Company: Shell
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer, Reliability Engineer
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

The SEAM organization integrates Safety, Environment & Asset Management activities and positions from existing lines of business (Integrated Gas, Downstream & Upstream) and central teams (PTS, Asset Management Excellence). With a broad geographical footprint, this will enable the new team to support Shell's business & assets around the world.

Technical Asset Operations (TAO) is a key enabler for the accelerated delivery of Shell's Asset Management System and will help us to reach our ultimate potential in Downstream Manufacturing, Integrated Gas and Upstream. TAO provides high quality and cost-competitive technical resources who are not physically present at site yet are an integral part of asset teams delivering value through end-to-end AMS work processes.

Purpose & Function

This role reports directly to the Reliability Instrumentation IPF/SIL Technical Operations Manager, with multiple stakeholders in various Assets. The main purpose of the role is to manage a group of Instrumentation Engineers supporting different Assets across Shell globally, ensuring timely and quality delivery by team members to the Assets that we support. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute in both strategic and technical deliverables as of when required.

  • The Sr Team Lead Reports to the Reliability Instrumentation IPF/SIL Technical Operations Manager, who in turn reports to the Asset Care General Manager.
  • The Team Lead will have a team of 10-12 individual contributors under him/her.

  • Manage a team of 10 - 12 individual contributors who support multiple different Assets across Shell, delivering engineering support for MOCs.
  • The Sr Team Lead is required to superve and coordinate team's activities with the respective Assets, monitoring KPIs and deliverables closely.
  • Provide required advice/support and coaching in both Instrumentation & Control engineering, as well as leadership areas to team members.
  • Provide technical support and services to Assets, in areas of Functional Safety (IPF/SIS) and Instrumentation engineering, when/if required.
  • Work together with Technical Operations Manager on team members progression/development plans and continuously monitor and address any competency gaps for team members.
  • Drive and develop standardised best practices related to Functional Safety, Instrument Engineering, IAMS, PCD/OT Security and other PACO related scope that are part of the team's delivery.
  • Support RCA/Causal Learning investigations and support MTO teams in resolving threats when/if required. Create and foster a strong team spirit. Ensure that staff have a pleasant working environment.
  • Ensure that the teams deliver on time, with required quality control and continuous improvement.
  • Effectively and mindfully manage various stakeholders, both internal and external to TAO, with the mindset of one Natural Team.
  • Able to integrate subordinates and peers in delivering initiiatives.
  • Assist Technical Operations Manager in development of strategic long term planning for the team, as well as execution of tactics to achieve team's vision.
  • Manage and optimise staff utilisation, to achieve FTE efficiency in delivery.
  • Drive recruitment and onboarding activities, when required.
  • Ensure that billing, time-writing and expense claims are executed in a timely manner
  • Support the Deployment and Capability leads in managing various activities related to TORs, Accounts, Migrations, Portfolio, Quality Assurance & Talent Development.
  • Ensure that activities are executed in line with Shell's policies & standards. (Data privacy/protection, HSSE&SP, DEP, AMS processes & others).

Skills & Requirements

Education & Experience:
  • University Degree (preferred) Instrumentation & Control engineering or equivalent.
  • At least 15 years experience in the field of Instrumentation and Control in Oil&Gas/Petrochemicals industry or similar environment, in either Maintenance Engineering or Projects engineering support.
  • Sound technical knowledge and working experience in Instrumentation & Controls with working experience in field instruments (transmitters, control valves, fire&gas, analysers, pneumatics, hydraulics), control systems (DCS, IPS, local panels etc.), auxiliaries and interfaces systems (e.g. serial link cable, Modbus, Profibus, FF etc.)
  • Working knowledge and experience managing Functional Safety/SIS/IPF activities is an advantage.
  • Able to manage a wide range of stakeholders at different seniority levels.
  • Experienced in leading Reliability Improvement initiatives and managing teams (either direct or indirect reports).
  • Experienced in driving change in complex, multi assets/portfolio environments

Leadership Competences:
  • Sound understanding of business/process workflow and have a mature mindset
  • A competent leader who are able to provide steer and direction, while balancing the performance of the team.
  • Driven to coach to enhance teams' performance and capability underperformance. Keep the team highly motivated and energized.
  • Continuously looking for improvements in simplifying work processes. Highly motivated to drive initiatives and manage changes.
  • Ability to think strategically provide tactical solutions is also required for the role.
  • Flexibility to move quickly across changing priorities and manage multiple Projects/Programmes
  • Ability to independently, resourcefully, and creatively research and implement new solutions
  • Demonstrated professional competence and managerial skills, and proven ability to influence change across an organization and geographies, including non-operated ventures.
  • External lens and connectivity: able to understand how Shell can influence the external world and how Shell is influenced by the external world.
  • Ability to engage and effectively communicate at all levels inside and outside Shell and within different cultural settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to challenge and ability to build internal and external relationships based on trust and to integrate across multiple functions.