Sunday, November 13, 2011

Control Systems Engineer Vacancy | Shell International Trading And Shipping Company Careers



Shell International Trading And Shipping Company Limited

Control Systems Engineer - MarineJob ID: E24815

Location: Shell Centre,London, London, United Kingdom

Shell Trading is the principal trading and shipping business within Shell. It is made up of a network of independent companies that trade in their own right, but also leverage the opportunities open to a global organisation by sharing information, advice and best practice.

As a world-leading shipping and offshore consultancy, Shell Shipping Technology aims to add value to shipping and marine businesses worldwide by offering a one-stop technical solution to an array of business needs. With around 40 consultants providing up-to-date market intelligence, we offer first-class advice from early project development to fast-track implementation of shipping and marine projects.

Our key activities involve the project management of oil and gas-related projects, design and concept feasibility, detailed structural analysis, specification development, technical verification and site supervision. We also work on maritime HSSE audits, vessel condition surveys, technical risk assessment, technical support to fleet operations and maintenance, and casualty support.

Responsibilities:
As a Control Systems Engineer,you’ll be the responsible for defining,developing and executing control of the navigation and communications elements of marine technical projects and for the day-to-day support of the Shell managed fleet of ships. You’ll coordinate the provision of technical advice to Shell’s fleet operations on a global basis. You’ll provide control and automation engineering expertise on newbuild and conversion projects,ensuring that the associated designs,specifications and construction meet required operational standards.

Specific responsibilities will involve:
• Providing specialist expertise and advice on developments in the relevant technology areas
• Participating in project teams for new ship construction and conversions,including the preparation of outline specifications,evaluation of tenders,negotiation with shortlisted bidders,plan approval,design discussions with builders,and ensuring attendance at commissioning and trials
• Reviewing proposed rule changes of classification societies,ensuring that what is proposed is safe,reasonable,not unduly costly and overall beneficial to the advancement of technical standards
• Maintaining external networks so as to keep abreast of developments in the relevant technology areas and feeding this into Shell projects.
• Leading various aspects of discussions with manufacturers
• Following policy with minimum guidance and effectively interpreting legislative requirements as necessary.
• Being a technical authority on marine control and automation engineering.

Requirements:
As a Control Engineer you’ll have a degree or equivalent in control/automation engineering and ideally be a Chartered Engineer. You’ll have proven experience in a range of international marine control and automation engineering activities including concept design development for new construction, preparation of invitation to tender documentation, tender evaluation procedures and contract award and will be fully conversant with relevant rules and standards. You’ll have proven competence in failure mode analysis and causal investigation of control failures or incidents.
With extensive practical and theoretical knowledge of relevant issues in ship construction, design and operations, you’ll be able to demonstrate your knowledge of state-of-the-art marine control and automation engineering.
An excellent communicator with a high level of fluency in written and spoken English, you’ll have proven industry experience and the ability to work with little technical supervision. Ideally you’ll have written or contributed to the publication of papers in international journals or provided input at conferences.
This is a challenging position within Shell; every day you’ll be dealing with a variety of tasks and people, and helping Shell retain its position as an industry leader in marine control engineering.

Application Deadline: Saturday 03 December 2011

Number of Vacancies: 1

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