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Shell Inspection Engineer in Singapore, Singapore

, Singapore

Job Family Group:

Discipline Engineering

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Posting Start Date:

November 25, 2021

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Experience Level:

Experienced Professionals

Job Description:

What’s the role?

The Inspection Engineer role will manage pressure equipment plans and schedules to assure safe, environmentally sound, reliable, and profitable operation of process units and utility systems. This includes monitoring, visual inspections, analysis, reporting, record keeping, providing repair options, change management, run length, and work quality input for pressure equipment in assigned unit. Also provide technical support to Operations and Maintenance on day-to-day plant issues, during planned unit turnaround or during unplanned operational/equipment upsets.

This critical position is to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, industry codes, standards, and recommended practices, as well as Shell standards and best practices.

  • Maintain and deliver pressure equipment inspection schedules (corrosion, internal/external, CAIRs [Corrective Action Integrity Request] & statutory inspections) for the assigned unit/area. The constant expectation is “zero overdue”, therefore there is a need to highlight and escalate forthcoming inspection schedules that may become overdue and support deferral process when required. Production Unit-centric but required to raise any Process Safety issues directly with Section Head as they may arise.

  • Maintain oversight of all inspection programs performed by others such as piping inspection, storage tanks, RVs & CNRVs (relief and Critical Non-Return Valves) for accountable units.

  • Deliver Asset Integrity technical aspects of inspection, repair, alteration, rerating, and testing requirements in accordance with local regulatory requirements (where applicable) and other applicable standards such as Shell standards and recognised industry standards such as, ASME, TEMA, API, EEMUA, etc..

  • Facilitate collaboration and consultation with MCE (Materials & Corrosion Engineer) and Mechanical (static) Engineer to evaluate inspection results to determine a range of repair options to recommend.

  • Based on Shell Risk Based Inspection (S-RBI) study, inspection history and known degradation mechanisms, maintain inspection strategies to effectively inspect.

  • Support Integrity Operating Windows and Design Operating Windows monitoring in conjunction with MCE and Mechanical (static) Engineer respectively.

  • Support delivery of monthly LOPC (Loss of Primary Containment) analysis report which includes classification based on LOPC type and damage mechanism. Identify Unit EI (Equipment Integrity) Bad Actors based on LOPC trend and short- and long-term action plans.

  • Perform relevant inspection techniques, previous failure history (especially from other duplicate Units e.g. SMPO1 and SMPO2) to provide data for root cause analysis of LOPCs.

  • Participate and contribute the monthly Corrosion Integrity Team meetings (Chaired by the Materials Corrosion Engineer) for updates LOPC analysis, new bad actors and short- and long-term action plans.

  • Raise agreed threats into the Threat management tool for inspection and/or LOPC findings and input [develop] solutions to eliminate/mitigate threat.

  • Provide all Asset Integrity work scope for unit turnarounds. Participate in all turnaround work process and deliver on agreed milestones. Provide technical support during execution phase of turnaround [including directing other inspectors to deliver work scope within the agreed premises]. Provide post event review and deliver a Turnaround event report.

  • Assist in maintenance of procedures and work instructions that are related to inspection. Ensure inspection activities and programs are performed as per written procedures and the instructions are constantly in conformance to site procedure requirement.

  • Maintain Asset Integrity record keeping and documentation.

  • Inspect and carryout relevant NDT to Projects/Like for Like replacement (<50k ) scope.

  • Prepare and deliver the annual inspection budget forecast for Unit (to end Jan following year) to MTAC (Maint. & Projects) including review for cost effective inspection techniques and methods.

  • Review and confirm long term annual look-ahead for large replacement items/programs using the Asset Master Planning process.

  • Provide support to other unit inspectors at direction of Asset Integrity Manager.

  • Participate in PU CORE Reliability team as key member to review and contribute to the meeting agenda as asset support.

  • Hold technical site focal point role for assurance of selected activities, welding/PWHT, flexible hoses, Oxygen cleanliness, Materials Control, IMS (Computer system for Integrity Management System) in accordance with Shell corporate and SJI process and procedures.

What we need from you?

  • Minimum of a tertiary diploma.

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience as running process unit ‘run and maintain’ inspector (not fabrication QC inspector) in the Oil & Gas or Petrochemical industry.

  • Mandatory requirement to hold current API 510 and 570 certificates; API 653 or 936 are highly desirable.

  • Possess a good understanding of NDT techniques and applications (UT, RT, PT, MT, AUT, PAUT).

  • Be a proactive and independent worker capable of integrating with a self-directed team environment, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Demonstrate excellent communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills, be able to work with people and lead teams.

  • Must be able to pass all the physical requirements and be able to wear a respirator, work at elevated heights and in a confined space.

Shell is one the largest foreign investors in Singapore and began operations in 1891. Today, we have more than 3,200 employees in Singapore alone. The Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site today is the largest Shell refinery in the world in terms of crude distillation capacity, which makes Singapore a key regional supply and trading centre for Shell in the East. Singapore is the largest petrochemical production and export centre in the Asia Pacific region. Shell Jurong Island (SJI) manufactures petrochemicals to meet the fast-growing demand for these products in the region. We also have one of the largest single-branded retail networks in Singapore, providing customers with a wide range of quality products and services. When you join Shell in Singapore, you can count on our commitment to help you thrive and propel your career by means of our industry-leading development programme and our available and unrivalled pool of local and global experts. Our numerous global and local skill pools as well as our diversity are key to our success and continuing innovation.

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

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  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.

  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.

  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

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Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.



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