning. Ensure safe delivery of strategic plans as per Maintenance Reference Plan (MRP), operational activities as per IAPS and day to day tactical maintenance in support of the equipment reliability and production availability. The incumbent shall:
1. Aim to achieve competitive targets as defined by guidelines, MEI KPIs and the Business KPIs.
2. Develop the Site Maintenance team to ensure appropriate skills and knowledge reside at sites to reduce mean time to repair on CMs (corrective maintenance activities) and reduce mean between failures by properly executed PMs (preventive maintenance activities)
3. Promote competence improvement among the entire Maintenance Engineering Discipline - covering mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, inspection, reliability engineering. Critical to successfully achieving this requires the Maintenance Manager to build strong working relationships across Operations, Engineering and Maintenance as well as internal team alignment with Maintenance Excellence Manager and Turnaround Event Manager.

The position is established to develop, drive and direct policies, strategies, procedures, and provide leadership of engineering maintenance and integrity activities within Shell Trinidad & Tobago Limited. The role encompasses governance and coordination of the good maintenance practices. The incumbent leads a multi-discipline team of general and specialist engineering maintenance staff that provide a wide range of professional services.
This position is accountable for ensuring the right maintenance at the right time with the right resources at the right cost.

More accountabilities include:

Other dimensions of this role include collaboration and interfacing. The Maintenance Manager collaborates with:
1. the Maintenance Excellence Manager for the initiation, drive and direction of the development of maintenance philosophies, strategies, guidelines and procedures.
2. the Turnaround Event Manager to perform schedule optimization to minimize production deferment associated with maintenance activities.
3. Collaborates with the Operations Support Team Lead and Operations Team Lead to ensure smooth transition of and seamless ways of working and align priorities of the week. Participates in Regional and Global maintenance network discussions to gain shared learnings and from other Shell assets.

Company Description

As one of the world's leading energy companies, Shell plays a key role in helping to meet the world's growing energy demand in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. Shell is committed to high standards of health, safety and environmental performance; to upholding honesty, integrity and respect for people in every aspect of our operation; and to the equal treatment and development of staff. Shell has been active in Trinidad for a century. Our business activities in Trinidad include exploration and development activities, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and providing high technical support to a state company.

The world faces energy challenges that are becoming more complex each day. We're looking for people who share our passion for taking on those challenges with cutting edge technology, innovative thinking and a commitment to properly managed risk. Shell develops and operates some of the largest and most complex projects in the world and we always endeavor to work at the leading edge of technical innovation.


  • B.Sc. University Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • At least 10 years Maintenance experience in the Petrochemical and/or Upstream energy industry.
  • Experience in maintenance demonstrated by an understanding of Maintenance processes and the development and implementation of Maintenance strategies
  • A practical knowledge of contractor management.
  • Completion of courses in Maintenance Management and Engineering Asset Management.
  • Knowledge in Bently Nevada diagnostics, Solar Mars, vibration fundamentals and PLC programming would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of Inspection and NACE Professional Certification, ASME PVC Sec VIII, API 510, 570 and 610
  • Knowledge and experience of heavy lifting, complex rigging, vessel repairs, design and construction, centrifugal and reciprocating pumps and other plant equipment maintenance.
  • Project Management training inclusive of Project Cost and Schedule Management, Project Risk Management and Project Management Essentials would be an asset, Management of Change.
  • Knowledge of Work Identification and Prioritisation
  • Knowledge of Reliability analysis and improvements
  • Knowledge of Turnaround Management and practices
  • Knowledge of interfaces process with AMS Perform ME (Maintenance Execution)
  • Knowledge of Technical Integrity Assessment & Assurance
  • Skill of good communication skills at all levels. Excellent facilitation/team leading skills with ability to network and influence at all levels.
  • Skill - Ability to work with virtual teams and through the power of influence without direct control
  • Master - performing technical solutions to effect maintenance and repair

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